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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Samichlaus Classic BierSamichlaus Classic Bier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,468 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1468
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 17.34%


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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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is in honor of my wife, whom was born on December 6th. 2007 bottling. Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a clear amber color that seems to vary some depending on the light you look at it through. A very light tan 1/8 inch head forms and quickly reduces to essentially no lacing.

The aroma is solid with a dark fruit/malty sweetness. Alcohol definitely comes through. Some interestingly hoppy notes are present.

The taste is again quite malty with a raisin and caramel malt presence. There is no lack of alcohol. Sweet and just again a little tickle of hops.

The mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a reasonable level of carbonation. It actually goes down quite smooth and leaves an alcohol burn with a little dryness.

Overall, I like the maltiness of this beer. The alcohol could be a little more hidden but I still find this quite enjoyable. I am biased somewhat by my wife's birthday and the date of this beer and still enjoy it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 00:50:50 | More by SykDoc
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.