Kuhnhenn Hefeweiss | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn HefeweissKuhnhenn Hefeweiss
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Kuhnhenn HefeweissKuhnhenn Hefeweiss

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mjohn27603 on 06-06-2004

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of brystmar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and poured with an off white head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bananas and wheat in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of bananas along with notes of wheat and hints of clove.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice American representation of a German Hefeweizen and has lots more banana flavors compared to other beers brewed on this side of the pond.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow in color with an average sized foamy white head. The head reduces somewhat over time but there is very good retention as thicker layer of bubbles remain. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lovely aromas of banana and clove with hints of vanilla, spices, and a light presence of orange.

T: Nice hints of vanilla upfront, followed by huge banana and some clove, and finishing with a nice spice and orange. Very sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: What a great example of an American brewer doing a traditional hefeweizen without reducing the intensity of the banana and clove flavors - so many American brewers try to make the banana + clove more subtle but this one is just like a great German example. Easy and enjoyable drinker for a spring/summer day.

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Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
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 Huhzubendah
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
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 Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
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 MasterSki
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle picked up by Jale - thanks man! Label says Hefeweiss, but they only appear to make one of these so I'm guessing this is the correct beer. Served in a weizen glass.

A - A half-finger of white foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar. A few stray fingers are left behind as the beer is consumed. Hazy peach juice body, with a few slow-moving bubbles.

S - Smells like a hefeweizen. Wheat, bananas, hint of bubblegum honey, fresh bread. Not too much clove, which is always appreciated.

T - Taste has wheat, yeast, banana, a touch of stone fruits, maybe a hint of caramel or honey sweetness, and a kiss of cloves and lemons in the finish.

M - Pleasant active carbonation, but avoids being to harsh or zesty. Chewy medium body, lightly grainy texture, and a fairly clean that has only light residual stickiness.

D - A crisp, refreshing Hefeweizen that is perhaps for hot summer days. Also, a rare Kuhnhenn offering that won't get you hammered after one glass. I like their take on the style, as it avoids the excessive clove and carbonation of some German versions.

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Photo of HosP
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Photo of Knapp85
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
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 axeman9182
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
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 jrallen34
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brew-pub, drank from a 6oz taster...A beautiful dark honey gold is quite alluring. The head is a whispy white that doesn't show much...The aroma is on the lighter side, but its nice and refreshing; honey and cloves, simple...The taste has a banana backbone throughout, lighter again but decent and drinkable. A Sub 7% beer at Kuhnhenn, who knew. Its pretty good, but I wouldn't have it again in the future.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
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 Tone
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of clove, banana, (tootie-fruitie), yeast, slight hop, sweet malt, and tart malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of clove, banana, sweet malt, slight hop, and yeast. Overall, a great aroma, good body, and good blend. The carbonation hurts the feel, though.

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Photo of Pointman
3.88/5  rDev -2%
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 mcallister
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Malty copper cloudy shade of Earth. A white had has retention that want to retent and never look back. No lace.

A slight bit of peat with a doasage of clove followed by a gander of banana bread. Yeast esters with a hint of bubblegum. Carbonation really digs in. Nice and refresthing aromas.

Spicey with earthy remnants. Clove dominates the mouth although some banana does hang around on the mid palate. Bubblegum really show through on the finish. Carbonation is bright and some acidity with a bready yeasty feeling. Mouth is off slightly but otherwise a solid Hefe.

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