The Kernel Reviews




Davros IX
3.4
The Kernel India Pale Ale Mosaic Galaxy El Dorado
Bottle at home from Offie & Toffee. A broodingly dark golden colour in the glass and a pleasant head. Lots of hops and pine on the nose and a heavily hopped and nicely bitter taste. Quite a good mouthfeel and very thirst quenching on a hot day. Very nice, but not one to hunt down again.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

ZodiacM
4.2
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin
LCI. Van de tap @DeRat. Enorm lekkere en smaakvolle IPA. Volop fruit en bloemen en hop. Heerlijk
Thursday, May 25, 2017

BenL8
4.3
The Kernel Dry Stout Mosaic
On tap at Moeder Lambic (Fontanas) in Brussels. Pours black with little white head. Aroma is really nice and interesting, dark and roasty, loads of cocoa, and a really intense mosaic aroma, very herbal and earthy, some pine. Smooth and light body. Flavours are dark malts, bitter chocolate, intense cocoa. Medium hoppy finish.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Garrold
4.1
The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Centennial
Bottle. Cotteridge. Hazy, fairly dark gold. Super frothy, lasting, sticky, bright white head. Quite unlike a standard Kernel swede. Nose has well ripe citrus. Baked apple. Touch of tinned strawberry. Fleshy peach. Taste is sweet and juicy, ripe peach. Minimal bitterness. Lush, sweet mouthfeel. Juicy and oily. Soft carbonation. Bitterness comes in at the end, getting a bit pithy with sweet citrus. Really good. Best Kernel in a while.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Garrold
3.4
The Kernel Pale Ale Sticklebract Chinook Olicana Enigma
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, dark gold, with a bit of a grey tinge. Standard Kernel top. Nose has pineapple skin. Some plum and peach stone. Some dried herb, basil and suchlike. Taste is light, earthy bitter. Lightly dry and mineraly. Soft on the palate. Foamy carbonation. Earthy, woody bitter finish. Ok.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dedollewaitor
4.3
The Kernel Biere de Saison (Apricot)
Tap @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration, 2017. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head. Crispy and dry tart apricot. Fresh and dry. Funk and wood. Elegant! Kernel.. my god is bringin the heat once again.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DonGregorio
3.3
The Kernel Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin
Bottle. Hazy orange beer with small, frothy, white head. Aroma of passionfruit, peach, grape, citrus, resin, slightly earthy, with notes of sulphur (matches). Taste is dry, medium bitter, citrus, passionfruit, grape, resin. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Juicy. Crisp and tasty, although not perfect.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

mrol
3.9
The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
Pours black with a thin creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a hint of alcohol. Medium body with pleasant texture. Taste has cocoa, chocolate, some malt sweetness and notes of alcohol in the aftertaste.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scopey
4
The Kernel Pale Ale Sticklebract Chinook Olicana Enigma
Keg at Three Johnsm it pours cloudy pale gold with a medium white head. The aroma is fresh, soft, tropical fruits, tangerine, mango, bread, straw and a touch of grass. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter, green, grassy hops, pine needles, zesty citrus, grapefruit, pomelo, peppery spice and straw with a firm and dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and flavoursome. Tasty.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tinaccio
3.6
The Kernel Pale Ale Columbus Centennial Zeus
500 ml Bottle from the brewery, Bermonsdey, London, UK. Colour is hazy, intense yellow, with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, lemon tart, grapefruit, herbs, pine. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet, with notes of light malts. Body is medium, carbonation is average. Finish is long bitter. Overall another good beer from The Kernel.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Garrold
3.9
The Kernel Pale Ale Vic Secret Mosaic
Bottle. Cotteridge. 5.2%. Not sure this will stand as a new beer, but in the meantime... Very hazy gold. Lovely Kernel swede. Nose has stone fruit. Ripe orange and mandarin. Hint of oily herb. Taste has a pithy, citrus bitterness. A bit mineraly. A bit sticky and fruity. Clean and light, bright mouthfeel. Pithy bitter finish, with some estery sweetness right at the end. Nice one.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

rob19a
3
The Kernel India Double Porter Citra Ella
13/20 pretty unusual. like a mix of an IPA and a porter. not sure that works 100% but it does have a nice creamy coffee aftertaste.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

kaserov
3.7
The Kernel India Double Porter Citra Ella
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa. Aroma torrefacto, a café, lígeros cítricos. Sabor torrefacto, con café presente. A mitad del trago aparece un toque ligeramente ácido procedente de los cítricos. Final de amargor suave y postgusto torrefacto. Buena mezcla de Porter e IPA, aunque más enfocada a Porter.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.7
The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Centennial
Bottle at home picked up from the brewery or Oddbins LB. A deep golden coloured pour with a lasting rocky white head. Aroma is big sweet tropical tropical, mango and sticky orange, tangerine, some grassy citrus in the finish. Flavour is composed of semi sweet base malts, orange sticky tropical orange, melon, slightly grassy citrus. Palate is semi sweet, mellow carbonation, medium chewy hop. Slight yeast bite in the finish. Solid ipa.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

