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Kuhnhenn Blueberry Pancake Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Blueberry Pancake AleKuhnhenn Blueberry Pancake Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 40
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 07-28-2004)
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

Brought back as part of Kuhnhenn's "Breakfast of Champions" St. Patrick's day party along with many other breakfast themed beers. I ended up not getting this one on tap that day, so thanks to Jeff for splitting his growler of it days later. The pour was murky and looked like shit-colored swamp water. This was definitely "bottom o' the barrel" beer. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it looks like watery mud. Lots of little black and blue specs floating around and clinging to the edges of the glass.

They could have and should have just called this beer "Fruity Pebbles Ale" because that's what I immediately thought of as I brought the beer to my nose and took a good whiff. Sure, I smell blueberry, but it's met in equal parts with plenty of other fruit flavors - much akin to a milky and soggy bowl of the ol' Pebbles. Syrupy, maybe some light maple. On the tail end, there's a mildly spicy and herbal character that I had trouble picking up. Slightly tobacco-like. Also a bit of sweet cocoa here and there, but the whole "Fruity Pebbles" vibe is still going strong and doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

The taste carries a heavy blueberry character for sure; it tastes like Fruity Pebbles much less than it actually smells like them, but some of those multi-colored crispy flavors could still be pulled from this, no doubt. The beer is pretty dense, juicy, and syrupy, partial due to the trubness of the fluid itself. Brown sugar, fruit, blueberry syrup - a nice concoction of flavors clashing midway through. On the back end, I'm picking up some ashy and herbal hops, which again remind me of tobacco. The more and more I drink, the more and more that aftertaste starts tasting like crushed black pepper rather than tobacco. Very slick and medium bodied on the palate, lower carbonation.

Looking back at my empty glass, a handful of particles resembling spent coffee grinds are decorating all sides. Definitely an interesting beer. Blueberry was definitely present, but there was so much more going on than that. Fruity Pebbles, ashy hops, pepper, tobacco, very sweet and sugary over all. Very tasty, although it may be incorrectly labeled!

03-24-2013 16:36:06 | More by tectactoe
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oberon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

I got this sample for my wife to begin with and I wound up drinking three samples on my own!Pours a hazy golden color with maybe the best aroma of any beer I have had wild tart raspberries waffle batter,man it is right on with the aromas how did they do that?Taste of fresh ripe blueberries tart and sweet with a touch of malt grainess to keep it balanced just right.Wow this beer would be great in the morning I am not a pancake fan but I could drink this everyday for quite awhile,very well done.

09-26-2004 12:09:36 | More by oberon
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joel66

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-13-2013 04:44:56 | More by joel66
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.96/5  rDev -1%

A - Dark reddish brown color with no head as its slightly flat from the growler

S - Exactly like blueberry pancake batter

T - Sweet blueberry pancakes with sweet blueberry up front. Light batter and sugar near the end. Sugary sweet aspect that lingers in the finish

M - Light body with light stickiness to it. Sugary sweetness lingers on the backend

O - Tastes just as advertised as its just like blueberry pancakes with a bit of sweetness

05-16-2013 14:48:33 | More by jeonseh
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socon67

New York

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

On tap at Beer City, North Babylon NY

A - Dark color with a very distinguishable purple hue. Carbonation on this is minimal once in the growler; the pour from the tap was foam for a good 30 seconds. No lacing of note and the foam retention is minimal.

S - Clearly the best part of this beer. Strong notes of sweet blueberry dominate the nose. And I'll be darned if there isn't a scent of pancake batter. The yeast gives off a bit of diacetyl, but this is really an impressive smelling beer. Blueberry beers should take note.

T - Very sweet right from the initial sip. The lingering notes of light grains give this beer a bit of a fresh bread flavor (thus the pancake batter). Finish unfortunately has a slight cough syrup aftertaste. Overall this is a fun tasting beer.

M - Gotta tone down the drinkability for the sweetness and medicine aftertaste. It is light drinking and with virtually no carbonation. Probably a joy for wine cooler crowds.

O - I'd get this again. Might be the best blueberry beer out there. Good to try as a benchmark, and to come back to for a sugar rush.

06-26-2013 23:53:22 | More by socon67
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown with a purple tinge. Purple hue to the head, too. Nice.

Smell - Wow, blueberries. Sweet malts. Legitimately has a pancake batter aroma. Hint of acidity.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Spritzy soda-like flavor at the start. Blueberry is masked at the beginning, but comes back with a slightly acidic twang. Pancake grain flavor in the back. Maple sweetness? I might be making that up.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and a little acidic at the same time. Medium body. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - This is excellent. I'm about to pour some bourbon barrel maple syrup into it. This should be even better.

03-31-2014 23:39:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-03-2013 14:32:29 | More by beergorrilla
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md655321

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

03-16-2014 13:49:56 | More by md655321
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-09-2013 04:00:09 | More by pjkelley82
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a weird orangey/brown color ale with a weird foamy head with limited retention. Aroma is solely constituted of pancake blueberry. I’m sure I can smell the flour and the fresh blueberry. Blueberry, white flour and butter also dominate taste. Some sourness in the aftertaste was a bit odd and difficult to explain but was still enjoyable. Overall, this is a very good blueberry beer.

06-06-2005 17:16:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2013 17:13:33 | More by Zaphog
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-06-2014 17:10:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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semibaked

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Served at the brewery at their St. Patrick's Day party.

A - Pours a medium brown with some blueberry colored highlights with a good amount of white head.

S - Good whiff of blueberry pancakes with syrup, slight malts too. The smell is not overpowering and very pleasant.

T - Tastes like Blueberry pancakes with syrup. Kuhnhenn absolutely nailed the flavor. Very tasty.

M - Light to Medium bodied, good carbonation and sticky syrupy sweetness too.

D - Definitely nice to try, like I said they just nailed the flavor of blueberry pancakes, but honestly I can see drinking this a lot, it is a novelty beer but a good one.

04-02-2010 00:51:31 | More by semibaked
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-22-2014 14:07:20 | More by MichiganderHB
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rangerstar

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

03-19-2013 00:39:48 | More by rangerstar
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cosmicevan

New York

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%

16 ounce growler picked up the other day. enjoyed from my Kuhnhenn snifter. getting the poor at the bottle shop was ridiculous, there is so much fermented sugars in this beer that it pours all foam and took ages to fill the small growler. beer pours a brown and settles in the glass as purple or black. smell is perfectly blueberry pancakes. it really is amazing. a tad medicinal in the way that the eisbocks are medicinal. taste is really interesting. again kind of like blueberry pancake batter, but with some kind of roast and medicinal qualities like the eisbocks. the beer lost a lot of its luster overnight in the growler and the carbonation was rather soft. a really interesting beer and interesting to try but not something that I would actively seek out.

06-17-2013 02:17:53 | More by cosmicevan
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mtrog313

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2012 21:55:19 | More by mtrog313
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-18-2013 22:35:45 | More by POTABLE83
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Wade5614

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2013 16:52:44 | More by Wade5614
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unclejazz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-12-2013 20:52:59 | More by unclejazz
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-24-2013 15:39:35 | More by mrebeka
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BeRanger

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2013 16:28:37 | More by BeRanger
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Romulux

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-24-2013 13:54:47 | More by Romulux
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-18-2014 23:03:21 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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Roze

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-11-2014 18:44:15 | More by Roze
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Kuhnhenn Blueberry Pancake Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.