Kuhnhenn Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by Alextricity:
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2013 04:32:57 | More by Alextricity
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4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
This brew was served from the tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, glowing a shimmering golden coloring. It held a one and a half finger tall head of snow white bubbles, showing decent retention, and leaving spots and cords of lacing all around the glass. A chill haze was noted, but no sediment was found. Carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma gave rubbers, raw powdered yeast, brightly citric and sweetly nectary hops, peach fuzz, lemon wipes, soft floury wheatiness, crisp pale malts, honeysuckle, heavy creamer, chlorine and medicinal phenols, and kiwi fruitiness with warmth. Our first impression was that there was great fruitiness to balance the bright citric hops that came through in the flavoring. As we sipped, the taste opened with cotton, pineapple and mango fruitiness, grassy, grapefruity, and nectary hops, light plastics and rubbers, basil and oregano herbals, and fresh apricot juiciness to pull us to the peak. Here we received more of a bitter, herbal hoppiness, with white sugar flashes, dill, medicinal phenols, parchment paper, and sugary sweet citric hops at the way back. These, in turn, marked the transition to the finish, where sweaty dog, plastics, cork, chalk, crispy pales, mineral, dust, fresh mint, green pepper vegetals, nectarine, and sea salt came to blend. The aftertaste breathed of white flour pencil eraser, bitter grassy and citric hops, plastics, glass, corny adjuncts, and brown breadiness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave nice froth and cream, with pleasant drag to the slurp, and crisp, foamy finishing pop. This left the mouth wet and coated, with eventual creeping chalky dryness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank insanely well.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavor and its drinkability. Sweet and citric hops, lighter malts, and fruity inclusions blended wonderfully, wafting gently over the taste buds for the entire tasting. Both comfort citrics and exotic tropicals were appreciated, giving the feeling of something familiar, but also something new and exciting. At no point did anything become overbearing, even with warmth. The nose, comparatively did get a little sweaty and metallic by the very last few sips of the glass. That said, you could sip this beer all day long and it would never get old. This is one of the best, most consistent Kuhnhenn offerings we’ve had in a long time.
Serving type: on-tap
09-02-2013 19:53:31 | More by TheBrewo
Kuhnhenn Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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