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Kuhnhenn Nine - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 18
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Dark Strong, black in color, it has aromas of rich dry malt and a slight caramel sweetness. Rich and smooth there is not any bitterness to this full bodied beer. The high alcohol level in this beer provides some balance of it’s malty palate.

(Beer added by: walleye on 06-16-2005)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 2011 vintage, Winter Solstice. I got this in a trade. Served in a tulip glass.

Kuhnhenn's Nine pours with a dark brown body, showing off attractive ruby highlights through the cloudy beer underneath a thick tan head. The head retention could be improved, and while the beer is murky looking, it is so dark it doesn't quite matter.

As the beer warms, a malty, toasty aroma unfolds, with hints of fig pudding and a slightly oxidized wet cardboard aroma as well, though this is minimal. It promises to be a deep, rich experience.

The flavor is a mix of contrasting flavors. Up front is a rich, malty flavor reminiscent of raisins, grapes and dates. It has a slightly tangy mid-palate, almost like an Oud Bruin, but not quite so lactic. Past that vinous, vinegary flash, the finish is full of residual sugar and a sticky bread pudding flavor. The carbonation is somewhat dull for the medium bodied beer, and could use some livening up.

Alcohol is not present in the aroma or the flavor. Extremely well-hidden. The beer itself tastes past the prime, and it come off as messy, with a strange yeast funk or something that went off in the aging process. I would not recommend this beer, though I certainly think it deserves another try, with a fresher batch.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 Fluid Ounce bottle
Served in a Kuhnhenn snifter
2012 vintage

A - This beer is almost as dark as a stout. It is topped with a couple inches of head.

S - The aroma is spicy and fruity. I get some dates and raisins.

T - The taste starts out decent. The Belgian yeast spiciness comes through. Then I get a little date and fig taste. Finally, I get some roasted malt.

M - Medium

O - It is different. It started out like a normal Belgian strong dark ale. The finish was almost stout or porter-like with roasted malt.

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Kuhnhenn Nine from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.