Biere De Table - The Kernel Brewery
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.09/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml Botttle from Oddbins, London Bridge (£2.50):
Hazy, yellow straw colour with a foamy white head on top that holds well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass as well.
Citrus & orange notes with some apple and banana too. There is a little clove and a medium strength, tart aroma that is quite pleasant. The smell is almost a cross between a hefeweizen and a saison.
Yeast & tart along with a lively citrus taste and some banana following this. There is some clove too, along with some spice from the nose and some apple. The taste is a good one and rounded off with some generic fruit flavours.
Quite a dry mouthfeel helped by the citrus. The beer has a medium body and a lot of carbonation coming through with a slightly fruity aftertaste.
One of the best saison style beers I have tried to back, the beer was great and the flavours were not in your face or overdone thankfully. A very nice beer and one I'll be on the lookout for in the future.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 13:29:53 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
3.4/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(Notes of 27/04/2013) Purchased at the Kernel Brewery in London recently, the back label refers the style to “French Farmhouse Ale”; bottle-conditioned in a 330ml brown bottle, bottled on 19/03/2013, BB 19/09/2013, served cool in a straight pint glass.
A: pours a dark straw colour with light haziness, coming with fairly healthy and lively carbonation and a well-lasting thin layer of off-white head.
S: like one’s lesser Belgian Pale Ale, the nose is full of lager malts or very very pale coloured malts plus a whiff of wheat malt, salty-sweet lemon-peel-like fruitiness, plenty of acidic-sweet notes as of a lactose drink; a swirl brings out applely aroma, sweet Ai-yu sweet grass jelly, and a good backbone of salty yeastiness. Overall, not very true to style, and a slightly green-ish, if I may.
T: a very dry palate follows an initially refreshingly grainy malty&wheat-ish foretaste, in between are random notes of acidic yeastiness, lemony flavour, rough and chewy citric-zestiness, while in the aftertaste most prevalent is perhaps a rough textured and chewy bitterness that lingers, and of course, that un-missable tail of lactose-drink seems to hang around pretty comfortably as well…
M&O: despite the appearance, the carbonation feels somewhat in the lacking on the palate, although this way perhaps the chewy palate from the yeastiness does convey more easily. All in all, this Farmhouse Ale is not like any original ones I’ve had, that it’s somewhat lacking the typical characters or simply everything is very attenuated as shown in this bottle. The tap version I had at the brewery a month ago actually tastes better, fresher, drier and altogether a more balanced performance. I wonder if the brewery didn’t work out the best formula for the bottle-conditioned version?
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 18:39:49 | More by wl0307
Biere De Table from The Kernel Brewery
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