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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Ratings: 1,758
Reviews: 1,029
rAvg: 4
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 137
Gots: 260 | FT: 12
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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-25-2001

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.
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3.4/5  rDev -15%

Brief write-up of a 2013 vintage. Perhaps as expected, it was an up-and-down drinking experience. At first, the flavor finishes with too much leather/booze. But after a few sips, the general flavor profile balances the alcohol better, at the cost of coming across too sweet at times. Having said that, it was surprisingly easy to drink for a 14% beer.

3.4/5: Up-and-down, but still a fun drink

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of mandanss
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The look: dark but not stout dark but doublebock dark.
The smell: it smells how a doublebock should smell kind of carmelly with a honey smell.
Taste: the taste of plums and apricots with a hint of ginger and spice.
The feel: like a good nights sleep after warming numbing a wonderful doublebock.
The overall: just one of the finest doublebocks you will ever enjoy.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.04/5  rDev +1%

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2.1/5  rDev -47.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

Bleh. Way too sweet and syrup like. I will never buy this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Dope
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch.

A: Pours an opaque dark brown. Mid-sized and soda-like light brown head. Head fizzes out almost instantly. No lacing, no head retention.

S: Sharp and sweet maltiness. Very sugary. Candied fruits for sure. Lots of raisin but a little cherry and maybe even grape?

T: More of the same very malty from start to finish. Up front there is a little bit of herbal quality mixed with some heavy dark bread. A good amount of cocoa too. Pure sugar in the middle with dark fruits, again with raisins but some light stone fruit (cherries?). Lightly earthy and herbal, just a hint. Sugary through the finish and lingering forever, like I just ate a tablespoon of table sugar. A little sharp alcohol in the aftertaste too.

M: Heavy, super sweet and syrupy. Low carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I figured it would be exceptionally harsh but it is not. It is however, super sweet. I can hear my teeth rotting. Heavy and thick with sharp alcohol leads to not-so-great drinkability; this is certainly a sipper. A good sipper though. Not too harsh, not too over the top. 11.2 ounces is just right, anymore would be hard to handle.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

3.96/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
90 out of 100 based on 1,758 ratings.