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Kuhnhenn Hefeweiss - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mjohn27603 on 06-06-2004)
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Michigan

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-25-2013 21:17:05 | More by StoutHunter
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Vogie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-23-2013 21:40:32 | More by Vogie
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Kuhnhenn's brewery in Warren. Murky, murky straw-yellow in color, so full of yeasty haze that it's basically opaque. A foamy and cream white head settles nicely on top, leaving full sheets of lacing as it makes its way down the glass. An ugly duckling compared to the filtered brews out there, but beautiful in terms of hefeweizens; unfiltered and raw.

You kind of know what you're getting when you order a hefeweizen, right? At least to some degree. It's just a matter of how well each portion of it is executed, and how the proportions are laid out. Kuhnhenn's take on the classic German style has a pretty classic nose that leans to the sweet-ish side of things - good for me, as that's how I like my hefes.

Big time yeast aromas; bubblegum an sugar with clove just behind it. Plenty of fruity esters; sweet banana, pear, and a heavy, earthy undertone that plays off of everything. An easel of soft wheat contains everything; soft, dry, and sweet with and ending note of some very mild, musky and leafy hops.

Sweet banana fruits explode with the first sip, among other fruit esters, the second most notable being a lightly tart bout of pear skins. Lots and lots of wheat, yeasty bubblegum flavors, and a bit of clove and finishing lemon zest. There's a strong bready flavor that comes in about halfway through and details a beautiful "rotten banana bread" finish - one of the best aftertastes I've ever found in a hefe.

My biggest complaint is the mouth feel - it's quite watery and a little lackluster, leaving quite a bit to be desired. Hefeweizens are typically lighter beers, true, and this one is only 5% ABV, but the mouth is usually a bit creamier, thicker, and seemingly heavier, thanks to the wheat and unfiltered yeast combo... Why is that not the case, here?

Kuhnhenn never fails to impress me with their ability to provide a wide range of beer styles at their brewery while concurrently doing a great job with many of them. Hefeweizens can often be too similar, unless they have "that little something" that just stands out or works. Kuhnhenn does it here with a beautiful aftertaste. All in all, great beer with great drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 11:26:59 | More by tectactoe
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Michigan

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Maryland

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Michigan

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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Kuhnhenn, into a pint glass.

Unfiltered golden yellow, with some splotchy lace and mild retention. Nose has a good bit of bubble gum and banana, some wheat sneaks in as well. Taste of wheat, under-ripe bananas, very subtle spicy and sweetish finish. Slightly drying. Medium fell, higher medium carbonation with some wheaty texture on the palate. Nice but not a super exciting hefeweizen - wish I could've enjoyed this on a warmer day.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2012 18:21:12 | More by liamt07
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2012 01:23:20 | More by chrisbokmuller
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and poured with an off white head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bananas and wheat in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of bananas along with notes of wheat and hints of clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice American representation of a German Hefeweizen and has lots more banana flavors compared to other beers brewed on this side of the pond.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 15:55:27 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow in color with an average sized foamy white head. The head reduces somewhat over time but there is very good retention as thicker layer of bubbles remain. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lovely aromas of banana and clove with hints of vanilla, spices, and a light presence of orange.

T: Nice hints of vanilla upfront, followed by huge banana and some clove, and finishing with a nice spice and orange. Very sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: What a great example of an American brewer doing a traditional hefeweizen without reducing the intensity of the banana and clove flavors - so many American brewers try to make the banana + clove more subtle but this one is just like a great German example. Easy and enjoyable drinker for a spring/summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 15:35:33 | More by dbrauneis
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Kuhnhenn Hefeweiss from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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