* Edit Stiegl Sonnenkönig VII 2020 released December 2020 and added
Each year Stiegl produce a limited run beer in their museum brewhouse Stiegl Brauwelt. These are barrel aged and bottled in stunning 750ml bottles. Over the years we’ve been importing and ageing some of these beautifully elegant Sonnenkönig (Sun King) beers. As a result, we currently have a limited amount of stock for you all. Stiegl themselves are completely out of some of the beers listed below, Sonnenkönig II isn’t even available in Stiegl’s own museum beer library. These beers are rare as rocking horse… well you get the picture 😊
All of the below are in limited quantities and we can't get hold of more when they'e gone. These very special treats are extremely rare...
Sonnenkönig II 2015
Double WIT Tequila Barrel
Sonnenkönig III 2016
Double Chocolate Oatmeal PORTER Plum Schnaps Barrel
Sonnenkönig IV 2017
Double IPA Muskatell Barrel
Sonnenkönig V 2018
Russian Imperial Stout Cherry Brandy Barrel
Sonnenkönig VI 2019
Weizen Doppelbock Barrel
Sonnenkönig VII 2020
Barred Aged Scotch Ale
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2015 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig II
Double WIT Tequila Barrel Aged – Completely Out of Stock at Stiegl Brauwelt
This is drinking exceptionally well at the minute. A golden satin sheen sparkles from the glass. Orange, coriander, red-cheeked apricot and passion fruit notes blend with the aromas of tequila barrel aging. The potent first sip is characterised by a delicate sweetness, reminiscent of agave syrup. Subtle tones of the Tequila barrel continue to delight. The finely integrated sparkling quality guarantees a delicate smoothness on your tongue, finishing with an almost regal alcoholic resonance.
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2016 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig III
Double Chocolate Oatmeal PORTER Plum Schnaps Barrel Aged
Our Sonnenkönig III is aged for a number of months in old ‘Plum Schnapps’ oak barrels [these are pretty rare as Schnapps seldom goes into barrels]. We brew a [deliciously rich] Porter to the [Imperial] ‘Old English’ style with a colour reminiscent of beautiful brown chestnuts. The wonderful chocolate notes in the beer combine perfectly with the ripe plum characteristic from the oak barrels.
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2017 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig IV
Double IPA Muskatell Barrel Aged"
Orange-golden, exotic fruits, spicy muskateller bouquet, a lasting bitter and an alcoholic finish.
The Sonnenkönig IV (Sun King) radiates a sublime orange-golden hue. Spritely hoppy notes rush upwards, gaining intensity as the fine effervescence rises, reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits. The moment it touches the palate is full of surprises: hints of exotic fruits blend with the spicy nutmeg bouquet of the muskateller casks in whose French oak the beer has matured for six months. The finale culminates in a lasting bitter and an alcoholic finish.
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2018 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig V
Russian Imperial Stout Barrel Aged
Black as night, striking roasted notes with sour cherry and wood tones from the cherry-brandy barrels, alcoholic body through to the finish.
A mighty Russian Imperial Stout is the foundation of the “Sonnenkönig V.” which has been stored in a cherry brandy ash wood barrel for several months. Black as night, the prominent beer impresses with a distinctive roast flavour which, however, still allows for the expression of some sour cherry and wood flavours as well. It is not an accident that the taste reminds of a ripe Burgundy wine, as nose and palate experience a whole array of flavours, including dark stone fruit, coffee and, last not least, a delicate touch of balsamic vinegar. In union with the alcoholic body, these flavours sway in a long last dance of a majestic ball night.
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2019 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig VI
Weizen Doppelbock Barrel Aged
Finely opalescent hazelnut brown, delicate foam, opulent whisky caramel bouquet with overripe fruit, multi-layered, elegant-impressive finish.
Magnificent hazelnut brown with fine opalescence, delicate foam crown, opulent bouquet with whisky tones, caramel, overripe banana and vanilla, strong first sip, warming with oak notes, delicate bitterness and light forest-honey sweetness, multi-layered with impressive, elegant and impressively long finish.
*Edit - this new release was added to the Blog December 2020
Stiegl-yearly specialty 2020 - limited edition: Sonnenkönig VII
Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Shimmering amber with a restrained foam, fruity aromas packed with banana, peach and dates accompany hearty caramel-smoky rum notes. Scottish peaty nuances on the palate, velvety soft on the tongue, with a strong character and delicate bitterness on the finish.