DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Missus out sales shopping- time for a late afternoon cheeky. This is exactly the kind of situation this beer is designed for; early doors, after a run, before a run, whilst running, before work, before an interview, during an interview, on your breakfast might be others. Bottle my Dad got me for Xmas, bless his heart. Pours with the archetypal, slightly opalescent Kernel misted-ness; yellowish, bright, foaming and as thick with bits as you want it. Outstanding fresh hop aroma; Sauvignon, lychee, blackcurrant, pineapple jelly. Deep, humming, delicious flavour with all the tropical hop beauty promised by the nose, plus the zest of one lemon and a suggestion of undiluted orange and mango cordial. Then the malt kicks in; sweet, biscuity (shortbread, malted milk, rich tea..) all dunked in bitter, stewed tea. So much more fragrant, humming and hoppier than your typical west coast DIPA. Magnificent.
JohnCook101 (203) - - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Hops: citra & mosaic. 3.3% abv. Pours very cloudy straw colour with a small white head that dissipates but leaves a good lacing. Really fantastic aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, herbs and ozone. Huge citrus flavours, particularly grapefruit, with some peach. Some grass, herbal notes and heavy floral hops follow. A good, robust bitter finish. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. I can barely believe this is 3.3%. Really fantastic.
Desverger (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(keg @The Catford Bridge Tavern, London) Pours golden yellow with a medium white head and healthy lacing. Aroma and taste is fruit hoppy. Citrus and peach waves on the palate. Beautiful and at only 3% so very easily drinkable. Just one more....
zacgillbanks (1482) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy orange-yellow coloured with tropical fruit and citrus flavours and smooth light bodied orange marmalade on the finish. Excellent considering the low ABV.
Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle bought at Utobeer, thanks Manon! ABV 3.2%, Citra/Amarillo/Columbus hops. Hazy golden yellow colour, white head. Aroma of a glorious hop-fest, lots of citrus, tropical fruits, light pine notes, resin, grapefruit. Flavour is light sweet, crisp malts, dry, citrus and tropical fruits, mango, pine, just a hint of grain, light floral malts, great citrus hoppy bitter finish. Great mouthfeel for a 3.2% beer. Light-bodied. Could drink this all day. Excellent summer beer as well.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ home - bottled: 22/IV/13, BB: 22/VIII/13 (2013-562) Thanks to Nicki and Mike for transporting the bottle!
Clear pale orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, lots of citrus, piny, resinous, exotic fruits, lots of passion fruit, slightly chemcial. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, lovely bitter hops, pretty pungent, little fruity, resinous. Aftertaste: more of the same deliciousness. Man, what a great beer!
TheJvd (534) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, lychee, oranges and mango. Taste has citrus, tropical fruits, mango and a medium bitter finish. Very decent body for 3%, medium carbo. Brilliant stuff.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours cloudy, dull gold with a fine, white foam head. Has a lovely, dry citrus nose, some dry grass. Very light sweet flavor with assertive hops, dry grapefruit, orange, lemon, some mild, flinty pine, light earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry, bitter finish, subtle pale malts, mostly dry grass, dry pine, some rindy pale citrus fruits. Great to see The Kernel jumping into the low ABV game.
CITRA TOMAHAWK, 3.2%. Bottle at home in London. Pours very faintly cloudy gold with a fine, creamy white head. Dry citrus, some juicy grapefruit. Light sweetness, hints of spicy pine and anise, grapefruit, bubblegum. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Clean finish, hints of sticky hops, light sweetness. Wonderful. (4.1)
APOLLO SUMMIT TOPAZ COLUMBUS PACIFIC JADE, 3.3%. Great beer. Super drinkable. (4.2)
CITRA SUMMIT AHTANUM APOLLO, 3.1%. Pours lightly hazy gold with a moderate, frothy white head. Smells beautiful, lots of dried citrus fruits, lemon and orange, some grapefruit rind. Light sweet flavor, hay, tangy citrus, mild bitterness. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Clean, lightly tangy and citrusy finish, melon, grapefruit. Pretty dry, tasty. Nice, though not the best of the Table Beers. (3.7)
CASCADE STELLA, 2.8%. Lightly hazy golden-yellow. Some dry minerals, lightly tangy tangerine, other citrus rind, dry straw. Some light stone fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very cleansing, fresh. Lingering tangerine and citrus rind bitterness. Great. (4.0)
SIMCOE CITRA APOLLO NELSON SAUVIN PACIFIC JADE. Great one. One of the better of the Table Beer range Iíve had. Crisp citrus, enough sweetness to keep it going. Wonderful. (4.1)
CASCADE, PACIFICA, SIMCOE: Crisp and clean as ever, nice pithy citrus, some faint bread. Maybe slightly undercarbonated. Still, tastes fantastic and is effortlessly drinkable. (3.8)
madmitch76 (12182) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 13th October 2012
3.0% Keg - Columbus, Summit, Citra. Old Fountain Weekend Mini Fest. Light haze on this gold beer. Little white head. Light palate - crispy and a little dry. 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. Almost clear gold - amber beer with a small cream coloured head. Palate is light and crispy. 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. Almost clear gold - amber beer with a small cream coloured head. 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. Clear gold -amber beer with tidy pale cream coloured head. 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. Hazy gold - amber beer, tidy white head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. 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. Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and crisp but still 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. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. 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. Almost clear gold beer, good white head. 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. Hazy gold - amber beer, little pale cream bubbly head. Thin 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. Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light with mild fine carbonation. 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. Almost clear gold beer, little off white head. 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. Lightly hazy gold beer, big frothy white head. 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. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate with light minerally crispness. 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. Bright clear gold beer, small white head. Light crisp palate. Semi dry. 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. Lightly hazy gold beer, good white head. Light crisp palate. Llight 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, Mosaic Lightly hazy gold beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate. Thin 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. Lightly hazy gold beer, little bubbly white head. Palate is crisp and light. Light minerals. Fresh orange and orange pith and peel. Little hops spice. Touch of marmalade. Light crisp finish. Very drinkable. 3.7.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Bow Bar. Hazy orange gold, frothy soapy white head fades to a thin film. Tangy grapefruit, soft pine resin, blood orange nose. Softest sweet front, lightest bready malt, thick oily hops, piney grapefruit big bitterness on the finish. Amazing depth of body for the low ABV. Lovely.