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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

 
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Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Warren, Michigan USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real raspberries abound in this chocolate caramel after dinner treat. Aged for a smooth texture and drinkability. This lager beer will handle additional age very well.
Batch 1 - brewed 2002, bottled same year 10.6%
Batch 2 - brewed late 2004, released 2005
Batch 3 - Brewed 2007, released very end of 2007
Batch 4 - Brewed 2012, released 2013 15.5%
Batch 5 - Brewed 2014, released late 2014


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 In short: A big chocolaty and fruity (NOT tart raspberries) beer. Uniquely decadent.
How: Bottle 180ml. Many times. Waxed and unwaxed bottes from the original 2004 and a few bottles from the 2007 release.
The look: Dark ruby body with almost no head
In long: The decadent nose is bakery chocolate and blackberries. Just smelling it is 200 calories right there. Taste is a slice of extra rich chocolate cake, blackberries, fresh artisanal truffles, raspberries, blueberry pie. Based on the name one would expect tart raspberries but fruity character of the beer is wider than that and certainly not tart. Alcohol remains mostly well hidden body. Carbonation is minimal. This is a beer that can age. Especially the waxed-top 2004 vintages. If anything, the best bottles I ever had were the 2004 vintages drank in 2010. When Kuhnhenn doesn’t brew this flagship beer more often I cannot explain. Nor can I explain why a camera round lens take rectangular pictures.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2004 bottle. well, i loved it. wish there was more. dark burgundy color, looks like a wine, basically no head. the smell changed a bunch as it warmed up. at first mostly raspberries, later on pure raspberry dark chocolate. perhaps because there’s only 6 ounces, i spent a ton of time smelling it, and what a great aroma. there was alcohol in the flavor, but not too much. raspberry wasn’t too pronounced there. i agree it wasn’t top 50 worthy, but it was still awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1646) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2004 bottle. Pours out dark purple with no head. Looks brown when you wipe it off a wood floor becuase your friend’s bitch-ass cat jumped on your arm while holding it. Aroma is mild raspberries, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is much of the same. A lot more chocolate than I was expecting and a lot less raspberry. I’d like to try this fresh but I would suspect the alcohol being even more pronounced. Not even deserving of top 200. Though good for an Eisbock.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
I have never rated before...nor do I think I will rate much more. But I just had to get this out in words. This is just an outstanding beer. Thanks Jim! HUGE tootsie roll and rasberry fruit aromas and the best part is that the flavor is the exact same...tootsie rolls rasberries and alcohol. This beer is exceptional and outstanding. I never thought a fruit beer could be produced that was this breathtaking. An absolute must try!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9016) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2004 bottle from Rastacouere - thanks, buddy. After removing the unique wax seal, I filled a framboise flute with the dark reddish brown lager. There was a small light brown head that dissipated rather quickly, and a strong scent of raspberry and chocolate. This is truly a dessert drink, as the flavor is candy-like -- somewhat sweet with a port-like body, very rich and warming. Next time I’m in Motown, I’m going to stock up on this.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
Bu au Mondial de la Bière 06. Brunne foncée, zéro collet. Délicieux arome de petit fruit et de caramel. Goût de franboise fortifié. Elle valait bien ses 10 coupons!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2006
6.3oz ’04 Bottle. Took a bit of effort to get the raspberry-colored sealing wax off the top so a bottle opener would fit. Aroma of raspberries and yeast. Almost no head but still slightly lacy. Full body and light carbonation with a nicely warming contribution from the alcohol. The taste is a creamy sweet port-like pruniness with raspberry, chocolate and caramel. A smooth and well-rounded desert wine of beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7539) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2006
7-oz of the ’04. Split it, courtesy of BitBucket. Raspberry patch and yeast on the nose. The berry essence comes through clean on the nose. Raspberries lead the attack, along with some prunes. As it warms, chocolate and some dark nut notes emerge. Very velvety, satisfying mouthfeel. Absolutely a dessert beer, though it is alarmingly quaffable (in my case).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Thanks to Walt! 6.3 oz bottle. It’s the 2004. It’s is a brown color with a small head. Lots of caramel aroma and yes the raspberry is there but the amazing thing is candy corn. I can’t remember seeing candy corn outside of the U.S. but maybe it is. It’s a candy we have here in the states around Halloween. ANyway it smells just like it! Very interesting. The flavor does have some tartness from the berries and that does a good job of balancing the tootsie roll and candy corn sweetness. Oh yeah, it tastes like tootsie rolls, too. Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark inviting brown red body with a minimal head. Smells of raspberry, molasses, alcohol, more raspberries. I pictured a very red river while drinking this. There should be a warning on this warning how damn good this is and good it makes a man feel. Damn this is smooth and full of flavor. A nice roast raspberry flavor and a clean. I don’t know what you are drinking, but this is probably better. I am shocked at how good this is. Ap-3 ar-9 tas-9 pal-5 ov-17


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