jackl (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (6129) - 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 (2082) - 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 (326) - 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 (17158) - , 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 (13403) - 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.
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy and deep golden with a small, lacing white head. Aroma caramel, grapefruit, orange, floral and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An nice APA.
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Orange zest and hops on the nose, some lemony notes as well as some caramel. Flavor is fruity and a bit grassy, gooseberries and faint caramel malts are there too. Bitter palate, medium carbonation. Very quaffable.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft fruits... Orange peach nose... Soft fruits... Juicy dry orange
Idiosynkrasie (4581) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Citrusy and slightly piney hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit. Taste is bitter and citrusy hoppy, biscuity malt basis. Dry and minimally grassy and mineral finish, slightly watery. A bit anaemic for Kernel standards.