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The Kernel Saison (7.0%)

The Kernel Saison (7.0%)
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Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: Saison
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle conditioned; Special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Super vibrant yellow, very cloudy with a small white head. Aroma: Lemon, yeast, lovely barnyard quality to it too, slightly fruity. Flavour: Wow, bitter, orange peel, lots of yeast & very dry in the finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
330ml bottle - shared with blankboy and garthicus. Hazy gold with a smallish frothy white head. Dry, pungently floral aroma, not much alcohol- a bit of lemon and coriander. Taste - follows - even more intense dry floral bitterness, yeast for days, not at all sweet, not a lot of alcohol. Solid body, quite astringent, nice and lively, long dry yeast/coriander finish. Yummmmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2011
Tap (Kernel, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Fresh grassy aroma, very farmhousy and herbal. Crisp and refreshing palate. Full in flavour. Nettly body and retronasals. Delicious saison. Covers 7.1% very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6463) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours lightly hazy orangeish color with a nice white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, light hops and some citrus note. Taste is grainy with black pepper and yeast. Good carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy opaque golden with a dense off-white head. Fresh citrusy nose with quite some yeast. Medium body, fruity and citrusy, vitamin notes but the yeastiness dominates. Dry and almost astringent finish. A bit heavy on the yeast. 020911

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Euston Tap, London.
Rated on 20110721.
Pours clear yellow colour, light head, leaves lacing. Aroma is spices, apricot, sour fruits and caramel. Flavour is the same. Not as good as I expected but enjoyable and easy to drink nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottled. An unclear yellow beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemon, pepper, and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, yeast and hops on a light malty background, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured light yellow with medium head that retained. Very nice saison yeast aroma with light grain flavour. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2011
Shared 330 ml bottle, from the brewery. ABV is 7%. Cloudy (end of bottle) golden colour, moderate white head. Lovely aroma of Belgian saison yeast, distinct spicy and fruity notes. High level of carbonation in the mouth. Very nice and spicy "Belgian" flavour, also some fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Pours light yellow in a touch of saison haze. Nose is medium pungent yeast, lemon, orange, spice. Taste is nice and not too dry, maybe not dry enough for some. Bit of yeast, nice lemon peel and orange notes, wheat.

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