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Raspberry Eisbock Lager

Kuhnhenn's Raspberry Eisbock Lager

Rather than pressure washing raspberries into a malt syrup, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company’s Raspberry Eisbock Lager is a combination of sensual precision. After the first sip of this 15.5% nectar, I burst into an oversized raspberry, and by the end of the glass I was carted back to Kuhnhenn’s by Oompa Loompas. The intial intense fruity blast meets a complex malt layer that gives the impression of rich chocolate. It’s a masterful blend, and the lingering harmony of flavor melts into a pleasant warming sensation. This is a special beer made in a seldom-seen style, and getting to try it felt like winning a golden ticket.
Maybe we should have cellared it, just like Augustus Gloop shouldn’t have drank from the river of chocolate. But if I fell into a river of this stuff, I couldn’t think of a better way to go.

-- Jim Dykstra

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