The Kernel Biere de Table (Red Wine Barrel Aged)

Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Saison
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yearofbeers (36) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
From Keg. Very light and clear. Light spice notes on nose. Light bodied, some spice, red wine notes, complement spice quite well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8783) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours almost clear straw with a small white head. Aroma of fresh lemon with some notes of wood. Taste is refreshing, light acidic lemon with a nice dry finish. Fruity and easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Milan: Served in a Chouffe glass: Hazy bright yellow colored body with a small medium white head on top. Aromas of sauerkraut, tart, light funky, manure and light tart fruity. Flavour is light tart, grapes, light wood, yeast, light bitter, herbs, light white vinous, light wild yeast. Its an easy drinker and lots of fun but not enough going on in this beer to set a high score. Aftertaste is light tart, grapes, some yeast, clean wood and light white vinous notes. Very nice beer but knowing the Kernel did it, I might think to much as this would be a flawless classic for the Berliner Weisse style. Anyways, nice! Btw, ABV was lower than 4%!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ennessdee (11) - - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Tomlinsons beer shop. Slight to no head. Beautiful chardonnay colour, has a slight bread dough and green apple nose. Good acidity on the palate. Lemon hit with oakey undertone. Tart aftertaste with fresh grass and unripe apple. A definite hot summers day beer chilled to 5-7c. Mellows out after been in glass for 5 minutes. This would be interesting to try after a year or so cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, sweet dry toffee, berry fruits, dry wine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pudding (250) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
330ml bottle, bottle-conditioned. ar: sour. ap: very light colour, slightly cloudy. ta: sour, wine-like taste. Herbal/spicy hop. pa: light-bodied, thin texture, lively carbonation, long, sour finish. ov: did not like. Perhaps a connoisseurs beer. The first kernel beer not to my taste. Sampled 5 months after bottling, bbe date extends to 3 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (23289) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Keg at hanging bat... Light hazy amber... Thin white lacing... Very fruity.. Lughtest wine tones... Zezty fruits... Dry lemon hop.. Zingy and zezty... Juicy fruits bright fresh. And pretty awsome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
On keg at the brewery, Clear pale amber, thin white bubbly head. Nose is urine sour, citrous lemon acidic, light vanilla, light fresh cut timber, tart acidic notes softened by the wood ageing. Taste is tart citrous lemon, urine, light vanilla, light wood, green apple, light vinous. Tart and spritzy with softened barrel aged notes, apple tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at Cask Clapham. A nice twist in this one, lovely red wine barrel character, fine to have this in a session strength beer. The saison character is well hidden, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at CBC Clapham. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with smal white head. Aroma is berries light wood, white grapes. Taste is light and zesty, lemon and orange zest, faint funk. Medium to thin body with good carbonation. Ok saison but too subtle barrel notes. In my experience, Kernel has proved to have the least effective (on flavours, it is) barrel aging Ive seen, from saisons to stouts they tend to be a let down.

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