Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
BA SCORE
4.38/5
1,272 Ratings
Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by marburg on 07-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#308
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,272
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
1,306
Gots:
212
Trade:
37
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,272 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of Ryan011235
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small snifter on 2/9/11

Winter Solstice 2010

Graciously shared by MbpBugeye; thanks Seth!

Crimson color, some burnt amber & rusty hues. A patient, determined pour resulted in about a 1/8th inch head that dispersed quickly, leaving a collar of retention. No lace.

The aroma is all sorts of raspberry this & that. Very dense, too. Raspberry puree, raspberry concentrate, raspberry liqueur. Imagine if cough syrup smelled good. Sugary overtones. Faint breadiness manifests way in the back as it warms. Incredible.

Similarly wrought with raspberry, the taste is comparably dense. It's also really sugary with a modest twinge of tartness. A dry, subtle bitterness creeps in mid-section. The latter half finds the emergence of a moderate boozy swoon, hints of toastiness, mild cocoa notions & subtle spiciness.

The feel is quite dense. The high sugar content makes for a fully appreciable granular presence. Low carbonation, especially after it has a chance to open up. Boozy finish. Definitely warming.

This makes for a nice, slow-sipping, dessert of a beer. It's interesting enough to outshine the sugary aspects. Really enjoyable.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A million thanks to marburg for hooking me up with this. Plain brown 12oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with dark red hints....no head to speak of on the pour but I imagine a 13.5% eisbock will do that. Big, lovely raspberry aromas coming off this one. Fumes of alcohol come off as well. Deep, dark and fruity...lovely nose on this one! Wow! The fruit still smells fresh and vibrant. Hints of cocoa as well.

First sip is lush with ripe raspberry flavor...hints of random dark fruits meld into the flavor with a nice malty body. Alcohol is there but well hidden for the big abv. Overripe fruit all over the place. Sweetness mixes with bitterness...simply an awesome fruit beer..easily the best I have ever sampled. Caramel tones peek in and out...there's so much going on here it is nearly overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is big and has a syrupy consistency to it. Goes down damn smooth for such a big brew with nice small bubbly carbonation. Very nice! This is an extremely drinkable brew for the alcohol content. Simply an awesome expertly crafted eisbock / fruit beer. I hope I will get a chance to try this one again some day.

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Photo of mentor
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle shared with feloniousmonk on 6/4/05. Thanks to a different BA (who has asked to remain anonymous) for picking this one up for me. Pours a thin light-tan head that quickly fades, like a carbonation released from a soda. The beer itself is copper orange and is nearly clear. Smells like raspberry sorbet or ice-cream. Smells alot like a raspberry Lifesavers Creamsaver. There's a metallic hint in the berry and a mild refined alcohol. In short, this smells like a fine liquor...brandy. The taste starts wet sweet with some gentle cream flavor. The middle rises to a tart fruity, not a clear raspberry, definitely berry and fruity. Fruit flavors I get are tangerine, raspberry, white grapes, cherry, pumpkin, and strawberry. These flavors persist a long time, just slowly fading away as the aftertaste. A mild alcohol burn comes in with the fruits is disapates with almost a flat grassy blah characteristic. Although the alcohol is not strong in the flavor, this beer definitely has belly warming qualities. Add to this a super-thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. This is unique beer...I've never had anything like this before, but not one I'll ever seek out again. I was disappointed at the lack of that caramelly bock malty character. I would recommend serving this beer with an vanilla-based ice cream deseert.

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Photo of Soto
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of whitenads
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of nlmartin
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of moarmare
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a teeny weeny bottle from 2007, shared by ejyoung at our last tasting. This went into a snifter.

Color of burnt sugar, dark and mostly clear. No head to speak of.

Intensely sugary nose. Molasses, caramel, milk chocolate, brown sugar, raspberry puree.

Similar heavy sweetness in the flavor. Raspberry syrup, caramel, toffee, chocolate sauce. Very slightly drying.

The medium body is rather creamy and heavy, contrasting with the very light carbonation. The alcohol numbs my tongue and burns the throat.

Raspberry Eisbock would be better on pancakes, methinks. It offers a decent drinking experience, but it’s too sweet for me. It was nice to share this tiny bottle — five people was plenty to spread it around.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MTKATL
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tilley4
4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to crack this open on Valentine's Day. The wifey had wine while I sipped on this absolute jewel.

Dark ruby-amber color, a bit murky, with small bubbles slowly floating their way to the top.

Smells like a raspberry that has been covered in rich, dark chocolate. Incredible aroma... very sweet and fruity. The smell wafts out of my flute glass and makes me want to sit here and smell this thing over and over...

Huge raspberry sweetness/tartness that is followed up by the slow rolling finish of chocolate. Nice slow alcohol burn on the way down makes this one unbelievable.

This is one remarkably well-brewed beer. I love everything about this beer. Unless I move to Michigan or can find another trade, I probably won't ever have this one again but I can only hope I'm wrong. I would love to always have a bottle of this in the fridge.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"2012 Vintage" 12.7 oz green capped and waxed bottle.

Pours out a nice deep brown, ruby red color with a nice tight one finger tan colored head that quickly receded to a thin ring. Nice legs and a bit of lacing from a swirl. Shows a nice ruby red glow in the light.

Initially a big fresh raspberry juice aroma is at the forefront. Behind that some ripe darker fruits add complexity. Just a bit of booze.

Very nice taste, fresh raspberry blends so nicely with sweet malt. Ripe dark fruits, prunes, thick caramels, with a bit of a German chocolate cake flavor. The taste just gets better and better as it warms. Warming, it booze is really not a factor.

Very smooth and full bodied. Lots of sweetness and a bit syrupy as well.

Such a nice beer. Nowhere near as boozey as you would think a 15% beer would be. Kuhnehenn continues to amaze.

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Photo of Abbbp
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bennetj17
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany and amber hues. Thin ring of carbonation but no head. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup like pancakes for breakfast. Strong and sweet with a hint of dark fruit to the nose also. The taste is quite delectable, a brilliant mix of caramel, raisin and chocolate malt flavors followed by a lingering tangy fruit spice. Nice dryness, and a solid finish which actually doesn't seem that strong in alcohol. Medium body with a slight viscosity. Soft tingly carbonation. Somewhat a sipper, but only for the amazing richness of flavors. It's very enjoyable, especially for a style I am not that fond of. Such a palate mixture of flavors, as rich as it is, no one facet dominates which makes it a great strong beer... Thanks to BigDaddyWil for letting me try this one...

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Photo of Hugonaut13
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoolEthan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of emottram
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,272 ratings
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