Kuhnhenn Iron Monger Dunkel | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Iron Monger DunkelKuhnhenn Iron Monger Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.7/5
31 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Iron Monger DunkelKuhnhenn Iron Monger Dunkel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dark brown German lager is dominated by Munich malt, with a bready and malty nose. With mild caramel and chocolate notes this beer is robust while being drinkable like a lager. It leaves the palate malty with a medium-dry finish.

Added by Gaisgeil on 04-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,340
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
31
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of hopdog
2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle shared courtesy of weare138. Bottle labeled bottled on 4/05.

Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of leather, and sour cherries. Tastes was also of sour cherries. Puckering. I'm going to have to guess that something may have been wrong with this bottle (if you have a bottle, send it my way for a re-rate!).

Notes from 3/10/06

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2.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from a trade or BIF with somebody. Dated April 2005, best by August. Oops.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head above the clear chestnut brown brew. Head fades rather quickly down to a layer of small bubbles, with average lacing. Aroma is slightly of grains, but dominated by tartness. Taste starts sour and tart, and never really gives way to allow much other character to come through. Mouthfeel is smooth with the wheat influence enough to temper the sour somewhat, but drinkability isn't that great, not something I'd want Again. But if the occasion arises, I'll take one for the team with a fresher example and see what transpires.

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Photo of Crosling
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle, labeled April 2005. Dark brown in color with a small, failing head. Malt accented nose giving hints of burnt popcorn, toasted malt and light caramel/toffee. Somewhat tart, astringent flavor, with a calming nuttyness and a touch of toffee. Mehh.

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

Thanks to cjrmellor for the B&G bif sample. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color. Low aroma-some banana and yeast esters. Flavor is ok-rather metallic and somewhat astringent. Nothing really stands out.Its just "there". Ok body-slightly thin. Nothing really here to grab or impress me. Considering how awesome the Eisbock of theirs was Im a tad dissappointed. You make the call whether to try it. No big deal for me.

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Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and poured with wispy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of cherry cough syrup in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell in that flavors of cherry cough syrup dominate. There are some hints of sweetness in the initial taste and a bit of sourness towards the finish. The aftertaste really leaves the cough syrup flavor sitting in your mouth.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The cough medicine taste makes this a beer that I probably won’t be trying again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

dry and a bit tough to drink though on the style

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Photo of BrewMaster
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for Eyedrinkale for this trade. 12 oz bottle poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Cloudy dark red to brown with a thin, siwrly, tan head.

Smell: Meaty, fruity, roasty, smells almost like a beef marinade with some sour vinous scent and what seems like a very light floral garlic scent.

Taste: Roasty and lightly sour but not harsh at all. There's a lingering maltiness that is fruity and roasty at the same time. Throughout the beer there is a distinct tartness that is not strong and does not quite develop. It's light and it starts nicely, but the tartness never becomes a true and strong flavor. I personally don't like very tart beers so that is fine with me, but for someone who likes tart beers, this one would seem more like a tease.

Mouthfeel: Dry and light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: I think this beer will end up being a decent but forgetable beer to me. It's not bad at all, in fact it's quite good. But it's not great either. None of the distinctive and potentially impressive flavors really develop. While it is a tasty beer it's just not too exciting.

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bozebus17
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured dark brown with a thin tan head that didn't last very long.

The nose was very sweet. There were hints of fruit and the wheat was evident.

It tasted much the same. The biggest thing I noticed drinking this beer was the sweetness. Sweet fruity malt flavor dominated this beer. It also had a grain-like taste that appeared during the middle. It finished with an alcohol warming effect. I'd call this brew medium bodied, it wasn't quite as full as I expected it to be. I enjoyed this beer but I must admit that I had a little trouble near the end of the pint, I don't think I'd want more than one in a night. Probably a good after dinner beer.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to trbeer for the bottle.
Pours a dark maroon and brown with a thick and puffy off-white head. Leaves some sheets of lace on the glass as it is consumed.
Aroma chocolate, sweet citrus, some caramel and a biscuity/bready hint.
Flavor is really dominated by the dark citrus flavors of the malt with a brown sugar sweetness also emerging. Just a hint of bitter chocolate is detected as it warmed a bit.
Mouthfeel is medium and appropriate for style. Carbonation is just a bit off and detracts just a bit from beer.
Drinkability is above average but the bottled version doesn't seem to hold up to the draught version. Still a good K Bros. beer but not their best.

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Kuhnhenn Iron Monger Dunkel from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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