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Kuhnhenn Heather Ale

Kuhnhenn Heather Ale
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Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Traditional Ale
Warren, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A pre- modern non hopped style ale, brewered before hops were discovered to have anti-microbiol properties. This ale is medium to light bodied, amberto light brown in color, almost no bitterness. Made using heather, a flower from a bush grown in Scotland. The heather gives this ale a nice subtle herbal character and aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
MBGSF 2011. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Good aroma of toasted malt and wood. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy herbal bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Interesting complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a hazy amber-brown color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Floral aroma with some malt notes. Light body with flavors of toasted malt, herbs, and fruit. The finish is fruity with a short sweet aftertaste. Interesting beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Draft at Kuhnhenn from backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, a decent herbal character, mild floral notes, some herbal bitterness, nothing really pops with this unlike many other options at the time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Draft with Ken and Vi at Barcade. Pours a hazy brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is pretty plain - some malt and grain. Mouthfeel is thin with light carbonated feel and notes of plain malts, earthy and herbal tones, and grain. Pretty tame, especially in comparison to the other Kuhnhenns

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5888) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2008
GTMW 08 - Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. The aroma is quite heathery with very well toasted malt, light butter and toffee. Medium slick body with some roughness on the finish and light carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel, some floralness and some earthy traits. The finish gives everything a rough feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
Aroma: Loaded with cherries along with some pine. Very interesting. Appearance: Copper pour with offwhite head. Flavors: Very light, somewhat bland, slightly fruity and woody. Palate: Mild carbonation and light bodied. Seems appropriate for the style but maybe a little too watery. Overall: Interesting beer to try but not that good. I prefered TDD Anned’ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours hazy amber with tan head. extremely sweet and doughy aroma. flavor is sweet caramellly, bready. decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2479) - USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft at Good Beer. Smoky, lightly sour, and malty. It is not sweet, has some herbal notes, and there is some yeast in the finish. The aroma is a little bitter. This earthy ale is not bad, but it is not Kuhnhenn’s best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2011
tap at kuhnhenn. roasted grain and grass with big toasted malt and some octoberfest character. aroma is more bitter and earthy than the flavor. pretty standard, but enjoyable...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Draft @ Brewery. Pours a lightly hazy light brown color with a frothy white head. Nose is lightly spicy, some wheat and yeast notes, very earthy. Taste is semi spicy, some nice fresh earthy tones, light malt, and a slightly bitter finish.

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