Samichlaus Classic Bier | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,044 Ratings
Samichlaus Classic BierSamichlaus Classic Bier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

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.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,044
Reviews:
1,095
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
16.54%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
402
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 2,044 |  Reviews: 1,095
Photo of msscott1973
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing South Park Stick of Truth. The alcohol is noticeable in the taste but not in negative way but in a warming one. Has every good thing of a doppelbock

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Photo of der_meister
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of odement
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vidisad
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a very gorgeous pale reddish brown, with a modest head. The clarity of the beer is worth mentioning, as it really does make for a gorgeous looking specimen. The nose is resplendent with caramel, toffee, fudge, and banana. There are side notes of coffee and fig as well. There is only a tiny touch of booze on the nose, impressive for the ABV. The flavor is exceedingly rich with banana bread, caramel roll, raisin, sweet rich milk chocolate - it is a delicious combo of fulsome sweet bread flavors and restrained fruit - reminds me of pomegranate molasses as well. The mouthfeel is full and rich, lightened somewhat by ever present carbonation. Overall this is a treat of a beer - decadently rich and certainly sweet, but never cloying. I can see why this is regarded as such a classic.

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Photo of Techboy1980
3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Brown, transparent with a no foam head.
S: Malty, wines and sweet.
T: Caramel, licorice.
F: High ABV well hidden in start but a little boozy in finish. Nice aftertaste.
O: Too sweet for me and not so impressive. May be need to age it more.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Listed in the "1001 Beers", my review and likely re-rating after I Have this again.

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Photo of josip990
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great, but boosy beer

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Photo of einman
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hydrocity2
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mncoinman
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good medium munich malt aroma on opening. Pours a reddish - medium brown in color. Fairly subtle head. Good carbonation upon imbibing. More so than an average doppelbock. I suspect the carbonation does a good job of masking the high level of alcohol in this brew (and it works). Taste runs a little bit on the sweet side for a doppel. Leaves a noticeably warm feeling in the tummy. This beer is better than any eisbock I've had...it does a good job of mellowing out the alcohol into a rather tasty brew. I doubt I would have more than one at a sitting, but this is a really solid choice for warming up the soul on a cold day (too bad I am in Florida right now).

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Photo of RoseHulmanBeerClub
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pingchoi
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arini10
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Samichlaus Classic Bier from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,044 ratings.
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