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India Brown Ale | The Kernel Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Kernel Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StJamesGate on 12-17-2012

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2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
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Photo of StJamesGate
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate brown with steady sepia head that rims and sheets.
Spectacular nose: deep chocolate, some roasty smoke and gooey orange resin. Complex and unique.
Toasted Irish brown bread, chocolate caramel cake, slight roasty bite and a touch of fig with twinkles of orange rind and wood spice hops.
Earthy carob and kola finish and tingly piney bitter linger.
Medium, well chewy, round, some oil.

One of the best smelling beers ever - totally unlike a stout in spite of some of the same notes; toasty and rich and... brown.
Big chunky malts but I feel like the hops should be just as big but they aren't. Whether that's because Kernel is landing halfway between an English and American brown or because this had 5 months on it (19.Jul.12 bottling date; 18 month exp date) I can't say.
Impressive either way.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from BeerMerchants.com and consumed from a tall, tulip glass.
A-Pours a nice wooden, brown color, very little carbonation; initially no head, had to pour agressively for a small, half finger head; light beige that dissipated quickly with very little lacing.
S-Nice and hoppy, light citrus, light roasted malts, hint of coffee.
T-Taste is light citrus, hops, light roasted coffee, dry roasted malt bitterness at the end.
M-Smooth, dry, light/medium bodied.
O-A nice beer, but from the other reviews I expected more hops. I think the style would be better suited under a British Brown Ale category. Has the familiar British feel/balance/flavor to it.

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India Brown Ale from The Kernel Brewery
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