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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,584 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,584
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 119
Gots: 205 | 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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TheAdamConners

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.8%

Good LORD its too sweet. Alcohol is not hidden either.

08-30-2014 00:34:50 | More by TheAdamConners
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Dunkelganger4

Tennessee

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
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Dunc1062


4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

08-24-2014 21:10:00 | More by Dunc1062
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-22-2014 08:54:04 | More by browniewithnuts
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-21-2014 15:11:07 | More by muskiesman
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KG710

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-21-2014 03:39:16 | More by KG710
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

08-20-2014 14:51:58 | More by Whatup14
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alostplot

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2014 03:18:56 | More by alostplot
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Hophazzard

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-19-2014 20:36:36 | More by Hophazzard
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mmink27

Florida

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

08-19-2014 16:53:24 | More by mmink27
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Shikitohno

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +19%

Very sweet and bready. Despite the higher alcohol content, quite easy to drink and delicious.

08-18-2014 03:34:40 | More by Shikitohno
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-17-2014 02:58:05 | More by epyon396
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-16-2014 05:25:25 | More by BKotch
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-11-2014 20:53:36 | More by jakewatt135
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-11-2014 00:36:10 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

08-10-2014 21:13:53 | More by Sir_Goatman
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-10-2014 13:52:20 | More by NYR_Rob
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timmy2b

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-10-2014 12:54:06 | More by timmy2b
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-10-2014 02:11:07 | More by reaganrvltn
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clevelandhops

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2014 17:10:57 | More by clevelandhops
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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dannyboygaga

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-08-2014 12:02:54 | More by dannyboygaga
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Anatole

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-06-2014 20:22:26 | More by Anatole
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Roguer

Connecticut

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
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-03-2014 16:08:32 | More by JoelClark
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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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