Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bottled in 2004. this is one surprisingly pretty-looking beer. glowing, dark amber. modest, but persistant, off-white head. thousands of tiny bubbles moving slowly up.
it has that whopper smell i get from these malt bombs. smell is strong and appetizing, but not entirely unique or memorable. some roasty malt, maybe a little licorice. this tastes, and feels like a cross between ayinger celebrator doppelbock and la trappe quadrupel. thick and sweet like an all-syrup squishee. malty and strong. not much to speak of in the bitter hop department, but i think that's ok for this style. there is a lot going on here. although after some thought weighing all the factors, along with the aftertaste, and considering the style, i can't give this much more than a 4. i'll take any other doppelbock that i've tried over this, use this as a novelty to show friends a high abv.
14%? the strongest beer i've ever tried? i honestly can't tell much of a difference between this and several that i've had that have been of a lesser abv. yes it's high octane but i could easily drink one or two, any time. the next step for me - what's available to order in japan - samuel adams triple bock.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2006 14:48:30 | More by davidchollar
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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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