I've tried hundreds of beers from around the world, and for my palate, this beer is *The One*.
While I agree with the pairings listed above, this beer is outstanding with anything, or if you simply want beer(s).
The taste never gets heavy, even after several. While a hefe, the flavor and mouthfeel remain quite distinct and refreshing. One of these makes you want another... and another... and.....
Tried this beer when I lived in California. My husband and I were walking at the beach when we encountered two guys who were laughing and just having a great time. They said hello as they laughed and held each other up from falling. I said, wow you guys are having such a good time I sure would like to have what you had. They were laughing and said it was this beer that had a high content of alcohol in it and one beer should be shared between the both of us. We were a bit thirsty and said lets try it since they said it had such a great taste. When they said it was Sante Claus we thought that was odd but we went on to the pub like bar and asked for it and they corrected us by saying it was Samichlaus Beer. Well we tried it and in no time we were feeling no pain as we enjoyed this new taste. Sadly we found out that it was brewed only once a year. We can't find it anywhere but now we are hopeful that we can purchase it on line. It's such a wonderful, festive tasting beer.