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Samichlaus Bier Helles - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
85
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
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-25-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Casey3236, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

BeerForMuscle, May 12, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A small head, light and airy. The color of the beer is deep golden.

S: Out of this world; the sweet dark dried fruits reign supreme. The smell could as easily been from a Port. The well-balanced malt and the high ABV make the a very complex beer.

T: Very nice; a thick syrupy sweetness from a very powerful maltyness. Lots of dark dried fruits; apricots, raisins and figs. Also a fresh fruitness in the back. Very complex.

M: A short sweet aftertaste, not that surprising though, considering the ABV and style. The body is so thick and the carbonation is almost non-excisting.

O: I've had lots of dark Samichlaus - this is my first pale one. The only thing that could improve this beer is a couple of years cellaring - but my character is too weak...

Evil_Pidde, May 10, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2010 bottle poured into a DFH pint glass.

Pours a very light brown color with a light white head on it. Smell is sweet and bready. Malts dominate the aroma, no alcohol on the nose. Taste is sweet as well, also quite malty and bready. It is definitely a doppelbock but is a bit too sweet for my liking. Alcohol is not detectable on the palate but is quite detectable after swallowing this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Drink ability is pretty good for a beer of such ABV.

Overall too sweet for me but quite drinkable for a beer with such high alcohol. On the bottle this is described as malt liquor! Wouldnt buy again but not unhappy that i tried it.

Axnjxn, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

zestar, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

harpus, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
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MtOrion, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mychalg9, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

yoyo, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

NastyNate11, Feb 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Proclarush, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bismarksays, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

tbryan5, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1987 bottle, from original eggenberg castle brewery.

Pour was a slight mahogany brown, light cola. Little head.

Sweet nose, dark fruit. Some alcohol.

Very similar to nose, although less alcohol. Sweet dark fruit and roasted , malt. Back end was complete soy sauce. Like sushi dipping.

Smooth, hint of burn.

Pretty good minus the soy sauce.

hooliganlife, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mixed_master7, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

Gravelost, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

bsuedekum, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear crimson color, aggressive pour produced a very thin film of white head

Smell - cherry, brandy, alcohol, syrup

Taste - very sweet, reminiscent of a liqueur, cherry, brandy, caramel, malt, alcohol

Mouthfeel - thick, sticky, syrupy, very very sweet, good flavor in the aftertaste, low on the carbonation, burn of booze on the way down

Overall - Good beer, not as enjoyable as the Brown Label Samiclaus, worth a try

Price Point - $5.69/11.2 oz Bottle

keithmurray, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

lupercmda, Dec 24, 2012
Samichlaus Bier Helles from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
85 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.