Weiss Teufel (White Devil)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Weiss Teufel (White Devil)Weiss Teufel (White Devil)
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #25
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,611
Avg:
4 | pDev: 9%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
135
From:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  16
Gots
  13
SCORE
88
Very Good
Weiss Teufel (White Devil)Weiss Teufel (White Devil)
Notes: Our Imperial White Ale is a cloudy straw color, and has a zesty citrus nose and a medium sweet aroma. It is refreshingly crisp with a bit of a wheat flavor. With medium hop bitterness, this is a delightful brew for any season.
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy orange. Three fingers of thick white head with decent retention.

Smell: Orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, resinous and slightly dank hops.

Taste: Orange peel and grainy wheat malt with a slight metallic aftertaste. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and full, with decent carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly refreshing strong beer with some odd flavors and smells.

Dec 31, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color overall, slightly cloudy; lively carbonation, some bubbles very fine, others rather coarse; thin yet sticky white head; thick sheets of foam cling to the glass. Sweet and spicy aroma; coriander and cloves. Big hefeweizen flavors; bananas and clove; candi sugar; subtle wheat-like malt base lurking in the background; slight bitterness. Heavy body; a bit coarse and with an appealing warmth; semi-dry character.

A very beautiful, high ABV wheat-based ale. It brings some fine Belgian wit bier and German hefeweizen qualities to the palate and does a fine job masking its ABV. The standout flavors are light cereal grains and spices. A very appealing and delicious ale.

Nov 26, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big confession here: this is my first from Kuhnhenn... despite making at least two beer runs a year to western Michigan for the four years I've been a BA member. Because I'm aware of Kuhnhenn's reputation, it's obvious they don't even make enough to get over to the western part of Michigan. So, I'll admit I'm rating White Devil a bit euphorically. At any rate... Eureka !

Not a pretty wit compared to the competition... which are billowy. Smells are a generous fruit medley with the classic wit spices playing a strong secondary role. Tastes are solid, but also remind me of BSPAs, except for the wheat... which beguiles me with softness, until the alcohol of White Devil hammers its point home. Despite this being a show-stealer when drunk while eating food, I give White Devil some good OA points because of the brewer's reputation.

Since I really don't know if I'll find Kuhnhenn again, I went on their website and didn't learn much. For having been sought after for this entire century, they really don't have much of a website or, I speculate, a marketing presence. While it always is good to have a brewer's beers speak for themselves, Kuhnhenn should think about sharing their product with more people. Based on that website and a barely understandable distribution network, Kuhnhenn is not likely to share their genius with lots of people. But that is OK, because they helped set the standard among the cognoscenti for high alcohol brews that also taste great.

Nov 15, 2019
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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

Poured from a 12oz can into a Teku glass.

Look is a cloudy yellow orange with a frothy white head.

Aroma is flora esters and spice.

Taste is a lighter than expected white ale. Totally hides the alcohol.

Oct 25, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold but murky, thoroughly hazed, under a finger or two of off-white foam... Not a big drinker of wits, but I really liked this - full and soft and smooth - mildly fruity, like of ripe orchards and pale tropicals - but accented with coriander and clove and orange suggestions... Moderately sweet, mildly bitter, softly carbonated... Jan1419 stamped on the bottom of the can says it wasn't even as fresh as I'd have liked, but damn if I didn't really dig that beer...

Oct 05, 2019
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dd53grif from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An interesting smell and taste. From other reviews it must be the coriander. Very refreshing. Pours a light orange color with white head that lasts quite a while. Good mouth feel.

Jul 19, 2019
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Wolvmar from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can date Nov 30 2018. Poured into a tulip glass

Pour- golden amber color. 1 finger white head. Leaves a thin ring with little lacing.

Nose- coriander, clove, banana, orange peel. Some bready malt.

Taste - bready malt, peppery Belgium yeast, banana, coriander, clove. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - moderate carbonation. Pillowy feel.

Overall - a very enjoyable Belgium wheat ale. Crisp but substantial. Plenty of flavor with peppery yeast and malts balances with fruit. Worth a try and could be a go to.

Mar 17, 2019
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darktronica from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A unique take on a Belgian wheat, packed with a rotating blend of malted sweetness, Belgian esters, citrus and peppery spice, and a light floral hop character. Very complex, arguably not terribly balanced, but a fun experience.

Feb 12, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky amber with a large foamy white head. Light amount of soay lacing.

S - Aroma is banana, orange peel, coriander and clove.

T - The taste is banana, red apple, pear, coriander, clove, toasted bread and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a very solid imperial wheat. The flavors are sweet and inviting. Definetly worth checkin out.

Jan 16, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fair head production and retention, even from a strong pour. Brew is a hazy - but translucent - golden orange.

