Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Raspberry EisbockRaspberry Eisbock
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From:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Eisbock
Ranked #2
ABV:
15.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #600
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 10.96%
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,335
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 06, 2024
Added:
Jul 27, 2003
Wants:
  1,319
Gots:
  207
Red raspberry juice is infused into this intense lager beer. A delicate chocolate-like aroma gives way to a wonderful balance of sweet malt and tart fruit.
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Rated: 2.62 by EMH73 from New York

Jan 06, 2024
 
Rated: 3.2 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 12, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - reddish brown with slight tan rimming.
Smell - raspberry grainy booze
Taste - about the same as the smell but not boozy when cold, boozy when warm
Feel - medium body slight syrup and carb
Overall - lots of raspberry and I wonder how much it covers up everything else
Sep 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(375 ml bottle, 2022 vintage; purchased cold at the brewery last week... poured into tulip glasses)

Pours a touch cloudy; red-brown liquid, little foaming... raspberry juice dominant, with a touch of brown bread on the nose; mellow expression of perfumy brandy-like booze... on the palate: notably booze-forward, but not quite vinous-like; raspberry-dominant, but never even moderately sweet; the fruit and base beer seem to fight for contrast, a muddy affair that thankfully opens up and gains more depth over the course the journey through the glass... textures: lager-like clean finish, body attenuated in part by the hefty strength; warmer, the flow starts to develop a delicate roundness, but the palate is repeatedly stunned by hot flashes of ethanol... grateful for finally having tried this; while it does offer some interesting sensations, its taste leaves much to be desired; I would definitely try their other flavored eisbocks regardless (2191)
Aug 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brownish red murky body, cream colored head. Smell has that rustic boozy raspberry aroma leading, slight almost toasty yeast and sweet malt supporting. Taste is raspberry cough syrup with light booze backing, the aftertaste is reminiscent of homemade schnapps in the mountains. Feel is light and smooth but has that booze burn on the finish, which is typical for style honestly, big sugars add to this burn though. I have had better eisbock, the fruit here didn't add anything for me, if anything the sweetness knocked the balance of the beer further out of kilter
Aug 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.41 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jun 05, 2023
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
06/04/23 bottle @ home
Jun 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.49 by alexsergio from New York

May 20, 2023
 
Rated: 3.87 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by MJSFS from Florida

Feb 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.19 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2007 vintage. 6.3oz. Bottle / 13.8% abv. Pours a deep claret hue with no head. Nose expresses an abundance of raspberry (surprising, given the age), as well as a hint cocoa in the background. Taste consistent with nose; however, oxidation has definitely set in and there are some vinegar notes at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a still carbonation. Overall, interesting and still complex, despite being past it’s prime.
May 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Purchased this one at the brewery and muled it back home in my luggage. No ABV on the bottle. 12.7oz bottle, capped and waxed (red wine colored). Poured into a small-stemmed tulip.

I love this beer. The oxidation is what struck me at first, but the raspberry makes more of an impression as the session continues. 4.5

A – Pours a dark amber with a wine impression. Clear with a very small tannish head that disappears quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Average lacing and good viscosity on the glass. Looks like an old ale. 4.5

S – Raspberries, but not overwhelming. Some vinous qualities and oxidation like an old ale. No noticeable hops. 4.25

T – The ABV is slightly noticeable. Raspberry is faint and much less than perceived in the aroma. Very wine-like. No noticeable bitterness. Faintly sweet, which only adds to the taste and the drinkability. 4.5

MF – Medium bodied with a semi-dry finish. Some very minor astringency and even some citric acid at the end. 4.75
May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2016 vintage

Now this is a beer I’ve wanted for a long time. Kuhnhenn doesn’t distribute out in Mass, so I’m thrilled to finally get my hands on this, the highest rated Eisbock on BA. Eisbock is a style I’d love to find more of in general, but one this highly regarded is exciting. Let’s pop it open

Pours a muddy brown with a finger of off white head that quickly fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

Wow, the nose on this is incredibly expressive and spirit driven, it’s so complex. I’m picking up on aromas of tart jammy raspberry, cherry cordial, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, port wine, brown bread, raisin, nutty malt and sticky molasses

It loses its tart edge in taste, and maybe that’s a function of its age, but it is still complex and tasty. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting jammy raspberry, cocoa powder, brown sugar, sweet wine, fig, and brown bread. The swallow brings notes of cherry cordial, cocoa powder, port wine, sticky molasses, jammy raspberry, toffee, and earthy wood

A medium body pairs with very gentle carbonation, resulting in a boozy and slick beer. Finishes neutral with a little tingle, but drinks well below the listed 15.5%

While the taste was lacking a bit, this was still a fantastic beer! I definitely need to get my hands on a fresh bottle some day. It is very close to a liqueur or just a straight up raspberry filled chocolate, but the complexity sets it apart
May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 375mL bottle into a snifter. pours a murky, dirty ruby red with a finger of sandy brown foam head. raspberries aplenty on the nose. a tinge of chocolate malt and even a faint whiff of alcohol burn. more raspberries on the taste with a lovely chocolate and malty background. not that there is anything wrong with the nose but the flavors are so much more complex than the aromas would lead you to believe. really smooth for such a high ABV. thick, full mouthfeel. very hard to tell this one is 15%. it’s a sipper for sure, and while it carrie’s qualities of old ales and doppelbocks alike, it drinks like an 8% fruited stout. really interesting style of beer. hope to try more of this style.
Feb 26, 2022
Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1335 ratings