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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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:
#306
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,274
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
4.62
 
 
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1,305
Gots:
212
Trade:
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4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I first heard about KRE, what, a decade ago? Back when it came in what looked like a perfume bottle. This little fella used to always hover around the top 20 beers on this site, and for some reason it always seemed to me the most elusive even though I lived nearly all my life within a drive of the brewery.

The bottle is pretty. I opened the beer and then maybe 10 seconds later it started to foam up a bit, over the top. Yet the pour glugs out thick and still with not so much as a wisp of a head. It's a nice, very dark red color, though.

Smells like an incredibly dense and chocolately eisbock with some muted raspberries preventing the booze and malt from getting out of hand. Very old school, and done to a T. The effect is undeniably beery and bocky, similar in quality to the big boys like Schneider and Kulmbacher, only with juuuuust enough raspberry aroma to make it super interesting without upsetting purists.

Tastes like it smells. It starts sweet and alcoholic, with thick nodes of barley and chocolate. This gets sweeter still, only more organically so, with fruity raspberry taking center stage. Ends like a good eisbock, with pleasant nodes of burn and chocolate, only the zippy bock malt is enhanced incredibly with lingering traces of raspberry juice.

I--I can understand if newer beer people aren't too horribly impressed with this. Or even anybody whose pallet has been shaped by recent trends. If this were attempted now, well first of all it would never been been an eisbock, and secondly it would taste more directly like a rapsberry cordial candy. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, but we still need to respect that manner in which this beer was incredibly bold and innovative and yet still fit perfectly within the established bounds of its style.

Back in the day, this was how you had to make your beer, as you simply couldn't get away with the intense risks and wild innovations that are now so weirdly commonplace. All y'all who are fans of extreme styles need to bow before this one.

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First time experiencing such intense flavors of raspberries and chocolate. Like a tasty desert.

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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,274 ratings
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