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The Kernel Pale Ale Motueka Centennial Nelson Sauvin Zeus
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Beermerchants, enjoyed in Edinburgh. Pours light hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, marmelade,tangerine and oranges. Taste is hop first and last, grapefruit and tangerine, medium bodied and carboantion level. Lingering fruity and resiny, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Bruce for the local freshness. Pours hazy, deep gold with a light foam head. Yeah, typically delicious. Plenty of dry, pithy citrus, some rindy bitterness, delicate pale malt sugars. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bright. Clean, slightly flinty finish with further citrus rind, orange, grapefruit. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Hazy orange gold colour lasting thick ivory coloured head. Tropical fruit and grapefruit aroma. Good mouthfeel. I means it’s a hell of a smack in the face of flavour. I think since they moved to the new brewery they’ve got the body of the Pale Ales better. Good firmness. I mean just so much flavour on the swallow. Light bitterness yet it’s there on the finish and it builds. Big sweet tropical fruits. Amazing really. Just I don’t know anywhere that does beer this good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Keg at crate. Juicy fruit hop aroma. Slight chives. Slight haze golden persistent white head lace. Chalky carbonation. Dry finish clean bitterness. Every good indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
500ml from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Brassy gold- clouded to taste- with a slick collar and quintessential cask-like Kernel condition. Huge flowers, fur, Rubicon on Feta, primarily Jelly Tot aroma. Hop soup, blackcurrant Jelly Tot, soapy flowers and anise hop flavour structured from beneath with vast husk, biscuit and honey. Splendid but no better (or more complex) than the brace of single hop Mallinsons bottles I just saw off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Kernel. It pours clear golden amber with a medium white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, earth, light toast, orange, tangerine and marmalade. The taste is earthy, pine, crisp, light toast, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, hay and bitter-sweet aspect with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, fruity and pretty delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Heated orange, dank haze and steady white bubbled head. Moussaka cereal nose with Capri Sun foil nose. Fairly loose watery initial taste, crisp and inauspicious with faint metallic / blood orange edge. Mouthfeel is superb, dips the palate in a cooling zesty carbonated kiwi and appley crispness building to a frothy passion fruit crunch. The NS is compelling especially for not showing up at kick off. Proper cavalier pineyness, super juicy with an infiltrating bitterness. Would love a swatch of this on keg.

Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle, from a trade with Theydon_Bois. Clear golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine, citrus, grapes, mango, caramel, biscuits, some floral notes. Hoppy pine flavor, floral, citrus, earthy notes, pine apples, grapes, orange peels, biscuit, peach, some caramel. Nice distinct bitterness and with an earthy, floral citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
21st July 2013
Very hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry, slightly soft. Fine minerally carbonation. Nice orange and grapefruit peel hops .Balanced by sweeter lime and floral things. Some pithy bitterness kicks in. Finishes semi dry with more citrus peel bitterness. Nice complex PA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Less pine resin than some of the other pales, plenty tropical, a middle mouth section of sweet malt biscuit and a lingering astringency. Standard kernel, i.e. very nice.


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