Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Had on-tap at Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township (?), Michigan. I was excited to finally get my first taste of Kuhnhenn.
Appearance: Well, it looks like a pale ale. There’s a finger or so of head that sticks around awhile. The lacing hangs in there for about the first half of the pint, and then it goes away.
Smell: It’s just... nice. What more is there to say. The most noticeable aroma is the hops, but it’s not a huge burst... just a nice, Fruity Pebble or Fruit Loops-esque smell that pleases the nose.
Taste: Quite honestly one of, if not THEE, best pale ales that I have ever had, as it is perfectly balanced. It has the aroma and flavor of an IPA, but it lacks the bitter bite that most IPAs seem to have. The non-nondescript citrus and cherry aroma comes through in the taste, and it’s just super smooth and tasty. If I go to a bar and want something that’s not as bland as BMC or quite as hoppy as an IPA, I’m going to choose Loonie Kuhnie. The aroma and taste match up nicely, there’s a perfect balance of malts and hops, it’s really not bitter at all (if you happen to dislike bitter beers), and would be a great sessionable choice at about five-and-a-half percent ABV. The mouthfeel is medium, and the finish is clean with a pleasant tea-like aftertaste (think Lagunitas IPA). Would love to have another. daje (4341) - NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
Tap at Crowbar, january 26th 2013. Hazy orange body, big white head. Citrus aroma, lots of it, mango, orange, peels. Taste is also all about citrus fruits, pineapple and orange, a bit much, close to orange juice du to lack of bitterness, never thought i’d say this but i find the orange taste way too dominating here. Aftertaste levels it out a bit with a sweet caramel taste. It’s an interesting beer but could use a little balance. garthicus (2925) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2013
On tap. Appearance: golden orange. Tiny white head. Aroma: slightly sour, tart, mango and sharp hop. Flavour: wow, an almost saison like mouthfeel with yeast, lots of hops, sharp bitterness and a lovely sweet hoppy finish. dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2013
Ipa aroma and it had some of that floral, citrussy flavor. Nice sour note to the beer. A real American. On tap at In De Wildeman. dmac (6211) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Growler via growler swap 2.0. Poured a really pretty clear dark copper/burnt orange syrupy body under an average sized fluffy white head. Aroma starts off with loads of fruits, tropical and citrus along with som peach and nectarine along with dough and slight molasses. Medium to almost fuller bodied that is chewy for the style with strong carbonation for a growler that was shipped 100s of miles and has been in my fridge for an additionally week. Flavor is good with citrus rind and bread crusts along with some old fruits and slight molasses. Great AA on this one (appearance and aroma)
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Keg at craft. Amber with white head. Resinous pine aroma, slightly cheesy, little grapefruit, slightly floral. Similar taste, resinous pine and grapfriit, and caramel. Medium to thin body. Ok mR_fr0g (11913) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Keg at the Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Orange / golden colour, with a persistent white head. Some hop haze. Aroma is sharp lime / grapefruit. Flavour follows some caramel malt, more hop resin. Dryish finish sharp lime zest finish. Pretty good. Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Keg at Craft Beer Co. It pours golden amber with a small white head. The nose is caramel, passion fruit, orange, tangerine, light resin and candy. The taste is tangerine, zesty orange, passion fruit, spritzy, nice bitterness, floral, candy and metal with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Pretty tasty and well balanced. PotjeBier (3213) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
On tap @ Beer Temple. Blonde color. White head, somewhat sticky. Aroma’s: refreshing hops, some sweet fruit, retronasal I get the impression it contains some brett, with a slight sourness. Flavor is medium bitter with a light sourness. Light bodied. Finishes bitter. I doubt that the sourness was intentional. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
Draught- Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy wonderfull citrus aroma. moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate. Very nice.