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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefrut, lemon-lime, flowers. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Unclear light to medium yellow colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, lemon, cat piss. Lovely hop aroma ;O) Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110923]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Pale yellow color, no head. Smell fresh, hoppy. Taste fresh, some bitter but pretty low on the hops in my opinion. Decent beer, but nothing special I’d say.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Cask @ BBF 2011. Pineapple, grapefruit and soft grassy hops in the aroma. Firm hopbitter flavor with grassy hops and mango. Low on carbon. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is very fruity, slight grassy hops aromua. Flavour is almost candylike fruityness. Light but fitting malt note. Ends with a dry hop bitterness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Cask @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2011. Pours unclear golden with a small white head and lacings. Lovely hoppy nose. Exotic and fruity. Smooth and full bodied. Dry end. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (962) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Tap @ Borefts Beer Festival. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrus, peach orange and bready notes. Taste is hoppy, citrus, yeast, peach, orange leading to a bitter end.


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