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Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#495
Reviews:
465
Ratings:
1,298
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
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Photo of BartS
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kimmelga
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Gusher from the bottle, although head retention is less than spectacular. Very lively and crystal clear brew, dark brown with garnet highlights.

On the nose, there's a blend of dark caramel, a touch of oxidation, and very light notes of raspberry.

The palate is a tale of two halves. Up front, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, and wood take the lead. Raspberries start to emerge on the second half, however, first slightly sweet, then tart.

Incredibly smooth and drinkable, especially for such a high ABV brew. Mouthfeel is nothing less than superb.

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Photo of rjp217
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy reddish hue with no head. Very little carbonation present. The smell offered a heavy grain malt with fragrance of jammy raspberries. There’s also an alcoholic presence to the nose; it really smells like a fruity cocktail at a college party. The flavors were quite similar, very heavy dark malt paired with raspberry Twizzlers. The alcohol creeps up to you at the finish with a sharp and almost metallic burn. The mouthfeel is heavy, thick and with a slight burn. Overall, I liked it a lot. It leaves me impressed by how different this beer is among others. It is one of a kind, but it does have a hefty price tag.

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Photo of codytwo
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illtexzona
4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at share. courtesy of Toby. Dark amber, ruby tinges. Fruity, jelly jar aroma. Taste is smooth, sweet, berries. Heat comes in late, but pretty gentle.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of notchucknorris
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparty1224
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12.7 Fl. Oz. bottle poured into a Founder's Backwoods Bastard snifter. 2017 edition from the Winter Solstice.

A: Pours a nice, clear, bright ruby red color. Basically no head or carbonation.

S: Huge, bright raspberry jam aroma. Like fresh raspberry puree. Very nice.

T: Huge raspberry up front, very sweet and sticky. The alcohol creeps up on you near the end giving it a slight metallic or medicinal quality, but this isn't necessarily bad, just boozy and rich.

M: Medium body, almost no carbonation. Quite boozy on the finish but not overwhelming.

O: I've only had this this beer one other time and it was in 2013. At that time, I didn't have much appreciation for this style and I sort of shrugged it off. However, now, this beer stands out and I enjoy it a lot. The fruit flavors are huge. It is very balanced in rich and tasty. It might be a tad boozy, and this gives it a slight medicinal quality. However, it is very drinkable, and is one of the better non-barrel-aged beers from Kuhnhenn.

Recommendation: Might be a tough find, but well worth the effort to try a very unique beer in a style we rarely ever see anymore.

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4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,298 ratings