Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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3.91/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
02-15-2014 23:16:29 | More by buschbeer
3.51/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
01-18-2014 05:30:24 | More by kaplunk02
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
01-09-2014 04:35:35 | More by SeatsTaken
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
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
12-06-2013 23:31:27 | More by maxcoinage
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
11-19-2013 18:51:43 | More by dcmchew
Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
84 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.