Strawberry Panty Dropper
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #571
Ranked #43,126
3.54 | pDev: 17.51%
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Notes: This light lager has been sweetened with strawberry juice and natural strawberry flavors. This is an easy drinking, highly carbonated, refreshing beer that is on the sweeter side, tastes like fresh strawberries in a glass.
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tectactoe from Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Kuhnhenn's brewpub in Warren. The color of this beer is hard to describe. As the bartender brought it over, it appeared a transparent shade of pink. When I brought it back to my table and looked down on it from above, it had more of a straw-yellow color. But when I held it back up to the light, more pink-ish hues were drawn out of it. The stark-white head fizzes and settles quickly to a skin and some nice, webbed lacing was left behind.

I didn't know quite what to expect out of the aroma, but I was pretty pleasantly surprised. Juicy-ass strawberries hop out, gushing with juice and flavor, left and right. Sweet and faintly tart, it resembles the aroma of a strawberry flavored fruit-drink rather than a strawberry-infused beer. The strawberries are almost on par with how you'd expect a strawberry gummy bear to smell. Kind of "candy-ish" in essence, and certainly very juice-like. Very pleasing to sit and sniff, that's for sure.

The taste is pretty light, but that was to be expected. It almost tastes more like a wine cooler than a beer; the best taste descriptor I can come up with is slightly watered-down strawberry flavored Kool-Aid. I say "watered down" because it's obviously not quite as sweet as actual Kool-Aid, but the flavor isn't too far off. Juicy, strawberry jams and candies - although it doesn't taste much like beer (and I might compromise my manliness by saying this), there's no denying that it's still pretty damn tasty, all things considered.

The only part of this beer that resembles an actual beer is a very, very faint graininess that doesn't strike the palate until the very end, along with a slightly crisp, lager-yeast finish, once the strawberry goodness has subsided just a bit. Pretty thin mouth feel, and even though the finish was pretty crisp, a little more carbonation wouldn't have hurt. The finish left my palate feeling wet and covered in some residual strawberry juice.

Despite the fact that this tastes more like something that came out of the Arbor Mist winery as opposed to the Kuhnhenn Brewery, it was a tasty way to finish my heavy night of drinking at Kuhnhenn, and at 4% ABV, it played the role of "closer" extremely well. This honestly went down so easily; you could probably guzzle this from a squirt bottle and have no trouble drinking ounces at a time. As a man, it's never flattering to be carrying a pink-colored drink back to the table, but fuck it - this stuff really wasn't that bad.

Jun 03, 2013
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kuhnhenn. Served in a 5oz taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, solid collar, and plenty of spotchy lace. Transparent pink body. Quite attractive fruit beer.

S - Smells like strawberry juice. Really not much beer here - just pleasant fruit. Thankfully it isn't overly artificial either.

T - The taste is strawberry juice with a hint of pale lager in the finish. Some lightly sweet and fruity malts make up the beer component, but this is largely fruit dominated.

M - Surprisingly medium body, chewy, with a smooth texture, and lower carbonation. I think a beer like this needs more spritz, but I'm glad it's not watery.

D - Tastes like juice. This was really easy to drink, although it's not particularly beer-like. You could drink quite a bit of this one, particularly on a hot summer day. Not sure about the hate, as it's a pretty well-executed fruit beer.

May 29, 2013
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TheBrewo from New York

3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer was served on draft at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, glowing the exact pinky color of white Zinfandel. It held a stark white half finger head of soapy bubbles across the top, showing decent retention, and leaving spotty lacing all around the glass. No haze or sediment was noted whatsoever, and carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma was equally as simple, with candied strawberries, pale and lightly wheat malts, whole milk creaminess, whit sugars, white wine grape skin, and the sweetness woody muskiness. With warmth came a light chemically phenol, and more of a synthetic berry syrup. Our first impression was that the flavoring showed nice strawberry sweetness and general authenticity of fruitiness, while otherwise keeping things light and flowing. As we sipped, the taste opened with white sugars, tinny metallics, wax paper, macerated strawberries, green leafiness, and pale and pilsner maltiness. Pulling us to the peak was metallic bite, sweaty saltiness, strawberry shortcake breadiness, vanilla frosting sweetness, pale malty base, faint black pepper spice, and soured yeastiness. The end came with walnut oils, more mild vanilla flashes, red starburst juiciness, confectioner’s sugar, fermented berry jam fruitiness, glassy metallics, and distant dirty earthiness. The aftertaste breathed of soured lemon peel, strawberry creaminess, white sugars, pale malts, wheaty grain, bittered metallic yeastiness, and faint raspberry tartness. The body was light, and the carbonation was light to medium. As the beer warmed it thinned, becoming much more watery and less creamy or frothy, while the remainder of the sip gave okay pop, smack, cream, and froth. The mouth was met with what was initially a decently syrupy thickness, but again, became more cooling and crisply drying than coating by the end of the glass. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugged rather easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its taste. The strawberry seemed clean and genuine throughout, offering not only sweetness to balance the sourness and depth of the toasty pale malts, but an independent air of refreshment. The nose, on the other hand, was a bit one-dimensional and simple, but without offering any type of “wow” factor. The feel fell to the same detriment, becoming too watered by the end, unable to fortify the flavoring within. Either way this guy drinks well, and while he’s on the sweeter side, he would make for a pleasant dessert beer to clean you up after a hot summer’s day of beer tasting.

