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Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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92
outstanding

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 116
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: putnam on 11-02-2003)
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1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Heidelberg7, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of kylelenk
3.53/5  rDev -16%

Had on tap at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids. Traditional American Pint glass.

A-Nice copper color, lighter than other pumpkin/yam beers. Tiny head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves nice graffiti lacing all over the glass (something to expect in pumpkin beers).

S-Nice nutmeg aromas. Nothing you wouldn't find in any other pumpkin/yam beers.

T-Supposively they use over 100lbs of pumpkin in every batch. I typically enjoy pumpkin beers and understand that there really isn't a "pumpkin" flavor in the beer more just your brains connection with the nutmeg/spices and pumpkin pie. Overall, pretty common taste

M-Mouthfeel is the beers strong suit. It's very heavy on the tongue as the spices are quite prevalent. At 7%, this one ranks up there in ABV.

O-Kuhnhenn puts out some great beers. Unfortunately, the pumpkin/yam space is so monotonous and overplayed. While this is still a great beer, it's one that doesn't introduce anything new.

kylelenk, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Nice khaki head. Nice wisps and some surface foam.

Smell - Extremely spicy. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, mace. Pumpkin comes through behind it, but it's there.

Taste - Still extremely spiced. Cinnamon, nutmeg. Pumpkin still light. Not a heavy pumpkin at all. More pumpkin in the finish than anywhere else.

Mouthfeel - Thinner than most pumpkins. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty but it could be richer.

Alieniloquium, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a hazy amber, little on lighter side, with a small off white head that falls quickly. Leaves some spotty lace.
Aroma is pumpkin mixed with malt and spices nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice touch of clove?
Taste is sweet lots pumpkin flavors mixed with spice, lightly sour flavors that mix with cloves, little strange almost like lime? Overall not a bad pumpkin beer diffrent then the rest just not what I was expecting.
Mouthfeel is a little light of medium not a bad feel to it.
Drinkability is ok but as I sit here drinking it the sour just seems more and more out of place, says best before Jan. but assuming on the 11th that it should still be good. Thanks to CRJMellor for this sample

mntlover, Jan 11, 2005
Photo of AgentZero
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

A - Orangish/brown colored beer with a white head that left some wisps and stick on the glass.

S - A lot of pumpkin, with a good bit of pumpkin pie spice. Cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Basically go smell a pie and you've pretty much smelled this beer.

T - Not quite as good as the nose. There's a distinct pumpkin flavor but the spices are a bit more muted. Good, not great.

M - Medium bodied with lower carbonation.

O - It's good, but that's good for a pumpkin ale. Easily drinkable and enjoyable, but I wouldn't give it a world class rating just because it's the best of what I've had from this style. Worth trying if you like this style

AgentZero, Nov 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

robriley, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Zaphog, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%

On-tap at Hopcat. Poured into a tulip snifter

A - Glowing deep, burnt orange that reminds you of the color of fall leaves. Looks thick and is slightly opaque. Few trails of carbonation slowly float upwards

S - Smells like a pumpkin roll. Hints of pumpkin, sweet cream and light cinnamon and allspice.

T - Pumpkin initially with subtle hints of allspice and cinnamon. There is a bready / straw taste in the middle that reminds me of a lager. Finish is more pumpkin with light spice in the finish. This is one of the first pumpkin beer I've had that is more pumpkin that just spice

MF - Medium, slightly syrupy body with light carbonation. Light in the finish as only a slight tingle remains on the tongue.

O - Solid and well-balanced pumpkin beer that doesn't overly rely on spice to bring it solid fall flavors

jeonseh, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of CRJMellor
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%

Have to agree with last review. In general, Pumpkin are just not my bag but overall this beer was really good.
Poured brown with hints of red and orange, very hazy and looked "chewy." Nice head with a hint of orange.
Started with a nice malty ale and they added the pumpkin. However, they did it was incredibly well done. Spices detected was cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and maybe a hint of apple ? In talking with one the brewers later he indicated they used real pumpkin in the beer which is amazing.

CRJMellor, Nov 24, 2003
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours from the longneck bottle a hazy, cloudy pumpkin orange with a big creamy, cragly head that continues to grow even as I let my glass sit here. Wow...just a massive frothy head that won't give up...biggest head of any pumpkin ale I've tried with sheets of lacing. There is a nice mashed pumpkin smell along with hints of cinammon, nutmeg and allspice. Reminds me of the fall and images of colorful fallen leaves.

First sip brings a nice sweet pumpkin upfront along with some cinnamon and spices. There's an interesting slighty sour astringent twang on the back of the palate. The pumpkin and spices balance each other out nicely here. Good pumpkin ale.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit thin for me and it's too overcarbonated. The carbonation causes and effervescent quality in my mouth that I'm not too fond of. Less carbonation and more body would make me happy. Pretty tasty overall...would be nice in the fall...I look forward to trying some more Kuhnhenn brews. Many thanks to marburg for the opportunity.

orbitalr0x, Feb 28, 2005
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%

Outstanding pumpkin, enjoyed on tap at the brewpub with one of the Kuhnhenn "boys". Thick orange coloured body, lacey. Nutmeg and spicey aroma. The taste had cardommon, nutmeg, asome ginger. 7% batch.Carbonation appropriate and right there. Nice balance and a nutritious lunch by itself.

Sammy, Nov 02, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

DrIPA, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of PEBKAC
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Last thing I had at the Blind Tiger's VSK v3 before heading back home.What a fun clusterfuck that was. :)

Everyday tulip pour. Filtered dark copper color with a big dollop of whitewash head. A little chill-hazed, as everything besides the cask comes out too cold.

