Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap @ Kuhnhenn
A - Deep ruby with an amber glow around edges and a thin layer of cream coloured head.
S - Raspberry jam, bready malts and a noticeable alcohol presence.
T - Rasp puree dominates with just enough bready malt character to add complexity and prevent this from being completely one dimensional. Warming alcohol throughout but is very well hidden considering the ABV.
M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation.
Serving type: on-tap
04-01-2013 11:56:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.14/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Really gorgeous. It's basically the color of raspberries. Bright red, minimal head.
S - Smells like raspberries. Quite sweet smelling, but with no booze to speak of. 15.5%, pretty impressive.
T - A little medicinal. A minimal alcohol presence. Big raspberry flavor. It's impressive how low the alcohol presence is, but it's not super complex.
M - Lower carbonation, quite smooth. Low alcohol presence.
O - I wish it seemed a little less medicinal in the taste, but it was quite a beer. In my opinion, it's not worth the price or trade bait, but it's an interesting beer to try and it was still very good. It would just have to be utterly incredible to justify what it takes to land one for me. Big thanks to Phil for bringing it to the bottle share.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 22:14:06 | More by nrs207
4.09/5 rDev -6.8%
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
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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