harrisoni
3.5
The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic Huell Melon
Bottle from Cotteridge and drunk at home. Cloudy dirty orange brown colour lasting white head. Melon flavour. Some tropical fruit some grapefruit. Ok in mouth. Good light citrus and melon flavours. Some bitterness ok mouthfeel. Decent fruity apa.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

niquillis
3.8
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin
Keg at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Good chewy IPA, well hopped and easy drinking.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MrTipple
3.7
The Kernel India Pale Ale Cascade Centennial
Light pine, sweet citrus fruits, orange, sweet grain malts, caramel. Hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, marmalade, pine, more caramel malts, pale grains, bittersweet orange and pine in the finish, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Solid Kernel IPA, not quite as punchy and complex as some other examples. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Place.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Smithld1
3.8
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
Bottle in tap east. Another reliable entry from kernel. Perhaps a little too clean and balanced if there is a criticism but generally good fruity fun.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Dedollewaitor
3.6
The Kernel Export Stout (Raspberry)
Tap @ MBBC, Copenhagen, 2017. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Good roast, berries and ashes. Good coffee. Smooth..
Monday, May 22, 2017

Dedollewaitor
3.9
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
Tap @ MBBC, Copenhagen, 2017. Pours clear golden with a white head. Insanely clean. Juicy and dry. Although im not a fan of the hop great showcase and pretty genius.
Monday, May 22, 2017

JohnRMurdoch
3.8
The Kernel Pale Ale Loral
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Cloudy amber brown, lot of sediment, reasonable head. Mixed fruit hop aroma. Lemon biscuit hop flavour. Lime aftertaste. New hop for me.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

allanmb
3.5
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe
Pours slightly cloudy golden (clear before sediment) with decent white head. Aromas of orange, slight pine and light cereal. Soft carbonation and good mouth feel. Taste of orange pith, lemon zest and pine, very slight soapiness, and light malt. Finish is dry and medium bitter with a nice hint of alcohol.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ktwse
3.9
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe
Pours murky peach brown with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is mild bitter with a sweet fruit and lactose finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

fombe89
4
The Kernel India Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic Zeus
Botella De @1420, León. 21/05/17. BBD : 07/06/17. Color amarillo algo turbio espuma blanca, aromas a lúpulos frutales altos, sabor frutal con notas resinosas, agradable con final amargo y seco.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

fombe89
3.5
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 19/05/2017 Color amarillo espuma blanca, aromas a medios a lupulos citricos con algunas notas herbales, el sabor es citrico seguido de un amargor medio con un cuerpo medio.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Garrold
3.8
The Kernel Pale Ale Galaxy Mosaic Huell Melon
Bottle. Cotteridge. Bottled 12 weeks ago. Slightly murky, pale gold. Kernel swede. Nose has dried apricot. Some dark stone fruit. Background of orange pulp. Taste is light sweet, with some stone fruit bitterness. Lovely mouthfeel. Soft and juicy. Light bitterness to finish. This is the second Kernel I’ve had recently, that has been pushing their own drink by date, and that was really good, too.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

ardeo
4.5
The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
Bottle. Couleur chocolat noir et mousse réduite. Nez : chocolaté, réglisse, café, malts rôtis. Bouche : crémeuse, alcoolisée mais aussi douce, cafe spresso, houblons/herbes, chocolat noir, fruits noirs, réglisse, amertume légère mais longue dans le temps ! Le temps d’une superbe dégustation ! Magnifique !
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Theydon_Bois
3.6
The Kernel Pale Ale Loral Citra Simcoe
Bottle at home, 21/05/17, listening to the last knockings of the 2016/17 PL season in the radio. Almost clear golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is mleon, tangerine, light apricot, soft breads, straw. Taste comprises melon drool, orange pith, tangerine, straw, light pine, toasted grains, light minerality. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with balanced hop bitterness. Decent enough easy drinking APA.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Oiolosse
3.8
The Kernel Export Stout London 1890
Aroma: malta tostada, café. Aspecto: negro de tono, cabeza cremosa gruesa del marrón, desapareciendo bastante rápidamente. Sabor: inicialmente dulce y luego un poco mordedor. Boca: cremosa, baja carbonatación, los amargos continúan. En general: impresionante Foreign Stout.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Oiolosse
3.6
The Kernel Export India Porter
Aroma: maltas tostadas, café, lúpulo floral, hierba. Aspecto: negro, medio, cremoso, cabeza amarillenta. Sabor: ligero amargo. Boca: intensidad de amargos, lúpulo floral, malta tostada, hierba, acabado seco. En general: gran Porter, muy lupulada en aroma y paladar
Sunday, May 21, 2017

