3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow and clear. Thick, viscous and heavy corn and essense du malt liquor. Bold and sharp all around with a heavy corn presence, sweet, strange.
polomagnifico (1144) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 2008 tasting
Aroma has notes of caramel malt, apple, pear, a little spice, nutmeg, clove, some cobwebs dank sour mold. Medium yellow gold amber hue with a white mostly diminishing head. Flavor is sweet, yeasty malt with some spice. Palate is medium to full bodied and soft. A little cloying and overall below average.
Aroma is malt and macro grain. Gold hue with disappearing white head that left no lace. Lively carbonation. Macro grain flavor with some lager yeast. Medium bodied. Ick
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewpub: Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma, bready and pale malts, some smoky notes, yeasty. Flavor, grainy, yeasty notes, some floral hops, bready, sweet and cloying.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Pizza Plant Walker Center. Way too sweeet for me. Honey, berry not a big fan.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Lansing.......this day was long, and my notes on this beer are largely unreliable and undecipherable...sorry
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 2007 Michigan BGWF. Poured hazy amber color with a large frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good complex hoppy spicy aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium sweet balanced flavor with a moderate smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good interesting winter brew.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the 2nd annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Lansing. My least favorite Kuhnhenn beer, with a rather thin, dry body dominated by caramels and butterscotch, with modest bitter esters. This was a great booth, though.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn...a slightly cloudy, wheaty looking lager - pale, murky yellow without much of a head. Strong wheat aroma, but it is clear that it is a mild lager. Dry malts abound in the flavor, yet some slight honey-sweetness. Not bad at all, really.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil - I know that many in attendance didn’t care for this beer, but I submit that they were probably not in the mood for a "simple" lager anyway, considering it was a "strong ale" festival - this had a lot of bring fruity notes in the aroma and the flavor - the taste had very mellow, but quite tasty hints of honey and vanilla - notes of pilsner malt, some grassy hops near the finish - I rather enjoyed this one.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and smooth enjoyed at the brewpub. Malty with good head, grassy hops. A style bender.