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The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy Stella Topaz

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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Bottle conditioned and unfiltered keg; Special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Draught @ BrewDog Camden, 113 Bayham Street, London, Greater London, England NW1 0AG.

Unclear medium yellow orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, orange - citrus, peach, apricot. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
500ml bottle. Yellow gold fully clouded despite the steadiness of my hand. Soapy, stewed, late-harvested left-to-dry-naturally dishcloth hops and lime pith nose. Earthy monkey nut malt draped with garlands of dried crumbling flowers. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2013
bottle at home ... golden copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet zezty orange floral ... light cheesy nose ... little over fizzy ... clean crisp ... light dryness ... big passion zezty ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
[330ml bottle, Drinkmonger Edinburgh] Pours slightly hazy golden orange, thin white head. The aroma erupts as soon as the pour begins - you can smell strong, oily tangerine across the room. Papaya and other tropical fruit come over more when you take a closer sniff. Fantastic aroma. The taste is surprisingly dry, with the topical fruit coming over slightly on the finish. The predominant flavour is slightly acetic grapefruit. Gets quite chalky and almost earthy on the finish. It’s a shame, that sharpness takes away from the fruit. Still, it’s a fantastic example of how hops impart different aromas to flavour in a beer [13022013]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle at Kernel Brewery, London dec 2012. Golden almost yellwo a bit hazy beer with a offwhite creamy head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Simliar flavour with a nice souris bitter finish. Lovely :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
50cl bottle. Deep orange with thin frothy white collar; small amount of lacing. Aroma is a shedload of orange, sweet tangerine, peach, light herbs and slight pine needle. Taste again gives a big hit of orange, grapefruit, peach and pine resin - very fruity & fresh. Pithy bitter grapefruit in the aftertaste that lingers along with some pine. Medium to thin mouthfeel, low carb. Delicious & refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlythBrewer (1) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
Purchased bottle from Coppers in Gosforth. Fantastic first aroma and sharp taste. Golden ale,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1397) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from The Good Spirits Co. (Glasgow):
Medium to strong, pine hops aroma to begin with a nice helping of floral hops and some good bitter grapefruit notes following this. It smells refreshing with some summer fruits, a touch of apricot and peach followed by some nice citrus smells.
Cloudy, bright orange to amber colour with a fairly thin and bubbly white head on top that doesn’t move much at first before very slowly turning to a thin lacing.
Strong citrus and floral hops flavour to kick things off, followed by some grapefruit that is a lot lighter than it was on the nose. There is a nice mix of fruits and a bit of citrus and orange with a medium to strong bitter finish.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a nice citrus tang and lots of pine bitterness at the end from the hops along with a fairly dry finish.

Enjoyable but it was probably not up there with the best of the style. The aroma was pretty good with a nice mix of bitter hops and fruit, the taste was pretty similar but not quite as strong and probably not quite as good either but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
(Draught at Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey, London, 24 Nov 2012) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and fresh grassy/floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with tropical fruit, passion fruit, grapefruit, a light malt character and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Nice beer with a very fresh hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
50cl bottle, Rehills, Ncl. Good orange fruity nose, tangy sharp bitterness with a long bitter finish. Fresh tasting, dry finish, just a touch of creaminess midway, some pine comes into the aroma later on. Usual Kernel standard.

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