The Kernel Pale Ale South

Formerly brewed at The Kernel
Style: American Pale Ale
Bermondsey, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle Conditioned; Occasional. Previously 5.6%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, light caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, peach. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, tropical fruit, peach, hops. Very balanced ;o) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Bottled (from Kernel, thanks Evin!, abv 4.7%). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, some sweet malts along with mild wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, nectary and some tropical fruit juice concentrate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 7th December 2010
Cloudy amber beer. Residual white head. I think Evin said this was Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Gem and Motueka. Well I reckon its that chameleon like Nelson that provides a sweet blackcurrant nose, nice! Palate is light and a touch crisp but the carbonation is actually low. Light malt base, mild cream provides good support for delicious hops. Sweetish mild blackcurrant, with traces of orange and grape. Some mild minerals before the dry finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. A joy of a beer. Would love to see Kernel go DIPA or IIPA with this!

2nd July 2012
Keg at the Rake. 5.8%. Cloudy amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, mildly crisp. Tangy fruits. Floral tangerine, mild Nelson Sauvin like skunk. Very mild grapefruit and a whisper of lime. Dry finish. Really good stuff - please go DIPA with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
keg at caley ... light hazy pink amber ... thin white head ... zezty sweet passion fruit nose... soft sweet toffee ... juicy fruits ... soft mellow passion fuit ...oft citrus ... but that flavor im not fond off ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours fuzzy gold with a fine, foam head. Some ripe orange in the nose, bits of dry toasty bread. Medium sweet flavor, some lightly toasted sugar, lots of ripe, juicy citrus, orange and tangerine. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty sweet to finish, a bit of sweet bread, more ripe citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, orange. A bit sweeter than typical Kernel APAs, whic is kind of nice. Less dry, doo. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Hazed light amber with a big bubbly off white head. Nose is apricot jam, pineapple, orange pith, mango, syrup & figs, sweet sugars. Taste follows, mango, caramel, pine, sugards, tropical fruit notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Bottle at The Rake. Rich red gold with slight haze. Lasting cream coloured head. Lovely aoma. Love the Nelson Sauvin. Brilliant mouthfeel. Soft and perfect. Lovely and full in the mouth. Seductive and wonderful. That is a joy to drink. Such delicacy. Like being romanced in the most subtle yet devastating way. Brilliant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
50cl bottle [from trade with Leighton] shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Unclear orange color, full sized white head that leaves a slight lacing. Smell lightly malts, hops and fruityness. Taste lightly malts, hops, bitter, some fruityness and citrussy. Medium body and firm, a bit fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
Tap at BrewDog Camden. It pours hazy orange, with a thin white head. The nose is full of soft tropical fruit: mango, tangerine, orange and marmalade. The taste is citrus pith, earth, tangy marmalade, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, light resin, pine, touch of spice and salt, with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, juicy and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
250ml, 6.0 % abv, poured from tap at BrewDog, Manchester. Unclear orange coloured body. Low, bubbly head. Fresh fruit hoppy smell with hints of peaches. Nice blended taste profile of tropical fruits and juicy malts. Dry bitter endnotes. Crispy in the mouth. Refreshing (Manchester, 07.07.2012).

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