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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: 1,196
Gots: 132 | 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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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

10-19-2012 18:49:59 | More by WanderingFool
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-19-2012 02:39:23 | More by t0rin0
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tarheels86

California

3.68/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Miniature bottles courtesy of my boys SpencerDB, CaptainCougar, anyone else? So we tried 2004 and 2007. The pour is murky, muddy brown with low carbonation. Let me just say that this was not impressive whatsoever. Okay- it’s a slightly raspberry tangy super malt forward barleywine. I mean that is what this is. There is a lot of milk chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and it is just full of toffee. I mean it’s good but nothing that blew me out of the water. And that was the ’04. The ’07 literally tasted like broccoli. So- this is one that I’ll have to revisit. For now- meh. 7/4/6/3/12=3.2

Another 2007 bottle. Pours muddy, reddish brown and completely flat. Excellent aroma that is full of toffee, creme brulee, caramel, chocolate covered strawberries. Taste is tart, light, more raspberry character than I remember. Still thin bodied. 9/4/7/3/13=3.6

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 15:38:58 | More by tarheels86
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-30-2012 11:50:50 | More by Retail1LO
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-13-2012 17:08:08 | More by udubdawg
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schneid

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-10-2012 18:09:03 | More by schneid
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jegross2

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company. HUGE thanks to Mike for sharing this rare bottle with me!
Score: 97

2007 vintage bottle served in a Cantillon tulip glass and enjoyed on 08/23/12.

Appearance: Pours the color of maple syrup with a slight chocolate tint. Virtually no carbonation or head is apparent off the pour. No lacing. 3.5/5

Smell: Raspberry, milk chocolate and fruity malt. As it opened up, an aroma of fresh pureed raspberries takes over. There is also a very faint oxidation present in the nose, but it is only apparent off deep whiffs. 4.5/5

Taste: Fresh raspberry jam goodness! The raspberry flavor is absolutely out of this world -- smooth, moderately viscous and perfectly sweet. Zero booziness is present here, which is shocking given that this is a a 13.5% ABV eisbock! Fudge-y chocolate towards the finish with a hint of fruitiness in the finish/linger. So smooth and "light" without being light bodied. Hint of caramel in the background too. As it warms up, there's a little alcohol tingle in the finish. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied. No carbonation, but it works here unlike the Bourbon Barrel Barleywine I had from Kuhnhenns earlier this month. Sweet, but not too sweet. Oily, slick mouthfeel. 4/5

Overall: Every bit as good as I could imagined it! The raspberry flavor here is truly out of this world good. It's a good thing this beer comes in 6.3 oz bottles because this beer is entirely too drinkable for the ABV!

Recommendation: Unless you hate raspberries, make sure to seek this bottle out.

Pairings: Fluffy chocolate cake.

Cost: $10 for a 6.3 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 00:51:16 | More by jegross2
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NitroGen

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

09-06-2012 08:27:00 | More by NitroGen
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2007 nip bottle courtesy of Matt. I have been saving this for the right moment and opening night of the NFL and the eve of my first full solo day as a SAHD seem to be just that moment. Thanks Matt for the opportunity!

Into a champagne flute pours a deep and slightly murky ruby red with shades of dark purple. Nary a bubble is seen when backlit and no indication of head shows upon the surface.

Huge seedy jammy raspberries on the nose. Hints of blueberries and blackberries as well. Medley of sticky fruits melds with rich melted milk chocolate and brown sugar. The immediate whiff of alchol that erupted from the bottle upon opening seems to have abated after sitting a few minutes. In fact, there's little indication of the immensity of this beer.

Raspberry is sweet and tart up front and syrupy. As soon as it hits the middle of the tongue, the massive tootsie roll wall wraps around the fruit and carries it like a wave to the finish. Chocolate and an odd, slightly rotten food taste show on the finish.

Carbonation is, eh, low. Body is very syrupy.

I enjoyed this less as I got deeper into the bottle. Not so much for the sweetness, but for the fairly gross off flavor that pops out at the finish. While unique and interesting, I'm not sure I would go out of my way for this given what it might take to land it. I'd recommend splitting your bottle and hoping that this beer hasn't somehow taken a downturn after five years. An interesting try, but likely not worth the effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 01:21:38 | More by BarrytheBear
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2007 nip bottle

Pours murky red/brown with some sediment. No head or lacing.

Smells like dessert. Lots of raspberry puree along with a hefty dose of caramel.

Holy hell this is sweet. Lots of intense raspberry flavor with a strong caramel presence. Not a ton of complexity in this.

Lightly carbonated, but it is present unlike most other Kuhnhenn beers and for this style and sweetness, it's not off. Very thick and syrupy.

