f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pours a clear golden color with NO head. Super-sweet aroma actually overpowers the alcohol vapor. Sticky, malty body reveals a touch of light fruit, berries, and alcohol. Finishes warm. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours with a small, rocky, white head, clear golden body. Head goes quickly leaving a blanket over the beer. Aroma of berries, dust and alcohol. Taste is ultra sweet with a bit of hay like tastes. Quite different, and not as much like an Eisbock as the regular Samichlaus. Some warming but the alcohol is well hidden in the taste. Mouthfeel is syrupy, as expected, with light cabonation. BeerandBlues2 (13669) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle purchased at Coaltrain Wine & Liquor in Colorado Springs, CO. Pours clear gold with virtually no head, but what is there is white and stays at the glass’ edge. Aroma is heavy malt (meal, cereal, cookie), average hops (grass, flowers), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of apricot and peach. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2008
This is a good beer, not as good as the original Samichlaus by any means, but still a nice doppelbock. The aroma of this beer is very clean with noticeable alcohol and some faint hops. It tastes clean and crisp in the beginning before building up to a very sticky and cloying aftertaste, which I don’t find that pleasant. I probably won’t buy this again, though I definitely will continue to purchase the Dunkles. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Darker golden color with a thin white head. (Really, a doppelbock?) Aroma is honey, alcohol, malt, faint hops. Taste is sweet alcohol, honey, malt, light caramel. Reminds me of EKU 28. Alcohol is fairly well covered, but seems for like an alcohol vessel then a quality brew.
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Nice pale golden looking. Sweet alcohol nose. Very full body with a candied apple sweet taste. clean finish. For a doppelbock it lacks the maltiness I would expect. Makes me think more of a eisbock. Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
Golden body, not much head, nor would I expect there to be on a beer this strong. Rich pale malt nose, light fruitiness (lemon, pear, apricot). Smooth, soft with lush pale malts, firm alcohol, peachy/apricotty esters. Finishes nice and sticky, lick your lips style, like when you eat barbeque. Truly lovely, balanced and fresh. Eggenberg is 4/4 in doppelbocks, which I believe makes them the world champs. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours clear bright golden with little head. Aromas of apple, walnut, date that are wholly unexpected. Sweet-smelling. Palate is insanely drinkable and quaffable. Flavors also include lots of apple and date. Sweet and dry at the same time and sweet without being cloying. An incredible and underrated strong lager. bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
330 ml bottle. Aroma is almost wheaty. Color is orange gold, and there is no head. Very full bodied, with sharp, creamy carbonation. The first impression is sugar, then the blood surges from the CH3CH2OH hit. Everything turns milder as time passes. This is a very superior beer. The sweetness perserveres, but it’s not obnoxious. We should be grateful that the brew is revived. It’s amazing. henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Clear light amber body, very fast disappering white head; Very small nose with a little malt, a little alcohol sharp; Oily texture, sweet a bit 1-dimensional; Huge alcohol burn in finish, lots of malt aromas.