Hell Kitty Kitty | Whiner Beer Company

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3.87/5
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7 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whiner Beer Company
Illinois, United States
whinerbeer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 11-27-2017

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
5.43%
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Beerhemoth
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain69
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

MLY SECOND BEER I'VE HAD FROM WHINER - THEY SAY IT IS A BELGIUM - BUT DID NOT HAVE THE FULL BELGIUM FLAVOR - STILL A DESENT BEER

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I suppose this is what BPAs are becoming... particularly if a Belgian specialist like Whiner wants to grow in this hophead market. But being a traditionalist, I put this is the saison category.

That said, this is a decent beer.
Its main contribution is that it is OK to make a saison taste like grapefruit.
Judging Hell Kitty Kitty on its merits: It looks slightly above average; its Smell of grapefruit puts me off a little bit, but otherwise is OK; its initial Taste is fine, but grapefruit takes over the mid-palate; while it finishes too dry for food, it sits OK in the mouth and is overall refreshing. Have it again? Unlikely.

I share this observation for those who want to know how objective my rating is. Chicago's Southside Belgian brewer is Whiner, whose beers I've rated totals 7 . Chicago's Northside Belgian brewer is Off Color, whose beers I've rated totals 25. The Cubs just swept the Sox in the (pretend) subway World Series. You be the umpire.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Although I'm no fan of whiners, I am a fan of Winer Beer. They make some fine products, and all the ones I've tried have been something I'd drink again (and I repurchased my previous three tastes this weekend).

This one opens dirty yellow with a little fine fizz. The aroma is a yeasty, malty smell that's clean and appetizing. The taste is dry, hoppy, and yeasty all well balanced so you can appreciate much nuance from the hops, yeast and malts. The aftertaste is bitter. This is a less Americanized take on the style that is fairly easy drinking.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of FBarber
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark bronze color. Completely clear and effervescent. Thine two finger white head dissipates leaving a residual thin layer of white foam along with some white foamy lacing.

Aroma has notes of smoked wheat malts, spicy pepper, smoked meat, orange, and grapefruit. A really interesting nose on this one that I just don't know what to do with.

Taste has some smoked wheat malts, grapefruit and orange. Between the hops and the yeast in this there is a strong spiciness that starts halfway through and then spikes towards the back end. As the beer warms you get more of the grapefruit, orange and pine from the hops on the finish. Some moderate lingering bitterness on the finish.

Feel is moderately bodied with mild carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a very weird riff on a Belgian Pale Ale - its not really to style. But on its own merits, its a solid beer. The spiciness is a bit much to my taste, but others may enjoy this.

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Photo of sb17
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hell Kitty Kitty from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 7 ratings