Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear gold with a moderate, frothy head. Aroma holds dry citrus and pine needles. Light sweet flavor with dry orange and tangerine, some grass and pine needles, simple pale malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly dry and grassy to finish with subtle pale malt sweetness. Very nice.
Hermod (2579) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Bottled on 18.07.13. Pours amber with a thin white head. Wood, berries, tropical fruity notes in aroma. Flavor has grapefruit, wood, pineapple, biscuity notes. Long bitter hoppy finish. Mouthdrying. Felt slightly rough. Quite thin body as well.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma o exotic fruits, grass, citrus and crisp maltiness. Taste is a bit musty, fruity hoppy and crispy malty. Finish is smooth and a bit stuffy. Loads of hops and fruitness. Decent pale ale.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle from beermerchants. Pours a slightly darker orange than usual. Peach and light grapefruit aroma, dry palate, but it’s smooth and so full of flavour. Faintly woody notes late on in the finish. Lovely carbonation, just a hint of yeast early on, which disappears quickly. Excellent.
JohnRMurdoch (2699) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Alesbymail. Cloudy dark amber brown, not much head. Fruity resin grain pine hop aroma. Dry grapefruit hop flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Another solid Kernel Pale ale.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark orange copper colour with a thick lacy head. Aroma of resin, herbs, pineapple and orange zest. Flavour of strong herbal hops, strong resin, orange zest, ficus jam, floral notes and a good caramel malt body. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry, fruity and strong on lingering bitterness. Great.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter citrus finish.
Garrold (339) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Grove, Huddersfield. Thick as a bag straw colour. Big thick white head. Looks ace. Strawberries and lemon aroma. Less in the way of hops that I’d imagined for a Kernel brew. Short finish. Hops arrive at the end.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle Bottled on 18.07.2013. BBE 18.11.2013.
Pours hazy amber color with a medium sized head. Quite appealing fruity aroma, tropical fruits mostly, some floral hops and caramel malts. Flavor has also sweet exotic fruits, caramel makes it even sweeter, grassy hops balance it a bit, mild goose berries on the aftertaste. Medium carbonation, sweet fruity palate, lingering grapy finish. Maybe a tad too sweet but still very tasty.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Melon, gooseberries and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy taste with peach, gooseberries and melon standing out.