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Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil)Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%


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

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial White Ale is a cloudy straw color, and has a zesty citrus nose and a medium sweet aroma. It is refreshingly crisp with a bit of a wheat flavor. With medium hop bitterness, this is a delightful brew for any season.

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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served on tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic tulip glass, glowing a golden honey coloring. It held a half finger tall head of eggshell colored bubbles, showing okay retention. Tiny spots of lacing were left about the glass. Haze was chill but lingering, while no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be minimal. The aroma gave sharp Belgian yeast, lemon rind, black pepper, soft wheatiness, toasted sesame seeds, pale malts, coriander, allspice, vanilla wafer cookies, biting medicinals, and baking soda. With warmth came fusel booziness, light bubblegum sweetness, and dried apricot fruitiness. Our first impression was that there was a nice blend of Belgian spice, citrus, and wheat to make for a highly flavorful and heavy beer. As we sipped, the taste opened up with lemon rind bite, citric and sweet nectary hops, muddy wheat, coriander, raw honey, Belgian yeast, chalky Belgian pales, orange flesh fruitiness, must, crisp pales, mineral, and salt. The middle came to a peak with white sugar sweetness, walnut, cheddar cheese mustiness, white cake batter, prairie grass, and flashes of red cherry and that dark fruit heaviness. The end came with sweet esters to blend, along with banana bread coolness, wheat and floury pales, soured lemon juiciness, plastics, fresh cream, sweet clover flower, floral hops, and clean booze without the burn. The aftertaste breathed of vinegar acidity, light grassy hops, sour citric orange pith, alcohol, white pepper, sweet florals, clove, banana esters, and dusty wheat. The body was medium to thick, and carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave nice slurp and smack, with nice finishing pop. Cream and froth, on the other hand, were okay, but not big enough to help buffer the heavier feel and big flavoring. The mouth was left syrupy and sticky, with little dryness other than from the booze. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its excellent aroma. While it is quite heavy and fusel from the get go, the sweetness of the malts, and the depth of the spice, keeping it even and nicely balanced throughout. Actually with warmth it even became fruitier, further sweetening any residual bitterness. To compare, the flavoring was also quite nice, but we felt they overdid it a bit in regards to how “Belgian” it was, as we were expecting more of a dirty, unfiltered, American imperial Wit. Instead there were heavier syrups and sugars, and a unmistakably Belgian yeast. This is not to say it wasn’t good, but rather just took us for a bit of a surprise. Additionally, the lack of creaminess and foamy froth made things seem unfinished, as they would have helped soften the edges. Either way, this was a strong, tasty beer, and something you should definitely try if you are a fan of wheat.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2013 19:54:57 | More by TheBrewo
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: on tap 10 oz
Glass: snifter
From: kuhnhenn's
Price: $7

Appearance: yellowy orange. Almost opaque with a medium sized white head

Smell: a little fruity, wheat, yeast, hop balance

Taste: yeast takes a strong hold but quite complex. Wheat, fruits, hops

Mouthfeel: thicker but not a sipper. Creamy and slightly bitter aftertaste

Overall: another hit from kuhnhenn's. in my opinion they are too rare and a touch to expensive. But they do know how to make beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 03:04:11 | More by SportsandJorts
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cosmicevan

New York

3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

consumed on 6/29, while I was "on Hiatus." stopped by Blind Tiger while in NYC today. Served in a tulip.

a - brew poured a murky orange with minimal head.

s - really nice weiz smell of oranges and bananas and general wheat beer odors.

t - flavors match the nose, but much more intense than one would expect. really big orange peel and some banana. kind of boozy. very intense flavoring.

m - feel leaves a tingle. big beer for sure.

o - i normally look at a weiz as a refreshing summer drink, but this is a bit intense for the 90+ degree day. i'll have just one as i didn't love it as first. however, this grew on me as i sipped it (as most big beers do) and i'm kind of digging it much more, however...still rather boozy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 01:11:22 | More by cosmicevan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Blind Tiger, NYC

Served in a tulip glass, a dull golden-orange color, opaque with haze, and a tiny ringlet of head that disappeared completely within seconds. Lots of soft fruit and clovey spice in the nose. Taste is sweet and laden with banana, perhaps more so than I've ever had in a beer, bready yeast, wheat, clove and pepper, light pear and apricot that are mostly eclipsed by the banana, mildly subtle citrus hops in the finish. Smooth and fairly chewy, body is heavier than medium, drinkable, but a bit too sweet for me. Good, but I doubt I could drink more than one of these.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 20:25:19 | More by Rifugium
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Giggy

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on tap from Crunchy's, East Lansing.

