Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.3/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
This is hardly like drinking a beer. The carbonation is low the alcohol is high. It is sweet and more like a gentle Brandy or Cognac than anything the average American would associate with beer. Drinking this beer just makes me want to crack out a cigar. mmm m mm m mm.
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous bronze brown color with exceptional clarity (it even looks like whiskey after the fizzy ivory head settles).
Smell: Cheery vanilla oak barrel and bourbon load the nose with a hot alcoholic clean manner.
Taste: Warm sweet smooth alcoholic sugars, oak, vanilla plums, raisins and some dark berry washed over by bourbon. Yowee Zowweee! That is damn tasty. Boy, the alcoholic aftertaste sticks with you just like in my favorite bourns. This is perfect for a liquor fan but if you don't appreciate the hot feel, then make sure your bottle is at least 10 years old cuz this is some potent stuff.
Mouthfeel: Absolutely coating. It leaves you mouth knowing that it was there as if it sticks to your cheeks long after you manage to swallow. It is thick chewy and syrupy through the mouth.
Drinkability: Well, this is no doubt a sipping beer. It is about as drinkable as a Cognac with my cigar. I am going to keep sipping at it all evening but I'm definitely not pounding them back.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2007 07:33:09 | More by Phatz
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4.06/5 rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh bottle, only a couple of months old
A- Pours clear and copper color with a very small fizzy head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind
S- big sweet malty aromas with notes of fresh bread, fruit cake, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dark cherries
T- very sweet caramel malt up front with a big hit of sweet brown sugar. sweet bread with some fruity notes mixed in, continuing into a sweet finish
M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, big alcohol warmth at the end
O- super sweet and definitely a sipper, but the sweetness does not overpower. Great sweet bread flavors that one would expect from a doppelbock. I'd love to get another bottle to see what some age does for it, but it drinks just fine fresh
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 01:04:27 | More by Treyliff
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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