Timmy T's
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - English
Ranked #329
Ranked #45,299
3.44 | pDev: 9.59%
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Notes: This English-style Pale Ale was made with a special English yeast strain and spicy European hops. It is light in color, sweet upfront with a dry finish. Letting this beer warm up will brighten it and make the flavors more apparent.
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zeledonia from Washington

3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On-tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Tasted 13 November 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a murky pale yellow. No head or visible bubbles. Doesn't look especially appetizing.

Smells like iced tea, a mellow tea aroma. Not much in the way of anything else - no hops, no malty notes. Smells like watered-down tea with a touch of sweetness.

Taste just doesn't work that well. Apparently tea and a low-hop pale ale aren't a great combination. Half of each of those, which clash with each other. I get the bad sides of each, and not enough of the good sides.

Feel is thin, a touch flat.

An odd tea-flavored beer, which I guess I should expect from the name. But what I didn't expect was how strange it would come out.

Jan 10, 2014
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TheBrewo from New York

3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This brew was served on tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewing Company taproom in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, showing a dusty straw coloring. A half finger tall head of bubbly white foam was appreciated, but this showed poor retention. A chill haze cut clarity, with no sediment otherwise noted. Carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma gave notes of green grape resins, faint piney and citric hops, stale pale malts and drying cereal grain, and that English bite of white vinegar. With warmth came cherry pits, soft banana esters, chalk, distant echoes of strawberry and red cherry fruitiness, and old apple juice. Our first impression was that the beer sang true to style, with relatively fresher and wetter hops than the nose may have initially lead with. The sip opened with crisp pale malts, lactic acidity, citric and grassy hops, earthen mineral, sourdough yeast, salted pumpkin seeds, musk, aluminum metallics, light strawberry fruitiness, and a final raw crystal malt graininess. This helped transition to the peak, where sweetness came in the form of honey, light caramel warmth, rice krispies mallow, cucumber vegetals, plastics, nectary grapefruity hops, and continued pale malt crispness. The end washed with booze and black pepper, gravel and mineral, honey sweetness, pale malt bite, raw barley and straw, grassy metallics, dirty and earthy hops, and light raw honey sugars. The aftertaste breathed of bittering resinous and soapy hops, nectarine and red apple fruitiness, grapefruit rind, biting phenols, cereal grain, cranberry, muddy wheat, oily bark, earthen mineral, and dry almond nuttiness. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high, with surprising prickle to the palate. Each sip gave okay slurp and smack, with no real creaminess of froth to be had. Actually, it thinned out quite a bit with warmth, offering no real coating other than a dripping wet film, chalky astringency, and moderate pucker. The abv was appropriate, and drinkability was satisfactory.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was its flavoring. We felt this aspect of it to be relatively true to style, but with an enhanced backbone of wet hops to keep the drinker salivating, and the experience fresh and flowing. We did, however, feel that things were lost in the aroma, which was overly faint and rather adjuncty. This improved slightly with warmth, but not by enough to make up for it. The feel, while fitting to the framework of the style and the general picture going on here, didn’t add much. In the end, Timmy T’s fits stylistically, and may be a nice addition to any brewery’s easy-going, “light brew” stock, but this is not one of our new favorites.

Sep 07, 2013
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a watery straw color. not much in the way in terms of head

Smell: grassy, musty smell, faint hops

Taste: slightly watery but musty grassy, faint hops

Mouthfeel: light, not quite refreshing

Overall: kinda disappointing. watery which is unacceptable for the likes of Kuhnhenn's

Aug 31, 2013
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tectactoe from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Kuhnhenn's brewpub in Warren. Timmy T's comes to my table looking an even more pale shade of apple juice, almost like it had been watered down. Faint straw; translucent, with a cloudiness that fogs the brew throughout. The white skin on top isn't much to look at, but it does leave some nice rings of lacing on the way down.

The aroma hits with a pretty steady pace of very modest, English hopping. The hops aren't abrasive, highly bitter, or unabashed, which is exactly what I'd expect from a light, English PA. Lightly floral, musty; very reminiscent of Noble hops, though I know those are typically used in lagers. Light splash of lemon and apple skin zestiness on the tail end of the aroma to close things out. Very light, easy-going, and subtle - very expected given the style.

I'll admit that the first sip was a little more watery that I'd have hoped, but perhaps I'm being a little too hard on the brew. Some faint fruitiness dashes the palate first; apples, pear, and a strangely compelling "lemon-lime" combination. Sweetness is moderate and not off the charts, and bitterness is understandably low.

Hop flavors include a dash of florals and some faint earthy herbs, sprinkled with some fine white pepper. The apple-skin flavors get stronger with time and actually induce a very tame tartness in the brew, mid-to-end. This almost drinks like a Kolsch - very easy to swig and put back without thinking about it. Very light bodied; fairly crisp, although I would like a little more carbonation.

This brew was gone before I could even get a good handle on it. Very easy to guzzle and I'm sure this would have been more enjoyable outside on a patio in 80+ degree heat. Either way, a solid easy-drinker from Kuhnhenn, although they have some other low-ABV offerings that I'd always reach for before this one.

May 31, 2013
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated English IPA, enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Good drinkability and IBU of English hops, english malts, English yeast. Lacey on a deep yellow body.
A masterful creation, something easy to drink and flavourful for its lower abv. They nailed it.

Dec 23, 2012
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firstly this is an English Pale Ale, as it uses English Ale yeast and European hops. Listed at 4.5%. Served in a 4oz taster as part of a paddle.

A - Finger of white foam settles to a collar and partial cap, leaving splotchy lace behind. Transparent straw-colored body.

S - Fruity English ale yeast - pears and apple skins mostly. A dash of floral and grassy hops, and some lightly toasted grains.

T - Light honey and pale malt, grain husks, and grass. Not very sweet, and somehow quintessentially English. Light bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing. Moderate to high carbonation level, and a dry toasty finish. The carbonation seems inappropriate for the style, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

D - A solid English Pale Ale, but nothing worth seeking out urgently. It is refreshing that Kuhnhenn actually has some session beers on-tap during the summer. n00bs and light drinkers might find this (and a few other offerings) right up their alley.

Jun 16, 2011
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured as a very light colored yellow and didn't have a lot of head on it. Just by looking at it looked a little disappointing. The smell of the beer is mostly of freah grains not much hops here. The taste is very grainy and light all around. The aftertaste kind of falls off the map a little bit. There isn't much complexity here. This beer seems like it would be most appealing to people who want a "lite" beer.

May 06, 2011
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