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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Samichlaus Classic BierSamichlaus Classic Bier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,466 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1466
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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erz316

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled in 2006, into brooklyn brewery pokal. I am about to have the worlds most extra ordinary beverage

A - wow, simply amazing. a near perfect appearance (though I do not know what would be perfect I admit, this cannot be far from it). the color is a dark ruby tinged amber. holding it up to the light the color gets lighter at the bottom and has the appearance of a sunburst guitar. the creamy head dissipates rather quickly into a few patches.

S - the initial smell is a molasses alcohol blend, with strong fruit elements bringing up the base. the alcohol blends in amazingly well and makes the beer smell so incredibly rich and spiced.

T - some of the smoothest blending of alcohol I have yet experienced. the booze just comes out in the aftertaste with a nice dry taste. there is a definite spice that comes into the finish that warms one's palate like a good rum. thie first impression is of something a bit chocolate lie, but this is higly capricious and leads into the true initial tastes: a thick boozy fruit, and the roastedness of the malts creates a good sweet blanket for the tongue, while there is some bitterness from the hops, though this is minimal.

MF&D - for the bread in a cup beer that a doppelbock is supposed to be this is amazing. a syrup like mouth feel and a real wide and full body make this beer formidable. if there is a fault here I am too buzzed to notice. I think I shall go back to the store and buy up the rest of the bottles and let them age.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 00:52:40 | More by erz316
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,466 ratings.