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The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bottle conditioned and keykeg; Occasional.
ABV may vary. Previously 5.1%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1656) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle date 2014-07-15. Unclear orange with a medium sized off white head. Yellow kiwi, peach, persimmon, lychee, light pale malts. Medium body, balance sweet/bitter. Long hoppy finish with gentle bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2735) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle, 5.4%! Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing! Very nice fresh hoppy nose. The beer starts smooth, fresh, very floral with a nice minty aroma (Polaris?) that get a bit more intense in the mainpart! Fresh, floral hoppy aftertaste with a very light body which helps the hops to be in the foreground! Great hoppy intense aftertaste! Very floral with a slightly malty-sweetish body. Absolutely great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at Brewery during RBESG2014 - pours gold with a thin white head. Big citrus fruity aroma and taste, some pine, only a slight sweet maltness, grassy, floral notes, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at the Vintage. Pours hazy orange, light and fruity, orange citrus taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
(keg) hazy pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of nettles, cactus juice and some straw, with a hint of sugar icing and yeast. flavour is more cactus juice, herbal hops and nettles, quite grassy, with a light apricot sweetness in the light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Bottled 15.07.14. 5.4%. Hazy gold. Thin, messy, sticky, white head. Tinned, tropical fruit. Light, pithy, pink grapefruit. Hint of biscuit spiciness. Taste is dry, and light bitter. Zesty, and oily palate. Finishes with some peachy sweetness, with a dry, light bitter close. Obviously it’s good, but it’s not one of Kernel’s best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a cloudy dull golden orange with a fluffy off-white head. The smell is tropical fruit, grass, tangerines. The taste is tropical fruit some tartness, ending dry with grapefruit. The body is is light/medium with some creaminess to it. It has fine carbonation. Typically great beer from The Kernel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4498) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle - Tropical fruit, tangerine with some light skunk. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Mandarin, tropical fruit and a nice hoppy orange peel bitterness. Quite nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ World Cup Brasil Tasting. Cheers to Hallinghansen. Pours hazy golden with a creamy head. Citrus, lime and tropical fruit. Crisp, dry and hoppy. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3927) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Wonderful Mosaic aroma, a plethora of tropical fruit like mango and passion fruit, mixed with blueberry, hints of pine. A biscuity caramel basis sustains the bitter hoppy taste, fruity hop notes come mingled with malt sweetness, therefore with slightly restricted intensity, but also more integrated, aligned, somewhere in a peach and mango array; additionally a mineral touch of lemon in the finish. You wouldn’t expect Kernel to flop with an APA, would you? Less than ever if Mosaic is involved? You’re so damn right, but this forecast is just as illuminative as a sentence like "Tomorrow there will be ... weather."

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