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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 121
Gots: 207 | 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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2.08/5  rDev -47.9%

mcgovern1010, Sep 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

linnymtu, Sep 09, 2014
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Sellen, Sep 06, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -13.8%

woodmike, Sep 06, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%

Kniv3z, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

22Blue, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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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.

DoktorEd, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

rredshift, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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

TheAdamConners, Aug 30, 2014
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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.

Dunkelganger4, Aug 29, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

Dunc1062, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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muskiesman, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

KG710, Aug 21, 2014
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Whatup14, Aug 20, 2014
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alostplot, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hophazzard, Aug 19, 2014
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mmink27, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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

Shikitohno, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

epyon396, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jakewatt135, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.