harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
50cl bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, drunk at home. Hazy cloudy pale gold with thick off white head. Aroma of peaches, nectarines and passion fruit. The most tropical fruit aroma of any beer I’ve ever had. Fullish in mouth where some wheat beers can be a bit lax. Some good bitterness. The tropical flavours continue but not quite as much as on aroma, but there is a passionfruit couli not that runs throughout. Bitterness builds on the finish. That really is a rather gorgeous beer. Really good. It had to follow an aged Orval and it worked so damn well. Something a little lacking in the body somewhere, but just a damn lovely beer and I love the fruit. DanielBrown (4563) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours orange, with a smidge of sediment allowed in. Smells sweetly lemony. Mouthfeel is light and tasty, with nice, initial St Clements feel. Finish though is aggressively bitter, in a rather astringent fashion, which knocks the experience down a couple of notches. Still good, but you have to fight through the finish. Addendum: by the end of the glass I’ve been filled with live. 2 marks added. Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Tap at the Craft Beer Co - 11/08/12.
Cloudy amber/yellow in colour.
Orange and grapefruit dominate the nose.
Similar citrus fruit in the taste allied to a little grass and the wheat comes through.
Medium bodied and fairly low carbonation with a crisp refreshing citrus finish. JohnRMurdoch (5145) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
500ml bottle from Great Grog. Amber brown colour, not much head. Big hoppy aroma. Hoppy grain wheat flavour. Hoppy aftertaste. Fairly typical Kernel plae ale that is a bit flatter & has wheaty grain overtones. tommann (4024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a bubbly, medium head. Aroma is lemon and lime jelly with some grainy undertones. Taste has lime to start with a grainy, hoppy lime finish. Good stuff.
iammarc (382) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2013
500ml, bottle from Tomlinson’s. Pours hazy light gold. Lively medium head. Lemon and lime aroma with a grainy taste. Nice. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear blond colour, small white head that fades quite quickly. Aroma is grassy, citrussy hops. Bit of lemon and orange, wheat lingering in the background somewhere. Little bit twiggy too. Taste is much less forthright. Initial bitterness but soon fades to wheatiness. Maybe a bit of orange in there too. Quite different from other Kernels I have had with regards to taste. There is almost a lingering sweetness at the end, especially after adding the sediment. Quite a strange one but pretty nice. Definitely unlike other wheat ales I know. johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow. Fruitiness hits you with a venom. Medium body and a winner. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Hazy Orange with a thick White head. Great nose - Orangey Passionfruit hops. Flavour is sweet with more of that Orangey tang. It’s a good Wheat Ale with a good level of hops, a style I like. I’d welcome more of these very hoppy wheat ales on the market. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 1, 2012
50cl bottle at the brewery. It pours a mostly clear golden colour with a small white head. Short lived foam. Aroma is bitter hops and grass. Taste is moderately bitter with grapefruit, grass and citrus. Light bodied with nice carbonation. Crispy and refreshing. Maybe a bit too boozy when not cold.