Play In The Hay (Tangerine)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
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Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 3.31%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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waltersrj from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler sent by splax23, thanks Adam.

Pour: A little darker than a tangerine with hints of reddish brown and a small but carbonated off white ring around the edge.

Nose: Holy crap. People aren't lying about the nose. This is the most potently amazing smell I've ever had in a beer. Smells like fresh, juicy, tangy tangerine flesh. There is a Brett presence here, some slight musty funk but this is all hard to smell with the presence of the tangerine. It's like Tom Cruise standing behind Andre the Giant, you just can't find it.

Taste: Juicy tangerine flesh, followed by a musty bretty taste that ends up drying the initial taste. Moderate acidity, hints of Brett earthiness in the aftertaste. There's even a little bit of a bready taste lingering here.

Mouthfeel: Near perfect here. This is crisp, juicy and refreshing at first and slightly drying in the end. Good amounts of carbonation.

Overall: The nose blows everything I've had, which is a pretty good amount, out of the water. The acidity is perfect, the drying effect is nice, the carbonation was mild enough to keep it lively, but the smell is what I keep coming back to. Fantastic stuff. Thanks So much Adam. Cheers to Kuhnhenn for a huge success here.

Oct 01, 2011
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beenitty from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours orangish brown with no much lacing.

S - Tangerine, bit of dankness, funk, brett, mostly tangerine though, very nice

T- Tart up front then tangerine, tastes like tangerine soda.

M - Decent. Not very complex, but this one may develop more in the bottle (if it was bottled) and or over time.

D - Pretty high, not really getting much alcohol here as it tastes like soda to me, so could definitely throw alot of these back.

Overall this is a great wild ale. Im not crazy about sours but definitely appreciate the style. For sour aficionados this one may not measure up but I found it very tasty and drinkable which I cant say for some of the other sours I've had.

Good starting place for a sour neophyte.

Aug 22, 2011
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MbpBugeye from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summer Festival 2011. Tasted along side nearly all of the other fruited versions.


Appearance
Tangerines have given this beer a lighter, hazy orange color. Honestly the color can be replicated by IPAs or Gueuzes, but it does actually make you think of tangerines.

Aroma
I know I just gave the mango version a 5 for aroma, but this deserves a 5.5. This was the MOST potent smelling beer of the whole weekend. The tangerines completely took over the aroma, all but burying the bretty funk of the base beer. It really did smell like a freshly peeled tangerine. We spent quite some time just sniffing at this beer. We even persuaded another group to get this beer by simply holding a taster up near them. The volume on this beer's aroma was turned up to 11.

Taste
The juicy sweet and tart aroma had me salivating. Its just too bad that the tangerines didn't manage to impact the taste as much as the aroma. The tangerine character really let up and allowed there to be a good deal of brett come out at the front. The middle was really juicy, with a decent level of tartness and acidity that I found to be stronger here than in any other version of this beer.

Mouthfeel
Pretty much the same as all the others in the series, but this one had some acidity and tartness that kept the finish very dry.

Overall
Its simply amazing how they managed to pack so much tangerine aroma into this beer.

Jul 27, 2011
Play In The Hay (Tangerine) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 5 ratings