detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours an incredibly clear and bright copper orange, with a thin ring of white foam. No lacing to speak of, but some thin ’legs’. Perfumy, sweet orange hoppy aroma, fruity like candy, but then again like natural fruit. Then like an orange liquer.
Spicy and malty with tangerine and a Belgian bubble gum yeast flavor. Candi sugar is evident. Finishes with a lightly tart fruity citrus - a bit spicy, a bit dry, and a bit alcoholic. Lightly carbonated with body just shy of medium.
A complex and enticing brew, difficult to describe, but oh so easy to drink. A kid-in-a-candy-store in a glass.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly Ale
64 oz growler
Moderate pour in a goblet
Unknown brewing (recent?), enjoyed day after the growler pour, 04/07
Poured a deep clear amber with an average white head and good lacing.
Smelt of strong apricots, banana candy, bubble gum, tutti frutti.
Taste was upfront strong sweet candy sugar, moderate apricot, followed by a strong rustic yeastiness and grassiness on an average length finish.
Palate was medium bodied, softly carbonated, creamy and moderately astringent. Alcohol does not show through whatsoever, impressive!
Overall, an extremely fun and easy strong drinkable beer. Flavors are fun and simple, yet bold. Awesome balance.
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. This Belgian has strong Simcoe flavor, bubble gum, bannanas etc. I have noticed over the last month, as the beer has aged, it has become more complex and has lost te bubble gum flavor.
Drank it at Kuhnhenn’s
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My second fav. at Kuhnhenn’s. I’m new to Belgians but learning fast. Wish they bottled this one.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great IPA. Nice marriage of simcoe hop flavor and belgian yeast fruitiness. Slightly sweet with nice full mouthfeel.
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub...fantastic marriage of an American IPA and Belgian Strong Ale. Really more of an Imperial IPA with crisp, clean hoppiness that finishes dry. Crazy good!
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb color, a cloudy ghosty orangey brown topped by a foamy off-white head. Aroma is piney, containing a strong hop impart, highly yeasty yet intensely caramelic, woody and orangey. I’ve never smelled anything like this. A great original blend of less original flavours that work in unison. Wow, that’s good. More earthy orange flesh paired along with piney and foresty floral and herbal butterscotch flavours. Rather complex, but most of all hypnotizing “working well together” factor. Moderately carbonated, perhaps a bit thinned-out mouthfeel, but still working well. Now Clark who was kind enough to share this growler insists that it is far more exciting, filling and better bodied fresh on tap and while I believe him, I certainly enjoyed this beer a whole lot.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
9.5% ABV. On draft at brewery. Clear copper color with lasting thin white head. Nice lacing too. Sweet orange to grapefruit aroma and maybe a bit floral to banana-ish. Nice thick mouth feel with sweet slightly sugary maltiness, sweet hop citrus-grapefruit flavor with a mild amount of tart grapefruit hop bitterness. There was something else there as well. A bit floral and spice or something. Very Nice.
adrian910ss (2445) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the HDG. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium sized white head. Aroma of a floral garden. Floral hops galore with hints of citrus and bubblegum. Taste is floral with hints of citrus and bubblegum. Has a piney finish. Wonderful stuff.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp!
Hazy red-copper, long lasting white head with ample lacing. Nose is really sweet, orange and yeast coupled to fresh pine and mango. More yeast and hop in the flavor, a beautifully dry mesh. Short finish and lackluster carbonation. Overall, this is still quite good. Orval, Luciernaga, Hitachino Nest Classic... if you like these, you will like this. It’s a little fruitier and creamier without as much complexity, but it’s in the same vein. Probably the best I’ve had from Kuhnhenn.