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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, - DEC 30, 2012
Clear dark golden pour with a few yellowish bubbles for a head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee and apricot. Taste of syrupy malts, caramel, apricot, and a hint of green apple hiding behind all the sweetness. Medium carbonation and a heavy creamy mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this.


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 (144) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel and fruits flavor malts spicy citrus fruits alcohol and hops

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Definitiv zu süss, auch wenns eine süezialität ist. Nicht meins

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Honey aromas in the smell, but when you try it you will be surprised. A lot more where that came from. Unnecessary amounts of honey and sugar completed to intense sweetness that aren’t to good for the beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Orange color with small head. Intensely sweet, cognac, apricots. Taste is also intensely sweet and boozy. Not exactly my type of beer. I’m afraid to get Diabetes from drinking this ^^

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2014
red clear shiny color. smells very sweet of dried plums, turkish honey, almonds and roses. full body. tastes sweet, oily texture, spices, liqueurish. good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 APPEARANCE - Dark red-amber with a 1-finger head that lasts. Good lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. TASTE - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Spices. Boozy. Lights you up immediately. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey. Little carbonation. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I did not like this beer. At best, sippable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750 mL bottle. Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, booze, toffee. Taste is the same with brown sugar and raisin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. The look is reddish amber in color, a thin disappearing head, and clear. The smell is vinous, fruit, alcohol, toffee, caramel, breads, and malts. The taste is thin, very sweet, fruits, toffee, alcohol, hot, caramels, ok. Not really my thing. Too sweet.


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