Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Castle Brewery Eggenberg Samichlaus

Castle Brewery Eggenberg Samichlaus

Brand
Castle Brewery
Expression
Eggenberg Samichlaus
Category
Lager
Style
Strong (inc. Maibock, Bock)
Abv
14.00%
Produced at
Castle Rock Brewery
Country
Austria
Website
www.schloss-eggenberg.at

By Jeff Evans

84
Nose
Full, sticky malt, dry sherry, vine fruits and red berries.
Palate
Rich, full and sweet with thick, creamy malt topped by juicy raisins and plums. There are little bursts of orange, too, and plenty of warming, alcoholic vapours.
Finish
Creamy, thick, tingly and warming. Sweet raisins and oranges blend with an oaky hop tang that builds slowly, drying the palate.
Comment
The classic Christmas beer from Austria, full-bodied and complex. Even just a thimbleful, sipped slowly like a port or sherry, keeps out the cold of winter.

By Zak Avery

80
Nose
Huge and heady, with notes of dried fruit, liqueur cherries, sherry and toasted grain
Palate
Immediately sweet and slightly warming (or even numbing) on the tongue. More dried fruit, sultana, sherry and (unsurprisingly) a spirity, cognac edge on the exhale.
Finish
Big and boozy, with sherry and fruitcake, there's a tell-tale warming glow, and a sweetness that persists without being cloying.
Comment
Not just unusual for a lager, it's unusual full stop. Not everyone's cup of tea, but a classic nonetheless.