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Kuhnhenn Simcoe Sillier - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillierKuhnhenn Simcoe Sillier

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very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 23.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Googs on 01-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 87
Reviews by Roman5150:
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip

Appearance: darker amber orange with white half finger head

Smell: simcoe citrus/grapefruit, very floral earthy hops, alcohol, guava and other tropical notes, bubblegum

Taste:you notice the alcohol, not overwhelming but surely not hidden. Lots of clove and bubblegum, some coriander notes as well. Some floral citrus notes blend well with the subtle malt backbone. Hardly bitter at all.

Mouthfeel: decently carbonated, but could possibly use more to make booziness more subtle. Very full bodied beer

Overall: My first Kuhnhenn, i enjoyed this one a lot. Expecting huge floral/simcoe notes but they werent really dominant over the alcohol, has some elements of a scotch ale mixed in. Pretty expensive and wont seek out, but will buy again as it was a refreshing well balanced brew.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jeonseh
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a FFF tulip

A - Copper with orange hues. Small amount of carbonation seen trailing upwards. Small white head that leaves nice lacing

S - Sweet pineapple, mango, light strawberry, bubblegum. Very slight floral notes too with a slight kick of booze. This is one sweet and very powerful nose. Really great to smell.

T - Bubblegum and clove with a slight floral aspect as well. Don't get as much sweet fruit as I did in the nose. There is a slight alcohol that comes near the end which when mixed with the bubblegum reminds me of cough syrup. Not a big fan of the taste.

MF - Lots of carbonation with a medium, slightly sticky body.

O - This was an intriguing beer as I loved the smell but the taste was too much bubblegum and booze together. This made it taste off and a bit like medicine.

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Photo of DruC4
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big orange citrus taste up front. Very good orange aroma. Cushioned mouthfeel. Yeast in the finish. Very good for style. Could also pass as a Belgian IPA. Honey bulks up mouthfeel, makes it smooth. Dangerously drinkable at this alcohol level.Thanks for sharing Josh.

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Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AndrewKroll
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jduprey007
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Synergy87
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Danimal25
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage poured in to Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Cloudy golden orange with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Belgian yeast, clove and peppery spice are complimented by sweet bubblegum, tropical fruit and grapefruit.

T - Yeast esters, spice, clove and a huge bubblegum flavour. Lighter mango and apricot notes. A warming alcohol presence throughout but overall the alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV.

M - Medium body; slightly sticky. Light carbonation.

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of djcira
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short Review. This is a nice Belgian style DIPA, the hop flavors are big and fruity with lots of tropical and citrus aspects making for a pineapple orange juice like flavor, plus they go great with the Belgian which shows up just enough and it never gets to be too overpowering. The alcohol was pretty well hidden, this would be deadly in the summertime. I was impressed with this one and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Etan
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a snifter.

A: Pours a glowing dark honey color with a small off-white head.

S: Simcoe is still going strong in the nose, with notes of juicy grapefruit, honey, marshmallow, lime zest, mango, fresh grain.

T: Taste comprises pineapple, bitterish resin and pine sap, malty vanilla, stone fruit, honey, white cake, cloves, hint of dark alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Even with a few months of age on it, this still feels like a bright and juicy Belgian DIPA. Very tasty.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cyde
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of MiWolfman
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of liamt07
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by solidfunk (RB), 12oz into a tulip. From the most recent Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice.

Orangey red hues, offwhite head with light retention and head. Nose has Belgian yeast, some herbal and citrus notes. Orange and tangerine is at the center of the action. Taste has sweet tangerine, orange and clementines, honey and a beautiful drying Belgian yeast character. Full, sweet body and the alcohol is disguised. So sad I passed up on this on draught at the Winter Solstice :( (good thing though as I probably would've died).

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

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Kuhnhenn Simcoe Sillier from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.