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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,556 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 112
Gots: 196 | 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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mtboozeaddict41

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4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

OK, I poured this into a versatile wine glass for analyzation.

A: Dark burnt sugar shade. Beautifully transparent though and looks like some royal liquid. Retention is very low. Small off white head quickly dissipated to a thin white ring around the glass.

S: Right off the bat this aroma is nothing but burnt sugar and caramel. Smells like pure candy also lending itself to being quite fruity. Dark dried fruits like raisins and prunes. Sweet malt also apparent. In all this aroma is perfectly layered and complex. They do right in the aging for 10 months.

T: Huge burst of sweet burnt sugar and molasses. The potency of the flavors is off the wall. The oily viscosity leaves the roof of your mouth beckoning for more. This beer is huge in the most elegant way possible. Malt with fruit of raisins is apparent also but in the way also is the alcohol. But I will not fault this beer one bit for the alcohol at 14%. The palate is equally well layered and integrated.

M: Heavy bodied and an oily viscosity. Carbonation is low to moderate letting the drinking to be fully exposed to the beauty of this beer.

O: Unreal is an understatement. This brew is in a realm of its own. Even though its a labeled as a doppelbock it reveals itself to be so much more than that. The tradition of this brew dating back to the 1970's and also being brewed once a year on December 6th has an alluring quality that might form a bias for most but this beer is big and for real. Don't miss out on this beer if you see it at your local beer shop.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 04:34:03 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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