Brown Ale
The Kernel Brewery

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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #101
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #50,577
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 8.85%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
From:
The Kernel Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Photo of Spike
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330ml bottle.
L: Dark red/brown. No visible carbonation and a thin smear of head.
S: Full-on chocolate.
T: Lovely, soft chocolate with a little herbal astringency and a sweet, alcoholic finish.
F: Light, kind of thin, but not watery. Hint of carbonation and refreshingly dry.
O: Yep. Liked this. Modern brown ale. Drank it cold and the chocolate still shone through. Mouthfeel worked really well given it has light body and low carbonation. Will drink again.

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Photo of LantGladstone
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottled on June 17, 2015 abv 5.6% 330 ml bottle from ales by mail

Appearance (Look) = 6%
clear brown. retains a tan head well


Smell = 24%
sweet malt. not much going on in terms of hops

Taste = 40%
somewhat one dimensional. not much going on and somewhat watery. ingredient say sugar and oats. I can pick up the oats. maybe a bit of cider/fruit taste from the sugar?

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
watery

Overall = 20%
eh. it grew on me a bit, but compared to their other stuff, I'm less impressed.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Deep dark dirty brown colour bordering on black. The head is pretty disappointing though only raising a light lace.

Smell - Nutty woody aroma. with slightly sweet biscuit style malts very light hop presence but it is in there none the less. Slight chocolate aroma at the very end.

Taste - The taste of this one is rather like a hazel nut cake. I think this one is much better then Rogue Hazelnut ale which felt clinical and forced the taste here is subtle and sweet. Plenty of dark malty character and again some chocolate elements coming through.

Mouth feel - Think and buttery/oily. This one is very smooth and although oily is not always a good thing this one pulls it off just about.

Overall - A pretty good beer when all is said and done. I enjoyed it and will not turn my nose up at it should I come across it again but equally I will not necessarily be hunting for it again, but if it comes up at the right price I'll grab a few.

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Photo of gutbucket2
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle, bottle-conditioned. Pours dark brown, almost opaque. Aroma herbal hop. Mouthfeel: quite syrupy. Taste: almost milky, dark brown malts. Overall: Competent brown ale. Good choice of hop. Lighter (in body) than a stout.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cola dark brown body with spotty just off white tiny bulled head

Aroma of just opened pipe tobacco

Malty and chicory like a dry roast for nuts only slightly sweet slight sour tang on after taste not too dissimilar from root beer, no real sweetness either

Decent enough carbonation & mouthfeel.

Is this a "grown up" version of a Broon?

slightly different

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Brown Ale from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 10 ratings