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

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Ranking:
#3,727
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
68
pDev:
12.5%
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jeonseh
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopcat. Poured into a tulip snifter

A - Glowing deep, burnt orange that reminds you of the color of fall leaves. Looks thick and is slightly opaque. Few trails of carbonation slowly float upwards

S - Smells like a pumpkin roll. Hints of pumpkin, sweet cream and light cinnamon and allspice.

T - Pumpkin initially with subtle hints of allspice and cinnamon. There is a bready / straw taste in the middle that reminds me of a lager. Finish is more pumpkin with light spice in the finish. This is one of the first pumpkin beer I've had that is more pumpkin that just spice

MF - Medium, slightly syrupy body with light carbonation. Light in the finish as only a slight tingle remains on the tongue.

O - Solid and well-balanced pumpkin beer that doesn't overly rely on spice to bring it solid fall flavors

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Photo of kylelenk
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids. Traditional American Pint glass.

A-Nice copper color, lighter than other pumpkin/yam beers. Tiny head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves nice graffiti lacing all over the glass (something to expect in pumpkin beers).

S-Nice nutmeg aromas. Nothing you wouldn't find in any other pumpkin/yam beers.

T-Supposively they use over 100lbs of pumpkin in every batch. I typically enjoy pumpkin beers and understand that there really isn't a "pumpkin" flavor in the beer more just your brains connection with the nutmeg/spices and pumpkin pie. Overall, pretty common taste

M-Mouthfeel is the beers strong suit. It's very heavy on the tongue as the spices are quite prevalent. At 7%, this one ranks up there in ABV.

O-Kuhnhenn puts out some great beers. Unfortunately, the pumpkin/yam space is so monotonous and overplayed. While this is still a great beer, it's one that doesn't introduce anything new.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -70%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Brenden
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
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 AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Scoot1969, another epic Michigan box received yesterday.

A: Pours a small head of white with little to no lacing, a clear light brown / pumpkin color in body.

S: Aroma of Strong medium strength cinnamon, some allspice gently mixed in to not overpower the clove and cinnamon. Definite pumpkin smell here. It is refreshing without being overspiced in aroma.

T: Taste is a good dosing of pumpkin mixing with brown sugar flavors and cinnamon , nutmeg , clove and allspice. I get the feeling this beer uses powdered cinnamon due to the lighter tastes I get from it. For some reason Full stick cinnamon comes off slightly hot , not sure entirely why but I get the feeling that the less spicy of the cinnamon sticks find their way to powder? That or watered down with something else is my guess. Further investigation must be done. This beer tastes like a cinnamon sugar apple cider donut! I can attest to this statement.

M: Medium to light body for a Pumpkin ale. Light carbonation from the growler.

O: I am really enjoying this beer. It is well rounded and not overdone in any particular area. The abv is controlled and there is a heavy dosing of controlled flavors. Another great beer from Kuhnhenn.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of monitorpop
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper orange with a thin off white head.

S: Bright, fresh, sweet pumpkin pie spices.

T: Pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon and nutmeg, some sweet bready malts, a slight touch of bitterness and alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium body, a bit oily with medium carbonation.

O: One of the better pumpkin beers I've had. Bold fresh flavor that doesn't taste artificial.

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Photo of 33nickadams
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Translucent deep amber color with a finger of head that dissipates quickly. A wonderful cinnamon and allspice smell. It reminds me of one of the candles the wife burns in the head. The taste has cinnamon and allspice, but I don't really get any pumpkin. It has more of an apple cinnamon taste to it than pumpkin, which I really enjoy. It has a moderate mouthfeel, and I suppose it could use a little more carbonation. Overall, this is the best pumpkin ale I've had. I'll seek this out every year.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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