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Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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92
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 116
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of jeonseh
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 kylelenk
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 scm2787
5/5  rDev +19%

scm2787, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Heidelberg7
1.25/5  rDev -70.2%

Heidelberg7, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +19%

Calculat0r, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a clear orange color. A small off-white head crowns it, showing moderation in retention and the spotty lacing left behind.
This beer has lots of nutmeg spiciness in the aroma but leaves no room to question that it is a beer. There's lots of pumpkin flesh under the spices, which don't add too much harshness or sweetness, and a solid hops presence is also here.
The same can be said of the flavor, and hops and malts are here but allow for pumpkin flesh and spices to take the stage. None of the spicy or sweet aspects are intrusive and there's great balance as a result.
The feel is good, about a medium body to this brew with a medium carbonation allowing for some crispness and smoothness to mingle.
This is a greatly balanced pumpkin and one of the better ones out there for the cooperation in variety of contributors in the aromas and flavors.

Brenden, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of Dael5859
5/5  rDev +19%

Dael5859, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of sweatervest27
5/5  rDev +19%

sweatervest27, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

klipper, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Scoot1969
5/5  rDev +19%

Scoot1969, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of alpinebryant
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of monitorpop
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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 DefenCorps
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, Devin. This is probably the second best pumpkin beer I've had, after T.R.E.A.T from Midnight Sun.

A nice, copper colored beer with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring rather quick, this looks great. The nose is really dynamic. Opening with a SERIOUS cinnamon brown sugar character, this evolves to a very fruity, cidery character with an almost cooked apple character. As it warms, it becomes more banana bread-like. I can't say I get much pumpkin flavor, just the cinnamon and just a little allspice. Outstanding and unique, this is great stuff.

After the nose, the palate is almost disappointing. Initially, this feels like it's not sweet enough. This, however, allows the pumpkin flavor to come through. This is a lot more subtle and delicate than the nose would have you believe. Moderate cinnamon, a little brown sugar , just a little allspice. The more I drink it, the more it makes me think of T.R.E.A.T. without the cocoa. Light in body with moderate carbonation, the finish is drying and spice with cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla. Delicate and wonderful, apart from just a little watery character on the mid-palate, this is perfect. Very drinkable.

DefenCorps, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of John_M
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Devin for the opportunity to sample this beauty.

The beer pours the expected pumpkin orange color, with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose... good lord. This beer is an absolute spice bomb, showcasing a boatload of cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, vanilla, and something of a warm cider aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and tastes like a creamy slice of pumpkin pie. Amazingly, this beer has at most moderate sweetness, with the spice keeping the sweetness in check very nicely. Mouthfeel is actually fairly light and a bit thin, but with an otherwise creamy texture that is impressive. There's even something of graham cracker flavor about this beer that is impressive. Drinkability is pretty damn good for a pumpkin beer, with the alcohol completely unnoticeable and the sweetness nicely tamed.

If there are better pumpkin beers out there, please point me to them. I'm generally not a big fan of the style, but I could drink this all day. Very, very impressive.

John_M, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of SeaUrchin
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

just finished a growler at a halloween party

appearance - poured a golden amber, hard to properly judge with low light

smell - smelled of pumpkin pie, strong doughy scent, with pleasant pumpkin pie spice, decent cinnamon and decent clove/nutmeg mix

taste - delicious, taste up front of a nice doughy almost fresh bread flavor, moved into the exact flavor of pumpkin pie and finished with a nice maltyness that reminded me i was drinking a beer

mouthfeel - full in the front moved to a chewy feel and finished leaving me wanting to take another sip

drinkability - scary drinkability at 7% i had an entire growler minus a few small tastes to others, got me through my social anxieties at a party and made me wish i had another growler

over all this was an great beer, far better than i remembered it tasting last year, better than any other pumpkin beer i had this year

SeaUrchin, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of aerozeppl
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by dmeadows.

A: Deep reddish caramel color with a little bit of white head sitting on top in my Dogfish tulip. A little bit of spoty lacing on the glass. Very nice color especially for the style.

S: Very heavy on the spices. Tons of nutmeg. Just a touch of sourness to it that really makes this nice. Little bit of malt but it is balanced it out by the spices.

T: Really nice spice to it. Not that over the top and balanced out well by the malt. Lots of toffee and caramel from the malt. Nutmeg leads the way but you get quite a bit of cinnamon and a touch of clove. A little bit of sour in there as well. Do not know if it is intentional but it is good none the less.

M: Very nice full bodied beer especially for the ABV.

D: Really nice pumpkin ale. I could drink quite a bit of this. I have enjoyed everything I have had from these guys and this is no exemption. Wish they would get a little further out but they can really make a great beer.

aerozeppl, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of PEBKAC
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of tmoneyba
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 CoSMoSYS
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: The ale came to me in a regular beer mug. It has a copper-ish gold hue to it with a decent head on it. The head seemed airy and light, not very thick at all.

S: Exceptional. It smelled like there was a huge plate of pumpkin pie under my nose every time I inhaled deep. A plethora of spices intrigued me. Cinnamon and nutmeg were there?

T: This beer is quite possibly the best Pumpkin Ale I have had in a very long time. I could drink this all day. They nailed it on the head. This tasted just like I was eating a slice of moms homemade pumpkin pie.

M: It felt a little carbonated. Not exactly smooth but very enjoyable. It almost felt like there were a very small amount of pop rocks in my mouth.

D: I would have this drink over and over again if it were possible. I had this drink at least twice during every visit while it was still in stock. I should have picked up many growler of this when I had the chance. Maybe next year!

CoSMoSYS, Dec 29, 2006
Photo of bozebus17
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy copper. It had an off-white head that lasted for the duration of the pint.

It smells like spiced cookies. Scents of cinnamon and assorted spices attack the nose. Is this a beer or is grandma making something in the kitchen?

The taste is unbelievable. There is no doubt that you're drinking a pumpkin ale. I am hit with spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the flavor of pumpkin. It is slightly sweet and slightly bitter, but these are hardly noticeable over the spices. These seem to dominate the beer and I can taste little else.

This beer is medium bodied but goes down smooth. I could probably put down three or four rounds without any trouble.

This is an overall excellant brew. It is a great fall seasonal and one I would recommend to anyone. Even a non-beer friend in our group enjoyed it. I may have to go back and have a few of these before it is gone for the year.

bozebus17, Nov 05, 2006
Photo of BigDaddyWil
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.