Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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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
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
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.