Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by marburg on 07-27-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
1,248
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
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Photo of Sixpack595
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the first fruit beer that really wowed me. It is worth every bit of the hype that led up to my tasting it. On an evening full of great new beers this one stole the show. Dark and opaque with minimal head and a slightly red glow at the edges the beer looks quite imposing. The aroma is incredible. Dark chocolate and fresh rasberries smell so real if you closed your eyes you you would swear the dessert cart was rolled out as your coffee was being poured. The taste is every bit the equal of the aroma. Sweet without becoming cloying, a perfect balance of the chocolate and coffee bitterness and the sweetness of the rasberry and malt. Thick mouthfeel, but it is perfect for this beer. Very drinkable considering that everything about this beer is so rich. I was a bit surprised when I learned just how strong this beer is. Alcohol is very well hidden.

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

Out of two bottles one was very off with no fruit at all.
This review is in reference to the good sample.
Black/brown with purple highlights.
Heady aromas of raspberries and cassis liqueur. Jammy and intense.
On the palate it was thick with delicate fizz and syrupy, chewy, melting bitter chocolate and berry preserves. Well-balanced with just enough sugar to support the weight of the flavors. Secondary images of glazed ham, charred molasses and sweet spice appear as well. Most comparable to Rodenbach's Alexander, only blackberry/raspberry flavored. One might also credibly draw comparisons between this and a Dashe Late Harvest Zin, a Turley, Ridge or Rosenblum field blend, or one of the ancient-vines Grenache/Shirazes from Aussie wineries such as Torbreck or Clarendon Hills. Quite an accomplishment!

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

Clings to the sides of the glass like moss on a tree. Looks like sludge in the glass. Dark, rotting grape color -- deep purple-ish brown.

Very pungent aromas -- beet sugar, alcohol, and raspberry. The berry fragrance, especially, forces its way off the beer and at your face. Wickedly powerful. Intensely sweet flavor that's dominated by the raspberry. This is a bit akin to a raspberry syrup in flavor and texture. Homemade jam. While very cough syrupy, it hides the alcohol remarkably well. Silky smooth on the tongue and goes down easily for such a weighty, meaty brew. The most sinful of all desserts couldn't compare to a 4 ounce sample of this delight.

This apparently won a gold medal at a Michigan beer championship, and a good friend of mine originated the recipe. So I was pleased to sample it at the Michigan Summer Beer Fest yesterday, and it was one of the better brews there.

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 1,248 ratings.
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