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Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Session IPA
London, England

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
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Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.
NOTE: Kernel Table Beer frequently uses different hop varieties but, as these are not clearly identified on the front label, it is nopt practicable to list them separately here.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013

Draught @ The Kernel Brewery, Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Bermondsey, Greater London, England SE16 3SF.

ABV: 3.2%. Hazy medium orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, mango, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, orange, citrus - orange, light mango, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121201]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity hoppy. Citrusy, peachy and mellow grapefruity. Smooth peachy and light mango. Smooth hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
Draft. A dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. 3.5% Hops: Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Savin, Apollo. Pours a clear yellow with a lacing white head. Fresh citrusy hop aroma - subtle though. Light body, dry and a little dusty with the usual Kernel tropical melange. Not overly bitter. Extremely sessionable. 220313

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of citrus peel, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19241) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottled (3.2%, Citra and Tomahawk), thanks Boudicca! Hazy golden, mid sized head. Rihc tropical fruit aroma. Dryish with soft mouthfeel and light body. Lots of tropical fruits. Mid bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Draft @ The Brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy peachy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Kernel Table Beer – generally a lightly hazy gold beer with a small white or pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, crispy and often semi dry. Except where noted.

13th October 2012
3.0% Keg - Columbus, Summit, Citra. Old Fountain Weekend Mini Fest. Lovely mild orange citrus and lemon. Trace of mango. Light finish with some minerals. Refreshing and very tasty low abv beer. Kernel have set a new standard for this style.

10th February 2013
3.1% Bottle - Citra, Summit, Ahtanum, Apollo. Bottled 24.11.12. Hops are light orange, tangerine and a trace of lemon. Sublte floral note and a mild peel bitterness. A light touch of creamy malt underneath. Mild minerals. Well integrated and easy going. 3.8.

3.2% Bottle - Citra, Tomahawk. Bottled 21.12.12. Palate is light and a little soft, with fine carbonation. Hops are vibrant orange - tangerine with a clear lime note that really brings it together. Mild floral flavour. Minerals. Thin malt base. Finises with a carbonated sting. Refreshing.

3.3% Bottle - Apollo, Summit, Topaz, Columbus, Pacific Jade. Bottled 12.12.12. Hops are mellow orange with a little earthy grapefruit and mild yellow grapefruit. Subtle lemon - lime. Floral note. Thin malt base. Nicely joined up and a little more bitter than the 2 bottles above. Finishes with a mild carbonated nip. 3.8

23rd February 2013
3.2% Bottle. Citra, Amarillo and Columbus. Bottled 21.1.13. Floral hops start, slightly minty. Pine. Mild orange citrus with a little pith. The malt is creamy and smooth in this one and provides body. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Seductive and floral. 3.8.

10th March 2013
3.3% Bottle. Citra, Mosaic. Bottled 19.2.13. Minerals. Mild piney mint and citrus orange. Mellow hop skunk. Mild passion fruit on the back end. Semi dry finish. Felt a little thinner than usual for this beer but still very nice.

19th May 2013
2.8% Bottle. Cascade, Stella. Bottled 20.3.13. Palate has some body. Thin creamy malt. Light fresh orange hops, some pith and a whisper of lemon. 3.6.

29th May 2013
2.7% Bottle. Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Columbus. Bottled 22.4.13. Palate is a little thin for this edition. Minerally carbonation and super light malt. Light fresh orange hops with some peel and pith. Touch of lemon spices it up. 3.4

29th May 2013
3.0% Bottle. Nelson Sauvin, Chinook, Mosaic. Bottled 9.4.13. Palate is smooth and slightly soft. Semi dry and with fine carbonation. Thin malt, mild minerals. Mellow hops - the Mosaic tastes a little skunky with very mild passion fruit. Touch of orange. Semi dry finish with a mild bitter linger. The weakest of the Table Beers to date I think but still very drinkable. 3.1

18th June 2013
3.0% Bottle. Nelson Sauvin, Zeus Bottled 13.0513. Creamy malt, semi dry. Decent hops - mild grapey Nelson with the Zeus providing a little earthy skunk. Trace of fresh orange. Semi dry finish. Mellow bitter linger. Well joined up. 3.7

19th June 2013
2.9% Bottle. Stella, Topaz. Bottled 28.05.13. Thin creamy malt. Hops are a little watery. Mellow orange and grapefruit pith and peel. Semi dry and medium bitter finish, 3.3

20th August 2013
2.9% Bottle. Nelson Sauvin, Ahtanum, Centennial. Bottled 24.06.13. Palate is smooth with light cream in the malt. Dash of hop spice with pithy orange and fresh orange. Whisper of tropical fruits. Light smooth finish. 3.6.

