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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Ratings: 1,708
Reviews: 1,011
rAvg: 4
pDev: 17%
Wants: 129
Gots: 241 | FT: 12
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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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Lager meets sweetened spiced wine. A good thing to have in small amounts a couple times a year. Not sure I would want more than a little at a time.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a seidel mug. Frothy cream-colored head from the pour two fingers thick. Lacy film over the liquid. Brown body with blonde hues and medium carbonation. 4.5

Smells like a caramel apple. Sweet malt and bread. Toast even. Slight alcohol aroma. Mildly reminiscent of a sweet wine. 4

Immediately reminds me of a grape sucker. There's certainly a grape quality that blends with the sweet, caramel malt flavor. Slight taste of alcohol, but nothing offensive. I am not crazy about the taste of a grape lollipop, so this isn't my favorite. I'm not sure how age will alter this, but I'll have to try again. 3.25

As the beer is low carbonation and thick it has a syrupy quality. A bit of yeast feel mid-palate and the finish has a touch of solvent. Not my favorite collection of sensations. 3.5

I had high expectations for this brew, but it's not nearly my favorite. Fresh, it seems to be a syrupy, candy-like, low-carbed wine. It's a bit too sweet for me too I guess. This doesn't make it bad at all, just very average.

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May not be everyone's cup of Joe, but the sweetness and high alcohol just mean it's a sipper. Classic holiday beer.

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Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
90 out of 100 based on 1,708 ratings.