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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Samichlaus is brewed once a year on December 6, and is aged for 10 months before bottling. It is one of the rarest specialties in the world. Samichlaus may be aged in the bottle for many years to come, as older vintages become more complex. Brilliant deep amber, complex dry toasted malt nose and huge intensely sweet palate. The 2007 bottling is the first bottling since 1987. 32°


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1475) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2010 bottle. Into a tall glass. A dark straw color with minimal head. It smells unlike any beer I’ve had. Banana and rubbing alcohol is the best way to put it. Taste like alcohol, sweet candy, and licorice root. Sweet aftertaste. Very earthy overall. Low carbonation, heavy body. Wow. A lot happening here. Maybe share the bottle. Worth trying for the experience. Almost like drinking medicine.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (85) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Very sweet and boozy both to the nose and tongue. Extremely thick and syrupy. Overall rather unpleasant for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9278) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Klares öliges bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv kräfitg malzig, reifes Obst, Vanille, Holzfass, süß alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, alkoholisch, ok!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (112) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Più che una birra si tratta di un liquore, con i suoi 14%, ha un colore rosso abbastanza intenso, la schiuma ovviamente è minima. L’alcool è preponderante e finisce per coprire un po’ altri sapori, giusto un po’ di frutta e malto. E’ invecchiata in bottiglia (la nostra del 2008). Da bere con calma a fine pasto, per scaldarsi.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to stem. Clear bright copper with bare rim of white head. A: malt, booze, spice, honey. T: dark fruit, malt, booze, spice, yeast. Thick and syrupy. Bit of a mess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. ’07 vintage. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of strong sweet toffee. Apples. Very grainy flavor. Concentrated apples. Somewhat hot toffee. Bearclaw donut. Still pretty boozy. Full body, soft carb.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Xebbe (113) - - JAN 9, 2015
God och kul att prova den från 2007. Men inte lika bra som ordinarie. Man förlorar choklad tonerna. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (987) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2015
330ml bottle into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy brownish red with nary a head. Some very splotchy lacing on the sides of the glass but that’s it. Aroma lets you know this one will be sweet. Fruitcake and prunes along with some caramelized sugar. Some touches of sherry. Actually pretty good. The taste is a complete sugar bomb. Brown sugar and caramel sauce mixed with prune juice. There is not much oxidation but it is really hard to get past the sweetness. Booze galore letting you know this is a strong beer. Warmth and sweetness linger. Overall, I figured this one would be very sweet and I was right. I really wanted to enjoy this one but it just isn’t for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1236) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
This beer pours an orange color with no head. The aroma is strongly boozy but oddly smells like red Twizzlers, and the taste is initially boozy with some malt flavors; the aftertaste has a touch more sweetness. The palate fuses an oily texture, nearly flat carbonation, and a medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkline3 (16) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber with a quickly dissipating off white head. Strong floral aroma of honey. Very sweet honey flavor, caramel, golden raisins, with warming alcohol to follow, light carbonation, a bit of earthy finish. Excellent sipping, dessert beer, a very pleasant surprise worth searching out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (411) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Nice amber colored beer with a very sweet initial flavor followed by a strong alcohol bite. very little head. Overall an Outstanding beer, excellent as an after dinner follow up. Highly recommended.


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