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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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very good

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

Guitars_and_beer, Dec 09, 2013
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

aslamm75, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Mattyb79, Oct 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Tyrolaspenleaf, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Beersnake1, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

HamGlade10, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

avisong, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

KevinGordon, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Elprico, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jriggins6, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

josemm1790, Aug 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

ctejada10, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bigfnjoe, Jul 28, 2013
4/5  rDev +6.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

memphischas, Jun 24, 2013
Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.