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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
85
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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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lighthabit

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 08:49:51 | More by lighthabit
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2010 Vintage

Pour: Poured into a tulip glass. Color is a mix between light caramel and black tea, not much head at all from this bottle.

Aroma: A strong soy sauce and earthy, nutty character. There is also a caramel sweetness with a boozy finish.

Taste: Immediately I taste caramel, toffee, honey and agave nectar. Just like the nose, there is booze at the end but it disappears quickly.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very low and almost unnoticeable. Very thick. It coats the mouth and lingers.

Overall: A lot sweeter than I imagined. If it didn’t have the booze at the tail end this would be a very mellow beer, but it is still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 04:35:35 | More by SeatsTaken
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sachie23

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-02-2014 20:22:13 | More by sachie23
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-27-2013 05:50:45 | More by Satchboogie
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-26-2013 19:54:13 | More by Canti4341
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-24-2013 18:39:29 | More by Haybeerman
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-22-2013 02:15:02 | More by alex_hart
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-21-2013 15:43:09 | More by KJ2013
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-14-2013 04:02:16 | More by Carl_R
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-14-2013 02:41:56 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-09-2013 15:53:24 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle ( Bottled in 2010) into a tulip with a 2 finger white head and noticeable bubbles. Color of the beer is golden orange.

Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, honey, almost getting candy corn like smell

Taste, wow is that sweet, some toffee. almost like eating a piece of candy. a little noticeable alcohol on the finish

Mouthfeel - lower carb, syrupy, a bit cloying

Overall - interesting beer. I think this would be good to pair with some sort of dessert like bread pudding maybe, and split with someone else. Definitely a good sharing beer based on the ABV and sweetness

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 23:31:27 | More by maxcoinage
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -20%

12-06-2013 04:57:22 | More by sneezye
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dcmchew

Romania

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

bottled in 2012;
Pours light brown to red, like cranberry juice, with low head and fizz, no retention.
Smells of really sweet dark fruit, apricot, burnt sugar, licorice and booze.
Taste is extremely sweet, with cloying syrups, but not totally unbereable. Huge caramel, spiced with licorice and candi sugar, and hints of honey also. Dark fruitiness mostly (cherries, strawberries, plums) with hints of ripe apricot and peach, also a slight citrus crispness, nicely fighting the sweetness. Malts are quite pale, biscuity, a tiny bit toasted. Sweetness covers the spices, leaving just hints of vanilla and faint anise and minty sage. Alcohol is hidden, no, actually covered, by the big sweetness, so it's not extremely boozy for the very high abv. Hops provide the mildly bitter finish, bu the aftertaste consists mostly of the cloying sugar and booze.
After a while the entire head and lacing disappears, weird, but there's still a little fizz. Watery and sweet, like a fruit syrup drink.
Don't know what to say about it exactly, probably should have tried an older vintage, pretty sure it would have been way better. Will buy one to set aside for a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 18:51:43 | More by dcmchew
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-17-2013 02:07:34 | More by jaydoc
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aslamm75

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-02-2013 22:22:35 | More by aslamm75
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-28-2013 12:54:46 | More by Mattyb79
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

10-15-2013 01:28:29 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-05-2013 04:12:02 | More by Beerlover
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Beersnake1

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-29-2013 19:45:51 | More by Beersnake1
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

09-18-2013 02:54:05 | More by HamGlade10
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20%

09-04-2013 02:18:20 | More by avisong
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TruePerception

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-01-2013 07:55:33 | More by TruePerception
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 17:31:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 11:50:48 | More by KevinGordon
Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.