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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
85
very good

345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 18
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-25-2007)
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Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Bottled in 07, it pours with large floaties and a modest, foamy head that disappears. Prunes, plums, dates, and figs underlie rich, sweet treacley malt, with notes of toffee surfacing late. Flavor is very sweet, but there's a bitter, dry finish, and sherry notes present themselves in the aftertaste. Figs and plums underlie caramel malt. There's still some alcohol warmth. I was hoping for less sweetness and more complex esters, but still a nice brew.

barczar, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

2007 vintage.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a decent alcohol kick with each sip as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is super tasty but quite boozy and strong.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottling

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a modest cap that leaves a web of lace

Smell: Caramel and rum-soaked figs; rather boozy aroma

Taste: Caramel and fig, with a building alcohol flavor developing by mid-palate; sweet and fruity in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Overall: Really rather sweet but I enjoyed the flavor profile

brentk56, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

APPEARANCE - Dark red-amber with a 1-finger head that lasts. Good lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, floral, herbaceous.

TASTE - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Spices. Boozy. Lights you up immediately.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey. Little carbonation.

VALUE - Reasonable.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I did not like this beer. At best, sippable.

Homers_Beer_Odyssey, Tuesday at 05:59 PM
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%

Brief write-up. This was a pretty significant step down next to the "original" Samichlaus for one simple reason: it's WAY TOO SWEET. Whereas Samichlaus manages to balance the sweet, dry, and alcohol qualities (albeit barely), this is just a sugary punch in the face. In a way, drinking this is like drinking a glass of pure buckwheat honey. On the plus side, the booze was concealed nicely - er, no, I should say it was completely suffocated by the cloying nature of this. This one needs about 5 years in the cellar...

2.8/5: Wilford Brimley, eat your heart out

ThisWangsChung, Nov 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Dicers, Nov 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

dagubna, Nov 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

smithj4, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of ordybill
4.9/5  rDev +31%

Nice amber colored beer with a very sweet initial flavor followed by a strong alcohol bite. very little head. Overall an Outstanding beer, excellent as an after dinner follow up. Highly recommended.

ordybill, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste big of caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small-moderate warming after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Helles doppelbock style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.