A gold to orange body. Head disappeared on the way to my table. Aromas of light sugars, spices, and citrus. Flavors of wheat, lemon, apples, cloves, and alcohol. The body was qquite hin for the alcohol/sugar attributes of this beer. Quite sweet. Enjoyable drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 20:16:09 | More by Giggy
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gotweid

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. Its a very light straw colored brew, a little cloudy. Bright white head stays with this all the way down. Aroma of wheat and citrus is easy to pick up. Tastes also of wheat and grapefruit. Mild bodied. Slightly carbonated and refreshing. Very tasty beer and extremely easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2011 22:20:55 | More by gotweid
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rye726

Colorado

4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks my firend for the chance to try this one. I was really impressed. The beer held great complexity and depth. Super bright and fresh flavors. Exactly what I look for in the style. Lots of citrus, pepper, sweet malts, spicy yeast and light candies. Crisp body. Really exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 00:11:27 | More by rye726
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out as a cloudy yellowish golden color with a little white head on it. The aromas of malts, fresh grains and some spices. The taste followed through with these same elements. The mouthfeel was pretty good also. The overall view of this beer that I have is that it was good but just didn't spark my interest all that much. My friend brought home a growler her enjoyed it that much. I just wasn't able to get into this one too much, but it was worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 18:26:43 | More by Knapp85
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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/24/10

2009 batch into a snifter.

A: Pellucid golden with a soapy white head and scattered lacing.

S: Prominent banana notes, along with bready malt, clove, bubble gum, wheat, coriander, pear, granny smith apple, and light lemon notes. There's a decided yeasty character to the fruit notes.

T: Banana, clove, yeast, bubble gum, orange, pear, some alcohol, and bready malt. The spicy clove is nice and restrained, never taking away from the banana and rich malt flavors. A little alcohol is evident in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 07:02:54 | More by HopHead84
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into unibroue snifter

Pours a light layer of white head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: A lot of wheat, cloves, lemon zest, and spice. It has some bready malts and it shows it is a big beer for the style.

Taste: A massive amount of lemon zest, huge lemonade flavor. It also has some applesauce flavors with some peppercorn. I also get some wheat and clove. Bready malts. Very unique.

Mouthfeel: Think of biting into a lemon. Very citrusy. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends citrusy, fairly clean.

Overall, a very interesting beer. It was actually pretty decent. It has some nice flavors, but lacked in the nose. I liked all the lemon flavors. Fairly drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 23:54:04 | More by mothman
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a hazed orange amber color with very minimal head. What head I can muster is a off white color. The aroma is sweet with hints of peach, apricot, and pear mixed with some spice notes like spearmint. Medium/light mouthfeel. The taste is way different than I thought it would be with an almost lemon like sourness/tartness. Almost like a lemon smarties. After the tartness subsides a subtle wheat like base pulls through. Some alcohol presence makes itself known as well. Lingering apricot flavor. Very different but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 23:35:35 | More by kbutler1
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor...Pours a nice honey gold with a huge white head, lots of retention and lacing on this bad boy...The aroma is a clove bomb with an underlying array or eucalyptus. Aloe lotion does't get me ready to drink something...The taste loses most of the clove and you're left with mostly the eucalyptus. I can't drink much of this. Not my thing but other non beer drinkers were big fans.

I'd pass if offered again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2010 22:11:21 | More by jrallen34
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metter98

New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured cloudy deep golden orange with no bubbles visible on the surface.
S: There is a distinct aroma of grapefruit and wheat malts in the nose, along with spices such as clove, coriander and pepper.
T: The taste generally follows the smell and is rather fruity with flavors of grapefruit and orange. The overall taste is very well balanced between the fruits, spices and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: For its strength, the alcohol is very well masked making this beer very drinkable. I would definitely have this again as it was fruity and refreshing.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2010 12:49:20 | More by metter98
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, on the way down to DLD. List said this was 8%, and described as a double witbier.

Pours a hazy orange, some amber highlights, very bright looking, medium sized white head forms, slowly falls to a thick ring around the glass, some lacing sticks, looks real nice.

Smell is neat, very spicy, some coriander, wheat, very yeasty, bubblegum, orange peel, peppery, lots of fruity character, alcohol comes through, a bit sugary, not bad.

Taste is similar, sweet up front, orange peel and candi sugar, wheat, light toast, coriander and pepper, bubblegum, very fruity, some apricot, alcohol, spicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. A pretty good example of a big wit bier.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2010 16:54:54 | More by Viggo
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david18

New York

3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a 12 ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

I'm not the biggest fan of Weizenbock. The combination of a wheat beer and 9.5% alcohol doesn't work for me. Visually, it was a very light color with a lot of good carbonation. The aroma is very wheat-like and good. Mouthfeel was ok but the alcohol is a little heavy handed which would lower the drinkability for me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 19:13:46 | More by david18
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Billolick

New York

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler pour from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY, pours hazed medium apricot amber, short lived off white 1/4 inch head, and then, a tiny bubble film and minor lacing. Ripe fruit, bananas, creamcicle, honey, light pepper and yeast in the nose. Tasty, zesty, citric, bold, complex weizenbock, more creamcicle notes, ample pepper, loads of ripe tropical fruit, lime, smooth finish. Love the style, love the Kuhnhenn brews, so you know this one was quite enjoyable. Nice to find this one available, and fresh on tap at my local.

