Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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3.2/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This doppelbock is quite strong, in both aroma and flavor. The strong ABV is quite noticeable in the finish. It is hitting my head quickly.
Appearance: This beer has a deep ruby red color when held up to the light. When not held up to the light the color is like a cherry cola. The beer poured a very small head that quickly dissipated.
Aroma: Sugary carmel and maple syrup come to mind. Candied cherries also come to mind. As some people noted, this beer smells more like a thick cocktail, than a a beer. I have to agree with this statement. Overall, it smells very sweet.
Taste: It has a heavy mouthfeel with syrup qualities. The aroma matches the taste well. Very malt heavy. Flavors of carmel, sweet vermouth, cherry, and maple syrup come to mind. The finish is sweet and the high ABV is noticeable. It has a slight bitter finish.
Overall: I respect the style of this beer and understand its significance, however, I do not need to drink it again. The thick aroma and flavor calls for a very small pour. It is an attractive beer, but not one that I would recommend for a social event, it is for a late evening of sipping, thinking, reading, and writing. The high ABV has a very calming and warming effect.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 01:22:35 | More by Pauline_K
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.