Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg Samiclaus Bier 2009 vs 2010

When I was at Braushaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, I noticed that they were offering a vertical of Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg Samiclaus Bier 2009 and 2010. Both beers pour a dark amber color with the 2009 having no head and the 2010 had a thin filmy white head. The aroma of the 2009 has much more pronounced raisin and plum when compared to the 2010. The 2009 is sweeter and smoother and the 2010 maintained more of the raisin flavor. Both beers had a biting finish, but the 2010 was more warming in the throat. The alcohol content is 14.0% ABV. I would have to say that I think I liked the 2010 version better, and it felt a little more balanced and had a wonderful warming finish to it.

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