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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

843 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 843
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1,198
Gots: 131 | FT: 14
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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BeerBucks

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-09-2013 23:16:03 | More by BeerBucks
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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-09-2013 19:11:14 | More by mzeld
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Florida9

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
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
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DaSolomon

New York

4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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RMTWM

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-05-2013 05:17:37 | More by RMTWM
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: on tap ~5 oz
Glass: flute
From: kuhnhenn's
Price: 15

Appearance: dark dark red almost black but pretty clear

Smell: extra sweet raspberry. Strong alcohol

Taste: along the same lines of the nose. The raspberry sweetness and alcohol play very well together for a well balanced but not complex beer

Mouthfeel: heavy, warm, thick, smooth, but I wish it was a more chewy

Overall: greet beer. Wonderfully strong and warming but at the price I could find much better. Probably will not have again due to the price

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 02:54:20 | More by SportsandJorts
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

6 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2007 bottle.

Appearance - Thick sludgy pond water. No carbonation. Slight red tinge to the brown.

Smell - Milk chocolate and raspberry. Strong alcohol. Smells like a raspberry chocolate candy.

Taste - Much stronger raspberry flavor. Really chocolatey. Straight forward but excellent. Oxidation is present. Slightly bitter earthy flavor. Could be cardboard but it isn't offensive.

Mouthfeel - Very boozy. Still hot. No carbonation. Heavy.

Overall - This is incredibly good. Looking forward to the new one.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 01:20:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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baggio

Sweden

4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle@Home shared with my father to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Appearance: Dark red with almost no head. Quite beautiful.

Smell: Raspberries, Malt, Grain, Fudge, Vanilla.

Taste: Malt, Chocolate, Raspberries, Caramel, Vanilla.

Mouthfeel: A solid malt base with a bit of tartness from the berries. Smooth, complex and supertasty.

A truly interesting take on a eisbock and one of the better beers i’ve had lately.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 20:26:57 | More by baggio
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -31.7%

03-03-2013 01:50:09 | More by adamdarcy
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pmoney

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-01-2013 18:50:56 | More by pmoney
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knight84

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

03-01-2013 17:46:43 | More by knight84
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2013 23:04:32 | More by ROBSTARR
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2013 21:49:23 | More by huskermike12
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PattyMelt

Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Kuhnhenn's, as well as at WBF.

A- Pretty much the way I want all beers to look- deep red/pinkish, with minimal head.

S- Raspberry (obviously), pretty tart smell. I personally couldn't pick up on any of the chocolate or malt tones in the smell.

T- Amazing. As I was trying to explain it to friends, I described it as a raspberry soaked in liquor. (Please mind that I was slightly inebriated when stating this, but you get the idea). Strong raspberry flavor, that tastes like real fresh raspberry, not syrup or candy or anything of that sort. Hints of cocoa and maltiness. But, the alcohol does pack a punch. You can definitely taste it, and from what I hear you either love it or hate it. I clearly love it, but I can definitely see how some may feel it is too abrasive.

O- A very good beer. Pretty much perfect for me, but I curved my grades a bit seeing as this is not a beer that appeals to everyone. I have a bottle that I plan on aging for awhile to see how that pans out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 09:16:57 | More by PattyMelt
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supa0525

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-25-2013 02:03:40 | More by supa0525
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LambClowder

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-24-2013 17:54:30 | More by LambClowder
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kevanb

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle, review from notes.

Pours a murky burgundy color, hues of brown, garnet and raspberry when struck by the light, no visible head and no visible lacing. The aroma is pungent fleshy raspberry, very fresh fruit, but a very harsh alcohol sweetness with some rich dark grain, caramel and toffee sugar notes, it's already too sweet for me, but the fresh berry is fantastic. The flavors are similar, massive fresh raspberry, which is delicious, is instantly overpowered by intense alcohol sweetness, caramel, brown sugar and a bit of vanilla. The body is super thick and syrupy, very sticky, finishes rather smoothly but with some harsh alcohol behind it.

Verdict: Can't say I am super impressed given the hype and ratings behind this beer, the fruit is wonderfully done, but the harsh alcohol and cloying qualities ruined it for me. Not sure what age will do to this beer, but I have a hard time believing that it will improve.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 03:55:04 | More by kevanb
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-24-2013 00:24:45 | More by Steimie
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2013 21:19:51 | More by avschmitt
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Azrael


4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-21-2013 04:19:55 | More by Azrael
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2013 02:41:05 | More by zonker17
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-19-2013 02:16:38 | More by kdmcguire10
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-19-2013 01:43:18 | More by FrankHammer
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illinikap

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

02-18-2013 16:50:10 | More by illinikap
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bdonley5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

02-17-2013 21:50:55 | More by bdonley5
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.