sic1314 (3286) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet tropical citrus, caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.
ansalon (1380) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with a low white head. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, kiwi, resin. Taste is apricot, tangerine, peach, resin. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation.
Ktwse (1994) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy yellow with low white head. Aroma of citrus, light caramel, light tropical fruit. Taste is medium bitter up front with light sweetness before a lingering mellow bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Kernel PA Simcoe Vs", 5.2%. Bottle(s) from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Slim topped misted ochre. Top juicy citrus pulp, pine, dragon fruit, mint, strawberry all chucked in the blender nose. Soapy, floral, stewed and tropical with that lingering deeply husky kernel thing in the tail. Slippery melon, guava, lavender. Hard to believe it contains alcohol. Just yet another very exceptional Kernel beer in the bottle.
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Thin, sticky, lasting, white head. Huge, fresh, Simcoe hop leaf aroma. Very peachy, juicy and sweet, pine resin character. Taste is minty sweet, first off. Then pretty dry and bitter. Fresh, lightly oily palate. Dryness and bitterness last on the finish. Very quaffable.
jamestulloch (1388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Faint carbonation and lacing. Bright aroma of tangerine, pine resin and minerals. Flavour of juicy orange. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Simple but amazingly quaffable.
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, courtesy of Theydon_Bois) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin, some brown sugar, herbal hops, treebark and a hint of strawberries. flavour is mostly the same, heavily resinous, with some herbal hops, more treebark and a light-bitter finish. light-bodied with average carbonation.
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasting at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Hazy gden beer, small offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, caramel, citrus, mango, pine, grassy, floral notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, earthy, hay, floral notes, mango, peach, some earthy notes.
JohnCook101 (322) - - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fantastic pale ale from The Kernel. Tropical fruit, citrus, floral notes, a little pine, slightly oily mouthfeel. Really good.
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 16.09.13 -
Pours clear orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of exotic fruits, hay, biscuity malts and caramel. Taste is smooth, exotic fruity and grassy with notes of hay, citrus, biscuity malts and caramel. Finish is sweetish, fruity and slightly musty with some citrus and biscuity notes. Quite tasty and a nice showcase for the Simcoe hop.