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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

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805 Ratings

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.91%

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: marburg on 07-27-2003)
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Photo of orbitalr0x


4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A million thanks to marburg for hooking me up with this. Plain brown 12oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with dark red hints....no head to speak of on the pour but I imagine a 13.5% eisbock will do that. Big, lovely raspberry aromas coming off this one. Fumes of alcohol come off as well. Deep, dark and fruity...lovely nose on this one! Wow! The fruit still smells fresh and vibrant. Hints of cocoa as well.

First sip is lush with ripe raspberry flavor...hints of random dark fruits meld into the flavor with a nice malty body. Alcohol is there but well hidden for the big abv. Overripe fruit all over the place. Sweetness mixes with bitterness...simply an awesome fruit beer..easily the best I have ever sampled. Caramel tones peek in and out...there's so much going on here it is nearly overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is big and has a syrupy consistency to it. Goes down damn smooth for such a big brew with nice small bubbly carbonation. Very nice! This is an extremely drinkable brew for the alcohol content. Simply an awesome expertly crafted eisbock / fruit beer. I hope I will get a chance to try this one again some day.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2005 04:52:55 | More by orbitalr0x
Photo of kmpitz2


4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I don't know what I did to deserve trying this beer, but thanks to marburg and orbitalr0x for the pleasure of trying it. The beer pours a dark murkey ever-so slightly rubied brown color with a complete lack of head. The nose is incredible. Dark fruity and chocolate tones ride below a very intense, but not fake raspberry. Wow. Intense. DAMN. The flavors are huge. Syrupy raspberry sweetness and tartness hit upfront, assaulting my tastebuds. This moves to a slight chocolate and fig, but the raspberry is so big, its harder to find the subtleties. The mouthfeel is huge and thick and syrupy. Wow. Overall, this beer is in a league of its own. For one, the alcohol is nowhere to be found in the flavor or the aroma. Its not even overly warming after drinking it. The flavors are big and lingering, leaving me craving the next sip. I have to pause between sips, but it keeps me craving more. This is an experience I will not forget. Everything about this beer is intense, minus the alcohol presence. Very, very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2005 04:47:05 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of walleye


4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

RE-RATE 5/7/07 ON TAP FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 6.3 OZ BOTTLES THIS ONE WAS DIFFERANT THAN THE 1ST ABV IS NOW 18%. POURED A MUDDY BROWN WITH LITLE TO NO HEAD. AROMA RASPBERRIES AND WHERE DID THAT CHOCOLATE COME FROM MALTS, WITH HINTS OF ALCOHOL AND DARK FRUITS . FLAVOR SAME AS AROMA . THIS WAS NOT AS SYRUPY AS THE 1ST OR AS SWEET. I WASN'T GOING TO CHANGE MY RATING BUT AFTER SOME DEP THINKING I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY RATING THE PREV. RATING WAS ALL 4.5S THE BROTHERS PUT A LOT OF TIME AND EFFERT INTO MAKING THIS A QUAILTY BREW AND IT SHOWED THAT WHEN BRET CAME TO THE TABLE EXPLAIND THE PROCESS OF MAKING THIS GREAT BREW WITH THE RBS THAT WHERE AT THE TABLE WOW.Had this in may Poured dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges, no head with some lacing.aroma ,nice balance of raspberry,raisin molasses.flavor was like the best homemade raspberry preserves I have had got hints of molasses and citrus almost like a tangerine mouth feel was smooth and dry in a good way.This was a very good beer,it would be very good for a after dinner drink or even dessert. Did I say WOW

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2004 02:13:17 | More by walleye
Photo of beergeek279


5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a tulip right at Kuhnhenn in Warren. The color was a dark chocolate brown, with an amazingly creamy, thick head for such a high ABV. The smell was a wonderful mix of raspberry tartness and chocolate richness. The taste was a wonderful mix of the tartness of the raspberry and the fairly sweet chocolatey maltiness....rather than competing with each other, they accentuated each other nicely (like a chocolate-covered cherry), and there was absolutely no alcohol to be noticed whatsoever! Mouthfeel was very rich and thick. As for drinkability, I could have these, especially in the winter, until hell froze over.

This was the beer that I was definitely hoping to get my hands on in Michigan, and thanks to kindness beyond the call of duty from Brett and Eric Kuhnhenn, I was able to go back and split a bottle with my brother, and I was sure glad that I did. For this is truly a world-class beer...just sooo good, so thick and chocolatey and raspberry, and believe me somehow they meld together into such goodness. This may well truly have been my favorite beer in the world, and I would do anything to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2004 18:16:18 | More by beergeek279
Photo of erica


