Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
The once strongest beer in the world is back ! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrNeonGreen (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Basically just alcohol. Not much head. Smells like most Belgian ales but with an intense alcohol addition. Not my favorite but I had to give it a shot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Subliminal64 (104) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Wow. Smells almost like rotten apples and a Belgium Quad. Pours a ruby brown colour. Taste is VERY sweet. You can taste the booze. Hardly any carbonation. Hard aftertaste. Overall I’m glad I tried this beer. When I got up I felt it. Will not buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (2051) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle @ home(Thanks to Sebelinz) Apperance: Clear dark orange with small white head,that disappears fast. Aroma: sweet, malts, caramel,booze Taste: malts, sugar, caramel alcohol,some raisins. A bit too sweet and boozy, lacking complexity. Low carbonation, medium body. Maybe it’s to young I got another from my brother,. And I will see if that one will be great in 5 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skarecrow (271) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 330ml bottle. Nose is sweet malt with rum and raisin notes with a background of pure alcohol. Poured dark red amber with very slight head. I would describe the taste as liquid Christmas cake with plenty of brandy. One (singular) to enjoy by the fire in winter after a good meal with or without a good cigar. Austria is now ticked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours a reddish-brown, almost a garnet, from a bottle, quickly dissipating off-white head, no lacing, no retention. Butterscotch, roasted chestnuts and cherry jam in the nose, similar flavor but the butterscotch is deepened into thick caramel, very boozy. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (921) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
Aus der Flasche im Mommseneck getrunken. Dunkelkupfer ohne großen Schaum. Der Alkoholkörper schlägt voll durch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (785) - USA - JUL 2, 2016
Crystal clear amber color with xopper undertones, staying tan head, formal lable. Intense alcoholic nose, barnyard. Very full body, particularly for a lager, assertive and dense flavor, burning hot mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste. Extremely but not unpleasantly sweet, balanced by bitter background. Self description as "Malt Liquor" is very accurate. Complex, malty taste of caramel, barley drops, yeast, fruit. Huge beer, delicious, uncommon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3 liter bottle shared. what a malt bomb. this is rich and deep and full of malts, sweet malts, and the total flavor of plums and booze. a little goes along away poured a darkish amber mahogany color no head but the aroma was full of sweet malts booze and plums. stellar beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mlady (299) - Prievidza, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2016
0,33l bottle,nice chocholate malts,with a good roasted malt tone in it,too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
16erBlech (421) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2016
0,33l bottle. Its more a liqueur than a beer. But a good liqueur. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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