Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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300 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud BruinKuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
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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:
#6,541
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
300
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of IckyT2012
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
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 +11.6%
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 +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SerialTicker
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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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Photo of FalconOne
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerOps
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tommy5
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of complexity to this brew. Three predominant flavors to me are the cherry, vanilla and caramel. There's a mild oak and vinegar presence on the finish. The fact that this is 10.5% is mind blowing. No booze factor at all to me except for the aroma. Pretty inviting taste and one I enjoyed through out.

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Photo of YeastInception
3.04/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jrs3994243
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hubert_i
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2010 bottling

Appearance: Just a smattering of foam raises above the coffee brown liquid; leggy, with a few dots here and there

Smell: Cherry jam, Oloroso Sherry, caramel, vanilla and a hint of oak

Taste: Sweet and tart dark cherry jam flavors, with a touch of Oloroso Sherry in the middle; caramel and vanilla flavors add sweetness, after the swallow, but are subsumed, to some extent, by the oak and vinegary sourness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with no carbonation

Overall: One of those unique style-bending fruit beers from Kuhnhenn; not really an Oud Bruin but I guess it comes closer to that style than any other

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Photo of ljc973
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep reddish brown, almost purple. Light carbonation with no head whatsoever. Smells more like a wine. The taste is tart, somewhat crisp, and refreshing. There is a very complex cherry profile. Overall, this was an awesome beer, and the alcohol (10.5%) was completely hidden. A little different from others in the style, but well worth trying if you can get it.

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Photo of amalburg
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kuhnhenn Cherry Oud Bruin from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 300 ratings