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Kuhnhenn Prometheus - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn PrometheusKuhnhenn Prometheus

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85
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%


Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaztikjezuz on 12-22-2007)
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep purple into a tulip with a nice thick head on top. The nose on this is dominated by fruit esters, primarily bananas with a strong spicy edge.

The flavour follows along the same lines: the dominant thing present is a huge spicy banana flavour, definitely a light clove presence. Some alcohol present in the flavour, but not a lot. An interesting, aggressive flavour.

The mouthfeel, nothing particularly special but not disappointing. Fairly light and bubbly, which is expected for the style. The drinkability, overall decent. It's not a difficult beer to drink, and it's not something I would mind having again. Something I will only occasionally be in the mood for though.

The bottom line: If you like huge banana flavours, then Prometheus is a great beer to try out. The particular flavour present here is not something that I will personally want to experience every month, but it's a solid brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2008 16:43:21 | More by CortexBomb
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a Kuhnhenn's snifter
2011

A - It pours pretty dark. I would call it a reddish brown. It has some dark amber highlights. I barely got a skim of tan head.

S - It smell like soy sauce and mint. This makes me a little apprehensive to try it. It smells more like a Belgian as it warms. It smells really sweet.

T - The taste is not as bad as the smell. It has a weird taste. I get that soy sauce and mint taste, but it is not strong. I get a sweet, sugary taste that kind of covers it up. The finish has faded remnants of a Belgian strong dark ale. One again, it improves with a warmer temperature. It is sweet with some Belgian spices.

M - Medium with low carbonation.

O - This beer just has some weird shit going on. I'm guessing I had it for too long. It gets better as it warms. I need a newer one to compare.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:31:19 | More by buschbeer
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2014 04:46:36 | More by tommy5
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-27-2013 03:04:17 | More by Docrock
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-05-2013 18:05:07 | More by sblanton83
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-27-2013 13:41:42 | More by JohnnieNepal
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-17-2013 16:14:53 | More by trxxpaxxs
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

10-26-2013 00:53:08 | More by vande
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rab53

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

09-16-2013 06:09:18 | More by rab53
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-30-2013 23:45:08 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2013 00:24:08 | More by DMarlinJ
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-08-2013 04:32:09 | More by warnerry
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-17-2013 18:01:34 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2013 03:12:11 | More by kjkinsey
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-05-2013 03:55:15 | More by derkfromwi
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark raisin / belgian candy sugar color with caramel undertones.

S: Aroma of sweet cidery beer with honey, spices and belgian yeast

T: Taste is indeed cidery and a bit boozy. Plenty of belgian spice flavors along with honey and caramelized sugars. Plum and dark fruit flavors along with belgian candied sugar mixing with raisin and caramel.

M: Light carbonation medium body

O: its ok, nothing great. Definitely not worth the $7 a bottle tag but glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:01:47 | More by alpinebryant
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JLG193

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

12-11-2012 15:18:04 | More by JLG193
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

12-10-2012 16:08:32 | More by GreatBloomer
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superspak

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2011 winter solstice bottling. Pours lightly cloudy dark red color with a small 1 finger off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin film cap. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, pepper, anise, clove, allspice, cinnamon, banana, leather, earth, and yeast spiciness. Very nice, interesting, and complex aromas with good balance. Was not sure what to expect when I opened the bottled, didn’t know this was a spiced Belgian. Taste of huge tart raisin, prune, molasses, toast, caramel, chocolate, banana, clove, pepper, earth, leather, cinnamon, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, clove, leather, earth, chocolate, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of flavors, with big intensity on the palate; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian Strong dark ale! Very intense with big complexity; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 02:55:50 | More by superspak
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mikediesel124

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-27-2012 14:31:20 | More by mikediesel124
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cosmicevan

New York

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

consumed on 6/30, while I was "on Hiatus." massive thanks to bierenutz for the hookup from the 2011 solstice party. enjoyed from my kuhnhenn tulip.
2011 vintage

a - brew poured a deep plum purple with a thin creamy head that was gone relatively quick leaving just a skin of head. no lacing to speak of, but swirling the glass rebuilds some head.

s - as soon as the bottle opened, some fruity spiciness filled the air. upon closer inspection...yowza!!! deep dark fruit with a wonderful glaze of white peppery sage and clove like spicing. really fantastic smelling. really reminds me of ommegang's adoration (an all time favorite).

t - YUM! now that's what i'm talking about! wonderful BSDA. deep dark fruits and nice spicing. some booziness, but doesn't feel like 11% by any stretch of the imagination.

m - nice 11% tingle in my mouth. a bit thin for such a big beer and for the style, but dangerously drinkable. not as creamy as the original and classics for the style, but far superior to most american takes on a true belgian classic.

o - overall, i was rather impressed with this beer. another winner from kuhnhenn. this brewery really knows how to brew beer and for them to knock it out of the park over and over again on these big beers (and a BSDA no less) is quite impresssive. granted this is not a classic belgian take, it is far closer than most american attempts at the style.

bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:29:21 | More by cosmicevan
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

06-12-2012 02:23:30 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle over the border in New York state.

Appearance is brown with a short head, beige color. It has a nose of malts, belgian yeast and quite a bit of spice. Sipping on this strong dark ale and I taste dark fruits, biscuit, caramel and black currants. Mouthfeel is medium, with a boozy finish. A pretty tasty beer, but probably not as good as one may hope for the cost of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 02:27:20 | More by mltobin
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n2185

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear brown with a finger of light tan head that recedes to a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Sweet bubblegum and candy sugar with holiday spices--cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg come to mind--dominate the nose. There are slight bready and caramel notes toward the finish.

T: Similar to the aroma, holiday spices and bubblegum hit first followed by caramelized sugar and maple-like flavors. The finish is of sweet breads with a light alcohol warmth.

M: Medium body with low carbonation, this beer is watery feeling.

O: A pretty decent beer, overall. Interesting, to say the least. It reminds me of Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts in beer form, though in a good way. Its biggest fault is a lack of body or carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 02:21:50 | More by n2185
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle of the 2011 release, poured into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to Tony for sharing.

A: Clear dark orange body with only a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Ok.

S: Highly spicy, floral, and intense. Lots of cinnamon, white pepper, and allspice. A little booze, but not too bad. Very nice.

T: Some dark fruity maltiness joins the intense spiciness and light floral notes. A good dose of warming booze. Quite enjoyable.

M: A little thinner than I'd expect, with some light, lively carbonation. Ok.

O: I really enjoyed how distinctive and intense this one managed to be without being truly overwhelming in any one dimension. Well worth sampling if you're interested in the style and you like your BSDAs with a ton of spice.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 20:57:09 | More by woosterbill
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Kuhnhenn Prometheus from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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