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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

848 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1,202
Gots: 130 | 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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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

04-25-2013 12:10:27 | More by wdarcy77
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.9%

10-25-2013 02:35:06 | More by Mark000
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-18-2013 23:03:06 | More by Piddmeista
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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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fehrminator

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

03-16-2014 01:28:26 | More by fehrminator
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

02-11-2013 18:24:44 | More by birdsellam
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RedHaze

Nebraska

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

6.3 oz waxed bottle.

Pours a dark red tinged brown, with a small tan head that fades very quickly to nothing. Due to lack of any head there's no lacing to speak of. Not much to look at, but it was to be expected with the high abv.

Smell; the raspberries really jump out of the glass, and are mixed with a very rich chocolate aroma. A touch of caramel is present in the nose, along with a nice nutty background.

Taste; as expected the raspberries are very evident in the flavor, and it definitely does not come of as artificial at all, which I'm very thankful for. The chocolate comes out next, and nearly as strongly as the raspberries do. The nutty flavors are very much present as well, and provide just enough of a bittering effect to offset the sweetness of the raspberries and chocolate. There's some hints of vinegar in the background that, surprisingly, seems to fit right in with everything ealse going on in this beer..

Mouthfeel/Drinkabilty; the mouthfeel on this one maybe the fullest, and mostly velvety of any beer that I've ever had. The drinkability is very good.

Between the raspberries, chocolate, nuts and very full mouthfeel, this is like drinking a chocolate raspberry cake with a some walnuts or pecans sprinkled on top. This was my first beer of 2007, and boy was it a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 02:39:40 | More by RedHaze
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ncvbc

North Carolina

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

Pours a ruby brown. Very clear with slowly rising carbonation. Thin ring settles to nothing with no lacing. It looked so damn thick going into the glass, almost like cough syrup.

Hmm...almost has a cough syrup smell. Robitussin or something. Nah, I'm just letting that pour get to me. Such a rich smelling beer. Caramel and chocolate drenched raspberries. Doesn't seem like I'm smelling beer, that's for sure. Seductive if a beer ever could be when it comes to the nose. I think there's some toffee in here but do I smell butterscotch, too?

Very sweet and succulent taste. Rich and delightful. Again, pure raspberry juice, blended well with chocolate and caramel. Somewhat buttery undertones. Definite alcohol warming and malty all the way.

Mouthfeel is so thick and syrupy, almost too much for me to handle. Low carbonation leads to this fullness...and filling it is.

I like it, a lot. I just can't see myself drinking any more than this serving. It's been half an hour and I'm not near done. Drink this very slowly and appreciate. Seriously, one of the slowest drinking beers I've ever had, it's that bold.

Thanks, Derek!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 01:22:14 | More by ncvbc
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vissai

California

3/5  rDev -31.7%

04-22-2013 23:08:26 | More by vissai
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Old Ale/Barleywine/Eisbock
6.3 oz bottle from 2007 poured into a snifter. Thanks jrallen34 for this huge Want!

Pours clear rust brown with pink highlights with some bubbles, but hardly a head. A solid oz of dark dregs at the bottom. Great malty notes in the aroma, akin to a fine barleywine with some oxidation. Dark fruit, toasted coconut, dessert wine. And raspberry.

The raspberries, initially mute really open up with time and warmth. Still, the fruit has died down quite a bit, assuming it was strong to begin with. Tastes very fruity: figs, dates, prunes and raspberries. The taste is sharp and tannic, with a slightly bittering and amazingly dry finish. The alcohol warmth and raspberry dessert linger.

Medium body and very low carbonation. The 13.50% ABV is hardly felt. Haters might call it cough syrup like but this is right up my alley. A tremendous beer! I have no doubt that Kuhnhenn has it down when it comes to strong ales and lagers (?).

3, 4, 4.5, 4, 4.5

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 06:53:55 | More by tewaris
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proc

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What in interesting beer.

