BREWER: The Kernel Brewery, South-East London
STYLE: Pale Ale
VESSEL: 330ml bottle
Sammy’s Rating: 79%
Now, what we have here is a break from three pretty hefty moulds..
So, how’s it worked out?
Well I have to say, pretty dang well!!
Going to start with the Percentage. 3% is crazy weak for a beer. The only other pup in this sphere that we have stumbled across so far in our beer adventure has been New England Session IPA and that for my part, was a disaster of a brew. However, this offering from Kernel (if I can quote mine and Sammy’s best pal from the other night) is a different beast. Don’t care what percentage this beer is, there is a truck load of flavour coming out of this south east London pale.
On to the Packaging. Who would have thought that brown paper probably purchased from Smiths coupled with some pretty poor printing would be such a positive talking point. Dare to be different. Dare to push the boundaries. Dare to flip that right on its head but for it to have the same effect. Wow. Just wow. Utter genius.
And the name. It’s just so flippin clever. A social beer to share with friends around the focal point of any smallish gathering… the humble table. The social centrepiece where beers get crushed, laughs do be had and memories are made and Kernel go and name a beer Table Beer. At risk of repeating myself, utter genius.
I should probably now talk about the taste and its subtle hints of whatever and faint touches of this n that, as well as it maybe lacking a touch in places due to the very low percentage. But I’m not going to. Just trust me that for what this beer was designed to be it’s a work of art and it really is as simple as that.
Jymi’s Rating: 88%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 83.5%
MOB review next weekend: SURF by JAW BREW
Well the Muse on Booze Summer of Gin has got off to the most splendid of starts with Dry Island and Hibernation!
Next up is BULLDOG