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Kuhnhenn Strawberry Panty Dropper - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This light lager has been sweetened with strawberry juice and natural strawberry flavors. This is an easy drinking, highly carbonated, refreshing beer that is on the sweeter side, tastes like fresh strawberries in a glass.

(Beer added by: walleye on 03-05-2005)
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Slay40, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of tipperofcows
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a pink-colored fruity ale (if you couldn't tell by the name). Smells strongly of strawberries and not much else. If you're into fruity beers, this one is pretty darn good, much better than some of the crap available on store shelves. Very sweet, almost tart-like flavor, with little to no bitterness. Summer beer only; I could not see myself drinking this in the winter.

tipperofcows, Jul 25, 2008
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rjcoy06, Jul 26, 2013
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Marti403, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kuhnhenn. Served in a 5oz taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, solid collar, and plenty of spotchy lace. Transparent pink body. Quite attractive fruit beer.

S - Smells like strawberry juice. Really not much beer here - just pleasant fruit. Thankfully it isn't overly artificial either.

T - The taste is strawberry juice with a hint of pale lager in the finish. Some lightly sweet and fruity malts make up the beer component, but this is largely fruit dominated.

M - Surprisingly medium body, chewy, with a smooth texture, and lower carbonation. I think a beer like this needs more spritz, but I'm glad it's not watery.

D - Tastes like juice. This was really easy to drink, although it's not particularly beer-like. You could drink quite a bit of this one, particularly on a hot summer day. Not sure about the hate, as it's a pretty well-executed fruit beer.

MasterSki, May 29, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Kuhnhenn's brewpub in Warren. The color of this beer is hard to describe. As the bartender brought it over, it appeared a transparent shade of pink. When I brought it back to my table and looked down on it from above, it had more of a straw-yellow color. But when I held it back up to the light, more pink-ish hues were drawn out of it. The stark-white head fizzes and settles quickly to a skin and some nice, webbed lacing was left behind.

I didn't know quite what to expect out of the aroma, but I was pretty pleasantly surprised. Juicy-ass strawberries hop out, gushing with juice and flavor, left and right. Sweet and faintly tart, it resembles the aroma of a strawberry flavored fruit-drink rather than a strawberry-infused beer. The strawberries are almost on par with how you'd expect a strawberry gummy bear to smell. Kind of "candy-ish" in essence, and certainly very juice-like. Very pleasing to sit and sniff, that's for sure.

The taste is pretty light, but that was to be expected. It almost tastes more like a wine cooler than a beer; the best taste descriptor I can come up with is slightly watered-down strawberry flavored Kool-Aid. I say "watered down" because it's obviously not quite as sweet as actual Kool-Aid, but the flavor isn't too far off. Juicy, strawberry jams and candies - although it doesn't taste much like beer (and I might compromise my manliness by saying this), there's no denying that it's still pretty damn tasty, all things considered.

The only part of this beer that resembles an actual beer is a very, very faint graininess that doesn't strike the palate until the very end, along with a slightly crisp, lager-yeast finish, once the strawberry goodness has subsided just a bit. Pretty thin mouth feel, and even though the finish was pretty crisp, a little more carbonation wouldn't have hurt. The finish left my palate feeling wet and covered in some residual strawberry juice.

Despite the fact that this tastes more like something that came out of the Arbor Mist winery as opposed to the Kuhnhenn Brewery, it was a tasty way to finish my heavy night of drinking at Kuhnhenn, and at 4% ABV, it played the role of "closer" extremely well. This honestly went down so easily; you could probably guzzle this from a squirt bottle and have no trouble drinking ounces at a time. As a man, it's never flattering to be carrying a pink-colored drink back to the table, but fuck it - this stuff really wasn't that bad.

tectactoe, Jun 03, 2013
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DrIPA, Oct 18, 2013
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Rohkey, May 22, 2013
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jemarent, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Poured a light color with a bit of a pinkish hue. The nose definitely brought forward a nice dose of strawberry along with some light grain. A bit of sweetness. Taste is mild grain and light strawberries; maybe a bit of strawberry seed. Fairly light with good carbonation. Drank well and was a nice warm-weather treat.

Thorpe429, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of CHickman
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC: pours clear golden yellow with a small 1 finger white head that faded and left minimal lacing.

Smells like apple cider, grains, strawberry, cinnamon or brown sugar, husk, light hops and sweetness like it's a glass of fruit juice.

Tastes like it smells, with apple cider, grains, strawberry, sweet malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, pear or grape, husk, light hops, grass and light wheat; very light, crisp and refreshing with fruity notes throughout.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with high fizzy carbonation, a light body and a light zesty overall feel. The aftertaste is dry and clean with lingering fruit like pear or sour apple...odd for a "strawberry" beer. Overall it was tasty and refreshing, with enough complex flavor to make it a fun beer to drink.

CHickman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with a very slight amount of pink highlights. The beer has a half finger tall white/pinkish white fizzy head that reduces to a small very thin patch. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate notes of strawberry with lighter hints of apple cider, candi sugar, wheat, and fruity malts. More sweet than tart or sour in the nose.

T: The beer has a light flavor of strawberry sweetness along with some light fruit tartness. Very light amounts of sourness and light wheat flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Not quite as sour as I was hoping for with the name of this beer (and it was advertised on the menu as a American Wild Ale. This beer is pretty easy to drink and enjoyable but I guess I was a little disappointed because of how it was characterized on the menu at the bar.

dbrauneis, Sep 26, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/15/12 notes. Had on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of strawberries, sweet sugar, candy, grains, wheat, and some fruity malts. Quite sweet in the nose.

t - Tastes of sweet strawberries, sweet fruity malts, lightly tangy fruit, light sour, wheat, and grains. A tiny bit better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall an okay fruit beer. Very sweet and lots of strawberries, something I think my girlfriend would like. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

mdfb79, Sep 18, 2012
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Kuhnhenn Strawberry Panty Dropper from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.