flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Lots of tropical fruits with pineapple coming through strongest, although grapefruit, mango and apricot also feature among others. There is a lot of sweetness with a strong hop presence and some solid, background malts laced with caramel.
Orange to amber with a slightly hazy body and a head that consists of little more than a patchy lacing across the top.
Sweet with a huge amount of tropical fruits coming through along with the mango, apricot and grapefruit from the nose, pineapple & hops too. Sweet malts and a hoppy bitterness round things off nicely but it is a beer that was starting to fade slightly
Smooth & easy to drink considering the strength of the beer, the alcohol content is very well hidden here with only a faint warming mouthfeel in places. The body is medium here with light carbonation and touches of spice. The balance was fairly good too and the beer started very refreshing and juicy.
This is another beer from The Kernel that started excellently with the smell coming through wonderfully and the alcohol content hidden almost completely throughout. The beer was very refreshing and easy to drink, particularly at the start. A good beer but if I’m honest I’m not entirely sure how likely I would be to pick the beer up again.
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark orange colour with a minimal white foamy head. Aroma is very earthy with some pepper, mango juice and lemon. Flavour is like a punch in the face; very, very strong herbal hoppiness (obviously from Columbus), juicy mango, pineapple, caramel, medicin-like licorice notes, weed, floral notes, alcohol and a nice malt base. Loads and loads of retronasal hoppy fumes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a heavy bitter, very herbal, sweet and warming finish. Carbonation is a bit low, but it makes this oh so drinkable. Alcohol warms nicely. This might be a bit too much for some, but I need more.