London Sour
The Kernel Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,536
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #36,379
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.44%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
From:
The Kernel Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22
Photo of flyingpig
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Slightly hazy and golden. Great natural sourness like a biting into a barrel full of lemons. Long fruity but also dry finish, loved it

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of GJ40
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of WGO
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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London Sour from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings