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The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned and keykeg; Occasional.
ABV may vary. Previously 5.1%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1841) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at the Vintage. Pours hazy orange, light and fruity, orange citrus taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3796) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1241) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1541) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3899) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13826) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3741) - 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."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Copper orange with ringed sudsy-head. Aroma is typical mosaic-minefield. Light citrus, grapefruit, blueberry, hint of pine. Light biscuit malt supports. Nice and crisp on the palate. Light body, but robust carbonation offers a lift. Taste is more citrus, straw, grass, light blueberry note. My only qualm is the bitterness is a little scratchy and spicy, earthy - not as refined as it could be. Still a top APA and one that proudly sits aside some of the world’s best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1072) - PORTUGAL - MAY 11, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle with 3 months. Pours a orangish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus and hoppy. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Overall, a very good Ale with a lot of fruitiness and refreshing.


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