- ABV: 3.2%, Style: Table Beer
- Brewed in London, UK
- Best before 6 March 2013
- Served: 330ml bottle poured into a BrewDog stemmed tulip
Despite this going out today, I actually wrote this on Christmas Eve. Happy late Christmas everyone. I’ll catch up one day. It’s just amusing that I’m only beating the best before date by a few days on this post. I assure you it was a fresh purchase at the time. I think it was at Greensmiths in London, but I’m not sure. Either way, that’s where I usually get my Kernel and recommend you should too.
Not sure why it’s being sold in 330ml bottles, this is surely a candidate for the 500ml bottles if there ever was one!
Look: Pale golden beer with a slight hop haze. Head is small and diminishing, there’s no lacing. I must have done a good job of standing it as there appears to be very little floating sediment.
Aroma: Grassy and citrus hop aromas, but obviously not as intense as some of the bigger Kernel beers. There’s biscuits and grain there too.
Taste: It basically tastes like a citrus fruit juice. Tonnes more hop fruitiness than I’d expect in a similar beer, but understandably a little shallow on the finish.
Mouthfeel: A little watery and thin with a dry finish.
Overall: A light, hoppy ale which would be great served cold on a hot summers day in a pint measure. Although I don’t think I’d be able to stop at one. Very tasty and great in context./5
- 2nd March 2013, Sustainable Alcoholic