May 25, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with a very slight amount of pink highlights. The beer has a half finger tall white/pinkish white fizzy head that reduces to a small very thin patch. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate notes of strawberry with lighter hints of apple cider, candi sugar, wheat, and fruity malts. More sweet than tart or sour in the nose.

T: The beer has a light flavor of strawberry sweetness along with some light fruit tartness. Very light amounts of sourness and light wheat flavors.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Not quite as sour as I was hoping for with the name of this beer (and it was advertised on the menu as a American Wild Ale. This beer is pretty easy to drink and enjoyable but I guess I was a little disappointed because of how it was characterized on the menu at the bar.

Sep 26, 2012
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mdfb79 from New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 09/15/12 notes. Had on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of strawberries, sweet sugar, candy, grains, wheat, and some fruity malts. Quite sweet in the nose.

t - Tastes of sweet strawberries, sweet fruity malts, lightly tangy fruit, light sour, wheat, and grains. A tiny bit better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall an okay fruit beer. Very sweet and lots of strawberries, something I think my girlfriend would like. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

Sep 18, 2012
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CHickman from New York

3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC: pours clear golden yellow with a small 1 finger white head that faded and left minimal lacing.

Smells like apple cider, grains, strawberry, cinnamon or brown sugar, husk, light hops and sweetness like it's a glass of fruit juice.

Tastes like it smells, with apple cider, grains, strawberry, sweet malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, pear or grape, husk, light hops, grass and light wheat; very light, crisp and refreshing with fruity notes throughout.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with high fizzy carbonation, a light body and a light zesty overall feel. The aftertaste is dry and clean with lingering fruit like pear or sour apple...odd for a "strawberry" beer. Overall it was tasty and refreshing, with enough complex flavor to make it a fun beer to drink.

Sep 14, 2012
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AgentZero from Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - A pinkish orange beer with a decent white head that left some lace on it. Appropriate looking for something of this name.

S - Lots of strawberries and candy. Little bit of malt backbone. Smells very sweet and sugary. Would go well with pancakes.

T - Tastes like strawberries and cream, which is fine for oatmeal, but not good for this beer. Entirely too sweet and candylike. Reminds me of a very girly mixed drink. Way too sweet to drink much of.

M - Lighter side of medium, good carbonation.

O - A good girl drink, I'm hesitant to call it a beer. I don't really care for this, but my wife liked it. My wife doesn't like beer.

Nov 13, 2011
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Poured a light color with a bit of a pinkish hue. The nose definitely brought forward a nice dose of strawberry along with some light grain. A bit of sweetness. Taste is mild grain and light strawberries; maybe a bit of strawberry seed. Fairly light with good carbonation. Drank well and was a nice warm-weather treat.

Nov 12, 2010
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klikger from Wisconsin

2.14/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Growler pour served in a tulip glass

A - Strawberry blonde with decent white head and little to no lacing.

S - Strawberry syrup. Artificial strawberry syrup.

T - Lots of fake strawberry up front, with just a hint of grainy malts in the middle. The strawberry syrup flavor dominates throughout and lasts for minutes afterward. Slight bit of plastic on the finish.

M - Decent carbonation (for a growler), turns more syrupy by the minute.

D - Not for me. I'm sharing the growler with two ladies, who are begging me to pour them another glass right now. Just sayin.

The first Kuhnhenn beer which I've had that I didn't love. I'm gonna stick to the non P.D. stuff going forward.

Aug 28, 2010
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jrallen34 from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Kuhnhenn, you guyts are so much better than this!!! This was the first beer of the night, only had it because it was a freebie...The beer is fizzy light pink, it looked like cherry 7up...The aroma is best part here, a strawberry beer that actually tastes like a strawberry...The taste is strongly carbonated sparkling water with a strawberrry generic flavoring. Cough syrup tasting. Light feel not easy to drink...Get this mess out of here, you do so much better than this.

Jun 01, 2010
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tipperofcows from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a pink-colored fruity ale (if you couldn't tell by the name). Smells strongly of strawberries and not much else. If you're into fruity beers, this one is pretty darn good, much better than some of the crap available on store shelves. Very sweet, almost tart-like flavor, with little to no bitterness. Summer beer only; I could not see myself drinking this in the winter.

Jul 25, 2008
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walleye from Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

from my favorite brewey. from the tap. I do not know why I keep trying these P. D.s I think these should be summer beers but who am I to say what my favorite brewery puts out there for us to have. poured a weak pink, with a small head. aroma hints of strawberry and not much else.flavor, hints of strawberry like a sweet tart

Mar 05, 2005
Strawberry Panty Dropper from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 39 ratings