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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Bottle conditioned; Special.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (3410) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle 5.1% courtesy of mr_h. Cloudy amber brown colour, reasonable head, lot of sediment. Big hoppy pine aroma & flavour. Smooth with sweet hoppy aftertaste. Another winner from The Kernel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3413) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle 5.1%. Hazy blond colour. Aroma is hoppy and fruity - passionfruit and pink grapefruit. The flavour is similar with the fruitiness giving initial sweetness then the strong hop gives a long bitter finish. The balance feels good one this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 25, 2012 - Draught at The Kernel (Bermondsey). Orange-gold with a very attractive large frothy white head, nice lacing. Aroma - so juicy and pungent smelling, just a little alcohol - nicely balanced, my mouth watered ("it good!"). Taste follows - citrus, light pine, floral - lovely. Average body, decent airy carbonation, medium-long juicy/grapefruit finish ... as always with the Kernel brews, simple, straightforward, rock-solidly made. I had two more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy orangey-brown with a nice sized head. The nose has grapefruit and barley water. The taste has oranges leading into grapefruit and then grapefruit pith. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry bitter finish. Overall, good but a little too bitter to be balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012
Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, earthy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, IMO unbalanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]
7-3-7-3-13

Bottle 500ml.

[ As The Kernel Mr. Lawrence 1992 - 2012 Anniversary Ale ].
Unclear matt medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, peach, fruity, thin, light tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120813]
8-2-7-3-15

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
On keg at The Bow Bar. Pours a cloudy light golden colour with a fair white head. A huge passion fruit aroma before pineapple, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nicely bitter with lingering passion fruit again. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamestulloch (1580) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Aroma: Huge tangerine, grapefruit and apricot aroma. Subtle pine notes, but the fruity hops dominate.

Appearance: Slightly milky, pale orange body with a small white head that quickly fades. Fantastic lacing.

Taste: Fruit salad taste that reminds me of Jelly Tots sweets. Like the aroma, tangerine, grapefruit and apricot are the key flavours. Very juicy, with a lovely balance between the sharp tanginess and fruity sweetness.

Palate: Light to medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Very soft carbonation.

Overall: This is the first Kernel beer Iíve had on cask and itís truly incredible. This pale ale is very light and fruity - I could drink it all day.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (764) - - AUG 16, 2012
Keg. Hazy orange/amber, no head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste is pulpy citrus, ripened tropical fruits. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2012
keg at the bow ... hazy yellow amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty floral orange nose ... too cold ... little harsh fizz ... light metalic hint ... soft orange ... light fruits ... light bitter ... not doing anything for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2012 Bottled@chriso (As Mr Lawrence 1992-2012). Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some sweet malts as well as some sweet herbal notes. Flavour is wooden, fruity, floral, caramelly and rather balanced. Floral and fruity hops in aftertaste making it rather well balanced and refreshing.


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