Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
huge thanks to BigBadBarrel for this bottle! Thanks Jon and an honorable mention goes out to Tony! A pair of great guys advocating beer in Michigan!
Vintage 2012; 12.7fl oz bottle with dark red waxed pressure cap.
poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: medium red bodied beer with a thick cap almost 1 finger of head off white head. The head drops down quickly to a thin ring around the glass.
Smell: This beer smells just like raspberry Koolaid. Not a hint of booze in the nose. Fairly one dementional, you really gotta put your nose into this beer just to get a really faint note of chocolate. This beers nose is just dominated by raspberry. As the beer warms up, the chocolate starts to become a little more prominent, but it still does get anywhere close to overpowering the raspberries.
Taste: Similiar to the nose. Really big raspberry flavors start things off; its tastes kind of jammy and syrupy. Its a bit hot and boozey right away...it doesnt wait till the end of the beer its right there almost immediately. The beer is sweet and rich. This beer is also tannic and woody. Hint of tootsie rolls as the beer gets warms. The beer finishes sweet, boozy, and tannic. Also just a little bit medicinal finish like cherry cough syrup.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied beer with a carbonation level that is sitting at the higher end of low. Its got a pretty decent booze kick to it. This beer has a mouthfeel that is almost a clone of a big boozy red wine with a dry finish. Never had a beer that feels like this. Noteworthy of this beer is that the carbonation level is much more lively in the Raspberry Eisbock than the Blueberry Eisbock.
Overall: Have been wanting to try this beer for years now. The hunt is finally over! There is no question which is the best Eisbock that Kuhnhenn brews. Its the Blueberry Eisbock that wins by a mile! No contest...just not even close. I really cant complain because I got the chance to try Raspberry Eisbock, but its just not near as good as the Blueberry Eisbock. I would like to try an older vintage of Raspberry Eisbock for a second perspective, but I was left a little dissapointed in comparison to Blueberry Eisbock. Raspberry Eisbock was a little one demensional in aroma and flavor profile compared to Blueberry. Raspberry Eisbock looked better and had better carbonation level than the Blueberry Eisbock, but the Blueberry Eisbock was wayyy smoother...not even close really. I think that age will benefit Raspberry Eisbock, but I dont have another bottle, so I probably wont get to test this theory. Age will help to even out the rough spots in the Raspberry Eisbock. Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock is a much more elegant brew and sophisticated beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 04:04:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.9/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Shared at peg's.
dark cherry red in color. Forms a minimal fizzy head. No retention, no lacing. Aroma is very raspberry, like raspberry syrup. Sweet, marshmallowy, like something out of a breakfast cereal. Taste is sweet, raspberry, medicinal, herbal, and cherry cough syrup. It's a bit odd, simultaneously sweet and inviting while also being medicinal and tannic. Full bodied. Lower carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Interesting.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2013 22:30:07 | More by Florida9
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
'12 bottle poured into flute.
Smell is of deep raspberry and only that. Exactly like the Raspberry Tart desert that bakery/pastry shops sell.
Pours a deep, deep red and mahogany color with very little to no head
Flavor mostly one note, Raspberry, Raspberry Raspberry. Alcohol mixed in but it settles well. It's not a complex beer but it has a powerful, full bodied flavor of Raspberries. It would make a very nice desert beer most definitely.
Solid brew, would like to see how it ages. Maybe with age the Raspberry will become less dominate and more of the subtle notes it covers will blossom.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 22:44:04 | More by DaSolomon
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.