Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the East Croydon Beer Tasting, October 2011, thanks to Nate. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, white film. Fresh hop nose, notes of grass and a bit of pine and orange. Great balance in the flavor, medium sweet, fruits like melon and orange, some light yeast, hints of wood. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Has a somewhat dry finish (damn dry in reflection, actually) with a bit of citrusy zest and light sugar. Very nice.
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Kernel Brewery. Small to medium sized frothy, white, mostly diminishing head with almost no lacing. Hazy, little bit murky orange color. Smell lightly malty, moderately hoppy, citrus, grapefruit and bitter. Taste medium bitter, citrus and generally fruity. Light to medium bitter finish with short to average duration. Lightly dry texture, medium body, good carbonation.
Scopey (4574) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 2nd East Croydon Beer Tasting, thanks to Nate Dawg. It pours hazy golden, with a thin bubbly white film. The nose is pine and juicy tangerine, sherbet and mango. The taste is zesty tangerine, pine, resin and grapefruit pith, with a big bitter-dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Nice.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Kernel. Lots of sediment in the bottle. Colour is hazy amber, not cloudy but has some clarity and a huge white foam head out of the bottle. Nose is citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pine, some malty muskiness, Taste is citrus pale ale, with grapefruit, lemon fruitiness and also a touch of bitter lime on the finish. A lot os sweetness, some marmalade and peach. Very good pale ale and one of my favourites from The Kernel.
JorgeLee (952) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Kernel. Cloudy orangey Amber colour, nose is hoppy with some sweetish citrus and some floral hints. Taste is hoppy, initially sweet citrus but giving way to a more earthy hop and some malt. Carbonation relatively high for a bitter. Medium to long dry finish.