gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours cloudy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of sweet flowers,lemons and new cut grass. Taste is heavy bitter hops,citrussy with tangerine forward, sweet malty underneath. Fresh and crispy, lingering citrus bitterness.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; great aroma of grass & hope when I popped the cap off, pours a hazy yellow amber. Tastes of citrus with a high level of bitterness quite dry nice.
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Great Grog. Hazy amber brown colour, reasonable head. Spicy fruity hop aroma & flavour. Slightly watery but stil a good beer.
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Boutique, Putney. It pours clear golden, with a medium white head. The nose is orange, mango, sweet tangerine, tinned peach, icing sugar and metal, with a lingering herbal note (sage?). The taste is creamy, zesty citrus, tangerine, tinned peach, apricot, peppery spice, light herbal and some soapiness, with a very dry, citric finish. A solid APA, but the motueka doesn’t do anything for me....
EdKing (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kernel Brewery. Colour is soft golden amber, touch cloudy, big white head. Nose is strong citrous, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, piney. Taste is grapefruit, lemon citrous, touch grassy malt, pine and crisp bitterness. Has enough balance between softer fruit and piney bitter minerally notes.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Slightly murky orange amber, thin bubbly white head. Lovely big fruit bowl NZ hop nose, mango, candied orange, definite floral vinous Motueka thing. Nice sweet juicy punchy fruit front, transitions to a flinty chalky dusty dryness. Soft floral bitter finish. A bit flat, seems to be a problem with a lot of beers from the new brewery. But still tasty.
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly fruity/floral, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew
Beersiveknown (2724) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with lime, nettles and passionfruit nose. Gentle carbonation, a bit flinty, mango and nz hop bitterness. Oh I do love motueka dry finish.
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... light golden amber ... thin white head ... soft passion fruit nose ... light bitter zezty orange peel ... soft lemon .. light passion fruit ... not doing anything for me ... little soapy bitter linger 3.3
poured with mixed in sediment ... murky yellow amber ... mellow pine and passion fruit nose...light juicy fruits ... pine ... grapefruits ... lime peel ... little soapy bitter ..., but all told much more rounded 3.7
im really thinkin all kernel beers need poured cloudy
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at the brewery. It pours a mostly clear golden colour with a small white head. Short lived foam. Aroma is bitter hops and grass. Taste is moderately bitter with grapefruit, grass and citrus. Light bodied with nice carbonation. Crispy and refreshing. Maybe a bit heavy on hops for an APA.