Oak Aged Saison (Blend With Sour)
The Kernel Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
4.1%
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Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 4.06%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
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The Kernel Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried on-tap at the brewery on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. This beer was apparently different again from their bottled "Bière de Table - Oak Aged Saison". This brewery has too many different beers... Wait, I don't mean that.

Pours a pale gold like fake jewelery. Very clear in the body and very light in weight. Head is a fine white, eggy mess, turning filmy at the edges. Lace forms in rings. Lots of coarse carbonation. Looks pretty decent.

Nice tartness on the nose. Apples come through along with a touch of grain, some lemon and sour worms candy. Vinous characters are also noticeable—there's the oak which gives a woody chardonnay note and a tartness like Sauvignon Blanc. Nice.

Zesty entry on the palate with an aspirin zing and green vinous characters. It's a bit down from here though as the body evaporates, and leaves behind a slight yoghurty lacto character. Sweeter notes on the finish: chalky candy hearts and light oaky wine.

Feel is very light. It's okay—it helps the drinkability but diminishes the potential complexity.

Very light and fairly easy to drink. The aspirin character bites and gets a bit tiresome after a while, otherwise though it's pretty good.

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Oak Aged Saison (Blend With Sour) from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 3 ratings