Kiwi Herman | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strawberry-kiwi sour blonde.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#203
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
274
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rand
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery from their last release, December 15 2017. Poured into tulip glass

Reviewed from notes.

Kiwi Herman Light golden tan appearance, no head, red wine vinegar, raspberry, tropical nose. Crisp, lactic acid, unripe raspberries kiwi. Starts crisp and tart, more fruity mid-sip. Closes with a quick, clean, finish with touches of red wine vinegar lingering.

Lives up to the hype. Only got a taste from the first release, this tastes better fresh.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rabbott2
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 batch drank on 3/15/2018

Overall this was a fine beer to finally be able to try. The mix of barrels and fruits brought a nice complexity of flavors to this. The kiwi presence was really unique and pleasant. There was a good amount of tartness and while it drank really well, there was an unpleasant finish. A sugary, bitter aftertaste hit me and it really was not enjoyable. The only negative I have on this but the rest was great.

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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Ryan for Sharing. 16 oz bottle into a tulip.

Lightly red orange body
Smell - lightly tart and fruity with a malty biscuit aroma. On the tongue is lots of sour strawberry notes, lactic acidity, straw, on the aftertaste is biscuits, bready yeast , Corn. Like strawberry shortcake or corn bread with strawberries. Interesting beer, very tasty. Not a ton of kiwi flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most recent batch poured into a stemmed tulip. Golden amber in color. Very minimal head that dissipates quick. Aroma of lactic acid in subtle fruit. Taste is strawberry, kiwi and some biscuit. Tastes like a sour strawberry shortcake. Feel is light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a well done fruited sour. My only gripe would be that I think it’s just a touch too sour for me.

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4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.69/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of farnold
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Slightly hazy golden and dark peach hues with a frothy white head and minimal lacing/retention
S: Ripe strawberries with a mild funk
T: Crisp and clean strawberry profile up front that is supported by a healthy dose of Belgian yeast and finishes with a refreshing sour kiwi smoothness
F: Medium to light bodied with ample carb
O: Enjoyable and crisp tart fruited sour - Alpine did an incredible job with this one. Likely perfect for a hot summer day, but it does wonders on a cold winter evening as well!

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Kiwi Herman from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 274 ratings