Kemker Kultuur Aenne



Kemker Kultuur in Everswinkel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 🇩🇪

Farmhouse - Saison Regular
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 7
Aenne is our hoppy Saison. Brewed with a good amount of Styrian Golding hops in the coolship. Notes of citrus, pine and green tea. Dedicated to Nicoles grandma Anni.

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Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 4 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 5.5

Metallic copperish golden beer, totally clear under a medium, dense, very lightly yellowish head. Rainwater nose (the glass?); really almost absent nose, even the head gone. Watered down demi-sec white wine? Lightly sourish, sweet & toasted malts. Hints of dried herbs and grains. Good balance, OK, but more than a tad short in character. Warming up, notes of rosewater, almonds. Ephemere hopbitter arriving as an afterthought. Feels better carbonated than it looks; light body, very light slickness. Kemker has always kept a tight hold on big, explosive flavours, against the fashion, and I applauded that. But here is where they went too far - Aenne cruelly lacks flavour.

Tried from Bottle from Station 1280 on 29 May 2021 at 06:18

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,375l bottle at gfs place. BB 15.07.2022. amber murky color, small white head. smells tobacco, earthy, grassy, bit flowery, spices, herbal, lightly leathery, hay, nice to very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation. tastes citrus, grassy, tobacco, some pines, light sweetness, some hay, subtle marzipan, some black pepper, earthy. finishes lightly dry and light to medium bitter with notes of hay, earthy and peppery notes. wow, very nice, very well done Saison. almost a tad heavy but overall great.

Tried from Bottle on 06 May 2021 at 15:18


Tried from Bottle on 02 Apr 2021 at 23:42

Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Belgian style saison by Jan Kemker, the West German craft brewer specializing in farmhouse ales, which are decidely un-German, at least in our modern times; 37.5 cl bottle with crown cap, bought at Etre Gourmet. Thick and frothy, irregularly cobweb-lacing, egg-white, firm and quite dense, indeed 'Belgian'-looking head on an initially clear, deep and warm 'old gold' beer with refined sparkling, turning into a misty apricot-gold with sediment. Aroma of lemonbalm leaves, white bread crumbs, green banana, gypsum, freshly cut grass, unripe peach, hard Conference pear, dry cereals, field sorrel, oxidizing Granny Smith apple, green tea or even matcha, herborized garden weeds, some vague herb cheese and a sweet honey touch hidden deep in the background and popping up only briefly and fleetingly every now and then. Green-fruity onset, apple peel, green banana, unripe pear, rounded with lively but nowhere harsh carbonation, gypsum- and chalk-like minerality lingering about over a supple, smooth middle, composed of a dry-bready, cereally maltiness with grainy edges, yet soft and 'fluffy' enough to keep things full and pleasant; unripe fruit notes are increasingly replaced by 'noble' hoppy elements towards the finish, culminating in a spicy, leafy, long-lasting, tonic water-like bitterness and retronasal aspects of garden weeds, grass, field flowers and hay, mixed with some spicy, very vaguely clove-like phenols and lingering bready yeastiness, yet in a dry manner. Long, dry, quenching and very balanced in spite of its firm hop bitterness: this is a very classically styled beer indeed, the saisons from Hainaut (think Dupont, Blaugies and the like) clearly were the source of inspiration here, in a hop-forwarded way - yet deliberately and cleverly avoiding the trap of going all IPA and using New World hops. The hops here are good old Styrian, and this variety, widely in use since the 1930s, comes into their own perfectly here. This is solid German brewing tradition tackling a traditional Belgian farmhouse beer style - and doing so with accuracy, nobility and restraint. I had many (mostly new) saisons from Belgium itself that did not even come close to this one. Loved it.

Tried on 04 Jan 2021 at 01:15

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Bottle shared at home. Clear golden with white head but pours very ropey, hahaha. Soft yeast, fresh malts, lemon, light grassy, soft citrus hops with fresh flowers, bready. Medium sweet, lighter bitter and sour. Soft sparkly carbonation. Body is super weird as it's quite ropey, like there's gelatin in there. Saved this already quite some time so a bit disappointed that it's still ropey, otherwise good beer.

Tried from Bottle on 04 Dec 2020 at 19:15

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 4 | Overall - 7.5

Bottle. Golden color. Fennel, citrus and floral notes in the aroma. Full bodied, almost non fluid. Viscous. Sour floral flavor with fennel and bretty notes. Salty finish. Quite odd, but nice.

Tried from Bottle on 20 Jul 2020 at 08:20

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

Süffiger, leicht säuerlich bitterer Beginn. Würzig, getreidig, trocken getreidig. Moderat würzig, trocken herber Abgang. 9/8/9/8//8

Tried from Draft at Craftbeer Corner Coeln on 19 Jun 2020 at 15:38