gunnar (4296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ale by Mail. Pours hazy deep golden with a small white stable head. Aroma of mandarin and peach. Taste is soft, smooth, light sweet marmelade, moderate bitter pine and grass at the finish. Nice enough.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Orange brown, not much head. Resin grassy hop aroma. Mild flowery tar hop flavour. A bit watery and insipid for a Kernel beer.
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [5.2% abv]. Slightly cloudy amber colour with small, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Resinous, piney hop aroma, caramel malty background with an orangey biscuit touch. Taste is caramel malty with a biscuit touch, piney and slightly resinous, bitter hoppy overtones.
olio (4807) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a medium head. Aroma is hoppy fruity and a bit piney, some caramel malts and grass. Flavor is fruity with resinous hops, some pine needles, caramel, mild hay and some goose berries. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate with a dry finish. Refreshing and tasty.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Ales By Mail, 05/11/13.
Pours lightly (by Kernel standards) hazed orange amber with a thiniish off white covering.
Nose is earthy hops, mandarin, peach, toasted malts.
Taste comprises mandarin, light pine, grassy, orange pith, mineral bite.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finale.
Solid APA but not Kernels finest, great drinkable affair none the less.
lusikka (4972) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma of rich citrusy hops, some herbal notes and biscuit. Very rich flavour of heavy citrusy hops, sweetness, pine, strong herbal notes and biscuit. Heavy bitter finish with pungent citrusy and herbal notes. Oh Iím liking this.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[18-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, faint hops, flavor is hoppy with some grapefruit, pretty delicate bitterness, medium bodied
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are mango with pineapple and floral, woody pine. Herbal, spicy and juicy with leafy notes and mellow grapefruit. Flavours are sweet, juicy tropical fruit with lightly pithy grapefruit and background biscuit. Piney with a resinous finish. Nice.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[10/18/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Clear yellow-golden. Nice hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits. Nice flavor with light sweetish notes, fruity hops and a moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied.
maneliquor (2222) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. I usually love simcoe and this beer has all the usual elements I normally get from it. Itís just missing that key bitterness to balance out the sweetness of all the fruits this hop gives off. Just ok