Eh perfect serving size for this as it is way too sweet to drink large quantities of. Kind of a weird beer to my palate. Not very complex and just sort of average.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 18:47:35 | More by jmarsh123
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-09-2012 04:22:10 | More by WorldWideStout
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chrispoint

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-12-2012 05:26:50 | More by chrispoint
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage poured into a Mikkeller wine glass

A - Dark, reddish brown with no head and slight carbonation. Reminds me of a darker sherry. Definitely looks more like a dessert wine than a beer

S - Raspberry liqueur, chocolate covered raspberries, and raspberry jam lead in the nose. Has a big, jammy scent of fresh raspberry that takes over. It even smells thick! The raspberries are definitely of the sweeter variety and not tart at all

T - Full of raspberry flavors with a slight hint of chocolate. It actually is a bit tart at first which I don't get in the nose. Definitely reminds me of biting into a juicy, fresh raspberry. It has hints of caramel and raspberry jam that give it a slight sweeter taste near the finish. Definitely one of the best raspberry and fruit beers out there

MF - Thick and viscous body that is nice and sticky. It has very light carbonation; just enough to cut through the beer and prevent it from being too thick.

O - This beer is one of the reasons why Kuhnheen is well loved. It has great raspberry flavor, a nice mouthfeel, and is a unique beer. I'm pleasantly surprised by how well this has held up as I don't notice any signs of oxidation. This is a beer that would go great with a chocolate dessert such as rich truffles or chocolate cake.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 03:25:39 | More by jeonseh
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claaark13

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-29-2012 03:17:00 | More by claaark13
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FosterJM

California

4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1325th Review on BA
Bottle to 7oz wine glass
6.3oz

2007 Vintage
Thanks HUGELY to Schmoopsbeer

App- The color of blood mixed with caramel and some reds and gold. No bubbles at all. No head, no cling. Very cordial like.

Smell- A sweet after dinner drink. Chocolate and Raspberries with creamy caramel and a bit of boozy sweetness. Just again cordial like.

Taste- Such an explosion of what a beer can be. Sweet with boozy fruits and liquid chocolate. Booze is hidden but still shows itself nicely. For an older bottle holding nicely.

Mouth- A lighter medium with a low carbed beer with a ton of Raspberry & Chocolate flavors. A littlw sweet with some booze.

Drink- Brian and I may talk a ton of shit but I cant thank him enough. Great beer. Can see why so hard to find.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:22:12 | More by FosterJM
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scottfrie

California

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

REVIEW #1000! This has been a want of mine since the beginning. Many thanks to Exiled for a patient trade.

2007 vintage, 6.3oz bottle.

A: Pours a very deep mahogany color with a faint light brown head that quickly fizzed away into a thin collar. No lace.
S: I get huge notes of sweet raspberry preserves that remind me of doughnut filling. Light chocolate, glazed dough (i.e. pastry), and sweet caramel come through in the background.
T: Raspberries are still very prominent and actually fairly tart but not mouth puckering. Chocolate flavors are similar to cake or a tootsie rolls. The fruit is rather fresh and “real” tasting as opposed to a syrup or concentrate. I get complex notes of caramel, molasses and tannic red berry seeds in the finish, with hint of brown sugar and tobacco in the aftertaste. This beer is sweet all around, but not cloying, and the tartness of the fruit mixed with the drying tannins balance it out very well. Flavors of sweet raspberry jam linger long after the swallow, and my lips taste like caramel and tootsie rolls. Flavors open up and more nuisances come through as the beer reaches room temp, and I get some spicy woody and leathery notes. This beer is just phenomenal.
M: This beer is thick bodied with a syrupy and heavy mouthfeel. The double digit alcohol is hidden extremely well beneath the sweetness, but there is a slight warming sensation with each swallow. Carbonation is low but tingly and almost prickly, but never sharp. This is a sipper of a beer, and drinks well.
O: Masterfully done. For such a sweet dessert beer I could actually drink this quite often. It’s too bad this little guy is so hard to come by, or that the bottle format is so small. Well worth seeking out if you are a fan of fruit or eisbocks. Thanks again for the awesome trade, Exiled!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 21:52:46 | More by scottfrie
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2012 19:33:44 | More by resistdefy
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2012 15:45:27 | More by monitorpop
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Spartan213

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2012 12:04:14 | More by Spartan213
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ajs4bd

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-15-2012 14:10:55 | More by ajs4bd
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-15-2012 01:38:20 | More by bsuedekum
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-06-2012 21:41:07 | More by eawolff99
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-01-2012 01:59:48 | More by hoppymcgee
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brystmar

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 bottle shared with friends the night before DLD!

Deep, dark red color in my glass. Strong raspberry aroma also smells bready & malty. Reminds me of those Whoppers malted milk balls. Yeah, definitely Whoppers. Awesome.

Aged bramble taste with mild fruity sweetness before chocolate and boozy caramel flavors interject. Tons of malt; full-bodied. Alcohol is more prevalent than in other Kuhnhenn brews but still balances nicely.

Been looking forward to cracking this for awhile, and KRE didn't disappoint. Very tasty; wish I could drink this more often.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 05:40:28 | More by brystmar
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-17-2012 16:03:44 | More by RomaniIteDomum
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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