Kuhnhenn Hefeweiss | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mjohn27603 on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
Wants:
6
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1
For Trade:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of BlissJunkie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Huhzubendah. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with a single-finger white head that is fairly fluffy. Good retention and light lacing on the way down. The nose is very bready with a noticeable of bread-yeast character. A moderate amount of banana and clove as well. Flavor is bready with some German yeast. Too bready. Light body and fairly chewy. Not a huge fan, simply too much like fast-rising bread yeast.

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Photo of Derek
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the brewery.

A: Gold, slight haze, a little head, nice lace.

S: Malt & fruity bubblegum (more like an American Wheat, brewed with British yeast).

T: Bread, bubblegum, slightly tart wheat. Again, more like an American wheat, though the tartness is a little odd.

M: Moderate body and carbonation.

D: It's alright.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours as a orange golden color with a little white head on top. The aromas of banana and clove hit the nose much like any other hefeweizen. The taste has te same elements as the aroma but falls short on aftertaste. Its got a lot of flavor up front but falls off the map after swallowing. The mouthfeel was decent, on the lighter side. It was an ok brew but nothing to rave about.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer shared by the always engaging, always sharing other Matt Huhzubendah at a postpartum beer sipping party in attendance was a two day old baby with the worst beer palate I've ever seen on an infant, coincidentally also the best beer palate I've ever seen on an infant, no he didn't drink anything, he just slept.

Beer is straw yellow, thin white head, small bubbles, lots of carbonation. Looks like a hefeweizen.

Smells like a hefeweizen, sort of, it is sweet and banana and some breadiness, OK a lot of breadiness but I don't mind that.

You know what this is? I tihnk this beer is too yeasty, over pitched or over conditioned, it is interesting how much yeast character is in this beer. Basically a loaf of bread. Interesting but not a repeat for me. There are (much) better hefeweizens out there.

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Photo of Crosling
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on draught @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, Michigan. Cloudy pale color. Light mocha, banana and clove aromas, with a light hint of vanilla. Creamy feel though light in body. Very acidic with banana, vanilla, bready malts and clove flavors.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

14oz pint glass, my first beer of the day at Rattle n Hum's Kuhnhenn tap takeover.

Kuhnhenn Hefeweizen pours an opaque tangerine. There's little in the way of white foam topping the beer, and not much lacing left behind. This may be in part due to the way the bartender was pouring the beer though. The aroma is a little bit on the subdued side, normally I can smell a glass of hefe from a little bit away, but not this time. When I bring the beer to my nose though it's a definite banana bomb. Clove is also appreciable, but is unquestionably relegated to the background. As I might have expected from the smell, banana hits my tastebuds over the head as soon as the beer hits my lips. Things go a little bit south after that though, as a *way* too prominent wheat influence occupies the middle of the beer. There's some almost vanilla sweetness, along with a slight sour twang, and it really ends up stealing the show from the work the yeast did, which is a shame. A small clove flourish comes in to close things out, almost as if the beer remembered what it's supposed to be at the last second. The body is appropriately light and refreshing for what's got to be one of my favorite warm weather styles, but the carbonation ultimately falls a bit flat/dull on my tongue. While Kuhnhenn Hefeweizen was a nice, refreshing first beer to have after I finished my walk to the bar, it can't hold a candle to weiss beers from breweries like Schneider and Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is hazy, straw yellow hued and teeming with clear, spritzer-like bubbles, but yields no head. Odd. The aroma offers some malt, spice, and banana, but is milder than is customary for the style. The taste is alright, but falls a bit short. Plenty of yeasty, doughy, bread flavors, with a general lack of banana and clove. The body is thin, with moderately low carbonation. A bit watery. Overall, this was drinkable and OK stuff. With Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier readily available in six packs, I don't see myself having this one again.

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Photo of linnymtu
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of HosP
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle from Klipper. 12oz. bottle. First chance at this style.

A- Pours very murky. Very dull brown in color. Off white head that leaves fast.

S- Interesting nose. Some lemon aroma jumps out quickly. Hints of banana and clove come out from behind. A dull, musty wheat nose is noticed at the end.

T- Much more subtle in the flavors than I would have thought. Get some citrus flavor up front with lemon, maybe orange. Banana flavors very mild in the back. End of the drink comes through with a wheat taste that balances out the sweet fruity tastes at the front. Interesting!

M- Lighter body to it. Good carbonation. Smooth drink.

O- Interesting beer. A little worried after looking at it. The flavors were nice. All were a little more muted than what I think is expected. However, still a nice drink.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company on 4/24/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a unfiltered burnt orange, with about a 1/2 finger covering of bright-white head. Retains with a thin yet foamy layer, which leaves some equal looking lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma consists of clove, citrus peel, and some sweet malted wheat. I'm also pleased to find some pretty full smelling estery notes of ripe banana and bubblegum present as well. Good Hefe nose on this.

The taste is sweet and fruity up front, with notes of toasted wheat and lemon zest. Bananas and bubblegum aren't quite as full as they were in the aroma but are still present. A light zip of spicy clove gives this some extra pizzazz on the tongue. Some moderate hops pack a light punch throughout the body. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp creamy feel that spreads out nicely in the mouth. This actually feels a bit bigger than it is, with some underlying heft keeping the drinkibility back just a touch for me.

Totally servicable Hefe here from Kuhnhenn and while I would have liked a little more vibrancy to the taste and feel, this was still flavorful and crisp enough to keep my attention during the duration of the glass. Worth a look.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery. Perhaps it has been around a couple of weeks too many. Creaminess in mouth and enjoyed bitterness, though sour on the wheat.Astringent lemon clove.

Had it 3 years later at brewpub and it was much better, upped the rating accordingly, yellow boddy with soapy Caesar head.

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Photo of chrisbokmuller
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of marcb105
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of HisBoyElroy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brystmar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Vogie
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Doublicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of liamt07
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Kuhnhenn, into a pint glass.

Unfiltered golden yellow, with some splotchy lace and mild retention. Nose has a good bit of bubble gum and banana, some wheat sneaks in as well. Taste of wheat, under-ripe bananas, very subtle spicy and sweetish finish. Slightly drying. Medium fell, higher medium carbonation with some wheaty texture on the palate. Nice but not a super exciting hefeweizen - wish I could've enjoyed this on a warmer day.

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Photo of Pointman
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light head on this yellow cloudy pour. Light lacing too.

Light yeast aroma.

Also a yeasty flavor that rounds into bubble gum and finally some banana and maybe clove. Very interesting.

Very nice mouthfeel too.

All in all a pretty good hefe. Give this one a try...skip the Wit.

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Photo of mentor
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to trbeer for delivering this bomber in December 2004. I'm not kean on wheat beers, but this one was pretty good. Poured a 3-finger white fluffy head that settled to show nice lacing. Tan severely cloudy brew (obviously, it's a wheat beer). Smells of clove, banana, and butter. Tastes strongly of clove with banana and overall nice and sweet. It tasted very german, remniscent of the wheat beers I tried in Munich last summer. Hopping is very mild and have a taste like Tettnanger. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. These characteristics work well with the flavors in the beer.

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