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Samichlaus Helles

Maibock / Helles Bock /14% ABV / Austria


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Category
Maibock / Helles Bock
Region
Austria
Type
Craft
ABV
14%
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass, Stein/Pub Mug
Suggested Serving Temperature
50-55° F

Product Description

Perhaps a quarter finger off-white head. Fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Clear and light amber in color. Smells like a barleywine, smelling bright golden raisins, prunes, brown sugar, and floral notes. Tastes very much like aromatics, picking up notes of honey. Very much like a barleywine or even a mead in certain aspects. Mouth-feel is very gentle, which surprised me considering the strength. Medium syrupy body. Minimal carbonation and warming sensation from alcohol, yet sweetness overcomes the drying feel I was expecting. Leaves a slick, oily feel on mouth, with a lingering aftertaste. Very interesting beer, one I'd be happy to pick up again, and will try to save some for cellaring.

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