Serving type: growler

04-27-2010 01:43:05 | More by Billolick
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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/6 inch head of white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of herbs, orange peel, yeast, sweet malt, and more citrus. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, orange peel, yeast, slight hop, and herbs. Overall, good body and aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2010 00:54:47 | More by Tone
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery, Winter Solstice. Beautiful peachy orange appearance with white head that reflected the fading sunset. Wonderful wheat aroma draws me in easily. Above average mouthfeel, tasty wheat, leading to a pinnacle of bannana and orange citrus fruit. Very drinkable.
Had again on tap at the brewpub and tasty fruity wheat.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 02:19:10 | More by Sammy
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womencantsail

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle courtesy of the ever generous hoppymeal. Thanks Derek!

A: The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a fluffy white head that is somewhat short lived.

S: The nose is incredibly spicy with tons of clove and a bit of white pepper. There's tons of wheat and a nice fruity bouquet of banana, pears, oranges, and apples. The malt and wheat provide a light sweetness and some toasty, bready notes.

T: The flavor was simply exceptional. The clove and pepper flavors are quite strong but still allow the yeast character to shine. The banana is stronger than the nose would indicate and the citrus takes a back seat. The pear and apple flavors give the beer a nice fruity sweetness and work well with the toasty base of the beer.

M: The body is quite full, especially for what I was expecting. The carbonation is creamy and smooth and the finish is slightly dry.

D: I'm not generally the biggest fan of wheat beers, but this was phenomenal. And the rather high ABV was nowhere near detectable. A great beer from Kuhnhenn!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 17:27:03 | More by womencantsail
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seaoflament

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always nice to try a new beer from Kuhnhenn, thanks Derek!

Pours a hazy golden orange hue with close to an inch of head that falls down to a thin layer and a well formed ring.

Spicy clove and wheat notes at first, followed by apple, pear, and notes of bubblegum. A touch of cinnamon, toast, orange, and also a noticeable mint aroma in the background. Nice balance of sweet and tangy wheat and phenols. Sometimes it comes a cross as a light banana bread with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A quarter of the way through the beer has warmed up more and the apple/pear juice-like aroma grows a tad stronger, but still not enough to distract or overwhelm the beer.

Zesty wheat flavors upfront, pale malt sweetness, and a finish of spices, mostly clove and a bit of cinnamon, and lastly a bit of lemon. Later on the beginning has an almost bitter apple flavor that quickly gives way to the tangy-sweet combination of the wheat. Very subtle banana or bubblegum sweetness at first. A touch of alcohol warmth also can be detected in the finish. Somewhat a little too bland. A little more banana sweetness once the beer starts to warm up.

Mouthfeel is very good with moderate carbonation, a little heavy malt presence on the palate, and with a clean finish that leaves just a touch of residual sugar to keep some flavor going, without being cloying. Quite easy to drink for nearly 10%

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 03:34:20 | More by seaoflament
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BMoney575

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2-14-10

Pours a very cloudy orange color, almost brown, with just the slightest hint of a white head and a few bubbles of lacing.

Smell is strong fermented fruit and alcohol, with notes of cloves and banana. Very enjoyable, with a yeasty hop edge at the very back.

Taste is just like the smell, lots of banana and wine-like fermented grape. You can pick out the booze, but it adds a very pleasant quality. Very good.

Mouthfeel is perfect, almost too thick, the flavors last forever.

Drinkability is also good, if you're a fan of the style. I am.

Overall, a great beer, and one that Kuhnhenn should make widely available.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 20:55:33 | More by BMoney575
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david131

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy, luminescent, orange liquid with a thin, creamy white head that lasts for a bit, but then settles to a splotchy covering.

S- Bananas, clove, white bread, and pepper. Aromatic and very appealing.

T- Sweet fruit- most notably bananas with a touch of citrus, clove, pepper and bread. The sweetness is kept in check and is rather enjoyable. There is a slight vegetable aspect to this beer, and I can honestly say that this is the first time that I have ever enjoyed said aspect in a beer.

M- Creamy smooth with a definite alcohol dryness at the end. The alcohol is not harsh, or even warming, by any means.

D- Very drinkable for the ABV. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, and it is not typically a style I seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 04:29:56 | More by david131
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gford217

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from hoppymeal poured into a tulip.

Pours an extremely murky orangish brown with a small creamy white head that hardly recedes at all and leaves patchy lacing on the sides.

The aroma is very sweet with tons of bananas and bubble gum from the wheat. There is a light spiciness as well, white pepper and cloves, and maybe some orange peel.

The taste has the same sugary fruit sweetness with bananas playing a major role. The spiciness seems to be more prevalent with a noticeable clove presence, especially in the finish. The oranges and other sweet fruits add to the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with an appropriately high carbonation.

This is an extremely well-crafted imperial wit that's serirously drinkable for the ABV. It's definitely sweet with lots of fruit but the spiciness balances it well. As I've said before, the Kuhnhenn bottles I've had that weren't infected are generally outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 00:49:46 | More by gford217
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a chalice. This is a cloudy orange/copper color with minimal head. Smell is heavy on the cloves, with some bananas, peaches and oranges mixed in as well.

Taste again is heavy clove followed by some sweet banana, peaches and orange. This is put together really well and the alcohol is barely noticeable.. awesome drinkability. Mouthfeel is medium to light.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 01:20:58 | More by webmanspidey
Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.