4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh yes, it made me smile. I consider myself quite lucky to have tried this lovely fruity brew.. It's a dark black coffee colour with a brownish head, smells wonderful- raspberries dominate, with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar even. Very sweet and roasty. The taste was excellent as well, again, lots of raspberry flavour swimming around in my mouth, fruity and quite tart actually, and a big roasty toasty undercurrent kind of helping the berries along around my tongue, through my teeth, and down my throat. This is also very thick, almost too thick, but it's not bad because of the tartness of the raspberries. It cuts it a little. Drinkability, yes. I'd love to have another. However, because of the thick sweetness I wouldn't want too many in one sitting... All in all a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 20:21:28 | More by erica
Photo of francisweizen


4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this pours out like used motor oil (seriously), it settles to be a dark brown/black liquid with dark bloody edges and a deep, yet small, head of tan-brown foam. The aromas are simply out of this world, as they assault your senses right when the crown is popped off of the bottle. The aromas I get are: Raspberry syrup, chocolate (syrup?), espresso, deep roasted malts, doughy/bready malts, light light medicinal/herbal hops, and more! The taste is absolutely amazing. This stuff tastes like fresh raspberries were thrown into a vat of Cote D'or chocolate, and than blended into some weird sort of starbucks frappicino drink. Simply phenomenal, perhaps the best use of fruit that I have seen in a beer (traditional lambics aside). The mouthfeel is thick and syrup like, but this stuff goes down with ease. This would probably soothe a sore throat quite well. Perhaps they should be prescribing this stuff for the flu? Wow, definately a sipper and one to savor. An excellent winter brew, or nightcap for sure. I bet this would pair well with some cheesecake (or another rich dessert) and a cigar. Wow, this is truly some amazing stuff! 13.5%ABV but you would never reall know it!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2004 22:29:37 | More by francisweizen
Photo of Bighuge


4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Talk about a beer pouring like motor oil...Barely a skimming of a head is created from pour. But alas, the beer is 13.5% a/v, so not much was expected in this department. The beer is dark. Barely a ray of light penetrates to the other side. Dark crimson colored edging. The aroma is unbelievable. What concoction of sweet raspberry, brown sugar, malty goodness, bread pudding, rum, raisin...damn! One of the best smelling beers I've had the pleasure of sniffing. Upon tasting, I can hardly believe this beer has an octane rating of 13.5% a/v. If not careful, I could literally drain this beer in under 5 minutes. The mouthfeel is syrupy and lightly carbonated. Body, full. Flavor: Out of This World. It follows suit very nicely with the nose... sweet raspberry, deep malts, rum soaked raisins, dark brown sugar... whew. I'm speechless.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2004 04:24:53 | More by Bighuge
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4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the first fruit beer that really wowed me. It is worth every bit of the hype that led up to my tasting it. On an evening full of great new beers this one stole the show. Dark and opaque with minimal head and a slightly red glow at the edges the beer looks quite imposing. The aroma is incredible. Dark chocolate and fresh rasberries smell so real if you closed your eyes you you would swear the dessert cart was rolled out as your coffee was being poured. The taste is every bit the equal of the aroma. Sweet without becoming cloying, a perfect balance of the chocolate and coffee bitterness and the sweetness of the rasberry and malt. Thick mouthfeel, but it is perfect for this beer. Very drinkable considering that everything about this beer is so rich. I was a bit surprised when I learned just how strong this beer is. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2003 09:31:49 | More by Sixpack595
Photo of putnam


4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Out of two bottles one was very off with no fruit at all.
This review is in reference to the good sample.
Black/brown with purple highlights.
Heady aromas of raspberries and cassis liqueur. Jammy and intense.
On the palate it was thick with delicate fizz and syrupy, chewy, melting bitter chocolate and berry preserves. Well-balanced with just enough sugar to support the weight of the flavors. Secondary images of glazed ham, charred molasses and sweet spice appear as well. Most comparable to Rodenbach's Alexander, only blackberry/raspberry flavored. One might also credibly draw comparisons between this and a Dashe Late Harvest Zin, a Turley, Ridge or Rosenblum field blend, or one of the ancient-vines Grenache/Shirazes from Aussie wineries such as Torbreck or Clarendon Hills. Quite an accomplishment!

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2003 18:03:25 | More by putnam
Photo of marburg


4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clings to the sides of the glass like moss on a tree. Looks like sludge in the glass. Dark, rotting grape color -- deep purple-ish brown.

Very pungent aromas -- beet sugar, alcohol, and raspberry. The berry fragrance, especially, forces its way off the beer and at your face. Wickedly powerful. Intensely sweet flavor that's dominated by the raspberry. This is a bit akin to a raspberry syrup in flavor and texture. Homemade jam. While very cough syrupy, it hides the alcohol remarkably well. Silky smooth on the tongue and goes down easily for such a weighty, meaty brew. The most sinful of all desserts couldn't compare to a 4 ounce sample of this delight.

This apparently won a gold medal at a Michigan beer championship, and a good friend of mine originated the recipe. So I was pleased to sample it at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest yesterday, and it was one of the better brews there.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2003 17:51:59 | More by marburg
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