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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Samichlaus Classic BierSamichlaus Classic Bier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1467
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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage

Clear ruby red-brown, ring of white head, no lace at all. Smell is of fruit and alcohol, cherry, huge malt bill here, dark bread and sugars, caramel and more dark fruits, again more alcohol but restrained for 14%. Taste is malty and fruity, sugar coated dark fruit in alcohol, cherry and a bit medicinal, sweet toffee and bread, more alcohol heat aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, full body, very chewey and syrupy as well. This was pretty good for being so strong and so young, something I can see improving with age, the next bottle I have of this wont see the light of day for the next 5-7 years.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 23:57:14 | More by peensteen
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.