Kuhnhenn Aldebaran | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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157 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A very hoppy citrus nose leads this beer, with low malt and high hops in flavor. The Belgian yeast leaves the palate creamy instead of dry. This is an awe-some beer for Belgian and hop fans alike.

Added by mikesgroove on 03-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
13
For Trade:
3
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jglaser451
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a style I tend to go for too often, but a fun one to try. Why on earth its abv was this high is beyond me - Kuhnhenn can certainly justify it for their meads, braggots, old ales, eisbocks, and barleywines, but I was surprised to see it in this beer particularly. That high alcohol content is certainly masked by the belgian and hop elements, but the beer doesn't gel enough as a cohesive whole to make it one I'd order again.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onespartan
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter it has a a red body with a 1 and a half inch thick head. Smell of bready malt, citrus, earth, orange, and grass. Taste is citrus, orange, apricot, some belgian esters, grass, and earth. Mouth feel is moderate with a crisp moderate to full body. A interesting ale, not bad but not great.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljc973
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jemarent
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxPowers
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankHammer
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of srgj88
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Kuhnhenn Aldebaran from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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