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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 11.16%
Wants: 1,228
Gots: 127 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-27-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

DanGeo, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage. Thanks to brewdan for this one.

A: A very cloudy reddish brown color. A minimal pale beige head develops, but dissipates instantly into a fine ring of lacings. After a while even these tiny bubbles fade away. Honestly, the qualities of this beer surly doesn't lie in its appearance.

S: The smell is very powerful. Huge amounts of sweet malts makes the smell really heavy. Plenty of genuine aromas of raspberries, but the fruits are not as prominent as I had expected. A hint of chocolate, some leather and tobacco, and quite a lot of oak-barrel. Alcoholic fumes hit the noose, but are well integrated with the sophisticated character of the smell. All in all, it's quite reminiscent of fine spirits.

T: The taste is dominated by a dense and heavy malty character with lots of sweetness to it. The raspberries are present in the mouth, but again they are more subtle than I had expected. The raspberry flavors are of a really genuine quality, no raspberry candy in sight. Caramel, notes of tobacco and leather, and quite a lot of oak. I get a hint of chocolate, but it's very faint. Perhaps I pick up the slightest hint of coffee. The finish is almost ridiculously long and has a great warming feeling to it due to the alcohol. The raspberries delivers a nice acidity that goes really great with sweetness from the malts and alcohol. All in all, the raspberries get more prominent towards the finish. Some residual notes of oak barrels and raspberry pits in the finish as well.

M: Very full-bodied with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. It actually has a surprisingly high level of carbonation (which is still rather gentle) which seems to suit the beer nice since it lightens up the otherwise dense feeling and helps to spread all of the wonderful aromas around the mouth.

D: This is a great beer. Surly one of a kind that delivers an explosion of flavors and a great beer experience. Drinks like fine spirits, but still with that great character you can't get from any other type of beverage.

ricke, Aug 02, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark raspberry brown with a thin ring of off-white foam. Minimal lacing.

S - It's a fantastic tart raspberry smell with sweet chocolate in the background.

T - Wow, the sweetness of the raspberry that I smelled tastes tart on my tongue. The raspberry is strong but I pick up hints of dark fruit, sweet toffee and a little tobacco on the back end.

M - Creamy medium body with very low, but present, carbonation.

O - An amazing beer that hides the high abv. well. I could drink a lot of these very easily.

SkiBum22, Sep 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

blitz134, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Callmecoon, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

stereosforgeeks, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

freehafe, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

weonfire, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

blabaer, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

fthegiants, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

StoutItOutLoud, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2007 6.3 oz bottle split three ways, just enough for a tasting portion for each of us.

KRE pours murky brownish red, no head, but I didn't really expect one on a two finger pour. I have to be honest it doesn't look terribly appetizing. The aroma is musty with an underlying damp mold quality. Also raspberries, of course, caramel, and some alcohol. The age shows in the aroma and makes me worry 3 years has not been kind to this little guy. Tastes much more tart than the smell suggested. Raspberries, caramel, chocolate, and bitter citrus rind. It's like raspberry cheesecake with caramel drizzle and maybe some chocolate in the form of an oreo cookie crust. Like one of my buddies said, not a dessert beer but dessert itself. This would be hugely satisfying just by itself after a great meal, forget about pairing it. It's real syrupy and lightly carbonated. The 2.1 oz pour makes it tough to judge drinkability all I know is I want a lot more.

Shumista, Jun 07, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

beergorrilla, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

rouhlas3, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

mzeld, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

itsthepleats, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

zonker17, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 vintage poured from a very small bottle to a snifter. The liquid is dark dark reddish orange with very little carbonation. The head does not exist except by force. This takes a lot away from the appearance. Good color however.

The smell keeps knocking me over, It is like a Chocolate Chambord cake. Wow Most excellent.

The taste follows and does not disappoint. Raspberries, chocolate, alcohol. nothing better for desert.

The mouthfeel falls off a bit with the lack of carbonation & the body could be a tad thicker.

The drinkability is great, I would enjoy this beer most of the time easy. I am quite glad I have 2 more left. Thank you NorthernTimber for answering my ISO call to to trade. I really am happy with our trade, thank you and Prosit. Hope to set you on the Woodward Ave cruse some day. MK

MuenchenerKindl, Feb 14, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Beerdy, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

claaark13, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

griffeyb, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

uncccegr, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6.3 oz bottle
Served in a snifter
13.8% ABV

L - It is a murky brown color with chunks of yeast in the glass due to a careless pour. There was no head. I got a few tan bubbles along the edges.

S - The first thing I notice is raspberries. It smells like raspberry purée. I also get some milk chocolate. It has some vinous notes. I smell some alcohol, too.

T - The raspberry does not dominate the flavor like it does the smell. The chocolate plays a bigger role. There is a nice balance between the two flavors that are complimentary. The alcohol is warming and barely noticeable.

F - Slick, syrupy, sticky. Low carbonation.

O - This is a nice beer. It is the most I have paid per ounce of beer, but it was three years old when I bought it. It is good. I wish I had twelve ounces to enjoy, but I feel fortunate to have gotten to try it. Good beer to celebrate turning 40.

buschbeer, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

knight84, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Rohkey, May 22, 2013
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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