Kuhnhenn Play In The Hay - Cherry

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Warren, Michigan USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with 70% Pilsner malt, 30% Michigan raw organic Wheat and bittered with German Hallertau. German hefeweizen yeast was first used to ferment the wort followed by secondary maturation on 3 strains of Brettanomyces infused with Montmorency cherries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (10304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a hazy brown with crimson highlights and a thin white head. Fresh clean cherry. Loads of cherry, big pie filling flavor, light acidity and a hint of sourness, but not a lot of it. Really creamy mouthfeel, smooth and silky, nice light carbonation. Finishes up with a little tartness and more lingering cherry pie flavor. No idea if this is really 9%, but if it is, its hiding it remarkably well. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Tap at RnH. Pours a bright reddish violet with no head- odd sized bubble/carbonation. Aroma is cherry pie, sweet cherry skins, light pitty tartness and earth, and some light cinnamon spice. Flavor is similar to phoenix and Belgian red, but a bit less intense, and less sour bite towards the finish, but still pretty damn nice- lots of cherry pie filling, sweet red cherries, light tartness, pitty cyanide black cherry wood chips, moderate to strong sweetness, gets slightly cloying and slight medicinal cough syrup at a couple points- slight slick finish, with slight tartness and lingering sweetness. Not as great as some other examples, but far better than most cherry beers in this alcohol range. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a cloudy reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is sweet with cherry and a slight hint of sour. Mouthful is thin to medium with some light carbonation. Despite the abv, this is really easy to drink. Its a bit lift up front, with some cherry notes. The cherry flavor seems to carry this with that hint of sour coming through in the end, but lots of sweetness in the finish, almost cloying detracts a bit

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Tap at RattlenHum. Deep red pour with no head. The aroma is delicious cinnamon laced cherry cordial, red delicious apples and chocolate sauce. Rich cherry flavor, fairly dry (not a plus in this case), with more cordial and spice in the finish. Very reminiscent of Selins Grove Phoenix Kriek but not quite as strong, at least in flavor. Very solid, but certainly not a lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2009
poured a cloudy pink to light raspberry with no head. aroma tart cherries with a hint of wheat, as it warmed the aroma was little more subtle. flavor tasted like a tart cherry pie as it warmed some nice sweetness came out. This is one of those beers you could enjoy all night

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