Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a Flanders Sour Brown Ale which has the characteristics of sherry with a sweet fruity aroma. It is dark reddish brown in color and is high in acidity, sweetness and sourness. This is a complex beer that should be imbibed with notice to it’s high alcohol content.

Added by tpd975 on 03-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,735
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
305
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
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103
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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had the unfortunate displeasure of not knowing what this was when I got it. I thought it was a brown ale through and through. Instead I got a cherry sour bomb. They took cherry off the title, to begin, and secondly, I really had no idea it was a sour. It tasted alright, but I'm not a big sour drinker. So take this review for what you will.

Came off a bit vineragy at first. I had to google to make sure it wasn't spoiled. That's when learned it was a sour... oh well. So I let it air. It came back pretty enjoyably. The body is thin, but it is highly drinkable. The cherries almost had very distinct bubbly and fizzly character. Tasted very much like wine. Sherry is a better comparison. I think sour peple would enjoy this more than me. I was feeling a big brown ale that day, not this.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Often compared to flanders red ale, the oude bruin usually gets a bad wrap. In a world where we prize high acidity, the later pales in comparison. But its toasty, woodsy, earthy nuances are enough to have the style to stand up for itself. And that's what the brewers at Kuhnhenn have done. ...except for the cherry part.

Cherry Oud Bruit uses that cherry influence of flanders red ale to make those comparisons even more direct as its scent of the pitted berry-like fruit lead the way. A russet brown pour shows a hazy garnet glow and topped with a light creamy froth before the nose picks up on additional woodsy, winey, nutty, peppery and toasted scents. A toasty sweetness creeps onto the tongue with light toffee, cocoa, pecan, coffee and cola with its first and malty impressions.

As the ale encroaches on the middle palate, it loses its sweetness but the toasty remnants of malt remain. Toast, cocoa, coffee, peanut skins and a mossy tree bark character soon follow in anticipation of the cherries. Tangy, tart and nearly sour, the cherries fuse with the beer's natural acidity for a piquant character of sherry, balsamic and soy sauce for a sweet, sour and savory taste heading into the late palate.

Spicy in its bitterness, the medium bodied sour ale carries a lasting taste of cola and peanut brittle with a medium length winey aftertaste. Oddly compelling, the style pairs well with mussels and beef stew, but often leaves the palate unsatisfied. This example suffers the same fate. So bring on the food!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'15 vintage.

This one pours a dark murky reddish brown color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells like overwhelming sweet and sour cherry juice- there's not much else here. I would've thought the cherry would fade, as it's a 2015 bottle, but it's so cherry forward. It's lightly sour, and the acidity rolls of the tongue nicely. There's cherry candy, and a bit of syrupy caramel as well.

This is thick and quite syrupy, with a lower level of carbonation. It's a slow sipper.

I definitely wish this was a little bit more balanced, but it's definitely a fun beer to drink anyway.

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Photo of Roguer
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, swirly, nutty brown; absolutely no head at all.

Aroma is sweet and syrupy, featuring cherries, brown sugar, and a little earthy spice from the yeast. Some dark fruit.

Flavor is a very nice, smooth blend of mildly sour brown ale and sweet cherries. Not a ton of sourness, but it's there, with a nice vinegar-like finish. Sweet cherries throughout, and a light, rustic funk.

Surprisingly thick and sticky mouthfeel; I'm attributing this to the sky-high ABV for the style.

An excellent, interesting brew, and one I'd gladly revisit.

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Photo of stakem
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle, 12oz into a tulip appears chestnut brown with a thin khaki head thats quick to fade.

Aroma of chocolate covered cherry pits, earth, roast and alcohol. Caramel and vanilla. Vinegar and tang as it breathes.

Tastes tart yet strong with a chocolate covered cherry flavoring thats earthy and pitted. Mild vinegar, caramel and vanilla sweetness. Mild papery oxidation in the aftertaste.

Full body, light carb. The alcohol is well hidden but goes straight to your head. Much better than I anticipated.

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Photo of robotnewyork
1.75/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Sarah got at kuhnenn, not as bad as duchess but no tartness, little bit of sweetness.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart/sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, toffee, pepper, leather, tobacco, vanilla, funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste big tart/sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, toffee, pepper, leather, tobacco, vanilla, funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, pepper, light toffee/leather/nuttiness, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidic/tannic flavors as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly acidic, and lightly slick/syrupy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is an outstanding imperial Flanders brown ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV, with the balanced acidity. Was expecting more sourness after the nose profile; but this was still highly complex and spot on to the style. Extremely well balanced. Label states only Brett was used for the wild yeast, so most of the sourness is likely coming from the cherry juice. A highly enjoyable offering, regardless.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason3125
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros, 2015 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark chestnut hue with a thin off white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of tart malts, nice cherry, fair amount of vinegar, dirty caramel malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amount of vanilla, huge caramel. Cherry throat lozenge on the finish, flemmy.

M - Mouthfeel is rather heavy, sticky, flemmy. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a really mediocre beer, excellent fake cherry notes. Just really sub par.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to rudzud

No real head, nice legs, murky dark cherry red almost rosy hue.

Nose tons of sour malt and fruity, tart cherry, sweet candy syrup cherry, little cough syrup, an almost grape must and weird gristy malt and some weird funk, malt vinegar, cereal grain.

Taste brings sweet syrupy cherry, little tart cherry, candy notes, then biscuity toasted gristy grainy, plenty of caramel with it, a little vanilla and cherry flesh but tart cherry, cherry cough syrup, finish cherry halls candy, flemmy sticky little acidic, malt vinegar, weird and icky, little bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, syrupy flemmy, lighter carb.

Overall eh.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottle. 12 oz poured in kuhnhenn snifter.

Muddy brown body small white head. Minimal lacing or retention.

Aromas of sherry, wood, dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Taste matches the nose with more dark fruits and some chocolate and light cherry. Sweet and roasty aftertaste. Rich body very little carbonation.

Overall a good experience. Def a sipper. Wanted more acidity.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 305 ratings