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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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85
very good

364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 18
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-25-2007

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Even a hasty pour of this 2010 vintage produced only a thin layer of lager-like head that quickly vanished. Similarities to lighter beers end there as strong vapors of toffee, marinated dark fruits and soy... yep, soy,...greet the nose. I poured this shortly after having a platter of sashimi and I felt I was back at the sushi bar. This could be a decent compliment to raw fish.

The taste is toffee, raisins, grapes (brandy overtones), and lots and lots of sugar. The mouthfeel is syrupy yet a bit sour. It's an interesting combo that makes this a unique brew. I can't say it's my favorite doppelbock (Aventinus is probably the examplar for me), but this winter warmer works despite the aggressive ABV. Yeah, it's a bit boozy and hot, but not as bad as many barleywines or TRIPAs I've had.

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4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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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 another arctic evening in the Midwest.

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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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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.

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Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.