In a nutshell: A Belgian-style Dry Hopped Saison from Bermondsey's Kernel Brewery.
The lowdown: With a beautifully pale colour this is another of Kernel's Belgian style ales which has been fermented with saison yeast, and hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops. It's very much in the mould of a traditional saison, but with an ABV that's a little less hefty than usual. Subtly grassy and spicy on the tongue, it's got a lovely smooth mouthfeel and signs off a with clean, dry finish.
Style - Belgian Specialities ABV 4.6% - Moderate Strength
One of the grandfathers of the London craft beer scene, Bermondsey's Kernel Brewery was founded by Evan O'Riordain back in 2010.
His mission then was to brew beer worthy of attention, and was one of the first UK breweries to brew huge, hop-forward IPAs. Now internationally recognised as one of the best breweries in the world, Evan's beers changed the way that people drank in the capital and was the inspiration behind most of the new wave of London breweries. They still brew in small batches and now produce wonderful sours and fantastic porters and stouts.