This one pours out to a dark, ruby color in the glass with an average-sized head. The aroma is that of fruit, obviously, with the insane amount of raspberries used to make it. At first smell, the aroma is light but builds and builds until you really can take it in. This is one highly concentrated beer. The taste is very good and incorporates plums, raisins, caramel, and obviously fruit. There is a tartness to it that isn't overwhelming, nor is too light. It matches up with a residual sweetness that balances rather than being cloying. I felt like I was drinking a barleywine, lambic, red wine, bourbon and port all at the same time and enjoying it. Ridiculously overpiced, but a very, fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 15:08:34 | More by proc
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Andreji

Colombia

3.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mmmm. so this BA classic was one of the tried out beers at the RnH this afternoon.

Served in a tiny chalice sort-of cup, the tap pour was essentially headless and served to the very limit. Opaque and rather purplish black.

Smell may be the most generous bit of it. very frutti di bosco throughout, and it doesnt take a full nose dive to point it out. sweet to slightly astringent and if anything, strong.

Taste wise, however, this was disappointing. the overall feel is juicy- as in, the sweezed produce of the fruit. however, it is abundant, if not artificial. rather feels like a concentrate. plus the feel is fairly thin, and seemingly refreshing if not for how alcoholey and sugary it is.

Overall this is certainly not my top of the class. The beer may well not be bad but it does give off an artificial feel to it. Not my pint of beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 03:11:44 | More by Andreji
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midlifec

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-20-2013 22:46:13 | More by midlifec
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

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

Thanks TBC for the great beer!

2007 6.3oz green bottle - Poured an unattractive cloudy root beer color with a quickly dissipating 1 finger tan head. An intense aroma of raspberries with slight hint of alcohol make up the nose. First sip is all raspberries with some raisins and plum notes contributing to the flavor. Starts sweet, quickly bitter, then sweet again. The 11.9% ABV is well hidden. World Class.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 04:33:48 | More by ATLbeerDog
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2013 14:17:02 | More by mjw1200
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-25-2013 16:05:19 | More by jbuddle
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RayUF07

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

10-06-2013 22:04:16 | More by RayUF07
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Got this bottle in a trade a while ago. Forgot who from but thanks...
Poured into a tulip. Very viscous. Inky like. Nice red color. No head though. The 2007 vintage might be the reason for the lack of head.

Smell is of a huge malt character. Lots of raspberry and caramel/chocolate. Very sweet smell.

Taste is very sweet. Lots of raspberry and chocolate with a caramel sweetness. Very good.

Mouthfeel is very viscous. Almost RIS thick. A little more carbonation would be nice but it could have dissapated in my 2007 bottle so I won't ding it for that.

Drinkability is not very high because this is a sipper and I would not drink alot of these. I don't think I will seek it out in a trade again either because once was enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 01:58:35 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

02-17-2013 17:19:28 | More by adamant1912
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

12-30-2013 01:54:47 | More by tsauce2
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

07-21-2013 15:04:40 | More by mwbrady12
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EB1

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-25-2013 20:02:58 | More by EB1
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sendsilk

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

05-12-2013 13:01:07 | More by sendsilk
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

04-18-2013 04:58:26 | More by Callmecoon
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Combo of two rates.

2007 bottle, pours a hazy, sticky plum red with a ring of beige head and thick lacing. Nose is rich raspberry pulp, heavy malt, caramel, maybe a bit of white chocolate. Tart and very bitter, boozy in the mouth. Kind of acrid bitterness that just lingers. Some heavy malt underneath. Tough to get into the subtleties of this with that huge boozy bitterness. Could be an infected bottle. (C)

2004 bottle. Pours a muddy sort if brown with a small soapy head. Nose is really nice, and a welcome change from the myriad of framboise we endured on this day. More barley wine or old ale than anything in the nose. Malt is big and round, maple sugars, chocolate liqueur. perfect Storm-esque nose. Figgy chocolate, bitter mid palate, smooth rich finish. much better than the more recent bottle release, not cloying or astringent at all, just big, rich, and good. (A)

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 02:31:26 | More by JAXSON
Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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