olsvammel (3452) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Fresh and hoppy smell with fruits, citrus, pineapple, peach and passionfruit. Similar taste, mellow bitterness. Very nice and easy to drink.
brokensail (11264) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by Leighton. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is kind of funky. Weird feet/sock character. Grapefruit, pine, and soap. Grain, biscuit, and a hint of tropical fruit. Flavor is bitter up front with a lot of pine, grass, and soap. Some sweet biscuit and bread. Grapefruit, light tropical fruit, and flowers.
Niall73 (1861) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 06/11/13. Pours a hay orange/brown with a white head. Aroma is tangerine and light tropical fruit. Light body, a little thin, medium carbonation. a little ginger, orange, rye, mildly herby, light caramel. It’s OK, a little thin, not on a par with the majority of other kernel beers I’ve had. Plenty drinkable though.
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botte at home. Clear golden - white head. Nice hoppy, spcy hoppy notes, ok sweetness, grassy, resin, amber malts, grape fruits, tangerine, light earthy forres notes, lovey bitterness.Super nice.
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at Draft House. Clear amber/golden - white head. Lovely citrus, lemon and piney aroma and taste. Light sweet body. Orange. Fruity. Light knækbrød. Lovely hoppy. Mette siger den skal have en høj rating.
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottle date 2013-11-05. Close to clear copper with a small off white head. Lots of pine, white bread, bark, earthy, tangerine, light grapefruit. Medium body, little sweetness, dry finish with long lasting bitterness. I always enjoy The Kernel pale ales, but this one is more bitter and dry than I prefer.
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL thanks to Leighton! Clear straw pour, okay foam. Nose is apple, some oxidized notes. Taste is very soapy, papery, feels oxidized. An unfortunate flop :(
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kernel. It pours pale golden amber with a thick white head. The nose is pine, toast, earth, sherbet, orange, tangerine and mango. The taste is crisp, piney, orange, tangerine, light toast, hay and sherbet with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty, balanced and massivly drinkable. Yum.
RichTheVillan (3330) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with off white head, tangerine aroma, taste has tangerine a hint of grapefruit, sweet malts.
Theydon_Bois (9655) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle (brewery purchase drank at home Apr ’12) into an English pint glass to a slightly hazy golden colour with tinges of brown coming through and a large bubbly beige head.
Tropical fruit ... thinking mango and graperuit, on the nose allied to pine, wood and a little malt.
Taste wise, hops, citrus, pine needles, grassy/straw - slightly earthy and veering off towards a slightly sour/bitter flavour (almost saison like in some respects!)
Mouthfeel was medium in body, moderate in carbonation leading to a dry, slighty sour finish.
Overall I would drink this beer again, but I’m not totally convinced by it (as I am most easily by the vast majority of Kernel products).
Not the typical finish you’d expect from a pale ale!
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BIG ass tangerine and grapefruit nose. Cloudy beer - too much yeast in these bottles! Big taste too - mandarin and grapefruit. Top notch - big , brash and flavourful.