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Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil)Kuhnhenn Weiss Teufel (White Devil)

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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of LAp
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -19%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of Giggy
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of gotweid
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of rye726
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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.

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Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into unibroue snifter

Pours a light layer of white head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: A lot of wheat, cloves, lemon zest, and spice. It has some bready malts and it shows it is a big beer for the style.

Taste: A massive amount of lemon zest, huge lemonade flavor. It also has some applesauce flavors with some peppercorn. I also get some wheat and clove. Bready malts. Very unique.

Mouthfeel: Think of biting into a lemon. Very citrusy. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends citrusy, fairly clean.

Overall, a very interesting beer. It was actually pretty decent. It has some nice flavors, but lacked in the nose. I liked all the lemon flavors. Fairly drinkable as well.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a hazed orange amber color with very minimal head. What head I can muster is a off white color. The aroma is sweet with hints of peach, apricot, and pear mixed with some spice notes like spearmint. Medium/light mouthfeel. The taste is way different than I thought it would be with an almost lemon like sourness/tartness. Almost like a lemon smarties. After the tartness subsides a subtle wheat like base pulls through. Some alcohol presence makes itself known as well. Lingering apricot flavor. Very different but very tasty.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor...Pours a nice honey gold with a huge white head, lots of retention and lacing on this bad boy...The aroma is a clove bomb with an underlying array or eucalyptus. Aloe lotion does't get me ready to drink something...The taste loses most of the clove and you're left with mostly the eucalyptus. I can't drink much of this. Not my thing but other non beer drinkers were big fans.

I'd pass if offered again.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured cloudy deep golden orange with no bubbles visible on the surface.
S: There is a distinct aroma of grapefruit and wheat malts in the nose, along with spices such as clove, coriander and pepper.
T: The taste generally follows the smell and is rather fruity with flavors of grapefruit and orange. The overall taste is very well balanced between the fruits, spices and malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: For its strength, the alcohol is very well masked making this beer very drinkable. I would definitely have this again as it was fruity and refreshing.

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Photo of Viggo
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, on the way down to DLD. List said this was 8%, and described as a double witbier.

Pours a hazy orange, some amber highlights, very bright looking, medium sized white head forms, slowly falls to a thick ring around the glass, some lacing sticks, looks real nice.

Smell is neat, very spicy, some coriander, wheat, very yeasty, bubblegum, orange peel, peppery, lots of fruity character, alcohol comes through, a bit sugary, not bad.

Taste is similar, sweet up front, orange peel and candi sugar, wheat, light toast, coriander and pepper, bubblegum, very fruity, some apricot, alcohol, spicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. A pretty good example of a big wit bier.

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Photo of david18
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a 12 ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

I'm not the biggest fan of Weizenbock. The combination of a wheat beer and 9.5% alcohol doesn't work for me. Visually, it was a very light color with a lot of good carbonation. The aroma is very wheat-like and good. Mouthfeel was ok but the alcohol is a little heavy handed which would lower the drinkability for me.

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Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler pour from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY, pours hazed medium apricot amber, short lived off white 1/4 inch head, and then, a tiny bubble film and minor lacing. Ripe fruit, bananas, creamcicle, honey, light pepper and yeast in the nose. Tasty, zesty, citric, bold, complex weizenbock, more creamcicle notes, ample pepper, loads of ripe tropical fruit, lime, smooth finish. Love the style, love the Kuhnhenn brews, so you know this one was quite enjoyable. Nice to find this one available, and fresh on tap at my local.

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Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/6 inch head of white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of herbs, orange peel, yeast, sweet malt, and more citrus. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, orange peel, yeast, slight hop, and herbs. Overall, good body and aroma.

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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery, Winter Solstice. Beautiful peachy orange appearance with white head that reflected the fading sunset. Wonderful wheat aroma draws me in easily. Above average mouthfeel, tasty wheat, leading to a pinnacle of bannana and orange citrus fruit. Very drinkable.
Had again on tap at the brewpub and tasty fruity wheat.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle courtesy of the ever generous hoppymeal. Thanks Derek!

A: The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a fluffy white head that is somewhat short lived.

S: The nose is incredibly spicy with tons of clove and a bit of white pepper. There's tons of wheat and a nice fruity bouquet of banana, pears, oranges, and apples. The malt and wheat provide a light sweetness and some toasty, bready notes.

T: The flavor was simply exceptional. The clove and pepper flavors are quite strong but still allow the yeast character to shine. The banana is stronger than the nose would indicate and the citrus takes a back seat. The pear and apple flavors give the beer a nice fruity sweetness and work well with the toasty base of the beer.

M: The body is quite full, especially for what I was expecting. The carbonation is creamy and smooth and the finish is slightly dry.

D: I'm not generally the biggest fan of wheat beers, but this was phenomenal. And the rather high ABV was nowhere near detectable. A great beer from Kuhnhenn!

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Photo of seaoflament
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always nice to try a new beer from Kuhnhenn, thanks Derek!

Pours a hazy golden orange hue with close to an inch of head that falls down to a thin layer and a well formed ring.

Spicy clove and wheat notes at first, followed by apple, pear, and notes of bubblegum. A touch of cinnamon, toast, orange, and also a noticeable mint aroma in the background. Nice balance of sweet and tangy wheat and phenols. Sometimes it comes a cross as a light banana bread with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A quarter of the way through the beer has warmed up more and the apple/pear juice-like aroma grows a tad stronger, but still not enough to distract or overwhelm the beer.

Zesty wheat flavors upfront, pale malt sweetness, and a finish of spices, mostly clove and a bit of cinnamon, and lastly a bit of lemon. Later on the beginning has an almost bitter apple flavor that quickly gives way to the tangy-sweet combination of the wheat. Very subtle banana or bubblegum sweetness at first. A touch of alcohol warmth also can be detected in the finish. Somewhat a little too bland. A little more banana sweetness once the beer starts to warm up.

Mouthfeel is very good with moderate carbonation, a little heavy malt presence on the palate, and with a clean finish that leaves just a touch of residual sugar to keep some flavor going, without being cloying. Quite easy to drink for nearly 10%

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Photo of BMoney575
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2-14-10

Pours a very cloudy orange color, almost brown, with just the slightest hint of a white head and a few bubbles of lacing.

Smell is strong fermented fruit and alcohol, with notes of cloves and banana. Very enjoyable, with a yeasty hop edge at the very back.

Taste is just like the smell, lots of banana and wine-like fermented grape. You can pick out the booze, but it adds a very pleasant quality. Very good.

Mouthfeel is perfect, almost too thick, the flavors last forever.

Drinkability is also good, if you're a fan of the style. I am.

Overall, a great beer, and one that Kuhnhenn should make widely available.

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