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Eisbock

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

Additional notes 08/12/23 (pictured) Well, I never imagined I would ever see this beer again. Given the notes below, the way that I sought it for so may years, and how things have changed since then, it really is quite a journey. I have much, well-documented disdain for Tavour and that remains, but the internet brought this beer back to me. I'm a little bit stunned. $27.00 for the 12.7oz bottle. interesting that this bottle is almost twice the volume of the 2009 vintage, but also looks very...

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock

Good grief. I think I got really lucky here. Picked this up as a 12 oz single. On the label it has "Mindestens haltbar bis: 22.10.04" which is obvioulsy a reference to October of 2004 either as a bottled on, or best before date. It matters not, since this beer has aged beautifully. Dark, Porter like, noisy pour which tells me that this beer is going to be class. Brown with some light orange highlights. Large head that fades quickly to leave little or no lacing on the glass but a small, spotty...

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Dark, dirty brown pour, rather unattractive. Bubbly head forms quickly, but leaves equally quickly. The aroma is all malty alcohol. It's obvious that this is a high alcohol brew, but 12% still seems mighty high. The initial tastes seem "Belgian" to me, almost like a strong dark Belgian, but these fade quickly to give a sugary, rich dry finish. There is certainly a warming sensation on the way down due to the alcohol, and there are some very sweet pineapple and pear based esters in there in...