Kuhnhenn Sol Invictus Saison | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Sol Invictus SaisonKuhnhenn Sol Invictus Saison
42 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Sol Invictus SaisonKuhnhenn Sol Invictus Saison

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 12-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.82/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. This bottle is apparently old.

Appearance - Amber body with an ample white head and some chunks. Medium collar.

Smell - Caramel malt and a little yeastiness. Apple fruitiness. A little oxidized.

Taste - Very yeasty. Hefty caramel malt. A little bitter from the yeastiness. Slight apple fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Bitter.

Overall - Old and not very exciting.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ehammond1
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Spartan213!

(Aged for ~1 year)

A clear dark amber. Moderately-sized, large white head that dies down fairly quickly. Streaky spiderwebs of lace left down the glass.

Interesting combination of caramel sweetness, moderate bread, and lots of sage character. It doesn't really turn vegetal at all, but the spice and herb notes come out nicely.

The flavor is similar, with sage, bread, and caramel sweetness combining. A touch of an alcohol presence. This would probably succeed more if there was a touch less of an alcohol presence.

Medium bodied with very high carbonation. It's probably too highly carbonated, especially on the first few gulps.

Tasty, but slightly flawed, in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Bottle grabbed as I left the brewery back in June of 2013. The appearance was a clear orange/amber body with a one finger white foamy head, some light lacing but slides down into the body. The smell had a slightly tart/spicy/floral all combined nicely and leaving a sort of herbal-ness to it. The taste had a mostly the same with some citrusy/malty thing goin’ on, tart aftertaste and a dry finish. The palate had a light to medium in body, came across somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is adequately felt for the style and for me. Overall, pretty nice "tart" saison, I could come back to.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.9.13

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a huge, foamy yellow head that fades slowly.

S - Very lemony and lots of heavy spices. Unique.

T - Lots of Belgian spice with a crisp lemony-citrus finish.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Heavy spices with lots of citrus.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Presentation is pretty amazing. Poured into a stemware glass with a wide body. Massive off-white head, three fingers thick, like sea foam that won't go away. Clings immediately to the glass. The body of the beer is a deep amber gold color, hazed and showing good carbonation.

A pungent herbal aroma, unfortunately a bit reminiscent of floor cleaner for me. But to parse it out, there is a strong herbal aroma of sage and lemongrass, over top of a sweet orange and grapefruit aroma. Maybe a vague Saison yeast aroma right up front.

Oh god, this is a beast of a beer. I am immediately struck by how full bodied this beer is and how absolutely necessary that high carbonation is to lighten the body a little bit. Pretty dry finish for a big beer. Up front is a rich, full bodied sage and citrus beer, slightly sweet, but never heavy. Alcohol expresses itself on the swallow and at first comes across the palate kind of harshly. It smooths out and becomes more mellow. The mid palate is filled with a grainy, yeasty flavor, followed by a herbal aftertaste and finish.

I'm not really a fan of imperialized Saisons but this one was well crafted enough that I could finish the glass. I'm not sure what the point is of having such high abv beers. Is it really that cold in Michigan? I wouldn't buy this if I saw it again.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle from the owner. Just released. A sage based saison. Very decent for the style, good drinkability. Carbonation a bit aggressive. I liked the farmhouse yeast character to it. Not as complex as the sage used by Great Lakes and Amsterdam this summer in Toronto, or as smooth as the Stillwater.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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