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Samichlaus Barrique | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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4.04/5
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28 Ratings
Samichlaus BarriqueSamichlaus Barrique
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Austria
schloss-eggenberg.at

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,120
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by EgadBananas:
Photo of EgadBananas
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tawny, slight ruby color, beige minimal head.
Slight port, caramel, fig and boozy dark fruit.
Cherry, dark grape skins, caramel, orange, oak, stone fruit.
Sticky, full bodied, coating.
Fair drinkability, a definite sipper.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MVotter
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - The Samichlaus Barrique pours into a chalice a dense ice-tea color with an ample one-inch, cream-colored head.

S - Butterscotch diacetyls, alcohol, malt grains

T - roasted malt and alcohol, caramel, maple, vanilla, raisin, black licorice

F - Smooth effervescence, heavy body, sticky

O - Brandy-like sipper. Sweet, sweet, sweet. I'm going to call it a "bourbon-beer". Did I mention sweet?

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Photo of clayrock81
4.2/5  rDev +4%

Poured a somewhat reddish brown with minimal head and no lace.
Aroma is boozy, no kidding, slightly woody, hints of caramel, toffee, figs for sweetness.
Full-bodied, almost chewy, smooth woodiness helps a boozy beer go down rather easy.
Minimal hop crisp finish balances out a sweetness that is dark fruitish along with some toffee, figs, possible caramel and at times the sweetness is sugary and vanilla like (b/c of wood and reminded me of that vanilla sweetness one can get from bourbon barrel beers), also touches of plum and raisin.
Maybe too boozy or too sweet for some but this was an enjoyable (and long) sipper - don't make plans to go anywhere soon if you crack this bottle open.

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Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowdog
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, caramel brown coloring with no head. Aromas of rich caramel, red wine characteristics, molasses, and subtle brown sugar highlights. The flavors are boozy forward, with a solid blend of apple, brandy, more booze, molasses, wood spice, more booze, and a cinnamon and nutmeg spice blend. The body is rich, smooth, and layered. This is big. The aftertaste is richly sweet, with a lot of old world fruit and molasses in there. Also, there is a solid building warmth as you drink. The finish is rich and cloying, with a smooth, layered transition as you go. Very solid beer.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soughtbygod
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. time has obviously done this well, but it also sort of feels like it is just getting started, and that its nowhere near as mellow, mature, or refined as it would get with another ten plus years in the cellar! this beer is built for extended ageing. very cool to get to try this special barrel aged variant, in wine barrels i believe, of this ludicrous dopplebock lager, perhaps the strongest one i have ever seen in this style. it has a deep dark richness to it, lots of body, surprisingly lively on the head, and with a pretty deep chestnut amber to brown color, looks big. the barrel influence here is pretty mild, i get the wood more than any wine or spirit that was housed in it, and the woodiness is nice with the sweeter malt, it grounds it a little bit, and keeps the sweetness of the grain from getting out of hand at this size. i like the nuttiness, the classic dusty european quality to it, and the leathery toasted heartiness. i get light anise, cigar, brown sugar, and candied orange zest, all really well integrated and flashing in and out as subtleties. oak tannins peak through for a flash, a little cardboard, and some split barky firewood. this beer needs a warm crackling fire and a comfy couch, one could survive the harshest of winters with little else. i would appreciate this one in a cured meat context, a fruitcake dessert session, or next to good espresso on a chilly morning. these beers, all of them, are almost too much, but they stop just short of absurd. the barrel helps, this put me in the holiday spirit...

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braz
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of indianabeerman
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undrinkably sweet. The flavor underneath would have been great if the sweet wasn't so overwhelming. Had to give it to my wife.

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Photo of Pav5069
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

From Cerveceriainternacional. In Teku glass. Playing A Golden Wake. Great! The barrique balances what I remember was a bit oversweet brew and makes it pretty more enjoyable and balanced. to drink with care though, giving its high well-hidden alcohol

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Samichlaus Barrique from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 28 ratings