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Old 02-23-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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I just tried a sample of this on tap. Interesting but extremely sweet. It pours up a nice deep golden, it almost looks like the bubbles are swimming through a viscous solution. Small head that dissipated quickly. Quite malty and extremely sweet with at the forefront raisin that fades to a subtle oakiness and reminded me of scotch in a way. It would be good in a snifter in front of the fire.


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Old 02-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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I just tried a sample of this on tap. Interesting but extremely sweet. It pours up a nice deep golden, it almost looks like the bubbles are swimming through a viscous solution. Small head that dissipated quickly. Quite malty and extremely sweet with at the forefront raisin that fades to a subtle oakiness and reminded me of scotch in a way. It would be good in a snifter in front of the fire.
I've also had that, and loved it. Strong!


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Old 02-23-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Yeah very strong, 14%? I think. I couldn't drink a 12 oz bottle though. Maybe 6 oz tops in a sitting. It is tasty though. I just couldn't believe they had it on tap.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:40 AM   #4
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I have a clone recipe for this and I am obsessed. However I have never had the real thing, no idea if the clone is even close.

Some of the beer freaks in the area have said that there is a large difference in the beer since the brewery was purchased, I think in '98 but I am probably wrong. Has anyone had a before and after?
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:25 AM   #5
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Very interesting beer.


I'm kind of blown away that lager yeast will produce 14%. They must have to seriously massage it along.



They even sell it in 30 liter barrels for export! It must takes years to go through 30 liters of that stuff.





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Old 02-25-2007, 12:45 PM   #6
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A local bar just added Samichlaus on tap the other week according to a coworker...I will have to swing by for a sample myself

 
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:18 PM   #7
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I am shocked that this would appear on tap. Can't imagine how much it would cost per glass.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #8
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I am shocked that this would appear on tap. Can't imagine how much it would cost per glass.
That was my reaction as well (of course, you can't blame him if his account of the evening was a little off )...I will be conducting further investigation later this week in the interest of full disclosure.

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:10 PM   #9
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I am shocked that this would appear on tap. Can't imagine how much it would cost per glass.

Tell me about it. My friend's comment was "I'll bet they gave out more samples than actual sales". Lol.
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:51 AM   #10
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I talked with a friend of mine who was a huge fan of the original recipe pre-buyout.

He said the original was 16-18%.


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