Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock Release

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Michigan, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Any update on remaining bottles? If I get there around 2 will I have any chance at either Eisbock?
  2. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I think the bigger point is what Steebo said earlier: The eisbocks are unique brews. I wouldn't drop 50 bucks on a BA FFF bottle because, no matter how delicious they are, are they really going to beat similar brews that top out at half the price? Other than the BA Dark Lords, I doubt it.

    KRE, however, is without question the best fruit beer I've ever had. It's like raspberry chocolate cake in a glass, and I haven't had anything else remotely close to it.

    I don't like the price; it's ridiculous. But there flat out aren't other beers like these. They simply don't exist, Kuhnhenn knows it, and we are going to pay the price because it it. Literally.
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  3. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Almost to the front, I will ask on bottle #s.
  4. Wade5614

    Wade5614 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2012 Michigan

    If I had to guess I'd say that they will be sold out but u never know. There still a long line that's been there since 11 that wrapped around the bar
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  5. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Still a good amount. Whatever that is.
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  6. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I'm not disagreeing. However, for me, the "uniqueness" of the brew doesn't justify $30 for 12.7 oz. It's that simple. If I lived near Kuhnhenn, I'd stop by, get a draft of both RE and BE, and pass on the bottles and grab some bottles of the Mich. Mud, etc. That's just me though.
  7. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    It's not the Harlem Shake, it's the Thizzle Dance!
  8. elephantrider

    elephantrider Initiate (92) Mar 25, 2011 Michigan

    Just left with one of all 4 releases. Line wraps around the taproom to men's bathroom which is where I started. Waited about 45 minutes.
  9. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    how are things looking?
  10. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    any idea how much longer it'll last on bottles?
  11. elephantrider

    elephantrider Initiate (92) Mar 25, 2011 Michigan

    No clue. Sorry.
  12. detroiter

    detroiter Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Michigan
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    Lines gone. I think it's still for sale.
  13. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

  14. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Walked right up to the register and ordered. I'm the dude in the Tigers jacket.
  15. Romulux

    Romulux Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Michigan

    Expecting "good" and got "great"! Blueberry is friggingfantasmagorical!
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  16. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Ha what a day....Blueberry mud, shit is just unreal. Glad to have had both on tap, and scored a bottle of both. Still bottles left, but maybe a case or 2 total of the KRE and KBE. No line though.
  17. advent

    advent Initiate (158) Jan 7, 2010 Michigan

    I got to try their Blueberry Eisbock last week when they were taste testing different batches with the brewers and it tasted like cough syrup.. it wasnt my type of beer.. it was generous of them to pour their patrons this brew though..
  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Fixed for ya :wink:
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  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    No disappointment here, had all except the witch and didn't think they were worth $35.

    I thought this was a Kuhnhenns thread? :grinning:
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  20. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    The draft was the same price ($15 for 6 oz) so either way you're paying the same price
  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    "Worth" is really up to the individual. Which brings me back to my original post. For me, a 12.7 oz. bottle of basically anything isn't worth $30, especially when you can enjoy a draft of each beer for a much more reasonable price. Seeing that Kuhnhenn just posted on Facebook that there were only 11 bottles of BE left; there are plenty of people that don't feel the same way I do. That's cool. I'm glad they were able to get the bottles they wanted.
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  22. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    $15 for a 6 oz. draft? Now that's even crazier. That's all I've got...
  23. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Having never had one, I would prolly drop the $$ to try it if I was in the area. Just wouldn't make the trip without knowing. Sounds intriguing though.

    I spent $15 for a 1oz pour of Utopias at a bar in NY. Wanted to try it!
  24. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Had the blueberry and raspberry on tap. Opted not to get the bottles, though there were some left around 2:30pm. Raspberry was a little better IMO, but the blueberry was still delicious. There simply aren't any other beers like these in the world.
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  25. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Disciple (371) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan
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    Well had both on tap, nothing like I've ever had, both pretty tasty. However, not the "best beers" I've ever had, maybe the most unique. Wouldn't spend the money again for them, and grabbed a bottle of blueberry because I probably won't ever have another like it and wanted to share. Couldn't drink a lot of either, though, but glad I tried both. Mud was eh, good, but nothing exceptional.
  26. bierenutz

    bierenutz Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Michigan
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    Hey, I still have several of those...think they're whales now? :sunglasses:
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  27. bierenutz

    bierenutz Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Michigan
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    Yeah, but that doesn't mean it's gonna be good. Just saying. Are these Kuhnhenn bottles pricey...yes. But are they also tasty...hell yes!
  28. bierenutz

    bierenutz Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Michigan
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    But then you'd spend that same $30 for 12 oz????
  29. Blowofftube

    Blowofftube Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Michigan
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    Just curious, how many bottles of Mud and the Gold left? Don't care for the Eisbocks that much.
  30. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    That was great. All the new releases were fabulous.
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  31. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    blue is gone and raspberry is close
  32. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Well if everything is still left....somebody hook a brotha up!
  33. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Now everyone will resort to buying up Mud and Gold. :slight_frown:
  34. tclang

    tclang Aspirant (200) Nov 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Michigan DOT needs to understand the concept of salting the roads. With that said, the blueberry bottle is the only thing out and Mud is delicious
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  35. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    No, no they don't. Murda'd, Conquistador de Muerte, BA Behemoth, and BA Behemoth with Cherries are legit.

    Straight up: 12oz bottles shouldn't be priced higher per oz. than Rare and Brandy/Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord. These beers aren't on that level.
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  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Yeah... well... that's just like your opinion, man.
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  37. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    So you went up there and tried them both? I hope so, otherwise I'm not sure how you can make that assessment.
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  38. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Look on the bright side, if you don't like it you dont have to buy them and you can choose from the oodles of other Blueberry and Raspberry Eisbocks available year-round.

    Oh...wait :slight_frown:
  39. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,970) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Blueberry is damn good! Still like Raspberry better though. Mich Mud is my juice too!
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  40. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (167) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    I also liked Bourben Barrel Banana French Toast Mead

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