The Kernel Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin (5.5%)

As with Nugget, reviewed a short while ago, this is a Pale Ale like most brewers would make an India Pale Ale, in that it has a huge hop presence.
But let’s start at the beginning.
Nelson Sauvin poured a big flat for a Kernel beer though it had a lovely marmalade hue.
The aroma is quite subtle  with gentle fruits and just a waft of sweet shop naughtiness.
On taking a gulp this beer feels a little flat too, but it held on to just enough bubbly action to keep me interested.
The initial flavour is a hit of hoppy grapefruit which drifts off leaving a nice sweet caramel malt with a soft biscuit underpinning it.
Never fear though, the hops come back.
A lot.
They snap into life in the finish with a whole basket full of citrus fruits giving you fleshy pulp, rind, pith and zest, along with some mango juice and a sprinkling of pepper which leaves a dry and slightly resinous end to what’s a very nice and rather subtle beer from The Kernel.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.