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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Samichlaus Bier HellesSamichlaus Bier Helles

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very good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-25-2007)
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Reviews by Strix:
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4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden, minimal head, some lacing.

Smells of malt, oak, booze, and fruits - apples?

Very fruity in the taste, apple, pineapple, peach, that turns to oak, also a spicy finish in there. Big dose of malt in there, also very sweet - tastes a bit like pure sugar cubes. Alcohol is in there, but certainly well hidden considering. A very interesting sipper.

Mouthfeel slick.

Definitely worth a try here. Reminds me a bit of an Old Ale and other high abv styles, which I haven't been a big fan of, yet this is certainly well crafted and impressed me. Really nice if you're in the mood for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 00:17:54 | More by Strix
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T: As it first hits your taste buds you feel the sweetness. It has a smooth candied flavour. There is a slight presence of alcohol

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Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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