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HopCat Kiwiís Playhouse
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On-tap as part of a HopCat beer sampler. Appearance: A golden brown sort of color. Zero head, zero lacing. Haze? Didnít look closely enough. Not a single bubble in the glass... strange. Then again, Iíve never had the style before, I donít think. Smell: Sour/tart. Nondescript sorts of fruit. Kiwi? I figure with the name "Kiwiís Playhouse" that there ought to be kiwi, but I donít get it. Taste/feel: Sour/tart. Nondescript sorts of fruit. Kiwi? I figure with the name "Kiwiís Playhouse" that there ought to be kiwi, but I donít get it. Feel is somewhat thin but it has a decent body with a nice bit of carbonation as well. Not a bad beer at all, but it either needs a new name, or a recipe tweak. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft at Hopcat - good amount of sourness , interesting bready finish. Refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (392) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at HopCat GR. Golden color. Sparkling, bright body. Good sour funk--kiwi flavor didnít stand out to me at all, but itís presence might have given the beer a slight sweetness I donít find in too many Berliner Weisses. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Tap: turbid orange color, hazy & muddled like a Berliner should be, with a fleeting, soda-like white head. Aroma is musty oak, sweat sock funk, cotton, wet hay, & a strong injection of kiwi & lemon-lime tartness hitting strong middle to end. Damp, soft wheat in the back-end. Taste is just as funky as the aroma; wet hay, dirty cotton & barnyard flavors with a tart kiwi fruit presence that comes out with plenty of finishing lemon & lactic acid. Some mild buttery popcorn flavors in the aftertaste, along with more sweaty, funky cheesecloth. Very dry... Very nice example of a fruited Berliner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Good Weird smell. Very refreshing taste. Good kiwi flavors I thought. Not bad at all overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Cloudy, dull straw orange-brown body, no head. Sour, grassy nose with light fruit juice. Same in the body, sour, crackery, and a tad sulfuric. The kiwi is subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at MBGSF 12. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate wheat and sour citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tropical sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6575) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma has a nice kind of earthy tart kiwi note with a bit of acid and a hint of backing wheat. Flavor is extremely sour up front puckering our mouth slightly, but it mellows to allow kiwi to come out and an earthy wheat note underlying.


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