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Kuka - Blonde - Andean Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkinYogi on 05-21-2013)
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Reviews by ommegangpbr:
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

This beer kinda reminds me of Maudite by Unibroue. I never cared very much for that beer. Something in the vein of overly ripe fruit: dark spots on bananas, squishy spots on nectarines. The malt character makes me think of ingredients that may have been sitting around just a little too long. The notion of brewing with an exotic ingredient as the focal point makes me curios about further offerings from this brewery. All the same, I'm glad I was able to buy just one 12 ounce bottle without having to commit to a six pack of this stuff.

ommegangpbr, Dec 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

csmartin6, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, gold in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: toffee and toasted caramel malt

Taste: earthly sweetness, bread, potato chip, light Belgian spice, and candied sugar

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, heavy bodied, sweet

Overall: Interesting and not at all like other Belgian pale I have had. Very bready and sweet. The different ingredient make me want more from this brewery, but I will pass on this brew.

tigg924, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

KrissyKat6, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

BrianCuoz, Jul 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

acurtis, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Yellow to copper pour with a white foam head. Scents were of malt and bit of fragrance\spice aroma. The flavor to me was a bit medicinal (mouthwash) and had a slight bitterness in the finish. This was a light feel and easy drinking ale. But I'm just not that impressed. Still on the fence with Kuka. This was an okay beer.

socon67, Sep 25, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +9.1%

From the 355 ml. bottle. Sampled on April 3, 2014.

The pour is medium amber with a slightly cloudy look to it, busy carbonation, and a lingering cream colored head that becomes a ring.

There is some aroma here with the toasted biscuit malts, spices, pear or apple, and a slight hop bite.

Medium and smooth body.

I think it is nutmeg that I really get as the lead herbal/spice taste along with the caramel malts, mild but meaty fruitiness, and slight hop finish. It does have the basic characteristics of a Belgian blonde and I enjoyed it.

puboflyons, Apr 03, 2014
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ChipChaight, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

BodyPolitic, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

campfirebrew, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.04/5  rDev -7.3%

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of Maca root are present in the nose along with some notes of fruity yeast and candi sugar.
T: The taste has flavors of malty root vegetables with bits of sweetness from the candi sugar and hints of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Maca root definitely lends unusual aromas and flavors to this beer. It was interesting and while not undrinkable, I didn't really find it to be my cup of tea. Apart from the Maca root, the underlying beer tastes a like a hybrid between a Belgian Pale Ale and a Dubbel.

metter98, Nov 23, 2013
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paleoplant, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

raythealeman, Nov 11, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

Dewback4, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

crowsnest, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Dougwillhike, Mar 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnK17, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

A-pours a clear amber color with an off white head with nice retention and leaves great lacing
S-cocoa, biscuit, almonds with no hop presence
T-more cocoa and biscuit with some slight nuttiness throughout with hops providing balance but not lending to the flavor
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-an interesting take on the style, worth trying but probably won't buy again

atr2605, Jul 14, 2014
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Gorriti, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

A - Clear light golden blonde with a thumb-width of head that rapidly dissipates without leaving much lacing
S - Yeasty Belgian-ish
T - A slightly metallic almost watery bitterness that tapers off slowly
M - Thin and a bit flat
O - Yeh, what can I say...a little on the flat side

DrunkinYogi, May 21, 2013
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stomioka, Jun 27, 2014
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Kuka - Blonde from Andean Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.