Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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4.75/5 rDev +19%
2012 bottle. Pours a nice reddish hue, a little on the dark side, very clear and with lots of carbonation. Little to no head on this one. Very VERY heavy and fragrant sweetness in the smell.
Taste is very sweet, not harsh in the slightest. Far too sweet to really call a beer. Almost tastes non-alcoholic. Carbonation, although heavy to the sight is not at all overbearing, very light in feel, drinkable.
This would be a great dessert beer, very palatable.
08-31-2014 04:37:20 | More by DoktorEd
3.75/5 rDev -6%
2012 Vintage. Pours a beautiful amber red with a small off-white head. Medium to high carbonation. The nose hits you with dark fruit and bready notes. The taste follows the nose but is extremely sweet with some vanilla that rounds off the dark fruits, caramel malt and alcohol. Reminds me of a sweet alcohol syrup. I can only imagine having this with a meal or a substantial dessert. It finishes slightly dry. This is definitely a sipper.
08-29-2014 08:00:27 | More by Dunkelganger4
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
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,587 ratings.