Smell is a mishmash of sweet powdered spices. Actually smells like they used a mix of just apple pie spices(cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) instead off going big on clove, ginger, & so on. Scent is slightly baked, & slightly fruity with a pleasant acidic quality.

Bready malt, with more cinnamon & allspice then anything else. The would be soapy nutmeg is way in the background. Bitterness is minute, with clove just barely there. Finish is a zip of leafy bitterness & cinnamon, with barely a notion lingering. Not muddled/weighed down like other spiced ales, but very bright.

Carbonation is prickly, but not harsh. It has some heft to it, but isn't syrupy. I don't like the powdery feel, but the alcohol is well in check.

Tasty. :)

PEBKAC, Nov 19, 2009
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

PaulyB83, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

EZEKIEL_F, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jas45678, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance – This one is very thick and hazy. It’s orange in color and has some light carbonation. The head came up beautifully and took some time to go down, leaving a nice rim of foam around the top of the liquid.

Smell – The nose is very spicy and the pumpkin is laid back. The cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice fill the nostrils.

Taste – This is good. I don’t care much for the Pumpkin Ales that stand heavy on the pumpkin, but this one clearly leans on the spices that I picked up in the smell. There are also some sharp citrus notes in here like lemon that really set it off from the rest of the pack. It’s easy to produce something clumsy with these specialized styles but this one is quite good.

Mouthfeel – This is really big in the mouth. It’s not full-bodied but much bigger than medium I’d say. Between the spices, sourness, and thick malts there’s a lot going on in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – Most assuredly the best Pumpkin Ale that I’ve had to date.

Comments – Thanks to skyhand for spreading the pumpkin love.

RoyalT, Dec 17, 2004
Photo of monitorpop
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

A: Copper orange with a thin off white head.

S: Bright, fresh, sweet pumpkin pie spices.

T: Pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon and nutmeg, some sweet bready malts, a slight touch of bitterness and alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium body, a bit oily with medium carbonation.

O: One of the better pumpkin beers I've had. Bold fresh flavor that doesn't taste artificial.

monitorpop, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of 33nickadams
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Translucent deep amber color with a finger of head that dissipates quickly. A wonderful cinnamon and allspice smell. It reminds me of one of the candles the wife burns in the head. The taste has cinnamon and allspice, but I don't really get any pumpkin. It has more of an apple cinnamon taste to it than pumpkin, which I really enjoy. It has a moderate mouthfeel, and I suppose it could use a little more carbonation. Overall, this is the best pumpkin ale I've had. I'll seek this out every year.

33nickadams, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of BigDaddyWil
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Much thanks to nisjer05 for grabbing me a growler of this wonderful pumpkin ale!

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy, orange, copper color. A nice bright one inch thick head forms, leaving a good amount of lacing. Fantastic smell, closest pumpkin ale that actually smell like pumpkins and spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkins, malt and spice can easily be picked up in the aroma. This brew gives Michigan Brewing Company's Screamin' Pumpkin a run for its money. Lots of malts, pumpkin and spices give this seasonal brew a good flavor. Slightly bitter and not as sweet as I expected. Medium body feel and quite smooth. Super easy too drink, with a decent amount of alcohol. A great seasonal beer thats worthy of trying!

BigDaddyWil, Oct 24, 2006
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks to Scoot1969, another epic Michigan box received yesterday.

A: Pours a small head of white with little to no lacing, a clear light brown / pumpkin color in body.

S: Aroma of Strong medium strength cinnamon, some allspice gently mixed in to not overpower the clove and cinnamon. Definite pumpkin smell here. It is refreshing without being overspiced in aroma.

T: Taste is a good dosing of pumpkin mixing with brown sugar flavors and cinnamon , nutmeg , clove and allspice. I get the feeling this beer uses powdered cinnamon due to the lighter tastes I get from it. For some reason Full stick cinnamon comes off slightly hot , not sure entirely why but I get the feeling that the less spicy of the cinnamon sticks find their way to powder? That or watered down with something else is my guess. Further investigation must be done. This beer tastes like a cinnamon sugar apple cider donut! I can attest to this statement.

M: Medium to light body for a Pumpkin ale. Light carbonation from the growler.

O: I am really enjoying this beer. It is well rounded and not overdone in any particular area. The abv is controlled and there is a heavy dosing of controlled flavors. Another great beer from Kuhnhenn.

alpinebryant, Nov 12, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Tap at brewpub.

Poured a clear dark orange copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy allspice and pumpkin aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy pumpkin bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.

This is a solid beer that is good for style.

tmoneyba, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to Mike (AgentZero) for picking this up at Kuhnhenn. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - A half-finger of white foam quickly settles to a thin collar, some wisps, and minimal lacing. The body is a transparent dark pumpkin color - surprise!

S - Smells like pumpkin pie. I suspect I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish this from an actual pie if blindfolded. The spice character consists some cinnamon and nutmeg sharpness, but it's very mild. Yup - pretty much pumpkin pie and all that entails - pumpkin, brown sugar, pie crusts, etc.

T - Taste is pretty similar, but not quite as good as it loses some of the sugary sweetness present in the aroma and replaces it with more in the way of toasted grains. Otherwise it's mostly pumpkin pie, with a bit of nutmeg spice in the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, chewy and slightly gritty texture - surprisingly pie-like actually. Lower carbonation, and no alcohol.

D - It's one of the best pumpkin beers I've had, but it's the sort of beer I'm OK with having about once a year. The sweetness gets a bit fatiguing, but thankfully the moderate spice character keeps it more drinkable than most pumpkin beers.

MasterSki, Nov 10, 2011
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Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.