Kuka - Blonde | Andean Brewing Company

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Kuka - BlondeKuka - Blonde

Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 05-21-2013

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by ommegangpbr:
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3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer kinda reminds me of Maudite by Unibroue. I never cared very much for that beer. Something in the vein of overly ripe fruit: dark spots on bananas, squishy spots on nectarines. The malt character makes me think of ingredients that may have been sitting around just a little too long. The notion of brewing with an exotic ingredient as the focal point makes me curios about further offerings from this brewery. All the same, I'm glad I was able to buy just one 12 ounce bottle without having to commit to a six pack of this stuff.

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Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, gold in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: toffee and toasted caramel malt

Taste: earthly sweetness, bread, potato chip, light Belgian spice, and candied sugar

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, heavy bodied, sweet

Overall: Interesting and not at all like other Belgian pale I have had. Very bready and sweet. The different ingredient make me want more from this brewery, but I will pass on this brew.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of BrianCuoz
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of socon67
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellow to copper pour with a white foam head. Scents were of malt and bit of fragrance\spice aroma. The flavor to me was a bit medicinal (mouthwash) and had a slight bitterness in the finish. This was a light feel and easy drinking ale. But I'm just not that impressed. Still on the fence with Kuka. This was an okay beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 355 ml. bottle. Sampled on April 3, 2014.

The pour is medium amber with a slightly cloudy look to it, busy carbonation, and a lingering cream colored head that becomes a ring.

There is some aroma here with the toasted biscuit malts, spices, pear or apple, and a slight hop bite.

Medium and smooth body.

I think it is nutmeg that I really get as the lead herbal/spice taste along with the caramel malts, mild but meaty fruitiness, and slight hop finish. It does have the basic characteristics of a Belgian blonde and I enjoyed it.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of campfirebrew
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of metter98
3.04/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of Maca root are present in the nose along with some notes of fruity yeast and candi sugar.
T: The taste has flavors of malty root vegetables with bits of sweetness from the candi sugar and hints of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Maca root definitely lends unusual aromas and flavors to this beer. It was interesting and while not undrinkable, I didn't really find it to be my cup of tea. Apart from the Maca root, the underlying beer tastes a like a hybrid between a Belgian Pale Ale and a Dubbel.

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Photo of Geobus
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paleoplant
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of raythealeman
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Dewback4
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of MKrauss
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Pav5069
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of atr2605
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear amber color with an off white head with nice retention and leaves great lacing
S-cocoa, biscuit, almonds with no hop presence
T-more cocoa and biscuit with some slight nuttiness throughout with hops providing balance but not lending to the flavor
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-an interesting take on the style, worth trying but probably won't buy again

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Photo of Z-man
4.06/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As long as you aren't expecting a true Blonde, this is good. A bit heavier with good flavor.

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Photo of probert
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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