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Samichlaus Bier Helles (Limited Edition) - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerSox on 02-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 23
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2.55/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Extreme sugar flavor, slow drink

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found one bottle of this randomly on a road trip in January 2013, been aging since then.
A - a clear cedar red-brown, head fizzled almost immediately but to be expected given the ABV (and possibly the age), but a steady stream of carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass
S - plumb and raisin, toffee and general candy sweet aroma, slightly musty
T - sticky sweet flavours of candied plumbs, mild apricot, caramel malt, mild woody flavour, and a generally sweet finish
M - sticky sweet throughout, just a little flat but nothing serious, sticky mouth coating finish, no real trace of 14% ABV until waaay late when your insides feel warm and fuzzy
O - ridiculously drinkable for its heft, the sweetness is big but creates a nice stance against the alcohol, not sure if the extra aging made any difference since I only found the one bottle, but a quality brew either way

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of DavidST
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pint glass, 2011 limited edition. This pours a nice brown red color with a mid sized but very short lived off white color. The smell is very sweet, lots of fruit, dates, raisins, malty sugar. The feel is medium to thick. The taste is different a little over the top, loads of sugar, sweet fruit, some noticeable alcohol, absolutely no hop bite to counter act.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

positively onw of the most interesting beers ive ever tasted, and the friends i shared it with agree. it pours a really thick cloudy honey color, more red than gold, with a prominent two inch white head with solid retention. the nose is crazy, tons of residual sugar, spicy yeast, clove, and anise seed. the flavor is a little less on the spice, and a little more on the sugars. molasses, vanilla sugar, and even confectionary sugar. this beer is really sweet, but the interesting thing is that it doesnt last and rot the teeth. it has a surprisingly quick finish for how big it is. also surprising, is that the alcohol is hardly present until it gets up to about room temperature. must be all that lagering the keeps it mellow. tons of body, tons of strength. i can see this being a perfect post-church christmas eve beer amongst loved ones. in any other context, its almost too much. buy this if you see it though, nothing else like it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

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Samichlaus Bier Helles (Limited Edition) from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.