Kuhnhenn Strawberry Panty Dropper - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2013 02:32:10 | More by tectactoe
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2013 15:51:17 | More by MasterSki
3.44/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This beer was served on draft at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, glowing the exact pinky color of white Zinfandel. It held a stark white half finger head of soapy bubbles across the top, showing decent retention, and leaving spotty lacing all around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted whatsoever, and carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma was equally as simple, with candied strawberries, pale and lightly wheat malts, whole milk creaminess, whit sugars, white wine grape skin, and the sweetness woody muskiness. With warmth came a light chemically phenol, and more of a synthetic berry syrup. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed nice strawberry sweetness and general authenticity of fruitiness, while otherwise keeping things light and flowing. As we sipped, the taste opened with white sugars, tinny metallics, wax paper, macerated strawberries, green leafiness, and pale and pilsner maltiness. Pulling us to the peak was metallic bite, sweaty saltiness, strawberry shortcake breadiness, vanilla frosting sweetness, pale malty base, faint black pepper spice, and soured yeastiness. The end came with walnut oils, more mild vanilla flashes, red starburst juiciness, confectioner’s sugar, fermented berry jam fruitiness, glassy metallics, and distant dirty earthiness. The aftertaste breathed of soured lemon peel, strawberry creaminess, white sugars, pale malts, wheaty grain, bittered metallic yeastiness, and faint raspberry tartness. The body was light, and the carbonation was light to medium. As the beer warmed it thinned, becoming much more watery and less creamy or frothy, while the remainder of the sip gave okay pop, smack, cream, and froth. The mouth was met with what was initially a decently syrupy thickness, but again, became more cooling and crisply drying than coating by the end of the glass. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugged rather easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its taste. The strawberry seemed clean and genuine throughout, offering not only sweetness to balance the sourness and depth of the toasty pale malts, but an independent air of refreshment. The nose, on the other hand, was a bit one-dimensional and simple, but without offering any type of “wow” factor. The feel fell to the same detriment, becoming too watered by the end, unable to fortify the flavoring within. Either way this guy drinks well, and while he’s on the sweeter side, he would make for a pleasant dessert beer to clean you up after a hot summer’s day of beer tasting.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2013 20:54:36 | More by TheBrewo
Kuhnhenn Strawberry Panty Dropper from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.