Duvil In Ms Jones Ale
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Duvil In Ms Jones AleDuvil In Ms Jones Ale
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Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #313
Ranked #37,603
3.7 | pDev: 13.78%
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Duvil In Ms Jones AleDuvil In Ms Jones Ale
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle courtesy of chpueblo22. 2011.

Appearance - Pours with a minimal head and no lacing. Orange and a bit cloudy. Mostly lifeless and pretty unexciting looking.

Smell - Tons of citrus and honey sweetness. Orange peel, primarily. Interesting smell.

Taste - And it falls flat here. That same orange brightness is muted, but still a bit present. Bready malts overpower it. The orange returns as quite a tangy citrus finish. Strange and perhaps unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and it feels like 8.5%, no more or less, I suppose. Minimal carbonation doesn't help that.

Overall - Not exactly a bad beer, but lacking in any distinctive qualities. Not really having any problem finishing it, but not something I'd drink again.

Feb 01, 2012
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice Night Two. A so-so Belgian. No aroma, light orange with no head. Some orange taste, a little fruit. A little sour finish, supplementing the sweet yeast and honey. Not too drinkable. A tad boozy and very much uninteresting.

Dec 25, 2011
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jh1982 from Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jan 13, 2012
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SupaCelt from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is dirty golden with a small white head. No lacing develops.

The nose gives off a sourness that is notable and of course this beer has the familiar Belgian yeast character shining over all. Slight alcoholic wafts make me enjoy the winelike notes.

The taste is quite unexpectedly sour. There is not a large amount of complexity to discuss. To have a strong and pale beer is something quite interesting. A beer that is decidedly simple, yet packs some power in the ABV department. The sourness and the thickness of the mouthfeel give way to a slightly crips finish and an enjoyable aftertaste. Again, thoughts of a sparkling wine come to mind. This would be very nice served with a dinner.

The mouthfeel is around the medium range and has some syrupy thickness.

Overall, this brew is not one that makes me automatically think of winter solstice. However, imagining this beer in goblets arranged around a nice winter feast does make sense and makes me appreciate the nearly wine like qualities of this brew.

Mar 31, 2012
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BoneyardBrewer from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Apr 30, 2012
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Photekut from Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

May 19, 2013
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HopHead84 from California

3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


What's the point of spontaneity if you already know what you're going to do and not do? Don't answer that. This is not one of my better ideas, but I have an arsenal of Kuhnhenn beers to get through and these beers aren't going to drink themselves. 2011 Winter Solstice bottle thanks to Masterski. You've drive me to drinking in between sleep sessions. Snifter.

A: Sort of a nondescript golden orange. Small white foam head and scattered lacing. It looks a lot like beer. Not much else to say about the appearance category.

S: Bright citrus notes, reminiscent of orange flesh, blend with light leather notes and some pear. Pepper-like phenols are restrained. Belgian yeast imparts tasteful bubblegum notes. The malt foundation reminds me of sweet bread and biscuit. Herbal notes are evident.

S: Peppery phenols are a bit sharper in the flavor. Orange accompanies pear, lemon, and a firm bready malt presence. Bubblegum notes are light. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Medium body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky, dry, and a touch thin.

Overall: An enjoyable citrus forward Belgian Strong Pale Ale. I'd gladly have this again but wouldn't buy another 12oz. bottle for $6.

Jan 15, 2012
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at the 2011 Winter Solstice. Served in a Darkness glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a wispy partial cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Mostly transparent bronze body with some visible carbonation streams and solid retention.

S - Belgian yeast, light phenolic notes, sugary malts and bubblegum, malted wheat, some pear flesh, and a hint of perfume-laden pear skin.

T - Taste is less fruity and more Belgian, with some light peppery notes and bready malts. The finish has a bit of pear and stone fruit sweetness. Not much in the way of alcohol.

M - Zesty and mildly harsh carbonation to start, but then mellows out and finishes a bit watery and flaccid. Medium body, lightly sticky texture, with a mildly dry finish. Again - no overt alcohol presence.

