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Kuhnhenn Aldebaran - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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88
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A very hoppy citrus nose leads this beer, with low malt and high hops in flavor. The Belgian yeast leaves the palate creamy instead of dry. This is an awe-some beer for Belgian and hop fans alike.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 03-19-2008)
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle
served in a tulip glass

A - It is a deep amber color and clear. I got virtually no head. I got aggressive towards the end of the pour to managed a quarter inch of beige head.

S - I get a weird smell that I can't quite place. I do get some alcohol. The bottle described a banana and bubblegum aroma. I don't get that. I do get some citrus and maybe a little pine.

T - The taste is a weird meld of citrus flavors. Now I do get some banana in the aftertaste. The more I sip, the more I become aware of some pine. I has a clean finish.

M - It is moderate with low carbonation for an IPA. Almost slick on my tongue.

O - I bought this right after the Winter Solstice party. I thought it was a Belgian pale ale. I may have sit on it too long. Oops. It wasn't a bad beer, but the hops have probably faded. It is my fault if that is the case. When you have over a hundred varieties of beer some are going to fall through the cracks.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 23:26:37 | More by buschbeer
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3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
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2012 bottle. Have had it for about 1.5 years, thanks Dan. Beer seems close to flat when opening, very little "pop". Apperance is ruby red, no head, the stillness on top tells me it is indeed flat. Nose is sunscreen (in a good way), sweet, malty. Taste is yeast up front (I'll attribute the "sunscreen" smell to the yeast), kind of tangy & slight citrus bitterness on the sides, more bitterness going down with yeast flavors. Nice. Mouthfeel is medium, but very flat. Doesn't seem to be properly carbed, or the seal was not intact. Overall the flatness really hurt my initial impression, but as it warmed I noticed that less and the tastiness took over.

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Slightly sweet aroma, with notes of bubblegum. Very faint aroma, with nothing much else.

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Kuhnhenn Aldebaran from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.