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Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 30
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Pale American Belgo style beer was 2010 GABF’s silver medal winner. It has notes of spicy pineapple, mango bubblegum aromas which comes from the unique marriage of a special Belgian yeast and an American Simcoe hop. This beer has an initial soft malt sweetness with orange fruitiness and finishes with a hoppy dryness.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2003)
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-25-2013 21:44:15 | More by mc4z
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

08-05-2013 21:32:48 | More by ajzy
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HardyA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-27-2013 02:59:18 | More by HardyA
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gulogulo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-27-2013 02:57:29 | More by gulogulo
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-22-2013 16:11:29 | More by nlmartin
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clay23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-22-2013 03:28:37 | More by clay23
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-17-2013 22:47:53 | More by fishmich
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2013 16:48:49 | More by HisBoyElroy
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MMBrew

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 03:03:47 | More by MMBrew
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2013 21:49:57 | More by Sparty55
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-03-2013 14:39:40 | More by beergorrilla
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thomseye

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-26-2013 04:27:09 | More by thomseye
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Ncpogs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-03-2013 13:18:29 | More by Ncpogs
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-29-2013 00:13:04 | More by sblanton83
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Rohkey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-21-2013 23:10:37 | More by Rohkey
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-21-2013 01:01:13 | More by StoutHunter
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -6%

What? This is Kuhnhenn? Had on-tap at the World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Appearance: Came with a finger of head in the little sample mug. Surprisingly dark brown color. Decent lacing in the glass.

Smell: Where's the simcoe? A good bit of alcohol is noticeable on the nose with some fruity hops, but it doesn't smell distinctively like simcoe. Pretty sweet.

Taste: Sweet and bitter, depending where it hits your tongue. Quite a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish, but not too much in the taste. Not really what I was expecting.

This isn't an awful beer, but it needs a new name, I think. Surprisingly boozy and sweet. Not as simcoe forward as I was expecting and hoping.

05-19-2013 16:34:14 | More by Alextricity
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-19-2013 00:53:07 | More by DanGeo
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-14-2013 01:32:10 | More by HarmonMW
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Michigan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-06-2013 04:13:08 | More by Michigan
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Reneejane

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-27-2013 18:28:56 | More by Reneejane
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2013 04:15:14 | More by jsurfs82
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-29-2013 15:22:25 | More by fredmugs
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-16-2013 18:33:45 | More by Supergenious
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.16/5  rDev -17.3%

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a somewhat cloudy and dull golden color with a half-inch white head that leaves really nice lacing on the glass, even just as it's settling at the top. The head is magnificent, although I with the color of the beer was a bit more lively and vibrant.

The aroma is a bit subdued and hidden - it takes quite a few whiffs to really gets something appreciable out of here. At first I'm picking up almost a weird pickled garlic type aroma... That can't be right, can it?? After a bit of warming, some more aromas thankfully arrive; herbal and leafy hops, light hints of white pepper. A bit medicinal on the nose, as well. Overall, I'm not completely digging the aroma here.

Meh, and the taste is nothing special either. It gives off a sharp clove spice with a brash, harsh bitterness that empowers its way through the spices at the start. The bitterness is formed through a combination of earthy hops and a heavy dirt flavor. The hop profile is so leafy and ashy and it's just not mingling well on my palate.

There also seems to be a slight chalky character that couples with the medicinal aroma to create a somewhat off-putting collaboration. Mild bubblegum flavors pop at the end, most likely from the Belgian yeast used. I know this is supposed to mimic a "Belgian IPA", but I feel like they tried too hard and it just didn't work out. Medium-thin body with lots of carbonation.

Kuhnhenn puts out some great beers. Some fantastic beers. This is neither. This is barely above average at best. Too many weird aromas and flavors that just didn't play well together, and definitely didn't agree with my palate. I'll pass on this one next time.

03-04-2013 12:58:40 | More by tectactoe
Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.