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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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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A 1 finger head briefly appears and shows yellowish egg-shell hues before quickly disappearing. the brew itself is a beautiful shade of golden/honey/amber...like a prehistoric block of amber with a fly stuck in the middle. Looks like honey and pancake syrup.

S - Actually, honey and pancake syrup are what it smells like too! Waffles drizzled in syrup, honeycomb, cherry maraschino syrup that comes in the jar. This is delicate, sweet, fruity, and boozy. Smells like the syrup in a mixed fruit cup; melon, cantaloupe,Grand Marnier, and some lightly floral hops. Orange syrup if there is such a thing.

T - Again, Grand Marnier flavors are very strong here. Cherry syrup, honeycomb, light tropical fruit, maple syrup, and brown sugar.

M - Slick sugar and a very warming alcohol presence make this a really thick and hearty brew. The finish isn't dry per se, but the alcohol does wick away quite a bit of moisture, and keeps the mouthfeel from becoming overly sugary or flabby. This is a really nice feel more akin to Grand Marnier or a really nice cognac than a beer.

D - This is a great after dinner sipper! Full bodied, warming, sweet, hearty, and boozy as hell. This is born to take the place of a cognac after dinner or with cigars! I could never drink more than one, and slow sipping is required here. A fine, fine brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2008 16:27:52 | More by pmcadamis
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,466 ratings.