leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden orange with a thin head. Aromas are floral pine with mango and mellow oranges. Woody yeast with light grapefruit. Flavours are sweet tropical fruit with sudsy yeast and green pine. Leafy and herbal with bitterness grapefruit. Very good.
jamestulloch (3085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sourced Market. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Great lacing. Aroma of lime and mango. Flavour of juicy orange and Parma violets. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Easy drinking but not the most vibrant Kernel beer I’ve tried.
Garrold (3763) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dram Shop, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Thin, tight, lasting, white head. Lovely, herby, minty aroma. Sweet, biscuit malt, too. Taste is dry and lightly bitter. Creamy palate. Dry, herby, bitter finish. Comes across a bit unbalanced, though.
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pale ale with creamy mouthfeel and good balance between the fruit and the bitterness. Very drinkable - only downside is the appearance. Like many similar ales it is cloudy orange with a small white head, but this one is cloudy verging on pond water!
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bone Daddies. Hazy light amber pour with a small head. Nose is pretty earthy. Strong woods bitterness. Forest floor and dirty moss. A touch of lemon meat and mango sorbet. Taste is strongly bitter. Tree root, pine, resin. Grassy meadow. Quite vibrant and aggressive. Moderately yeasty. Dry finish. Medium body, active carbonation, great stuff.
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of distinct citrus, fresh orange peel. Taste is light sweet, juicy oranges and tangerine,moderate bitter, more fresh and crisp, with a light sticky and soft mouthfeel. Lingering fruit mixture, another well brewed beer from Kernel.
EdKing (2315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Almost clear rusty amber, slight haze, white foam head. Nose is grapefruit rind, minerals, green leafy hop, slight spicy, slight coriander. Taste is minerally, damp cellar, flinty, lemon and grapefruit rind. Taste is on the hard side of the hop. Quite bitter green leaf hop.
Ozckr (327) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
citrus, amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20th April 2014
Hazy gold amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy. Fine carbonation. Light thin malt cream, semi sweet. Mild floralness and the orange and orange pith hops. Mellow grapefruit. Whisper of something tropical. Light semi dry finish. Very drinkable.
Leighton (17460) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours mostly clear, bright gold with a soft, frothy white head that settles into a cream. The aroma gives off a lot of citrus character, some ripe orange, tangerine, a bit of sticky pine, papaya. Light to medium sweet with juicy, ripe and rounded tangerine, some more orange, good balancing pale malt sugars, mild pine needles, minerals. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Well and resinous to finish with tons of sticky, juicy fruits, mostly citrus but licks of the tropical stuff as well, understated piney and grassy bitterness. A typically stellar Kernel pale ale, this one landing more in the juicy/resinous end of the spectrum (as opposed to those Kernel pales ales that are crisper and drier). Delicious and very, very drinkable.