Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BBF. Another Great Kernel Hop-fest. Hazy orange color, not much head. Aroma has notes of sweet caramel, toasted bread, spruce, lime, fresh and sparkly hops, citrus and some faint yeast notes. Taste is very flat with very little carbonation. Lots of exotic notos with orange lime. Fairly nice balance. Excellent IPA
ads135 (1742) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer starts off so well. It has a great golden coloration, a wonderful tarty aroma, and the taste is pungent and grapefruity. Itís incredibly flat however, and after a pint you canít help but wonder if you can stand any more of this vitamin C...
TheCametron (1332) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Krishmaís. Pale amber with white head. Really nice hoppyness. Good gear.
PotjeBier (1021) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ In De Wildeman. Yellow color, murky. White soapy head. Strong hoppy aroma, resin, grapefruit, a bit acidic. Resiny bitter flavor with a hint of acidity. Dry longlasting bitter finish. Apparently with fresh hops in the cask, because I had to pull some leaves out of my mouth a few times...
JoeMcPhee (7673) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is fruity and juicy. Lots of passionfruit, tangerine and a light pineapple character as well. Tropical and fruity with a kiss of pale crackery malt backing it up. Fairly juicy and a little bit fruity. Itís got a light yeasty nose through the middle. There is also a touch of light dustiness on the back. The flavour is unfortunately not quite where the aroma is. Itís a solid brew and an interesting hop.
johndoughty (3302) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yellow and slightly cloudy. Citrus flavours explode in your mouth and dont go away,Medium body and very pleasant. this brewery is setting the pace for the UK and what a pace it is proving to me.
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seriously amazing pale ale. Classic style yet new and innovative. Using the Motueka hop from NZ:
"New variety NZ Hop, this hop was bred by crossing a New Zealand breeding selection (2/3) with Saazer parentage (1/3). Primarily used for flavour and aroma its profile is citrus with lifted lemon and lime followed by a background of tropical fruit. Great in a Bohemian Pilsner."
This hop adds pineapple+lemon with a dry cloud forest finish. The beer a ittle cloudy but that just adds character to a sweet brew. The BV Crew rarely give out 18/20. This one deserves it.
Balazs (654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefrut, lemon-lime, flowers. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Good.
MiP (12483) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borefts 2011. A bit of cat piss aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. No head. The flavour has some NS notes, low carbonation. Low alcohol level? Not bad, though.
EdKing (1315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The kernel Brewery. Pours amber and thick cloudy, with a soft foamy white head that dissipates. Nose is really nice fruit. Mango, papaya and then subtle citrous fruit: orange and bit of grapefruit. Some urine and a bit of that rain on tarmac again. Taste is subtler than aroma. Soft tropical fruit, mild citrous tang and something else like that rain on tarmac thing. Minerally. Nicely balanced and a fine beer.