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Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew was served on tap at Kuhnhenn in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, showing a deep Tootsie Roll brown coloring, and boasting a half finger tall head of light tan bubbles. Spots of lacing were left around the glass following a mediocre retention. Light haze cut clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be light. The beer smelled of dark chocolate malts, huge cigarette and campfire smokiness, molasses, smooth toasty oats, burnt chocolate covered espresso beans, slick booziness, white sugar sweetness, glossy print paper, plastic phenols, chalky chocolate powders, burnt caramel, and a final cloy of crème brûlée candied sweetness. Very rich. The following flavor was composed of dulled mallow sweetness, hard fruit candy, sticky caramels and toffees, sea salt, soy sauce, stainless steel, white sugar, gingerbread toast, foamy plastics, lime, cranberry and dark cherry juiciness, chalky chocolate malst, sweet coffee and hot cocoa, sweet sherry vinegar, basement mustiness, and a light finishing of fusel alcohol. The body was medium, and carbonation was a bit light. Each sip gave otherwise nice cream and froth, decent slurp, smack, and pop, and was left mildly coated and warmed by the end of it. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank back nicely.

Overall, there were a couple of things that intrigued us about this beer. Firstly, the nose was much deeper and warmer than expected, with intense smokiness riding high against a rich and complex cloying sweetness ranging from dark chocolate to burnt candy sugars. This set the stage nicely for the flavor, invigorating the sense. The second surprise, unfortunately, is that this aspect of the beer didn’t really deliver as well. The flavor was dull at times, holding onto very little of that smoke or cloy. While those flavors alone or in excess wouldn’t be desirable, it just left the palate wanting here, making the balance seem ever so off and incomplete. That said, there was a lot going on, and the drink was ultimately a pleasantly sippable offering. We just wish that the rest of the beer could have lived up to the reputation set by that aroma.

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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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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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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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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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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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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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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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Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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