Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Bier Helles

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Bier Helles

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Brewed by Brauerie Schloss Eggenberg

Vorchdorf, Austria

Style:  Doppelbock

14% Alcohol by Volume

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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 1986.

ID: 31761 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank16714
Overall Percentile64.8
Style Rank192 of 388
Style Percentile50.5
Lowest Score1.4
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.271
Weighted Score3.223
Standard Deviation0.690

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  • CYBERCAT 10138 reviews
    rated 4.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Comes out of the tap a clear reddish amber with a decidedly ruby tone and a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Rich, spicy, malty aroma has tones of cloves, cinnamon and apple. Strong, mouth-filling flavor has malty, peppermint, apple and cloves notes plus hints of caramel and horehound, and is rather sweet but not cloying. Syrupy texture is quite fizzy.

  • FISHINGFAST 622 reviews
    rated 3.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours without a head in a dark ice tea color. Aroma is of sugar,maple syrup and fruit like maybe of apple and plum. For a high ABV 14 it is extremely smooth and reminds me of barley wine.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    It pours a bright burnt-orange and amber with a very thin pearl-white head and a ring of surrounding lacing. A bready aroma of caramel malts, oranges and citrus fruits, papaya and mango, brown sugar, apple pie, butterscotch, peach and apricot, and mild spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, orange and citrus, hops, alcohol, papaya and mango, peach and apricot, raisins and figs, apples, and spiciness. Wow .. wonderful!!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    2007 bottle...it's been so long since I had the black label, i have a hard time telling the difference. this too is overly sweet and a bit of a one trick pony, but maybe because the age is not quite as thick and harsh as the black was. still a little too sweet and thick, but it's a decent after dinner sipper.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A bright amber colored beer. A small, frothy textured, white head rises all too briefly above. It settles quickly leaving no lacing. The nose and to a stronger extent, the tasting are vinuous, fruity and sweet. That sweetness is for my palate a bit oo overpowering. A medium bodied beer.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is hard to enjoy cause it's so damn strong!! Actually first sampled it late night, so by the time I got half way through I was falling asleep so capped it and finishing the rest now. Very sweet flavors, almost like a strong apple cider. Aroma and tastes of wheat and barley, perhaps some fruit in there somewhere. Clear light to medium brown appearance. Hard to hide the alcohol on this one. Definitely meant for sipping.

  • JTODD5DOT1 134 reviews
    rated 1.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    Bottle dated 2007, purchased 8/2009. Blech! Guess I should have heeded the warning about the maltyness. Poured dark dark brownish red with a little bit of off white head that lasted maybe a minute. Aroma was malty sweet. Taste was all alcohol and bitterness. Not my cup of tea. I could have skipped this and been fine.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled from a bottle at Redlight. Pours an orange color, some haze, with a nice initial white head. This is very sweet and somewhat syrupy with a lot of caramel and toffee flavors, a touch of dried fruit, with a little alcohol sting in the finish. However, for a 14% brew it drinks lighter than expected. Drinks like a barleywine in many ways. A real sipper but I liked it.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pousr out in a clear dark golden colour with a small dissapearing white foam. Corn, cardboard, alcohol syrup and almonds in the aroma. Full-bodied, warming and sweet with notes of biscuit, alcohol, syrup, cookies and candied almonds. Sugary sweet and warming finish from peppery alcohol, Decent malt liqour without adjunkts flavours.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Enjoyed this one much better than the Urbock 23° that I got at the same time from Booze Bros. The nose was sweet with a strong honey profile, yeast, and a touch of light fruit. Very sweet on the palate with another strong showing of honey, apple butter, alcohol and malts. Hides the 14% very well, but it does poke it’s head out now and then.

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