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London Sour - The Kernel Brewery

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London Sour
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 22
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: WGO on 10-18-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 22
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.59/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. The label doesn't give much away but I presume this is a take on a Berliner Weiss.

Poured into a tulip glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden hue with chunky sediment and good carbonation. Yields a smallish head of white foam that disappears rapidly. Aroma of sour lactic acid, natural yoghurt, earthy yeast, grass/hay, subtle fruitiness and light malt. Pretty good.

Tastes of tart lactic acid with a lingering dry finish. Notes of lactic sourness, natural yoghurt, earthy yeast, light malt, subtle grass/hay and faint fruitiness. Highly attenuated and very dry, with a pervasive acidity upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a light, insubstantial body that suits the style. The sourness puckers the palate slightly. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of lactic acid, yoghurt and mild earthiness.

Surprisingly sharp, but a good stab at the style resulting in a clean, uncomplicated character. I was half expecting it to be stuffed with fruity hops. Looks a bit lacklustre, however the aroma and flavour have a good blend of sour and yeasty notes. Decent body. A tasty and refreshing Berliner Weiss that stimulates the palate. Would be great on a hot day. Worth sampling if you have the chance. (1,342 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light straw colour a glossy white head. Quickly diminishes to just a thin ring around the glass.
Aroma is of almonds, a bit of lemon, some grape juice.
Tate is acidic bitter lemon, green apples, grapes, gooseberries and a touch of lemon.
There is a bready almost baking yeast flavour going on in the background.
Quite a light body, very dry and acidic, long lasting lemony finish.
Overall very refreshing and tasty stuff. (421 characters)

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3.69/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellowish with great clarity and almost no head. A mild lemony and fruity aroma. A moderate but firm sour bite with some fruity notes to balance it. Nice wheat contributions as well. A low consistency and carbonation with a water like feel. This is a refreshing, thirst quenching beverage that's quite good for what it is. (322 characters)

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3.33/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

*I tried the 3.1% version*
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Fairly interesting & despite not being optimistic going in, this one was fairly easy drinking for the style & worked well for me seeing as I'm not usually a huge fan of sour beers. Obviously it was sour but it didn't overpower & the background fruits balanced thigns out a little. Another decent beer from The Kernel although probably not one I'd personally pick up again. (452 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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London Sour from The Kernel Brewery
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