Samichlaus Bier Helles

12oz single from Green’s, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $4.99.
OK, I think that you need to be in the mood for this. Obviously this is a VERY high alcohol brew and with that comes some syrupy body and excessive (relative) sweetness. Having said that, all things considered it drinks OK, and it is tasty.
I am very surprised at the color because it is so golden orange. Not a great deal of head and not much retention (but I wasn’t expecting much). Obviously with a Doppelbock I was expectig a darker brew. I was also expecting some banana notes, but this really turned out to be a sweet, Euro lager.
Considering the massive nature of this beer it pulls it off well. This is NOT a brew to be trifled with, not is it a beer that should be judged outside of the parameters that it sits in. Take it for what it is and you’ll probably be happy.

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03/13/2008
Style:
Doppelbock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 14.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.95
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