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Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Helles

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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Samichlaus is brewed once a year on December 6, and is aged for 10 months before bottling. It is one of the rarest specialties in the world. Samichlaus may be aged in the bottle for many years to come, as older vintages become more complex. Brilliant deep amber, complex dry toasted malt nose and huge intensely sweet palate. The 2007 bottling is the first bottling since 1987. 32°


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1510) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel and fruits flavor malts spicy citrus fruits alcohol and hops

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mario_giri (51) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Definitiv zu süss, auch wenns eine süezialität ist. Nicht meins

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (106) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Honey aromas in the smell, but when you try it you will be surprised. A lot more where that came from. Unnecessary amounts of honey and sugar completed to intense sweetness that aren’t to good for the beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (250) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Orange color with small head. Intensely sweet, cognac, apricots. Taste is also intensely sweet and boozy. Not exactly my type of beer. I’m afraid to get Diabetes from drinking this ^^

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (77) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2014
red clear shiny color. smells very sweet of dried plums, turkish honey, almonds and roses. full body. tastes sweet, oily texture, spices, liqueurish. good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 APPEARANCE - Dark red-amber with a 1-finger head that lasts. Good lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. TASTE - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Spices. Boozy. Lights you up immediately. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey. Little carbonation. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I did not like this beer. At best, sippable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750 mL bottle. Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, booze, toffee. Taste is the same with brown sugar and raisin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4150) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. The look is reddish amber in color, a thin disappearing head, and clear. The smell is vinous, fruit, alcohol, toffee, caramel, breads, and malts. The taste is thin, very sweet, fruits, toffee, alcohol, hot, caramels, ok. Not really my thing. Too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
330 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste big of caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, apple, lightly toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small-moderate warming after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Helles doppelbock style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
2010 bottle that I lugged back from Arizona a few years ago. Copper pour with a little bit of white head, not much to look at. Aroma is wood, cardboard, dark fruits, corn syrup, lots of sticky sweetness, but interesting. Taste is sweet sugar, candied fruit, followed by some light booze, finish is sweet and boozy. Well it’s interesting for sure, lots of booze on this and bottle is around 4 years old, the taste it a bit cloying at first but as after a few sips the sweetness isn’t as noticeable, cool tasting brew very sweet though.


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