Banana from the pour. Up close, wheat, straw, banana, clove, coriander, and orange peel. Blind, I would be hard pressed to identify this as a Wit vice a Weisse, although the banana is a little more restrained here, and there is just a touch of dry spice and Belgian yeast, if you know to look for it.

Very sweet, almost syrupy and nearly cloying. Much more body and heft than a normal Wit - entirely expected, given the 9% ABV, but still a radical departure from a normal Wit. Tons of sweet, almost chewy malt; honey, white bread, banana, pear, lemon, apple; a bit of mint and clove, and a kiss of orange somewhere around the back third.

Full bodied but not remotely hot. The only thing keeping this from being as easy to chug as a regular Wit is the thick, full body.

Jan 11, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/30/2018. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; and pepper/clove yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Slight lingering spicy alcohol. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 9% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic imperial white! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very rich and complex with amazing balance of Belgian yeast, spices, and raw wheat/pils malts; with solid earthy hop presence. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example for an imperial style.

Dec 13, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours translucent deep golden with medium bright white head. Thick big bubble lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and ester aroma. Taste is rich light orange peel, esters, and a hint of coriander. More of a Wit than a strong Belgian ale.

Oct 25, 2018
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LAp from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An exciting beer. Malty, but in a yeasty, almost Belgian style (not overly saccharine or too cereal in its wheat body). A thick mouthfeel, and a substantial but nuanced wheat palate make this a beer well worth sampling.

Sep 03, 2016
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BethanyB from New York

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy, and dark yellow. The white head is quick to fall. Little lacing is left behind.

Smell: Quite a bit of exquisitely ripe banana, plus pineapple and bubblegum. Despite all the sugar, the smell is somehow crisp rather than cloying, perhaps due to some soft spice notes and a whiff of citrus juice.

Taste: Bananas at the forefront, with a distinct, sugary bubblegum finish. Thankfully, all that sweetness is nicely balanced by a light bitterness and some tangy citrus flavors. As the beer warms, some cloves come through, as well as a pale malt flavor which tastes like oatmeal cookie dough when mixed with the sweet esters. Very interesting, in a good way!

Mouthfeel: The body is medium, but there is an airy lightness to the midpoint of each sip. The medium carbonation makes the bitterness in the finish more apparent. Some alcohol warming fills the stomach after swallowing.

Overall: Innovative and impressive, though not quite balanced enough to make me completely head-over-heels. Still, this is worth more than one try, and is something I'd seek out for sure.

Jul 14, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

the first brew i have had from these guys that didnt absolutely blow me away with quality and originality. not to say it isnt really good, but just that it lacks that oh my goodness element the others have had. its essentially a big strong wit, with all the fruity esters you expect from such a yeast strain, tons of wheat malt body and even sweetness, and then a lemongrassy hop finish thats cool for the style, but lost to the fragrance and potency of the yeast just a bit. its delicate too though for being so robust, its just the sweetness hits a wall mid way, and then the yeast seems naked. the alcohol doesnt show though, making this a dangerously easy drinking brew. i like the belgian intensity, but its not unique from others like it. a well made beer overall with a cool mouthfeel, but maybe a half step behind the best they have to offer.

Oct 06, 2014
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

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

A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-wheat, yeast, tropical fruit, hint of spice and grains

T-grains, wheat malt, yeasty, big tropical fruit with pineapple, mango, etc., slight sweetness, coriander, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-great flavors, not sure what to make of this as it was billed as an Imperial Wheat Ale, better with a little less sweetness, but overall really enjoyed it

Feb 12, 2014
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TheBrewo from New York

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served on tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic tulip glass, glowing a golden honey coloring. It held a half finger tall head of eggshell colored bubbles, showing okay retention. Tiny spots of lacing were left about the glass. Haze was chill but lingering, while no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be minimal. The aroma gave sharp Belgian yeast, lemon rind, black pepper, soft wheatiness, toasted sesame seeds, pale malts, coriander, allspice, vanilla wafer cookies, biting medicinals, and baking soda. With warmth came fusel booziness, light bubblegum sweetness, and dried apricot fruitiness. Our first impression was that there was a nice blend of Belgian spice, citrus, and wheat to make for a highly flavorful and heavy beer. As we sipped, the taste opened up with lemon rind bite, citric and sweet nectary hops, muddy wheat, coriander, raw honey, Belgian yeast, chalky Belgian pales, orange flesh fruitiness, must, crisp pales, mineral, and salt. The middle came to a peak with white sugar sweetness, walnut, cheddar cheese mustiness, white cake batter, prairie grass, and flashes of red cherry and that dark fruit heaviness. The end came with sweet esters to blend, along with banana bread coolness, wheat and floury pales, soured lemon juiciness, plastics, fresh cream, sweet clover flower, floral hops, and clean booze without the burn. The aftertaste breathed of vinegar acidity, light grassy hops, sour citric orange pith, alcohol, white pepper, sweet florals, clove, banana esters, and dusty wheat. The body was medium to thick, and carbonation was medium to high. Each sip gave nice slurp and smack, with nice finishing pop. Cream and froth, on the other hand, were okay, but not big enough to help buffer the heavier feel and big flavoring. The mouth was left syrupy and sticky, with little dryness other than from the booze. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its excellent aroma. While it is quite heavy and fusel from the get go, the sweetness of the malts, and the depth of the spice, keeping it even and nicely balanced throughout. Actually with warmth it even became fruitier, further sweetening any residual bitterness. To compare, the flavoring was also quite nice, but we felt they overdid it a bit in regards to how “Belgian” it was, as we were expecting more of a dirty, unfiltered, American imperial Wit. Instead there were heavier syrups and sugars, and a unmistakably Belgian yeast. This is not to say it wasn’t good, but rather just took us for a bit of a surprise. Additionally, the lack of creaminess and foamy froth made things seem unfinished, as they would have helped soften the edges. Either way, this was a strong, tasty beer, and something you should definitely try if you are a fan of wheat.

