Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cask at The Bree Louise, London. Dark gold pour with a thick, foamy eggshell head. Beautiful nose, piney hops and grapefruit come piercing through. Damn, this is really, really good. Flavor holds toasty malts, honey, caramel, huge bitterness of pine, grapefruit, tangerine and earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky, dank hop finish, lingering pine, earth, and lighter citrus. Some faint sugar maltiness helps balance things out. Wow. Excellent beer. beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Rare brew. Not to be missed. How many times do you get to drink a red rye ale!? Solid 18/20 @brewrank swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
I hope that I find the right beer to rate, Cask at Cambs beer fest, Absolutelly incredible beer, awesome, lovely bitter aroma, clear, golden, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, good balanced, full body, slick feel, bitter, long finish, superb harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2011. Clear mid brown with thin off white head. Grapefruit American hop aroma. Unbelievably good. Its like a really good American style amber ale. Good drinkability. Some spicy rye and some lovely bitter fresh hop. Good biting grapefruit. Just beautifully drinkable with juicy fruits in yhe mouth and a finish that lives and lives. Best beer of festival so far DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Deep ruby with a fine beige foam tufting the glass. Ripe hop aroma dripping with orange and pineapple jelly, flowers, blackcurrant, bubblegum and mango. After a snort of that the flavour can’t fail; orange and blackcurrant pastilles, Ribena and tonic. Some very late husk. Malt and rye completely demolished by hops. I’ve only had one Redemption beer before, at Cov 2010 and I knew in a sip they were good. Beautiful beer.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottled, pours a nice red colour, the taste is a good bitteriness, you can taste rye in there lots of life to this one, good full body Heidbummer (609) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle from BeerBods. Pours deep russet with foamy/lacy head. Soft malt and caramel aroma, almost perfumed. As with many Kernel beers it has a fantastic soft full mouthfeel. Great balance between spicy peppery rye and malty toffee-ish sweetness. Bloody lovely. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
Bottle; thanks to Evin.
Poured into goblet glass, very hazy dark red-brown with thin yet steady lacing.
Aroma is very reminscent of Founders’ Centinenta, a big bag of US hops, lovely bready aroma, perfume, floral notes, herbs, spices. clove, citrus hop bite.
Taste is very bready, rye bread, biscuit malt, nutty texture, orange zest, citrus, toffee, cinamin, pleasingly hoppy and a nice medium fruity finish.
Not too aggressive and very easy to drink. Really enjoying this one, Just remembered i had to have it fresh and glad I did. RichTheVillan (7766) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; This one is a grower first sip I thought nothing special but as I went the hops & rye exploding on my tongue. Great beer will be trying again. Beese (2670) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at the Kernel Brewery on 26 October (should be brought out of retirement on RB, methinks). Poured a hazy dark amber colour with a large, tight off white head. Aroma of red ale hop bitterness, caramel and grass. Initial flavours of hay, pine and figs. Finish was hop resin, spruce and sweeter, chewy malt to balance. Nice!