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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,583 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,583
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 119
Gots: 204 | FT: 11
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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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-18-2012 00:03:49 | More by RoryOMoore
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-26-2011 18:49:12 | More by DeliriumDuck
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ViragS

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-10-2014 09:36:25 | More by ViragS
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Twig2848

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-30-2012 02:06:15 | More by Twig2848
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IlludiumQ36

Alabama

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-03-2011 02:23:21 | More by IlludiumQ36
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-03-2013 23:26:57 | More by WOLFGANG
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Bundesbarber

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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blassreiter

Nevada

5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-08-2014 01:16:20 | More by blassreiter
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-24-2012 22:13:48 | More by captainbearcat
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-06-2011 18:53:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Alaska

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-26-2011 06:33:11 | More by Ryan1423
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Keiner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-03-2011 15:28:26 | More by Keiner
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KidRagnarok

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 04:12:42 | More by KidRagnarok
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rickski1981

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-19-2014 06:32:48 | More by rickski1981
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bacasnax

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Louisiana

4.99/5  rDev +25.1%

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hdofu

Maryland

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

2005 vintage
The appearance is the weakest aspect of this beer. While pleasant in color, it has very little head. The smell is remarkably mild. The taste is sweet like that of molasses with a kick of alcohol comparable to that of a liqueur. The beer is very full bodied and has enough of a kick to induce mild intoxication if the bottle is ingested too quickly. This is without a doubt intended as a desert beer.

02-04-2008 01:26:28 | More by hdofu
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Docrock

Illinois

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

A: On-Tap poured in to Samichlaus Tulip. Medium dark color with a slight off white head that dissapates quickly which was not a surprise considering Alcohol Content.

S: Aroma was wonderful, Serious Malt and definite alcohol. minimal Hop aroma

T: Very Smooth, not quite what I expected from a beer, in a class by itself.

M: Very full body, lightly carbonated. Feels very smooth, almost scotch like.

O: This is a hell of a beer. May be categorized as a Doppelbock but it is so much more. May not suit everyone's taste but I will be buying as much of this as I can to see how it grows with age

6 oz serving, at 42F, enjoyed so much had to try it twice..

01-25-2012 04:27:52 | More by Docrock
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rodneyfaile

South Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

Wonderful smell and taste. Very sweet. Pleasant mouthfeel. High alcohol content leaves a warming finish. Should be enjoyed in a snifter. The story of brewing this beer and its rarity also add to the experience. One of my favorite beers. A nice treat for a special occasion.

02-16-2008 01:28:30 | More by rodneyfaile
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SamN

Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

2007 12 oz'er from Wilbur's. Poured into a wide mouth glass on a ridiculously blustery September afternoon.

Pours a deep mahogany red with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly into just a thin film of white over the beer. Visible carbonation, deep deep color, near perfection.

Smells of apples and pears, alcohol, perfume, sweet fruits, light malt background, syrup, thick intoxicating scent. Amazing smell, it makes my mouth water.

The first sip is like an ocean, roaring and broiling mass of flavors and texture. This tastes like it looks; like sipping a bottomless pit. Nutty sweetness, butter and caramel, thick alcohol burn, but balanced by the maltyness. A range of flavors from fruits and sugars to oak, brandy, smoke and that classic doppelbock malt. This is a fantastic example of how beer can be startlingly complex, yet subtle and soothing. Perfect taste.

Feel is like flossing with liquid silk, simply flows over your tongue and down your throat like drawn butter.

Brewed at Christmas and for good reason; this is a contemplative sipper that deserves time to warm up and express it's full flavors. I wish I had a endless glass of this stuff, I could sip it by a fire all day and night. This beer makes me happy to be alive.

09-21-2009 19:59:26 | More by SamN
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

I was privileged enough to have a NINE year old Sammichlaus with a fellow beer snob last night at our favorite watering hole. He has been aging several cases of beer in his beer cellar for years and wanted to share after a discussion we had where I described a time, years ago, when I had Sammi on draught. He had to share after that.

Beer was like syrup, poured into the glass, dark dark dark, thick, almost no carbonation, so no head at all. Smell knocks you over, raisins, sweetness, malt malt malt...This is definetly a beer that i can just keep smelling for several minutes, completely content without taking a sip. Eventually I did take a sip and all the wonderfulness exploded in my mouth. This beer was smooth and warming (probably the 14% alcohol). The sweetness was not overwhelming and it went down smooth. Feeling no pain after that. The beer was served in a 0.2 L Sammichlaus glass. How awesome is that?

07-22-2009 17:25:47 | More by drabmuh
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Rmason104

Nebraska

4.97/5  rDev +24.6%

Pours a nice clear brown.
The nose is sweet & syrupy.
Mouthfeel is smooth.
Very sweet, very tasty. The alcohol is almost undetectable, especially for the ABV.
Definitely now one of my faves in the category. I'll be coming back to this. Love the taste. Only thing preventing more than one is the high ABV.

11-21-2010 04:42:02 | More by Rmason104
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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