Sep 02, 2013
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: on tap 10 oz
Glass: snifter
From: kuhnhenn's
Price: $7

Appearance: yellowy orange. Almost opaque with a medium sized white head

Smell: a little fruity, wheat, yeast, hop balance

Taste: yeast takes a strong hold but quite complex. Wheat, fruits, hops

Mouthfeel: thicker but not a sipper. Creamy and slightly bitter aftertaste

Overall: another hit from kuhnhenn's. in my opinion they are too rare and a touch to expensive. But they do know how to make beer

Mar 05, 2013
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cosmicevan from New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

consumed on 6/29, while I was "on Hiatus." stopped by Blind Tiger while in NYC today. Served in a tulip.

a - brew poured a murky orange with minimal head.

s - really nice weiz smell of oranges and bananas and general wheat beer odors.

t - flavors match the nose, but much more intense than one would expect. really big orange peel and some banana. kind of boozy. very intense flavoring.

m - feel leaves a tingle. big beer for sure.

o - i normally look at a weiz as a refreshing summer drink, but this is a bit intense for the 90+ degree day. i'll have just one as i didn't love it as first. however, this grew on me as i sipped it (as most big beers do) and i'm kind of digging it much more, however...still rather boozy.

Aug 01, 2012
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Blind Tiger, NYC

Served in a tulip glass, a dull golden-orange color, opaque with haze, and a tiny ringlet of head that disappeared completely within seconds. Lots of soft fruit and clovey spice in the nose. Taste is sweet and laden with banana, perhaps more so than I've ever had in a beer, bready yeast, wheat, clove and pepper, light pear and apricot that are mostly eclipsed by the banana, mildly subtle citrus hops in the finish. Smooth and fairly chewy, body is heavier than medium, drinkable, but a bit too sweet for me. Good, but I doubt I could drink more than one of these.

Jun 29, 2012
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Giggy from Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on tap from Crunchy's, East Lansing.

A gold to orange body. Head disappeared on the way to my table. Aromas of light sugars, spices, and citrus. Flavors of wheat, lemon, apples, cloves, and alcohol. The body was qquite hin for the alcohol/sugar attributes of this beer. Quite sweet. Enjoyable drink.

Jan 21, 2012
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gotweid from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. Its a very light straw colored brew, a little cloudy. Bright white head stays with this all the way down. Aroma of wheat and citrus is easy to pick up. Tastes also of wheat and grapefruit. Mild bodied. Slightly carbonated and refreshing. Very tasty beer and extremely easy to drink.

Dec 04, 2011
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rye726 from Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks my firend for the chance to try this one. I was really impressed. The beer held great complexity and depth. Super bright and fresh flavors. Exactly what I look for in the style. Lots of citrus, pepper, sweet malts, spicy yeast and light candies. Crisp body. Really exceptional.

Sep 05, 2011
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

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

This beer pours out as a cloudy yellowish golden color with a little white head on it. The aromas of malts, fresh grains and some spices. The taste followed through with these same elements. The mouthfeel was pretty good also. The overall view of this beer that I have is that it was good but just didn't spark my interest all that much. My friend brought home a growler her enjoyed it that much. I just wasn't able to get into this one too much, but it was worth trying.

May 07, 2011
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HopHead84 from California

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

11/24/10

2009 batch into a snifter.

A: Pellucid golden with a soapy white head and scattered lacing.

S: Prominent banana notes, along with bready malt, clove, bubble gum, wheat, coriander, pear, granny smith apple, and light lemon notes. There's a decided yeasty character to the fruit notes.

T: Banana, clove, yeast, bubble gum, orange, pear, some alcohol, and bready malt. The spicy clove is nice and restrained, never taking away from the banana and rich malt flavors. A little alcohol is evident in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this. Definitely worth trying.

Nov 25, 2010
Weiss Teufel (White Devil) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 135 ratings