Table Beer | The Kernel Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
53 Ratings
Table BeerTable Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by His_Royal_Hoppiness on 03-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCuriograph
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Very little yeast sediment so poured contents into glass. Very pale gold. Light haze. Thin cap. Individual bubbles.

S: The citra hops are in cracking form. Clementines, mango, green apples. Smells juicy.

T: Lemon. Some bitterness. Slightly metallic aftertaste.

F: Thin body with very little carbonation. Feels like low sugar, tooth kind, fruit juice. Hmm. Would prefer a lot more zip.

O: Looks pretty good, smells awesome, tastes ok, feels meh. Given this tastes and feels like a small beer, 3.2% ABV is on the high side.
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Update October 7 , 2016:

Tried this beer again. The ABV has dropped to 3.1%. Hops are now chinook, el dorado and columbus. Assessment remains the same. Nose is colossal and flavour is super fruity but mouthfeel remains limp. Pour the sediment into the glass to maximise the flavour.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TGS
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 10/11/15 notes. 12 oz. bottle purchases at Bottledog in London, poured into a tulip.

Citrus, hoppy nose with a more malty taste...nose is great. Super easy to drink.

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Photo of risenz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hdtrice
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a amber colour with a large white head that sticks around. Aromas of citrus. Tastes again of citrus but with hints of other fruits like apple. It has smooth feel to it with a nice bitter aftertaste. An outstanding 'Session Beer' and really feels more powerful than it's 3.3ABV.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WesM63
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJBUK
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spointon
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psm90
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My bottle tasted like a macro lager. Fairly balanced but very little hop profile and uninteresting malts.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

“Table Beer” sounds so much better than “session beer,” but regardless, this is a most exceptional low-ABV beer that provides a fruity, bitter, dry and insanely moreish experience that’ll appease both hopheads and session-beer purists alike. One of the best of its kind. Bottle conditioned; best before May 21, 2013.

STYLE: American Pale Ale
ABV: 3.3%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Pale yellow, slightly cloudy, creamy white lace

SMELL: Resiny, citrus zest, apple

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, medium bodied, grainy, crackery, fruity, apple skins, grass, citric, bitter, aspirin, dry

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Nick_Fallon
5/5  rDev +23.2%

One of my all time favorites. I am a sucker for Amarillo hops and at this abv, you can really drink these for a while. Very refreshing

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Bottled on 14/08/2014, two and a half months ago. Only 3.1%. Brewed with Amarillo & Citra.

A: Orangey straw body with a small whitish head.
S: Tropical fruit.
T: Dry but plenty of tropical fruit. It's bitter and has a salty Alka-Seltzer feel. Also has an off flavour like that creamy flavour you get from rotting onions. Better with the yeast dumped in. Gets much earthier. Chugging the dregs it turns into grapefruit juice.
M: Soft mouthfeel. Not overly fizzy.
O: Like Alka-Seltzer mixed with a bit of tropical squash. Not the best offering from Kernel.

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Table Beer from The Kernel Brewery
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