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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,556 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 112
Gots: 196 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
The once strongest beer in the world is back! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-25-2001)
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MLegendre

Oregon

2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled in 2004

A: Dark amber almost ruby colored. No head whatsoever, a tiny little bit of carbonation can be seen. No lacing. Very beautiful color.

S: Very sweet and malty. Reminds me a bit of cherrys. Can't detect any alcohol.

T: Wow, the flavors on this hit you like a ton of bricks. The flavor changes so much during one sip it's almost impossible to describe. Taste of marachino cherrys are noticable first, but last for only a few seconds as extremely sweet malts come in and surrounds the taste buds. Midtaste alcohol becomes quite noticeable as it stings the tongue and burns the throat on the way down warming the whole body as it slides down to your stomach. This could be a really good beer however I have one big complaint, The aftertaste tastes just like cough syrup. I would like this a lot more if not for that BIG flaw. It is completly ruining this for me.

M: Thick and syrupy. There is surprisingly a very noticable amount of carbonation. Sticks to your mouth as you can taste it on your tongue long after you've swallowed leaving mouth feeling a little bit numb. It is definatly a sipper as it's a little hard to swallow.

D: I can't say this is an easy thing to drink, It's worth a try if you are into big malty beers, but not something I would get again. I really can't stand how much it remind me of cough syrup. I'm starting to doubt I'm going to be able to finish it (though I really don't want to waste something so damn expensive, over five bucks for a 12oz bottle!). Maybe if I had a cough to cure.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 06:56:50 | More by MLegendre
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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