The Kernel Big Brick Red Rye Ale

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: American Strong Ale
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (922) - Greater Manchester, - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle purchased from the Vineyard in Ramsbottom. The Kernel brewery has been receiveing a lot of plaudits, this is only my second beer I have tried so hold high hopes. The nose is exceptional, rich and full, with citrussy IPA notes and a touch of malt. I was struggling to pick up the Rye others recorded. A full bodied taste with pine and some tropical fruits from the hops. A nice balance of malt. The (realtivly) high alcohol gives an initial sweetness of an American IPA but finishes with a satisfying bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, with a good oily texture. The mild carbonation is suited to the beer. A very good l beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Keg at the Jolly Butchers, 14th June 2011. Clear rich copper colour with line of persistent cream-coloured head. Nose has resiny hops, honey and citrus, a hint of Humbrol paint from the alcohol. In the mouth theres a great balance between lots of hopping and a whole shedload of malt and alcohol. Good conditioning. Finish has lingering bitterness down the middle of the tongue and alcohol numbing the corners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gerdvar (6) - San Luis Potos, MEXICO - JUL 15, 2013 does not count
Nice malty aroma with a sweet rye taste. It has a delicate bitter finish. A light body but not to drinkable for obvious reasons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
330ml bottle from Medium dark brown colour, big foamy head. Resin malty hop aroma. Strong soapy malty hop flavour. Smooth but a bit watery. Not really my sort of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2467) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle at Bens. 7.3 version. Pours a dirty Reddy Brown. Notes of dried fruits and some hops. A bit of toffee. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pudding (250) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
33cl bottle from Cotteridge Wine, B30. A grapefruit taste with an unusual malt flavour. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. 7.3% version. red with off white head. Spicy rye aroma. Taste has toffee, slightly spicy, yeast. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Kris Wines. He found an old case of Kernel beers in his stock room, so pleased I didnt miss out on this! Colour is dirty reddy brown, cloudy. Thin white head. Nose is like a barley wine meets a double IPA. Lots of caramel, lots of citrous orange, barley grain, hop bitterness still has a bit of kick. Taste is citrusy, orange, caramel sweet, alcoholic kick, quite earthy, possibly a touch of oxidisation on this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark amber colour with a beige and short foamy head. Toasty malty nose with an intensively fruity, spicy and resiny hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty and toasty malt-character with notes of cough syrup, as well as fruity and resiny hops; sweet-bitter solid malty and aromatically hoppy finish with a lingering aftertaste. 28.III.12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10452) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - APR 22, 2012
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, hazy, stable off-white foamy layer, solid dry aromatic hoppy nose, notes of dried fruits and cough syrup underneath; Not too dry bitter-sweet flavour, quite full bodied; soft and well rounded bitter-(caramelly)sweet finish with hops sticking to the palate. Very good stuff

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