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Samichlaus Classic Bier - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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very good

1,637 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,637
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%

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
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

rredshift, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Good LORD its too sweet. Alcohol is not hidden either.

TheAdamConners, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

2012 Vintage. Pours a beautiful amber red with a small off-white head. Medium to high carbonation. The nose hits you with dark fruit and bready notes. The taste follows the nose but is extremely sweet with some vanilla that rounds off the dark fruits, caramel malt and alcohol. Reminds me of a sweet alcohol syrup. I can only imagine having this with a meal or a substantial dessert. It finishes slightly dry. This is definitely a sipper.

Dunkelganger4, Aug 29, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

Dunc1062, Aug 24, 2014
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browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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muskiesman, Aug 21, 2014
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KG710, Aug 21, 2014
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Whatup14, Aug 20, 2014
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alostplot, Aug 20, 2014
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Hophazzard, Aug 19, 2014
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mmink27, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Very sweet and bready. Despite the higher alcohol content, quite easy to drink and delicious.

Shikitohno, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

epyon396, Aug 17, 2014
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BKotch, Aug 16, 2014
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jakewatt135, Aug 11, 2014
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DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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Sir_Goatman, Aug 10, 2014
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NYR_Rob, Aug 10, 2014
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timmy2b, Aug 10, 2014
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reaganrvltn, Aug 10, 2014
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clevelandhops, Aug 09, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark orange amber with very light carbonation, just a few light patches and a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel and bready malt, toffee and light cardboardy oxidation. Flavor is very sweet with concentrated cherry, dark stone fruit, toffee and caramel malt. Finishes with spicy fruit, caramel malt, a bit boozy, but plenty of flavor to back up the alcohol. Heavy bodied, nearly syrupy, which is enhanced by the low ABV. Quite a remarkable ale, the doppelbock is there, but on steroids. So sweet and syrupy it seems like it should be cloying, but the sweetness and alchohol are melded into the great malt and fruit flavors. Almost like the apertif version of a bock. Not for the sweet adverse, but a great dessert beer and pleasant late evening drink. Deserves its classic name and reputation.

LiquidAmber, Aug 09, 2014
Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
89 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.