Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn All Hallows AleKuhnhenn All Hallows Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by putnam on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
12.59%
 
 
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Outstanding pumpkin, enjoyed on tap at the brewpub with one of the Kuhnhenn "boys". Thick orange coloured body, lacey. Nutmeg and spicey aroma. The taste had cardommon, nutmeg, asome ginger. 7% batch.Carbonation appropriate and right there. Nice balance and a nutritious lunch by itself.

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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Nice khaki head. Nice wisps and some surface foam.

Smell - Extremely spicy. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, mace. Pumpkin comes through behind it, but it's there.

Taste - Still extremely spiced. Cinnamon, nutmeg. Pumpkin still light. Not a heavy pumpkin at all. More pumpkin in the finish than anywhere else.

Mouthfeel - Thinner than most pumpkins. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty but it could be richer.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike (AgentZero) for picking this up at Kuhnhenn. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - A half-finger of white foam quickly settles to a thin collar, some wisps, and minimal lacing. The body is a transparent dark pumpkin color - surprise!

S - Smells like pumpkin pie. I suspect I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish this from an actual pie if blindfolded. The spice character consists some cinnamon and nutmeg sharpness, but it's very mild. Yup - pretty much pumpkin pie and all that entails - pumpkin, brown sugar, pie crusts, etc.

T - Taste is pretty similar, but not quite as good as it loses some of the sugary sweetness present in the aroma and replaces it with more in the way of toasted grains. Otherwise it's mostly pumpkin pie, with a bit of nutmeg spice in the finish.

M - Medium-bodied, chewy and slightly gritty texture - surprisingly pie-like actually. Lower carbonation, and no alcohol.

D - It's one of the best pumpkin beers I've had, but it's the sort of beer I'm OK with having about once a year. The sweetness gets a bit fatiguing, but thankfully the moderate spice character keeps it more drinkable than most pumpkin beers.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of John_M
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Devin for the opportunity to sample this beauty.

The beer pours the expected pumpkin orange color, with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose... good lord. This beer is an absolute spice bomb, showcasing a boatload of cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, vanilla, and something of a warm cider aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and tastes like a creamy slice of pumpkin pie. Amazingly, this beer has at most moderate sweetness, with the spice keeping the sweetness in check very nicely. Mouthfeel is actually fairly light and a bit thin, but with an otherwise creamy texture that is impressive. There's even something of graham cracker flavor about this beer that is impressive. Drinkability is pretty damn good for a pumpkin beer, with the alcohol completely unnoticeable and the sweetness nicely tamed.

If there are better pumpkin beers out there, please point me to them. I'm generally not a big fan of the style, but I could drink this all day. Very, very impressive.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, Devin. This is probably the second best pumpkin beer I've had, after T.R.E.A.T from Midnight Sun.

A nice, copper colored beer with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring rather quick, this looks great. The nose is really dynamic. Opening with a SERIOUS cinnamon brown sugar character, this evolves to a very fruity, cidery character with an almost cooked apple character. As it warms, it becomes more banana bread-like. I can't say I get much pumpkin flavor, just the cinnamon and just a little allspice. Outstanding and unique, this is great stuff.

After the nose, the palate is almost disappointing. Initially, this feels like it's not sweet enough. This, however, allows the pumpkin flavor to come through. This is a lot more subtle and delicate than the nose would have you believe. Moderate cinnamon, a little brown sugar , just a little allspice. The more I drink it, the more it makes me think of T.R.E.A.T. without the cocoa. Light in body with moderate carbonation, the finish is drying and spice with cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla. Delicate and wonderful, apart from just a little watery character on the mid-palate, this is perfect. Very drinkable.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Brenden
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a clear orange color. A small off-white head crowns it, showing moderation in retention and the spotty lacing left behind.
This beer has lots of nutmeg spiciness in the aroma but leaves no room to question that it is a beer. There's lots of pumpkin flesh under the spices, which don't add too much harshness or sweetness, and a solid hops presence is also here.
The same can be said of the flavor, and hops and malts are here but allow for pumpkin flesh and spices to take the stage. None of the spicy or sweet aspects are intrusive and there's great balance as a result.
The feel is good, about a medium body to this brew with a medium carbonation allowing for some crispness and smoothness to mingle.
This is a greatly balanced pumpkin and one of the better ones out there for the cooperation in variety of contributors in the aromas and flavors.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Orangish/brown colored beer with a white head that left some wisps and stick on the glass.

S - A lot of pumpkin, with a good bit of pumpkin pie spice. Cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Basically go smell a pie and you've pretty much smelled this beer.

T - Not quite as good as the nose. There's a distinct pumpkin flavor but the spices are a bit more muted. Good, not great.

M - Medium bodied with lower carbonation.

O - It's good, but that's good for a pumpkin ale. Easily drinkable and enjoyable, but I wouldn't give it a world class rating just because it's the best of what I've had from this style. Worth trying if you like this style

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Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is very thick and hazy. It’s orange in color and has some light carbonation. The head came up beautifully and took some time to go down, leaving a nice rim of foam around the top of the liquid.

Smell – The nose is very spicy and the pumpkin is laid back. The cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice fill the nostrils.

Taste – This is good. I don’t care much for the Pumpkin Ales that stand heavy on the pumpkin, but this one clearly leans on the spices that I picked up in the smell. There are also some sharp citrus notes in here like lemon that really set it off from the rest of the pack. It’s easy to produce something clumsy with these specialized styles but this one is quite good.

Mouthfeel – This is really big in the mouth. It’s not full-bodied but much bigger than medium I’d say. Between the spices, sourness, and thick malts there’s a lot going on in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – Most assuredly the best Pumpkin Ale that I’ve had to date.

Comments – Thanks to skyhand for spreading the pumpkin love.

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Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CRJMellor
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have to agree with last review. In general, Pumpkin are just not my bag but overall this beer was really good.
Poured brown with hints of red and orange, very hazy and looked "chewy." Nice head with a hint of orange.
Started with a nice malty ale and they added the pumpkin. However, they did it was incredibly well done. Spices detected was cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and maybe a hint of apple ? In talking with one the brewers later he indicated they used real pumpkin in the beer which is amazing.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drbenderdo
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of aerozeppl
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by dmeadows.

A: Deep reddish caramel color with a little bit of white head sitting on top in my Dogfish tulip. A little bit of spoty lacing on the glass. Very nice color especially for the style.

S: Very heavy on the spices. Tons of nutmeg. Just a touch of sourness to it that really makes this nice. Little bit of malt but it is balanced it out by the spices.

T: Really nice spice to it. Not that over the top and balanced out well by the malt. Lots of toffee and caramel from the malt. Nutmeg leads the way but you get quite a bit of cinnamon and a touch of clove. A little bit of sour in there as well. Do not know if it is intentional but it is good none the less.

M: Very nice full bodied beer especially for the ABV.

D: Really nice pumpkin ale. I could drink quite a bit of this. I have enjoyed everything I have had from these guys and this is no exemption. Wish they would get a little further out but they can really make a great beer.

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Photo of mntlover
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber, little on lighter side, with a small off white head that falls quickly. Leaves some spotty lace.
Aroma is pumpkin mixed with malt and spices nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice touch of clove?
Taste is sweet lots pumpkin flavors mixed with spice, lightly sour flavors that mix with cloves, little strange almost like lime? Overall not a bad pumpkin beer diffrent then the rest just not what I was expecting.
Mouthfeel is a little light of medium not a bad feel to it.
Drinkability is ok but as I sit here drinking it the sour just seems more and more out of place, says best before Jan. but assuming on the 11th that it should still be good. Thanks to CRJMellor for this sample

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Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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