Bière De Table Barrel Aged | The Kernel Brewery

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Bière De Table Barrel AgedBière De Table Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thekernelbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by samEBC on 10-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Bottled and bottle conditioned

Bottle conditioned; Special
Dry hopped with Hersbrucker, blended with London Sour.

Bottle conditioned; Special
Dry hopped with Hersbrucker, blended with London Sour.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the Kernel Brewery in London recently, bottle-conditioned in a 330ml brown bottle; bottled on 12/06/2013, BB 12/06/2014, served lightly-chilled in a Hapkin’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer. Notes: this batch is Barrel Aged #4; the back label specifies this beer is dry hopped with Hersbrucker and blended with London Sour.

A: pours a cloudy, pale straw colour, coming with a thin layer of white foamy head lasting very well, while carbonation remains lively but not over the top.
S: tangy lime zest and sour apples come in a savoury-acidic fashion, while funky wild yeasts and farmhouse ale’s exotic esters intertwine to deliver a semi-sharp but not astringent sourness; herbal hoppiness from the Hersbrucker dry-hopping is also vividly felt, while barrel ageing (presumably white wine barrels are used) lends extra grapey-fruity aroma all in all. Given a very good swirl, a creamy estery aroma and light malts emerge to complement the already nicely complex nose.
T: lightly effervescent on the entry, the foretaste is surprisingly settled with very lightly-flavoured tangy funks and sour fruits leading the theme, but quickly ensued by a sherry-like dry-ish undertone likely attributed to the barrel-ageing process, as well as a steady flow of herbal-floral aftertaste probably due to the Hersbrucker dry-hopping. Clean, lightly tangy, well-attenuated in the finish, fairly decent and approachable, not quite tart as the aroma leads me to anticipate.
M&O: fairly lively on the mouthfeel, which is rendered dry-ish at the end of each sip by the oak-ageing process, while the body at times feels a bit thin as the flavour profile is neat and a bit weak (in malts) in general. This is not to discount the depth of flavours though; simply maybe the beer base is not so well suited for barrel-ageing, I wonder? Still, quite successful in terms of skilful blending and this is a very easy drinking saison all in all.

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Bière De Table Barrel Aged from The Kernel Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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