maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 04/02/14. A copper coloured beer with a white head. Pretty bitter for a Kernel beer. Quite grassy in the nose. A short finish. The hops don’t sing like you’re used to but it’s still flavoursome. Just a bit surprised by the apparent bitterness.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins. Pours light hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of marmelade, oranges and grapefruit. Taste is light sweet marmelade, soon overpowered by hops, citrus with tangerine and piney notes.Very refreshing and moreish.
EdKing (2051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy amber, medium white bubbly head. Nose is sharp citrous lime and grapefruit, damp cellar, very minerally, musty grain. Taste is sharp, clean, crisp citrous, very flinty, minerally, grapefruit peel, damp cellar, cold stone, and a sharp bitter finish.
planky84 (2301) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Hazy amber pour with a white head. Tangerine, mango and wet moss aroma. Very nice nose. Sweet spice, pepper and chocolate orange flavour. Bitter-fruit mouthfeel. Sharp bitter finish. Good stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (3564) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Oddbins, Shawlands. My 100th Kernel Beer. Dark orange brown, not much head. Woody tar hop aroma. Peach apricot woody hop flavour. Bitter sweet grapefruit aftertaste. Another solid Kernel Pale Ale.
jamestulloch (1796) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lime, yeast and lychee. Sweet flavour, with flavours very similar to the aroma. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable but not one of The Kernel’s more spectacular offerings.
jredmond (5841) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois, cheers Colin. Happy Dadsgiving 2013 y’all! Pours a lightly hazy orange body with light white lacing. Aroma is fleshy orange pulp, fresh fruit, light funky dank character, grapefruit and light bitter hop. Mouthfeel is medium to soft with notes of bright citrus fruits, light dank flavor and lightly mineral character. Great combination of hops that work splendid together.
Theydon_Bois (11131) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dadsgiving, from the brewery, 24/11/13.
Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is dank hops, mineral waftings, orange, lightly smoked citric dipped straw, toasted malts.
Taste comprises juicy hops, light pine, grapefruit, orange pith, chalky mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness in the finale.
Solid Kernel APA work !
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is fresh grassy hop and acid citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a super citrus, pepper spice palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Another winner from The Kernel.
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours cloudy dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of melon, pine, grapefruit, grass and orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.