AshtonMcCobb (2697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours golden and with a slight haze. There’s a nicely proportioned lacy head. The nose has strangely parma violets and lemon sherbet. The taste has more lemon sherbet, a bit of yoghurt yeastiness and then a lemon pith finish. The palate has a medium body, a tangy texture in the mid-section and a tangy dry finish. Overall, a good beer, which seems to be different between nose and palate.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A cloudy yellow beer with tropical fruit and orange marmalade flavours followed by sweet and bitterness on the finish.
stravale (2125) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh abv 4.9%
Light amber straw, soft haze, bubbly white head
Aroma - tropical fruity malts, sweet pale malts, mango, pineapple, soft fruit salad
Taste as aroma with that nice sweet backbone of Kernel malts. Really good flavour
Palate - medium carb and body. Finish as main flavour with a good bitter sweet fruity linger
Overall - Very good APA. This was 4.9% - a really flavourful pint and well balanced
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine and grapefruit aroma. Crisp citrus action, bit of orange peel in the flavour too. Very smooth. Liked this one very much.
teorn88 (1930) - 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.
EdKing (1910) - 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.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks kiwianer for sharing...my first beer from The Kernel.
Pours a hazy honey color with smallish off white head. Smells of tropical fruit, yeast, some bitterness. Taste is bright fruit, some tartness, citrus hops create lasting dryness and bitterness. Light body and nicely carbonated.
jamestulloch (1451) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Aroma: Kiwi, passionfruit, grass and muted citrus notes.
Appearance: Typical Kernel murkiness - deep orange body with a small, white head that gradually fades. Decent lacing.
Taste: Lychee and freshly cut grass. Caramel and slightly earthy. Dusty, dry bitter finish.
Palate: Medium to full body with a slippery, almost chewable mouthfeel. Very soft carbonation.
Overall: Once again, Kernel delivers another hoppy classic. Would love to know what the three ’CCC’ hops are...
dantheman278 (1361) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light caramel, citrus and melon. Light sweet and bitter with a smooth mouth feel. OK, but nothing great.