D - A solidly crafted Belgian Strone Pale with a nice fruity twist to it. Feel is a bit lackluster, but goes down pretty easily otherwise. One of Kuhnhenn's better Belgian offerings actually. Would drink again if it was on-tap at the brewpub, but not something I'd actively seek out.

Jan 10, 2012
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monitorpop from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Apr 13, 2012
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JAHMUR from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Aug 11, 2014
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spycow from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Oct 26, 2014
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memphischas from Tennessee

3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 21, 2015
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brotherliam from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 08, 2012
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Gonzoillini from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

May 04, 2014
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onespartan from Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 30, 2015
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JamnesCameron from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip. Pours a slightly hazy orange with minimal/no head, just a wisp of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

Aromas of lactic sourness, yeasty, and citrusy, juicy orange and lemon notes.

Flavor is lightly soured, with a sour citrus punch that draws in the cheeks. Oranges and lemons dominate. No hops present. Good prickly carbonation.

Mouthfeel is light, hides the alcohol very well. Slight puckering sourness.

Overall not what I expected, but a pleasant surprise. Nice, balanced sourness, if it was intentional, which I don't think it was. But good none the less.

Mar 27, 2012
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Bottled in 2011

A - it looks like a cloudy sunset, orange in the middle with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - It has a strong aroma. It smells sour. I get some light fruits and alcohol.

T - The first taste made me cringe. It is definitely sour. It has a sour pear taste? It is odd.

M - Medium

O - I think this is a bad bottle. I will have to read other reviews to see if my experience was unique or the norm. Regardless, the sourness made it interesting. After a while it became a decent sour. I am not sure this was the intention though.

Feb 01, 2014
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miadw3 from California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

May 01, 2013
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sweemzander from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Apr 22, 2014
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minterro from California

3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice Party

As Beeradvocate referenced: "Duvel is the quintessential example of this style, and many others have tried to imitate it with similar references to the devil". Which is certainly the case for this beers name.

A&S: Right off the bat it was very yeasty (and bready but that comes with the yeasty territory) and fruity tones (raspberry). When pour into a glass it turns a little strong and actually smelt less like a belgian and more like a wheat. I also kinda smells like hard cider. Pours about a finger and half of white head when poured down the center. Head dies down to a thin layer in a minute. Transparent straw (with tints of orange) colored beer. Kinda dead looking (no carbonation bubbles present).

T&M: Doesn't really fell Similar to the smell: yeast is the main taste I'm tasting. There a strong element of fruitiness with a sour finish. Not a lot of hops going on in this one. Alcohol is hidden well. Low bodied, and on the low side of carbonation (as the look would suggest). I think this beer should have either have been more carbonated or have a more full body.

O: 7$ a bottle whoa! Not going to buy it again (it wasn't anything special), but it wasn't horrible.

Jan 09, 2012
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hoppymcgee from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Jan 13, 2012
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erikkoppin from Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jul 05, 2013
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cosmicevan from New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another big thanks to bierenutz enjoyed from a kuhnhenn snifter.

a - brew poured a pale orange with a thin head that was gone quick, leaving just a ring on the surface. not much lacing to speak of.

s - soured golden ale. some orange peel, some honey. some grains and wheat. yeasty.

t - comes alive in the taste. candied sugar big time. honey. oranges. golden ale on sweet tarts. definitely on the sweeter side for the style, but i like it. in 2 words...sweet tarts. nice. tasty. some wheat like characteristics in the finish.

m - mouth is a bit sour and prickly...easy drinker with a dangerously hidden ABV. bready.

o - overall, a bit of a surprise in a good way. sweet tart and candies all night long. has a nice fruity zing to it. enjoyable but don't trade your cellar for it.

Jun 11, 2012
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jan 27, 2013
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adamant1912 from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jan 27, 2015
Duvil In Ms Jones Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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