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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
85
very good

334 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of CraigTravor
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was poured from a bottle into a tulip glass

A: Beautiful copper color. Very minimal head.

S: The smell of this beer is spectacular. I feel like it helps prepare me for the ensuing flavour

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

M: The mouthfeel brings the higher alcohol characteristic. It has a mellowing burn similar to that of a whiskey

O: This is a great beer. I don't think I could have more than one in a sitting, but one is just fine.

CraigTravor, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -20%

Raziel313, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled in 2007

A - This beer pours amber and hazy. There are chucks of yeast suspended in it. There was virtually no head.

S - It has a fruity nose. I smell some fig, dates, brown sugar, molasses, and raisins.

T - It has a sweet taste. It is kind of like candied dates. The alcohol is not anywhere in the taste, but if sure warms the cockles.

M - Syrupy.

O - It is a lot better than I anticipated. It has a pleasant fruitiness with no alcohol burn. Plus it makes me feel warm all over on anther arctic evening in the Midwest.

buschbeer, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Lehighace06, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of golf4collet
4.5/5  rDev +20%

golf4collet, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Gonzoillini, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of arkanu
4/5  rDev +6.7%

arkanu, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
3/5  rDev -20%

Zekenyce, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of kaplunk02
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Light golden with one finger of white head.

S: Very sweet and sour. My first reaction is that it smells of apple vinegar but then I notice sweet raisin smell and caramel smells.

T: Very sweet with honey and caramel notes. A bit tart as well. It is sort of an apple tartness which I attribute to the alcohol. Also, it tastes of grapes in the way a sweet wine would.

M: A fair bit of carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel like syrup or something similar.

O: This is not a favorite of mine. It is very sweet and tart and might cater more to a wine drinker but for me it is too overwhelming in that respect.

kaplunk02, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of lighthabit
3.75/5  rDev 0%

lighthabit, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of SeatsTaken
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.

SeatsTaken, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +6.7%

sachie23, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Satchboogie, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Canti4341
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Canti4341, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Haybeerman, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of alex_hart
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

alex_hart, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev +6.7%

KJ2013, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Carl_R
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Carl_R, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Smarty_Pints, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Guitars_and_beer, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of maxcoinage
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

maxcoinage, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

sneezye, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
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.

dcmchew, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +6.7%

jaydoc, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of aslamm75
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

aslamm75, Nov 02, 2013
Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.