jamiemac87
3
The Kernel Pale Ale Centennial Mandarina Bavaria Mosaic
Pours hazy golden due to end of bottle sediment. Citrus and some wet grass in the nose. Pithy elements with some earthiness courtesy of the Mosaic addition. Finishes with some bitterness. Okay.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Malin_aiisa
3.1
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo
Draught at MBCC. Yellow, white head. Aroma of hops and grass. Taste bitter, grass and lemon.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Malin_aiisa
3.7
The Kernel Biere de Saison (Syrah)
Draught at MBCC. Pink red, white head. Aroma of yeast, wine and cherries. Taste of cherries and wine, fizzy and nice.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

bytemesis
3.7
The Kernel Bière De Saison (Citra)
Bottle with props to Ben! Pours clear pale yellow, medium fizzy white head, dissipates quickly leaving some residual and lacing. Aroma is citra, some buttery peach, grass, oak tannin. Flavor has a bit of sweetness, very light bitterness, some tropical and buttery peach notes. Light body. Hugely drinkable but not overly complex.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sjohnh
3.8
The Kernel India Double Porter Citra Ella
Very dark, with a lasting caramel coloured head that leaves chunky lacing. Nose seems to alternate between citrus / grapefruit and chocolate / coffee. Body is medium to full and frothy. Flavour is full of roasted malt and darker chocolate. Hops peep through to add subtle fruit.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

kermis
3.4
The Kernel Dry Stout El Dorado
Bottle shared at Kaapse 3 year anniversary festival. Brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of light roast, cocoa, malt, caramel and grassy hop. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Maakun
3.7
The Kernel Dry Stout El Dorado
Bottle thanks to sjogro. Bit hazy dark brown with beige head. Quite hoppy with dank weeds, marijuana, grapefruit peel, some herbs, there’s light roast and ash with a hint of dry cocoa powder. Light sweet, almost medium bittter. Light bodied. This would be quite good if it was slightly colder.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

sjogro
3.6
The Kernel Dry Stout El Dorado
Bottle at Kaapse 3rd Anniversary. Black with cream head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts. Light hazelnut. Caramel-ish, vegetal hoppiness. Moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, very dry, soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

nihtila
3.6
The Kernel Pale Ale Centennial Mandarina Bavaria Mosaic
Bottle from Salt Horse. Clear golden. Nose is sweet tangerin, citrus, lime, light biscuit. Tastes grassy bitter, lime, slightly watery, melon, slightly earthy.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

androman
3.8
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers 3rd anniversary, 2017, Rotterdam. Nose is tropical fruits. Body is hazy orange, head is small, off-white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is honey, tropical fruits, fruity malty. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, well balanced, nice one.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

androman
3.8
The Kernel Pale Ale Simcoe
ABV 5.8% On tap at Kaapse Brouwers 3rd anniversary, 2017, Rotterdam. Nose is grass, citrus. Body is clear pale yellow, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, vegetables, tea, grapefruit. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and malty medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, nice one.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

androman
3.7
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo
ABV 5.2%. On tap at Kaapse Brouwers 3rd anniversary, 2017, Rotterdam. Nose is grass, root vegetables. Body is clear pale, head is big, white, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, malty, weed. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and malty medium bitters. Medium body, creamy texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very tasty, bit out balanced, I like it.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

kermis
3.5
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
Draft at Kaapse 3 year anniversary festival. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruits and onion notes. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

sjogro
3.7
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
Tap at Kaapse 3rd Anniversary. Hazy golden with thin white head. Sweet malts, grassy and fruity hops, some onions. Moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice chalky soft creamy feel.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Maakun
3.7
The Kernel India Pale Ale El Dorado
Tap at Kaapse festival. Slight hazy orange golden with small white head. Orange juice, light dank weeds, dried herbs, soft malts, grapefruit peel. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Nice but not their best.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

sjogro
3.8
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo
Tap at Kaapse 3rd Anniversary. Hazy yellow golden with thin white head. Sweet malts, doughy creaminess, very fruity hoppy. Citrus, pineapple, passionfruit, grassiness and grilled onion. Moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Oily feel, lovely.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Maakun
3.7
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo
Tap at Kaapse festival. Slight hazy light golden with small white head. Dry lemony notes with some lemon balm too, dank weeds, grapefruit peel, light mineral, a touch of dry malts. Light seeet and almost medium bitter. Just medium bodied with dry feel.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

kermis
3.6
The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo
Draft at Kaapse 3 year anniversary festival. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of orange, citrus, light grapefruit, grassy notes and light malt. Flavour is light sweet and above moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

mr_h
3.9
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Centennial
330ml bottle (6.8%; bb 5 Aug 2017) at home on 19/20 May 2017, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow, grassy, pine aroma, golden with a very short-lived thin head, pine, grassy, grapefruit flavour, pleasing modem hop finish and aftertaste.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Lowenbrau
3.4
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 19-05-2017.
In short: lactic citrusy IPA.
Did i enjoy it: I was expecting more.
Pours very hazy pale gold with frothy creamy white head. Moderate head retention, good uniform lacing. Citrusy nose, some lactic touch. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is quite bitter, dry, citrusy, little watery mouthfeel. A bit dissapointing.

Friday, May 19, 2017