Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
BA SCORE
93.4%
Liked This Beer
4.38 w/ 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:
#307
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,272
Liked:
1,188
Avg:
4.38/5
pDev:
10.96%
Alströms:
4.62
 
 
Wants:
1,307
Gots:
212
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,272 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of A_Rad
3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doldham
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeremiahFick
4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of KevBot89
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterOSU
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ch_star
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a darker color than most fruit beers. Definite red color from the raspberries. Very little head. Smell is very strongly of raspberries--fresh ones, not a candy-raspberry smell. Taste is like a vanilla/raspberry dessert. Slightly sweet with mostly raspberries, but a strong undertone of vanilla. Mouthfeel is not great as there is very little to no carbonation. Feels more like a dessert wine than beer. Overall, would be great as dessert or with dessert, but maybe too sweet to drink alone or with a savory meal.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nicrm2007
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap from the source when I went in to pick up bottles from the 2016 release. Glad I got to, because I was reluctant to buy many bottles given the price point, but based on my experience, I'd say this beer has great potential for aging. That said--it's also good right now. Enjoyed out of a small 4 oz snifter.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a translucent, ruddy mahogany red with just a bit of off-white foam that creates a sliver of head that dissipates quickly into a ringlet, then nothing at all, save for a wispy bit of film, sparse across the surface of the liquid. No lacing to speak of, but the high alcohol content gives the liquid a certain viscosity to the appearance and leaves some legs on the side of the glass when tipped.

Smell (4.0) - Initially, I'm a little surprised at how muted the fruit aspect of the smell is. Raspberries aren't a particularly aromatic fruit, but it was noticeable here in that it was much more subtle than expected compared to sour and sweet beers with raspberry. Underlying the gentle notes of raspberry, there is a melange of booze and malt-heavy grain. Some accents of caramel and vanilla round everything out.

Taste (4.5) - Here, this beer really begins to soar, with a nice presence from the fruit, but again withdrawn and elegant--no overwhelming sweetness or sharp tartness. As with the aroma, the booze is here, but the beer isn't even the slightest bit hot. Very well balanced, with the fruit and malt marrying to take the edge off the alcohol. And once again, there are hints of caramel and vanilla that really give the beer a pleasant depth.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Medium bodied, with low carbonation and a nice viscosity that gives it an almost chewy feel, but not as chewy as a big stout or a barleywine.

Overall (4.5), a really wonderful and unique beer. I can't say I've really had any others quite like it. Not really a style that I would seek out with regularity, but it's a nice once in awhile treat.

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Photo of Junior
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.4% out of 100 with 1,272 ratings
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