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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,558 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 113
Gots: 197 | FT: 10
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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ken3c

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours quickly with a sodapop-like head that dwindles fast. Lots of bubbles and very clear, also like soda-pop. Light amber in color.

Aroma is grape juice with alcohol. There is also a biscuitty malt smell.

Taste is also like grape juice with a firm malt backbone and a hoppy finish. The aftertaste is a little like honey and musk melon. This is complex and very tasty.

Feels a littly syrupy but not quite cloying. I also feel the alcohol burn, oh yes I do.

Will I have another tonight...no. Will I have another again...definately!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2005 01:55:39 | More by ken3c
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,558 ratings.