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Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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296 Ratings
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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:
#5,571
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
296
pDev:
12.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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 -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason3125
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -11.9%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of gcamparone
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ericat78
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of auroracrisis
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Impossibly syrupy and sweet. I'd rather pour this on pancakes than drink it.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a deep reddish color with little noted head.

Smell - Sour notes dominated the nose, but you can definitely pick up the cherry.

Taste - At the front, tart cherry comes through with an almost cherry cola quality. With the cherry, notes of grape skin and slight oakiness come though. The only knock on this one is the slight medicinal taste the comes with the cherry in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - For the style, I can certainly appreciate the thickness. This one coats the tongue and lingers.

Overall - A really good example of the style that is worth seeking.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SerialTicker
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up as part of Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice mixed four-pack for $35, so this was $8.75 for a bottle. The chances this beer is worth the price is low, but that doesn't mean it won't be good.

Appearance: Copper brown in color with only a ring formed on top of the beer. Hard pour didn't form any head at all, and there's no lacing left on the glass. Only a bit of haze. Pretty decent looking. (3.75/5)

Smell: Prominent "funk" coupled with some tartness. Sour cherry juice is also in there, but it's underlying the funky wet trunk smell that many sour beers have. I'd say it smells like I would expect, but I actually expected some more cherry than what I'm getting in the aroma. Based on the smell alone though, I'm anticipating a very sour beer. (4/5)

Taste/feel: Strange, strange stuff -- it's worth mentioning that I haven't had this style before. The taste isn't nearly as sour as I was anticipating. This has a definite tart funkiness to it, but with the cherries, malt sweetness, and "brown" flavors, it's actually pretty balanced. Sour on the front, sweet pretty much the rest of the way. I'm pretty certain this isn't barrel aged, but I get barrel aged qualities out of it... an oak sort of flavor (partially from the Brett?) with some tannin vibes as well (the cherries?). The feel is really nice -- about moderate in body and carbonation, with a strangely slick but pleasant feel. (4/5, 4.25/5)

Very strange, very unique beer (for me, seeing as how it's my first from the style). The yeast flavors with the sweet and tart cherries with "brown" tasting malts... it comes together really well. The tartness is well-balanced by the sweetness, and I don't find that it ever becomes cloying. I think this beer is missing something, but I'm not quite sure what -- probably *more* sourness and *more* cherries. Still, as it is, this is a very pleasant tasting beer. Worth the price? In terms of buying it many times over again, no, but if you haven't had it before, absolutely.

(4/5)

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Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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