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Pale Ale (Mosaic) - The Kernel Brewery

Pale Ale (Mosaic)Pale Ale (Mosaic)

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-06-2013)
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New York

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this one at the outstanding beer stall at the Borough Market in London. Highly recommend that place!

Bottle Date: 18.03.14
Opened: 22.04.14

A: This one poured a one finger white head with an aggressive pour which disappears into a ring and partial film. Light to medium cloudy amber.

S: Very hoppy. Citrus, blood orange, grapefruit. I get some cut grass too. I'm surprised at the amount of resin that I'm catching here. I guess this is an education in mosaic.

T: A little different than the nose. It is juicy with grapefruit citrus going on. It is a little cloying. Not much in terms of malt.

MF: A nice light and slightly creamy mouthfeel that works well for this beer.

O: Its the brewer's intention to showcase the hops on this one, and they do that nicely making a good beer, but it could have been more enjoyable if the malt added a little more complexity. I would however, definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 20:23:36 | More by pknyc
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (500ml, £3.20):
Cloudy amber colour with a thin, bubbly white head on top that settles as more of a soapy lacing. Some sediment too.

Sweet malt aroma with some pine and citrus hops coming through as well. There is some grapefruit and a fresh, light tropical aroma following this.

Light, sweet malts with perhaps a touch of caramel. There is a good tropical fruit taste, some citrus hops with plenty of pine and grapefruit that give it an almost American IPA taste that is quite fresh and lively.

Bitter to begin with some strong hops and pine bitterness along with a sweetness from the malts and plenty of fruitiness.

A good pale ale that went down quite well but probably wasn't as enjoyable as some of the breweries other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 15:27:31 | More by flyingpig
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4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Halfpint on-tap at the Euston Tap, as a follow-up to all the real ales on display at the London Drinker festival just down the road.

A: Clear, bright amber body under a super-fine white head. Great retention and lacing. Excellent.

S: Fresh, deep, complex fruity hops. Citrus, tropical fruit, and resinous pine all together. What a great hop!

T: Follows the nose - herbal, citrusy, and tropical all together. Smooth and delicious, with just enough malt to balance the bitterness and make a for a soft, clean finish. Wonderful.

M: Smooth, creamy medium body. Great, and not at all too fizzy after so many cask pours.

O: I've still yet to have a non-stellar beer from the Kernel, and since I've always been amazed by Mosaic hops I expected nothing but the best from this beer; it did not disappoint.


Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 14:35:48 | More by woosterbill


3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Pours brass in color showing cloudy appearance. White froth & rocky crown. Lasting spots on sides. Tropical fruit - mango & apricot- & subtle resiny aromas. Creamy & malty upfront is just an illusion since sharp resiny & herbal hoppiness flow all over. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Texture is oily & dense.Dry bitter finish. Grapefruit & resins on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 19:19:35 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Kernel Brewery in London, bottle-conditioned in a 500ml brown bottle, bottled on 04/02/13, BB 04/06/13, served lightly chilled in Tripel Karmeliet long-stemmed tulip sniffer.

A: pours a murky, dark amber colour with a relatively low level of carbonation and a well-lasting off-white creamy head. Looking handsome for a non-filtered and non-pasteurised bottled beer.
S: on top of the juicy sweet pale malts comes intensely exotic fruity hops and fruit esters, the nose is packed of passion-fruit, guava, ripe white-flesh grapefruit, and a salty-sweet edge endowed by the yeast sediments. Overall, this pale ale is overwhelmingly hoppy, more like a modern take on the APA style but with more aromatic hops and a lesser malt body.
T: very smooth, nearly flat-ish actually, the flavour is mainly yeasty-bitter on a thin platform of very mild pale malts, and underlined by tangy citrus peel- and bitter guava-like aromatic hoppiness; the aftertaste prolongs the hop impact, in the form of a deepening wave of dried leafy hop bitterness, so bitter and tannic-chewy, that the dried herbal and piney edge of it seems to linger at the back of the palate forever. Also lingers is the slightly stinky edge of the yeastiness, which accompanies the overall hop profile pleasantly well.
M&O: softly carbonated, rather clean, despite the yeastiness in the beer, the palate is at the same time constantly chewy due to the level of hop bitterness at presence. All in all, this is a medium-bodied, exotic fruity and thirst-quenching hoppy pale ale that is deliciously bitter in this bottle-conditioned form, and should also be fantastic to be enjoyed on tap at the brewery!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 21:50:08 | More by wl0307
Pale Ale (Mosaic) from The Kernel Brewery
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