Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark orange amber with very light carbonation, just a few light patches and a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel and bready malt, toffee and light cardboardy oxidation. Flavor is very sweet with concentrated cherry, dark stone fruit, toffee and caramel malt. Finishes with spicy fruit, caramel malt, a bit boozy, but plenty of flavor to back up the alcohol. Heavy bodied, nearly syrupy, which is enhanced by the low ABV. Quite a remarkable ale, the doppelbock is there, but on steroids. So sweet and syrupy it seems like it should be cloying, but the sweetness and alchohol are melded into the great malt and fruit flavors. Almost like the apertif version of a bock. Not for the sweet adverse, but a great dessert beer and pleasant late evening drink. Deserves its classic name and reputation.
08-09-2014 02:56:08 | More by LiquidAmber
3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
Brew is a fairly clear, nearly transparent muddled red/amber. Head is relatively small - ~1 finger - but quite lively. Retention is fair, and lacing is minimal.
Big notes of caramel and toffee. You can tell the beer has quite a kick, too.
Wow! Flavor follows the nose, and then some. Intensely sweet, with big, big notes of caramel and toffee, dark fruit, a little bit of vanilla, and candied fruit. Sugar, alcohol, and some more sugar.
Silky and oily medium-light mouthfeel - a high-octane lager, indeed. While the alcohol is noticeable as a liquor-like presence, it's not at all hot, which is very impressive.
This beer is truly a quaffable, drinkable glass of liquid diabetes. It's very good, but very potent, and the intense sweetness is sure to turn some people off. Would make a good sipper over a good long hour (or more!).
08-06-2014 01:44:15 | More by Roguer
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.