21st August 2013
2.9% Bottle. Amarillo, Citra, Topaz, Nelson Sauvin. Bottled 11.06.13. Palate is light and a little soft but peppered with minerally carbonation. Soft light orange, orange pith and orange peel. Touch of grapefruit. Finishes crisp. Slightly muted by Kernel standards but still good! 3.4.

24th August 2013
2.7% Bottle. Nelson Sauvin, HBC 291. Bottled 04.07.13. Thin malt. Light grapey Nelson with a little floral bitterness and a whisper of lime. Touch of dry starfruit. Light semi dry finish. 3.6.

30th October 2013
3.2% Bottle. Simcoe, Citra, Apollo, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade. Bottled 06.11.12. Light orangey hops, touch of tangerine and lemon. Little floralness. Light malt base. Crispy finish. A bit old but still good. 3.4

12th October 2013
2.9% Bottle. Nelson Sauvin, HBC436 Bottled 11.07.13. Liight creamy malt. Nice grapey hops with some floral flavours. LIghts citrus, orange and tangerine. Soft and semi dry finish. Very nice version. 3.8.

28th September 2013
3.0% Keg at Borefts 5. Nelson Sauvin, Centennial, MosaicThin creamy malt. Good hops - orange and grapefruit pith, grape, light tropical fruits. Finishes dry and bitterish. Good stuff. 3.7

26th November 2013
2.9% Bottle. Citra Bottled 17.10.13. Light minerals. Fresh orange and orange pith and peel. Little hops spice. Touch of marmalade. Light crisp finish. Very drinkable. 3.7.

10th December 2013
3.3% Bottle. Cascade, Motueka, Victoria Secret Bottled 7.11.13. Modest fine carbonation. Thin malt, even for a table beer but has modest malt sweetness. Dry floral hop start, little starfruit and bitterness. Very brief flash of something tropical. A fairly astringent finish. 3.5.

10th December 2013
3.1% Bottle. Cascade, Pacifica, Simcoe Bottled 24.09.13. Thin malt. Minerals. Little pithy bitterness before floralness and then a touch of fresh orange. Light hop spice. Crisp semi dry finish. 3.6.

10th December 2013
3.2% Bottle. Nugget, Amarillo. Bottled 24.10.13. Mild orange citrus, little pine whisper of grapefruit. Minerally crisp finish. Bitter aftertaste. 3.7.

27th December 2013
3.0% Bottle. Simcoe. Bottled 28.11.13. Light malt. Hops are mildly fresh orange and mellow skunk. Whisper of lemon. Light finish. Very drinkable. 3.5.

2nd January 2014
3.1% Bottle. Mosaic. Bottled 02.12.13. Mild minerals and light hops spice. Passion fruit, little mango. Lesser ripe orange Finishes light. Very nice. 3.8

13th February 2014
2.9% Bottle. Amarillo Simcoe Summit. Bottled 14.11.13. Pithy orange and yellow grapefruit and peel. Some tang. Semi dry finish. Tasty but not the best variation. 3.6

12th March 2014
3.1% Bottle. Columbus. Bottled 04.02.14. Light malt cream, good body. Hops are ripe orange and grapefruit peel with mild earthy hop skunk in the backend. Finishes smooth with peel bitter linger. Good one. 3.7.

13th March 2014
3.3% Bottle. Amarillo. Bottled 08.01.14. Nice fresh orangey hops, touches of pith and peel. Finishes light with a peel bitter linger. Clean and refreshing. 3.7

6th April 2014
3.4% Bottle. Centennial. Bottled 22.01.14. Stong floral start to the hops, pith orange and mild yellow grapefruit. Light dry finish. Decent. 3.5

6th April 2014
3.4% Bottle. Centennial. Bottled 22.01.14. Stong floral start to the hops, pith orange and mild yellow grapefruit. Light dry finish. Decent. 3.5

8th June 2014
3.4% Bottle. Citra US366 Columbus Bottled 24.04.14. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, minty pine and a trace of sherbet. Light finish, good one. 3.7

11th June 2014
3.3% Bottle. Amarillo Mosaic Cascade. Bottled 09.04.14. Light oramge and orange marmalade, touch of passion fruit. Light crisp finish. A bit thin this one. 3.3


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft zezty citrus floral hop ... light dry hop ... soft zezt ... lightest toffee ... quite floral hoppyness 3.4... remains of btl on day 2... really juicy zezty and fruity 3.7 keg at bat ... very hazy golden ...thin white head... itlle caramel tofffee ... zezty hop nose ... sweet fruits ... juicy floral orange ... 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops, flowers, malt, little grain and straw. Nice and smooth.


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