Kuhnhenn Lucky Charms Lager | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tectactoe on 03-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.96/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy, kinda milky pale orange. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Wow, it's Lucky Charms. Marshmallow and cereal grains.

Taste - Again, its Lucky Charms, but the cereal grain is much more intense. Sharp acidic flavor, too. The finish is all marshmallow.

Mouthfeel - Kinda heavy. Medium low carbonation. Strange sharp flavor.

Overall - Well, credit for making it taste like Lucky Charms. Demerits for deciding to make a Lucky Charms beer at all.

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Photo of Florida9
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very light, slightly pale, shade of yellow. Forms a rather small white head that reduces fairly quickly to absolutely nothing, not even the slightest hint of a surface coating. No lacing.

S: aroma is very sweet. Smells like a blend of apple juice, marshmallow, and cream soda. On second thought, there is a lot more cream soda, but there's definitely an apple juicy quality to it. (On a side note, I eat Lucky Charms, so I poured a bowl to compare the beer against. The beer smells much sweeter than the cereal whereas the cereal smells far more grainy)

T: the taste is sweet, very sweet. Simple sugar, corn, grain, and cereal. Marshmallow sweetness. A bit of vanilla. Actually more than just a bit of vanilla. Light bodied. Thin and sweet and very little else. There is that slight green apple lager "sourness" going on as we'll.

M: thin, sweet, and under carbonated.

O: okay, I get what they were trying to do here. It certainly has a sweetness to it and it definitely pulls off that marshmallow quality, but its not exactly Lucky Charms. Believe it or not, but the cereal itself is far more balanced than the beer, the beer being far sweeter than the actual cereal. Aroma is better than taste. Novel, fun, but not exactly something I would want to drink regularly.

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Photo of Circleo12
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy apple juice-looking pale yellow. The head that was there, was gone with seconds, other than a thin line.

S: This is where this beer absolutely killed it. One whiff of this one from a snifter, and WHOA! Did I just bury my nose into a bowl of Lucky Charms? To say that they nailed the desired aroma, is an understatement. Smells of those wonderful little multi-colored marshmallows fill the nose, as you raise the glass.

T: Up front, it seems a pretty neutral, lager flavor. Then....the real fun begins. From the split-second the beer goes down, you're tasting nothing but red hearts, yellow moons, green clovers, blue diamonds, and purple horseshoes. Such a smooth aftertaste, this could easily go down as one of the best after tastes I've experienced in a beer.

M: Rather thin, and quickly dissipating. Don't let that fool you, though, this beer is a winner through and through.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer #500 (review #391). Made as part of the "Breakfast of Champions" beer line-up, on tap at Kuhnhenn in Warren. Pours a hazy straw color, much akin to murky apple juice. Almost no head by the time it arrived in front of me - only a thin, white ring outlining the top of the beer.

Some people may not be so emphatic about this as me, but the aroma of this beer was incredible. It smelled like you were sticking your head into a bowl of Lucky Charms. I really don't know how they pulled it off... I would imagine it was brewed with Lucky Charms, of course, but I can't believe the aroma came through so strong and pure still.

Sweet vanilla and marshmallow heavy with a light corn graininess to it. Very much like the milk leftover after you finish a bowl. Mildly sugary and sweet, this bad boy smelled like Lucky Charms, no doubt about it. The light, lagery yeast notes at the tail end gave a nice, crisp, clean finish to an outstanding aroma profile.

Again, the taste... Wow. It comes through big-time. Up front, you get a nice dose of that sugary marshmallow. And by "nice dose", I mean a metric shit-ton. It tastes much like a mouthful of those little marshmallows, only in liquid form. Mildly sweet, even with a light fruitiness that I can't really put my finger on.

A little over halfway through, the characteristic lager yeast flavors pop; crisp, clean, refreshing, and finally reminding you that you're actually drinking a beer, and not Lucky Charms milk. Light corns and cereal grains in the finish as well, still wrapped up in that blanket of light marshmallow sweetness. Thin-medium bodied with a hefty bit of carbonation, crisp and clean mouth feel.

Well, hot damn. This was by far the best beer at Kuhnhenn's 2013 Breakfast of Champions. Straight dehydrated marshmallows and crispy toasted oats to the dome. Even with the Lucky Charms jab to the solar plexus, the brew still maintained the drinkability and refinement of a fresh lager. For the love of god, make this stuff again please.

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Kuhnhenn Lucky Charms Lager from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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