Kuhnhenn Hefeweiss | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn HefeweissKuhnhenn Hefeweiss

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mjohn27603 on 06-06-2004

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A killer Hefe from the Kuhnhenn Men. Poured out to a nice golden color that was slightly cloudy. Medium High carbonation. Great aroma reminded me of well aged cheese and bread yeast. My mouth is watering... Taste was exactly to suit. Flavors of wheat, banana, clove with some yeast character toward the finish. I had a hard time putting my glass down. Smooth and refreshing mouthfeel, with high drinkability for the summer and fall months. Highly Recommended.

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4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So now we're talkin'!

I reviewed the bottled version of this a few months ago and was really that impressed with it, not to mention that it was overcarbonated and half of the bottle ended up on the table.

This is a very, very good American hefe! Pours a cloudy gold in color with a thin white head. Nose is very inviting, slightly sweet, the banana and cloves making a full appearance, slightly wheaty. Taste is very full and rich with a very grainy mouthfeel. Banana, cloves and other spices abound. This beer went down very nice. This is as good of a hefeweizen as I've had, it's right up there.



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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of DrJay
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, golden caramel colour with a giant, fluffy, off-white head that left plenty of lace on the glass. Complex aroma with a strong vanilla component, some lemon, a bit of clove, and a faint banana fruitiness. Very nice. Vanilla remains up front in the flavour. There's also a bit of nuttiness at the midpoint. Lemon citrus appeared in the end once it started to warm up and became quite a dominant flavour. Finishes a bit dry. Highly carbonated, a bit slick with a creamy texture and a round body. This is a great drinking beer and the vanilla character is quite a pleasant surprise.

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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unlabeled bomber courtesy of trbeer and enjoyed with him and his wife Kathy while watching the sun difuse out in the clouds over Lake Superior at the Union Bay campground of the Porcupine Mtns. State Park, Michigan. How's that for an opener?

Color is clouded pale straw yellow, a massive head builds quickly to the pour and resides after a good while to a sloid murky skim always present. Chunky lacing sticks all over the place.

Aroma is of lemon and banana juices, dull wheaty tones mix well within and very slight yeast notes appear around the edges.

Taste is mellow, smooth, tangy with a solid tropical fruityness dripping with orange zest, apple tartness, lemon, and banana peels, a large wheaty backing thats sharp but seamingly held back for a smoother overall taste makes for some excellent smoothness in its overall character. Quite nice to take in.

Feel has a light to medium body, tart-like, fruity tanged, smooth for sure, although something about it seemed empty, mostly the front, and some of the finish. Can't really say it was watery or thin, just not alot of fullness here. But man was this a nice taster. A great mix of fruits with this one. Good stuff.

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4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woosterbill
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Knifestyles for sharing this; 12oz bottle into a tasting glass.

A: Opaque yellow body with a solid covering of fine white bubbles. Ok retention and lace. Not bad.

S: Hugely intense assault of cooked bananas and some light spice. The most banan-y aroma I've ever encountered in a beer. I'm sure some might hate it, but I find it both crazy and wonderful.

T: Again, insanely powerful banan - like some great banana bread got liquified and bottled. Spicy finish. Pretty darn tasty.

M: Smooth medium body with a good amount of creamy carbonation. Great.

O: I never expect anything normal from Kuhnhenn, and this Hefeweizen certainly lived up to my expectations. If you like banana, seek out this beer.


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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Kuhnhenn's brewery in Warren. Murky, murky straw-yellow in color, so full of yeasty haze that it's basically opaque. A foamy and cream white head settles nicely on top, leaving full sheets of lacing as it makes its way down the glass. An ugly duckling compared to the filtered brews out there, but beautiful in terms of hefeweizens; unfiltered and raw.

You kind of know what you're getting when you order a hefeweizen, right? At least to some degree. It's just a matter of how well each portion of it is executed, and how the proportions are laid out. Kuhnhenn's take on the classic German style has a pretty classic nose that leans to the sweet-ish side of things - good for me, as that's how I like my hefes.

Big time yeast aromas; bubblegum an sugar with clove just behind it. Plenty of fruity esters; sweet banana, pear, and a heavy, earthy undertone that plays off of everything. An easel of soft wheat contains everything; soft, dry, and sweet with and ending note of some very mild, musky and leafy hops.

Sweet banana fruits explode with the first sip, among other fruit esters, the second most notable being a lightly tart bout of pear skins. Lots and lots of wheat, yeasty bubblegum flavors, and a bit of clove and finishing lemon zest. There's a strong bready flavor that comes in about halfway through and details a beautiful "rotten banana bread" finish - one of the best aftertastes I've ever found in a hefe.

My biggest complaint is the mouth feel - it's quite watery and a little lackluster, leaving quite a bit to be desired. Hefeweizens are typically lighter beers, true, and this one is only 5% ABV, but the mouth is usually a bit creamier, thicker, and seemingly heavier, thanks to the wheat and unfiltered yeast combo... Why is that not the case, here?

Kuhnhenn never fails to impress me with their ability to provide a wide range of beer styles at their brewery while concurrently doing a great job with many of them. Hefeweizens can often be too similar, unless they have "that little something" that just stands out or works. Kuhnhenn does it here with a beautiful aftertaste. All in all, great beer with great drinkability.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely hazy golden orange, huge white fluffy head that didn't ever want to leave, leaves some spectacular lacing on the glass. Smell is vanilla, some slight banana, some spices and some citrus. The taste is vanilla up front, some citrus, bizarre nuttiness, a little bit of tang at the end. Mouthfeel is light, smooth buttery carbonation, very dry finish. Very tasty hefe that gets better as the bottle progresses, thanks DrJay.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle. Perhaps the biggest head on any beer I had. The head took over the class and a cottony white when from the top of the pint glass to a finger up from the bottom. The beer was straw yellow in appearance. The aroma was very yeasty. The first sip was very surprising. It was very tart tasting. Not bananas or cloves but almost like the lemon is already in the bottle. More of a citrus taste. At the beginning of the glass there is a slight off taste like rust - might be the yeast. There's so much lemon here that it tastes a lot like a fruit beer. The mouthfeel of the beer is very smooth and refreshing. As I get toward the end of the bottle the tartness dissipates some and the rust flavor becomes more prevalent. This leads me to believe it is the yeast I am tasting. The tartness reminds more of Celis White. An OK but not exceptional example of a hefeweizen.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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