1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Kuhnhenn Blueberry EisbockKuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

108 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 308
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 02-17-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeRanger:
Photo of BeRanger
BeRanger

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-08-2013 16:28:24 | More by BeRanger
More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-22-2013 11:25:08 | More by DanGeo
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Enjoyed on tap at Kuhnhenn for the eisbock release. Same price as the Raspberry Eisbock - 15$ for a 6 oz pour, so hopefully it'll be worth it. The pour was thick and completely opaque, deemed a grey-ish, purple tinted color with a slightly lighter purple head. Full of sediment and trudge, this looked similar to purple Go-Gurt (you know, the yogurt in a tube), only slightly less thick. Swirling the glass left huge footprints and legging on all sides. It is to my understanding that this isn't necessarily how the beer is supposed to look - many people have had it and it looks very similar to the raspberry eisbock. My thought is that maybe this was near the bottom of the barrel, where all the sediment and leftover blueberry trub had collected? Either way, it looked like a monster. Thick and muddy, no light passing through.

The aroma was fantastic, just like the Raspberry Eisbock, except now with blueberries instead. It also doesn't have the chocolate-like aroma that the Raspberry Eisbock had, but I'm certain that's a good thing - blueberries n' chocolate don't mingle too well. The nose is extremely powerful and absolutely pure - fresh, juicy, ripe blueberries bombard the nostrils and put you in a patch of blueberries for just a moment. A nice layering of aromas takes place; pungency, sweetness, juiciness, even a mild tartness, though very small. As the beer warms up, a little touch of alcohol can be detected on the nose, but the amount is very small considering this baby is 15.5% ABV. Overall, such a fantastic and pure blueberry aroma, like fresh blueberry puree.

Holy sheeeeyat. As I take a swig of this, it feels like thick Vitamin D milk on my palate, or a semi-melted milkshake. This is probably the thickest beer I've ever tasted! But again, I don't think this is really how it's supposed to be. This is "bottom of the keg" type thickness right here. But hey, I'm not complaining. The taste is a full-force explosion of blueberries. Sweet, savory, juicy - it was like a mouthful of smashed bluberries. The thickness, though probably not intended, actually fit the profile quite nicely. Alcohol becomes apparent and warming about halfway through - the alcohol presence is slightly more dominant in the BE than the RE, but is still incredibly mild given the high level of it. Some very light chocolates come out from the malt on the palate, too, but are still relatively oppressed compared to the blueberry flavors - again, much more subdued than in the raspberry eisbock. A touch of sweetness and syrupy, blueberry goodness to finish it off, with a mild alcohol warmth.

Hot damn, I think I may have gotten the bottom of the barrel, because this was absolutely the thickest and most full-bodied beer I've ever had. Thicker than FIS. And I don't think it's supposed to be like that. But regardless, it was damn good, and the thick mouthfeel only added to the experience of blueberry massacre. Overall, I prefer the raspberry eisbock, mainly because I'm more of a raspberry fan. But blueberries are tasty, too, and this beer was no slouch. I'm glad I had a chance to try this one.

02-17-2013 17:51:17 | More by tectactoe
Photo of Callmecoon
Callmecoon

California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

04-18-2013 04:51:25 | More by Callmecoon
Photo of jtladner
jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-10-2014 00:28:22 | More by jtladner
Photo of BRZvice
BRZvice

Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.6%

12-01-2013 02:55:12 | More by BRZvice
Photo of Tyrus
Tyrus

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

07-18-2013 17:45:34 | More by Tyrus
Photo of Photekut
Photekut

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-18-2013 21:57:29 | More by Photekut
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-23-2013 23:20:18 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

4.24/5  rDev -4.5%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - No head on a dark body. Hints of green in the light. Weird.

Smell - Blueberry, but not jammy. Lots of blueberry. Dark caramel and a hint of chocolate. Very boozy.

Taste - Blueberry and chocolate. Some cola flavors and a bit of bitterness in the back end. Boozy again. Very small bit if greeny vegetal flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nearly flat. Very boozy. Heavy.

Overall - This has the depth that the new KRE lacks. The blueberry isn't necessarily better than the raspberry flavor, but the chocolate reminds me of the vintage KREs.

07-30-2013 01:58:37 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of beerhan
beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-18-2013 23:44:49 | More by beerhan
Photo of beergorrilla
beergorrilla

Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.6%

07-04-2013 15:36:26 | More by beergorrilla
Photo of bum732
bum732

Lesotho

4.75/5  rDev +7%

05-09-2014 20:08:03 | More by bum732
Photo of AndrewKroll
AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-22-2013 02:00:46 | More by AndrewKroll
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

09-14-2013 22:08:30 | More by GRG1313
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter only 4 oz. allowed. Vintage 2012.

A big served soapy collar, with maybe a light tan colored appearance. Deep red garnet body color, with some nice clarity. Bit of a slick top and kind of watery, beer looks a little lifeless but has some great colors.

Woah. Holy fruity pebbles bouquet there! Literally slamming boo berry cereal in my face. Ripping blueberry fruit off of this, in fact I even smelled it when it was served before I picked it up. Huge and deep, lots of candy and chewy chewy taffy like senses. A bit overkill and enormous, nothing else to say or going on, incredibly dominant, and while sweet not horrifically.

Much continues through the palate as hinted on the nose. Much blueberry and rich iced vanilla and cream. Thick toffee malt backbone, but doesn't provide much malt based flavors that are dominated by this crushing fruit. Palate is slick and thick, with an interesting fizzy front. Hardly boozy until it's too late.

Overall it's just killer, but the beer is just too darn rich, and disappears into some obscure arena of taste that makes you forget what beer style this is really. Completely makes me forget this is an eisbock, but impressive as hell.

05-09-2014 23:13:43 | More by smakawhat
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

08-09-2013 07:28:36 | More by largadeer
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2014 23:46:42 | More by metter98
Photo of mikediesel124
mikediesel124

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2014 17:29:00 | More by mikediesel124
Photo of AlienSwineFlu
AlienSwineFlu

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +11%

08-24-2014 02:35:48 | More by AlienSwineFlu
Photo of iadler
iadler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-23-2013 05:54:50 | More by iadler
Photo of Zaphog
Zaphog

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

02-19-2013 04:01:23 | More by Zaphog
Photo of basickness
basickness

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-24-2013 13:34:20 | More by basickness
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -9.9%

12-23-2013 02:47:29 | More by liamt07
Photo of ROBSTARR
ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-03-2013 14:50:41 | More by ROBSTARR
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.