Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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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
4.58/5 rDev +14.8%
Samichlaus Classic Bier pours a dark classic amber from a deep brown 11.2 oz glass bottle with a pry off cap.
Head went to about one finger before disappearing completely, no ring of foam, no islands of foam, and no lacing of foam or alcohol.
Nose is a major malt with whiffs of alcohol with herbal notes.
Mouthfeel is an extreme viscous with an abundance of malt saccharides and herbs. Little, if any of the 14% alcohol by volume can be detected. This translates to an extremely well balanced brew.
There is a lose parallel to EKU 28.
This is definitely a world class brew.
OMG, this is good!
07-21-2014 22:30:24 | More by BeerBob
3.81/5 rDev -4.5%
A - Crystal clear, deep ruby body. Absolutely zero head retention which is fair enough for a 14% beer.
S - Deep pit fruit and maltiness. Nice caramel notes as well. Little to no chocolate and zero hops.
T - Extremely rich. Like drinking melted dark fruit cotton candy. Cloyingly sweet, but still a crisp flavor. Warming booze character. Borders on medicinal unfortunately.
M - Sticky, not as crisp enough for a dopplebock IMO.
O - Interesting beer, extremely flavorful. Not a text book example of a doppelbock, but fun to try. Much too sweet for my tastes.
07-17-2014 01:51:23 | More by Zach136
District of Columbia
4.64/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured into a spiegelau glass. 2013 vintage.
A - dark ruby with honey edges. Fairly transparent.
S - vanilla and sweetness with slight toasty nuttiness. Smells delicious.
T- golden raisins and vanilla with some nuttiness and more sugar. Like sweet smooth honey milked from golden raisins.
M - full bodied but not too much.
O - absolutely delicious. A must have.
07-09-2014 22:14:37 | More by hops202
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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