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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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very good

1,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,634
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 127
Gots: 214 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mrcraft, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Jeremy1981, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DanGeo, Sep 25, 2014
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drewone, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ebeye, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

monkeybeerbelly, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

twelveinches, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

davegray, Sep 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

The bottle I had was aged 5 years. I imagine fresher bottles might be a little rough

Gotti311, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Giggy, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Big_Dave, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Kerrie, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Metllica97, Sep 14, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours a rich, clear, deep amber with a frothy, lingering khaki head. I can smell melanoidins and deeply toasted malt across the room. Dark fruit notes of raisins, dates, prunes, figs, and bruised cherries add complexity. The flavor is very sweet, with a toasted malt and fruity specialty malt backbone. The finish is surprisingly dry and toasted. Boozy, rum-soaked figs, raisins, and dates provide fuel for the syrupy sweetness. Could use some age to develop those esters a bit and calm the alcohol. It's definitely for those with a sweet tooth! I really wanted to love this, but it's just too sweet.

barczar, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 12, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4%

2013, poured into a Samichlaus snifter.

A: Pours a deep copper body, approaching ruby-brown. Slight tan head builds but subsides momentarily. Great clarity and bubbles here, with plenty of legs.

S: Date syrup, sweet raisin bread, and alcohol. Not complex, but pleasant.

T: Sweet, fruity bread, date syrup, toffee, alcohol, and vanilla. Again, not too many things going on, but a nice depth and everything blends well.

M: Syrup, syrup, and pleasant warming in the throat.

O: The English Barleywine of Doppelbocks. Syrupy sweet, but pleasant throughout.

Craigory, Sep 11, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -47.9%

mcgovern1010, Sep 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

linnymtu, Sep 09, 2014
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Storm21, Sep 09, 2014
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Sellen, Sep 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

woodmike, Sep 06, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%

Kniv3z, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

22Blue, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

2012 bottle. Pours a nice reddish hue, a little on the dark side, very clear and with lots of carbonation. Little to no head on this one. Very VERY heavy and fragrant sweetness in the smell.

Taste is very sweet, not harsh in the slightest. Far too sweet to really call a beer. Almost tastes non-alcoholic. Carbonation, although heavy to the sight is not at all overbearing, very light in feel, drinkable.

This would be a great dessert beer, very palatable.

DoktorEd, Aug 31, 2014
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,634 ratings.