Kuhnhenn Simcoe Sillier | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Simcoe SillierKuhnhenn Simcoe Sillier

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Googs on 01-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 90
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to erric for this one and lots of goodies from Kuhnhenn. Shared with rudzud.

Light fizzy smaller head, touch of lacing, semi hazy copper slight reddish color.

Nose boozy sweet malt, candy slight syrupy, Belgian esters, light phenols too, big sweet aromas with a bit of honey, simcoe is there but less than I expected, a light musty cat piss but also some tropical fruit with a light pineapple, grapefruit, touch of citrus, light candied orange peel.

Taste is very different than I expected, a bit fruity flavor like generic fruit punch, big booze, esters, phenolic booze, apple and pear like, light cardboard too. There is some simcoe, musty cat piss again, light pineapple, touch of citrus, etc. Fair bitterness. Then sweet syrupy malts, Belgian like golden with a sweet syrupy candy. There is a honey too, but a dried honey, and big earthy dirt like flowery honey flavor. Very strange overall flavor. Finish is still syrupy sweet, fair bitterness, more booze, light phenols and esters, but if sticky candy malts, dried honey, and but of pineapple and simcoe hop flavours, late yeasty flavor too.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, despite tasting the alcohol it doesn't burn, lighter carb too.

Overall not impressed at all.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jeonseh
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a FFF tulip

A - Copper with orange hues. Small amount of carbonation seen trailing upwards. Small white head that leaves nice lacing

S - Sweet pineapple, mango, light strawberry, bubblegum. Very slight floral notes too with a slight kick of booze. This is one sweet and very powerful nose. Really great to smell.

T - Bubblegum and clove with a slight floral aspect as well. Don't get as much sweet fruit as I did in the nose. There is a slight alcohol that comes near the end which when mixed with the bubblegum reminds me of cough syrup. Not a big fan of the taste.

MF - Lots of carbonation with a medium, slightly sticky body.

O - This was an intriguing beer as I loved the smell but the taste was too much bubblegum and booze together. This made it taste off and a bit like medicine.

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Photo of DruC4
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big orange citrus taste up front. Very good orange aroma. Cushioned mouthfeel. Yeast in the finish. Very good for style. Could also pass as a Belgian IPA. Honey bulks up mouthfeel, makes it smooth. Dangerously drinkable at this alcohol level.Thanks for sharing Josh.

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Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AndrewKroll
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jduprey007
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Synergy87
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Danimal25
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of buzzy
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage poured in to Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Cloudy golden orange with a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Belgian yeast, clove and peppery spice are complimented by sweet bubblegum, tropical fruit and grapefruit.

T - Yeast esters, spice, clove and a huge bubblegum flavour. Lighter mango and apricot notes. A warming alcohol presence throughout but overall the alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV.

M - Medium body; slightly sticky. Light carbonation.

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of djcira
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short Review. This is a nice Belgian style DIPA, the hop flavors are big and fruity with lots of tropical and citrus aspects making for a pineapple orange juice like flavor, plus they go great with the Belgian which shows up just enough and it never gets to be too overpowering. The alcohol was pretty well hidden, this would be deadly in the summertime. I was impressed with this one and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Etan
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a snifter.

A: Pours a glowing dark honey color with a small off-white head.

S: Simcoe is still going strong in the nose, with notes of juicy grapefruit, honey, marshmallow, lime zest, mango, fresh grain.

T: Taste comprises pineapple, bitterish resin and pine sap, malty vanilla, stone fruit, honey, white cake, cloves, hint of dark alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Even with a few months of age on it, this still feels like a bright and juicy Belgian DIPA. Very tasty.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cyde
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of MiWolfman
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of liamt07
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by solidfunk (RB), 12oz into a tulip. From the most recent Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice.

Orangey red hues, offwhite head with light retention and head. Nose has Belgian yeast, some herbal and citrus notes. Orange and tangerine is at the center of the action. Taste has sweet tangerine, orange and clementines, honey and a beautiful drying Belgian yeast character. Full, sweet body and the alcohol is disguised. So sad I passed up on this on draught at the Winter Solstice :( (good thing though as I probably would've died).

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