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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 111
Gots: 193 | FT: 10
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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Aristeia_88

New York

4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Didn't even know what this was before buying it- But apparently, it's a Doppelbock- and those are one of my favorite styles, so here goes...

Poured from an 11.2oz Bottle into an Innis & Gunn Snifter. (Vintage 2012)

A: This is probably the most beautiful shade of amber-ruby I've ever seen- And it's absolutely crystal clear. Very much like Eku 28 (Also an amazing brew) but with a head that dissipates much more quickly. Ever constant bubbles travel up the sides of the glass, collecting in a ring around the lip. It looks like we're off to a good start.

S: Again, Just like Eku 28... There's an amazing nose coming from a generous use of what I imagine to be Victory Malt. Sweet burnt caramel, almost no mention of hops, and a touch of alcohol...

T: Words can't even describe what I'm tasting right now... Again, there is absolutely no hop presence... There's burnt or toasted caramel, an almost marshmallow like sweetness, and something in there that reminds me of the best cream soda you've never had...

M: Creamy, lightly carbonated, yet dense - sweet, yet bittersweet, delicate, yet heavy... This is one amazing blend of contradictions that have been melded together so precisely, it's almost impossible to know what's going on.

O: At $6.50 a bottle, I'd call this the bargain of the century... You'll never find a more perfect embodiment of what a doppelbock can be. The Austrians have come up with one amazing beer... If I ever see this again, I will most certainly buy it again, and I would recommend it to anyone who has ever tasted beer. Simply Amazing...

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 23:15:10 | More by Aristeia_88
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hvy1

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-27-2014 10:00:09 | More by hvy1
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sephyrott

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-27-2014 09:35:43 | More by sephyrott
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Cabbar


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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henkmudi

Croatia (Hrvatska)

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cold bottled, syrup consistency, similar to blackberry juice, tick but not creamy. Malt, dried fruit, caramel, oak tree and some smoke in smell and taste. Honey and rum at the end. Dark and heavy, ideal for dark chocolate, and beer chocolate cake. Not too sweet, nor too dry. Cigars, apples, rye, and more to be found.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 15:29:18 | More by henkmudi
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Pithy756

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-23-2014 05:21:58 | More by Pithy756
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2014 03:32:34 | More by Modernrickk
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2014 01:38:12 | More by wrightst
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2014 07:43:41 | More by mattboyer182
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-21-2014 03:55:43 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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overthestars

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-20-2014 03:38:31 | More by overthestars
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-19-2014 20:16:29 | More by leitmotif
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-19-2014 18:38:22 | More by psoriasaurus
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-15-2014 12:26:20 | More by Casterbridge
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-13-2014 21:49:05 | More by JMS1512
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-13-2014 01:21:11 | More by kwkdmk
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ViragS

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

06-10-2014 09:36:25 | More by ViragS
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-10-2014 00:38:26 | More by leroybrown10
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-08-2014 00:26:15 | More by BrazilianAussie
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2014 00:10:20 | More by bleedsblu
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deNerval

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-07-2014 03:59:58 | More by deNerval
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John656

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Chestnut brown in colour. Not very strong head retention.

S - Prunes and dark fruits with candy sweetness.

T - This is a sweet beer with strong hints of molasses, dark berries and toffee. Touch of booze is present at the end but its still very smooth. There is an oak-like character that is really comes out in the after taste that leaves one reaching for more.

M - Smooth and silky mouth feel and below average carbonation. Medium bodied beer that is designed for those who like stronger ales.

O - Can't believe this beer is 14%. If you love Belgian quads and strong dark ales, then this is a must. This beer might be a tad too sweet for some but I appreciate the complexity of sweet flavours that exhibit great balance and finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 01:37:09 | More by John656
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buschbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-04-2014 23:51:19 | More by buschbeer
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dacrza1

New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

DATE REVIEWED: May 23, 2014... GLASSWARE: Celebrator Doppelbock... OCCASION: state playoffs drama--7th inning interrupted by rain to resume tomorrow... APPEARANCE: a fizzing head vanishes into air, leaving a dark amber, reasonably effervescent body the color of iced tea; zero lacing--one wonders where the head went, until one realizes the alcohol kills this ascetic beauty... AROMA: powerful sugar malts create a candied aroma; a syrupy suggestion too promises a sweet malty experience floral notes suggest hops are not balanced but are present... PALATE: instant burn, like a rum-drenched swizzle stick broke apart; to be taken in sips! alcohol comes in hot and challenges ... TASTE: rum/candy sweet--slightly smoky as a scotch might bee; some caramel and toffee, but predominantly a menacing malt that dares to be consumed--I like challenges, but wow...OVERALLL: I recalled the experience of sipping this in Russell's almost two decades ago, and I knew this review would reveal my inability to enjoy the finer, more precious things in life. Complex enough to be cellared and sipped, unique enough to be an acquired taste, I cannot pretend to have an affinity (my wife smirks at my struggle from the couch)... the beer grows in its attractiveness as the glass drains, but the full-bodied nature demands something intense as a pairing, like a rich chocolate cake....

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 01:40:23 | More by dacrza1
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,553 ratings.