Kuhnhenn Blueberry Panty Dropper - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This brew pours out as a light pinkish purplish yellow color. Very different looking. The head is thin and doesn't leave us with much retention. The smell is fruity with a hint of malts in there. The taste reminded me of bubblegum a little bit. wasn't really able to pull much of the blueberry out of it. Either way it was an interesting brew. Mouthfeel was light, and it seemed to be a good brew for the summer time.
Serving type: on-tap
05-06-2011 18:06:34 | More by Knapp85
3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On Tap at Rattle and Hum.
Blueberry Panty Dropper is lighter than expected, a lighter shade of bronze with a faint trace of 'blue' poking through, looks semi unfiltered. A whisp of cream colored foam on top, leaves minor stickies. smell is blueberry all right, those boys at Kuhnhenn know their fruit over there. Some faint sweet scents from the malts, no hops, not medicinal thank god. Taste drops off on the blueberry based on the scent. A very light in taste of real blueberry flavor mixing in 50-50 with the malt sweetness. No hops, but im sure they are in there keeping this from being a cloying mess. Feel is light and refreshing and would be a hit with the ladies, these fruit beers really are not my thing and I tire of them rather quickly, but I appriciate the 'craft' that went into this.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2011 16:01:21 | More by BARFLYB
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Blueberry Panty Dropper is not blue but it sure as heck is colourful. The fruit skins have imparted an unexpected amount of colour, a blend of colours actually. It's a deep auburn tone that fuses cherrywood with butterscotch. There is an unusually remarkable degree of clarity. Its head is also exceptional, having endured a long car ride from Detroit in the growler, it victoriously stands tall above the surface, porous but pompously large.
The fact that Kuhnhenn uses local, in-season Michigan blueberries is made obvious by the aroma. Of course I expected the beer to smell like blueberries, but I was not anticipating the bouquet to be so 'wild' and vividly authentic; there is nothing sweet or syrupy about it. I'm unsure if the brewery also used juice in addition but assuming they didn't it is nothing short of incredible how much character they could extract from those berries!
You taste not only the flavour of blueberries but their essence too. It's not easy for me to expand on that thought by describing the nature of blueberries but suffice to say that if you have ever had freshly-picked, locally grown, in-season blueberries you'll recognize the ripeness of leathery, tannic skins and the wild and curiously tart dark berry flavour. Note to brewers: When making a fruit beer, leave out the cavities, leave in the anti-oxidants.
There's no sugary or sweet synthetic crap here, thank God. (Nature is always better than the lab when it comes to making food.) This beer is incredibly drinkable by virtue of the authenticity of its fruit. That said, the base beer itself is boring and bland. Naturally, it likely has to be to showcase the fruit flavour but that doesn't change the fact that it needs a little more malt to make for a better mouthfeel.
This beer didn't drop any panties but it did blow off my socks a little. I'm honestly taken back by just how remarkably Kuhnhenn was able to capture not just the taste and smell of blueberries - but their essence as well. This is beyond doubt one of the finest fruit beers I've had the pleasure (or often displeasure) of trying. Never mind panties, I'd drop some serious cash to get another growler of this stuff. Thanks ThatWineGuy for sharing this one!
Serving type: growler
07-11-2009 19:22:08 | More by biegaman
4.05/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a growler of this during my visit to the brew pub yesterday, the name on the Menu was preceded by the state abbreviation - MI - and boasts of using real Michigan blueberries. The precise colour is a bit hard to describe, it seems the blueberry skins have influenced the darker hues seen here, very much like a dark european honey hue with flashes of auburn and burgundy, toffee-like, cherry juice in a glass, very small bubbles a good sign, lazy carbonation. Sandy beige head, cloudy surface, nice sticky lace in thin ribbon-like sheets on the glass. Beige ring persists. Slow, steady small bubble carbonation seems very natural. Smell of fresh blueberries on pouring, whiffs of leather, pipe tobacco. The taste is remarkable for its abundant fruit yet lack of sugar, there is nothing sweet or syrupy about this, Kuhnhenn let the real berries steal the show. The body is on the thin side, not very dense. There is very low if any bitterness and the acidity was pretty neutral. Overall, a pleasant sessionable fruit beer and very drinkable - preferably in mixed company.
Serving type: growler
07-11-2009 04:53:36 | More by ThatWineGuy
Kuhnhenn Blueberry Panty Dropper from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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