Kuhnhenn Strawberry Panty Dropper | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

39 Ratings

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by walleye on 03-05-2005

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.44/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of Rohkey
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of Marti403
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of AgentZero
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of klikger
2.14/5  rDev -39%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of tipperofcows
4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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Photo of walleye
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
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

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