Kuka - Blonde - Andean Brewing Company

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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

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Beer added by: DrunkinYogi on 05-21-2013

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by puboflyons:
Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of socon67
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of metter98
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

Photo of atr2605
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Z-man
4.06/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As long as you aren't expecting a true Blonde, this is good. A bit heavier with good flavor.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of frankwoj
2.03/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not a true Blonde Ale. Don't bother

Photo of ommegangpbr
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of seedyone
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01/30/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. If this is a 'blonde' someone switched the bottles at the salon. It's much nearer a red or a strong ale. Enjoyable if you put aside the expectation of the lightness of being that blonde infers. Haters are gonna' hate but open up & try one.

Photo of Huffs
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured to a mild head, off white, which did not lace much and only lasted a short time. Looked hazy with a light amber to orange color. Aroma had hints of malt and citrus with a little spice note. Had a light malt taste, almost caramel, but very mild. Also hints of citrus, slight sour and some spice on the back. Mild mouthfeel with a dry, slightly bitter aftertaste.

Kuka - Blonde from Andean Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.