overall
98
100
style
Brewed by The Kernel Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Bermondsey, England

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Bottle conditioned; Special

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Leighton's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours a rich, cloudy red-brown with a creamy, off-white head. Big, toasty pine aroma, lots of toasty bread, grass, faint caramel. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich and rounded pine character, toasty bread, wood, burnt grass, dark grapefruit, mellow rye tang. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Good and resinous to finish with lots of toasty sugars, sticky pine, more toasted bread, ripe citrus. Great balance to this one. Very rich and well rounded.


3.7
MrTipple (6457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
5Nov2017 Pine, resin, dark malts, sweet grain malts, caramel, wet straw, grass, floral hops. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More bittersweet grain malts, floral hops, wet straw, grass, burnt pine, orange peel, candied orange, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.7
sjogro (4734) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2017
From a shared bottle at Puttetjes’. Courtesy of Puttetjes. Hazy chocolate brown with creamy head. Sweet caramel malt, light chocolate, hint of coffee, loads of hops. Big grassy, weedy, earthy and nutty notes. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Medium body, creamy feel and soft carbonation.

3.7
Maakun (6434) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to Puttetjes. Hazy amber with a few clumps and beige head. Some dank hops, lots of caramel, light rye, toffee, bitter herbs, soft lime, grapefruit. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied.

3.7
kajser27 (2042) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Unclear, some floaters, brown to dark brown colored, medium off white creamy head. Aroma is of malt, some caramel toffee, toast, citrus and pine medium+ hops. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, toffee, some toast, moderate citrus grapefruit and floral pine hops, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily. (bottle, Kris Wines, London)

4
jasonbenali (242) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Pours dark brown with thin off white head and good lacing. Aroma is pine, dark caramel, spice, mahogany, lemon, burnt orange and apricot. Taste has initial sweetness and then a nice medium length bitter finish with good mouthfeel. Great example of the style.

3.6
GoddamnNoise (189) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - DEC 4, 2016
33 cl. bottle @ Home. Aroma: not very intense but very good aromas: citrus, floral, grapefruit, fruits, citric fruits, hints of maybe mango and passion fruit, resin. Appearance: very good appearance. Very deep amber-deep orange color with a huge and above average head thickness. Above average retention. Slightly off-white super creamy head. Low Brussels’ lacing. Quite hazy beer. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, low-to-medium sourness. Very well balanced. The sour citric touch is very pleasant. Flavors: floral, citrus, grapefruit with hints of resin, caramel, fruits, grass. Palate: light-to-medium body, watery-to-oily texture, low carbonation, very long dry bitter finish of citrus, caramel, grapefruit, floral, grassy, resin, fruits. Overall: very well balanced beer, very drinkable and pleasant. Excellent appearance and aromas (but not very intense ones). Good flavors and very long dry bitter finish of citrus, floral, resin, grapefruit, grassy and fruity flavors. I couldn’t identify the rye, but it seems like a very good beer.

3.6
rob19a (466) - - NOV 20, 2016
17/20 malty and hoppy but so well balanced. Has the hops, caramel but also a bitter aftertaste. Great job at 6.2%

3.7
melush (4737) - SPAIN - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ La Linterna Ciega, Seville, Spain. A: Hazy amber. T: Hops, rye, citrus, resin, malt.

3.1
kaserov (987) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2016
6,2%. Color ámbar oscuro, tirando a granate, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de dos dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma cítrico, resinoso y algo maltoso si se agita. Sabor cítrico con bastante amargor, herbal, algo resinoso... La verdad es que me cuesta encontrar el centeno, la malta... Primera cerveza de The Kernel que me deja a medias. Para mí es una IPA y del montón.

3.5
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 13, 2016
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a rich copper color with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet biscuity and lightly spicy bready grassy. Taste has also some light bread, grass, spices and more biscuity malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok


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