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The Kernel Pale Ale Motueka
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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (12041) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Weicher bitter-hopfiger Antrunk, angenehme und harmonische Noten. Rund, der Hintergrund ist mild. Daher ist das Bier nicht übermäßig vollmundig. Citrus-Abgang. Gut! 11/11/11/11//11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
This beer starts off so well. It has a great golden coloration, a wonderful tarty aroma, and the taste is pungent and grapefruity. It’s incredibly flat however, and after a pint you can’t help but wonder if you can stand any more of this vitamin C...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1964) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle at Krishma’s. Pale amber with white head. Really nice hoppyness. Good gear.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1893) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2011
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...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
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. It’s 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. It’s a solid brew and an interesting hop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
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.

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 (787) - 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 (14007) - 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.


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