Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
3.5/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On-tap at the Capital Ale House for their weekly "Steal the Glass" night. $8.50 for a 10oz glass. I'm assuming this was the 2003 edition that was kegged this year.
Color is very much like bourbon or whiskey. Copper-hued with a minute splash of head that was gone in an instant. Aromas are hot and heavy with alcohol sweetness. Notes of rum-soaked dark fruit at the edges. Same goes for the flavor. A huge splash of sugary sweetness up front that is quickly ravaged by the scorching alcohol fire that threatens to burn your tongue. Residual sweetness lingers after the ABV dies down. Not nearly as full-bodied as I'd expected and it really struck me as almost unbalanced. Tough to work my way to the bottom of this glass. Maybe I'm missing something with this beer, but it just didn't do anything for me. The waiter said this was the sweetest beer he'd ever tasted. For me, it's close. It's right behind the initial release of DFH 120 minute IPA at the AOBF last year. I have a bottle from 2002 that I won't be touching for years...
Serving type: on-tap
12-22-2004 21:07:44 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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4.09/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Crystal clear ruby body topped with a small head that recedes to nothing quickly. A swirl causes the viscous liquid to leave some legs on the glass. Resembles brandy in appearance.
S: Sweet maple syrup and brandied cherries. A little warming alcohol as it comes to room temperature. Honestly smells like a brandy manhattan.
T: Mostly follows the nose, with maple and sweet cherry leading the way. Brandy, caramel, and hints of sweet vermouth follow. Barely perceptible tingle of alcohol, that 14% is well hidden.
M: Thick and syrupy, with medium carbonation. Mouth coating viscosity.
O: First time having this beer, and definitely enjoyed it. The resemblance to a well made cocktail in both flavor and texture was uncanny. Definitely a sipper, but something I'll be reaching for again next year.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 02:53:05 | More by More_betterness
1.01/5 rDev -74.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I love high ABV beers, I have an open mind, and I love everything about the brewing craft. But this...thing....candy-coated cigarette ash that has been doused in bottom shelf bourbon. Holy hell I havent had a beer this bad in a long time. Gives me the haunted shivers I got when I tried a sip of bud light chelada. Whoever you are that brewed this batch (or beer in general) there is a special spot in hell for you. Right next to the chelada guy.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 19:59:32 | More by Focusf111
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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