On the eleventh day of Beermas:
Name: Samichlaus Classic
Brewed By: Castle Brewery Eggenberg
Pours a dark amber color, minimal carbonation is present and it is very clear in the glass. When held to the light the beer takes on a copper color. Pour produced almost not head that settles to a ring of fine white bubbles around the glass.
This is a hot one, nose is boozy and beyond that there are gentle hints of chocolate and dark fruit.
Flavor is sweet, a honey flavor and alcohol give it a mead like character. There are dark fruit flavors in here as well, raisins, cherries, and dates with a hint of dark chocolate. Alcohol is present in the flavor and after the swallow a nice boozy heat forms through the chest.
Samichlaus is a favorite of mine, I have been looking for this beer since I started the 12 days of Beermas three years ago and I’m glad I could finally include it. Big in flavor and in alcohol this is a sipper and honestly sharing a bottle isn’t a bad idea. This is probably an acquired taste kind of beer that I wouldn’t recommend to everyone but if you like big bold flavors or are a bit adventurous then give it a shot.
The 12 Days of Beermas 2014
Day 11: Castle Brewery Eggenberg – Samichlaus Classic
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