Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Harkyto (39) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2014
Demasiado dulce y pesada, difícil de beber y cansina. Parece un vino dulce sin gas. Puede estar bien para tomar un chupito, pero no un vaso o una botella.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
PaoPaoPanda (29) - - SEP 14, 2014
Un moscatel de cerveza, dulce y sin gas. Bien para un chupito acompañando un postre, quizá demasiado cansino para una copa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
realadam (78) - HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2014
Dark amber colored beer with a long lasting, thin head. The smell is amazing. Aroma is chocolate and some fruit. Tastes pretty sweet with hints of fruit and you can feel the alcohol. It has an amazing full body. Definitely extraordinary beer, but for me it is a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Monstershield (3) - - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
2013bottle. Copperish-red colour,fully clarified.Aroma of heavy malts,brown caramelised sugar,caramel and hints of yeast. Head dissappeared almost immediately after serving. Body is full to above average full.Taste is of roasted and caramelised almonds,malt and of course heavy alcoholic cognac taste all the way.Extremely sweet aftertaste for my taste but overall an appreciated beer with more resemblance with a good cognac rather than beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
Bottles sampled and shared at a tasting at work. Thanks avrashi for 2013, 2011 vintage.
2013: Clear dark copper, small head. Cheey tomato, then raisins in the nose, very sweet, liquor-like taste. Smooth texture, full body and no carbonation. Long, raisins aftertaste (7/3/7/4/14=3.4)
2011: Same appearance. More raisins and chocolate aroma, deeper, more alcoholic taste, full-bodied, vinous finish (7/3/7/3/13=3.3)
2009: Deepr colour. Cherry tomato aroma again but also lots of chocolate. A little sour and a little sweet taste, vinous finish, smooth, no carbonation and long liquor and chocolate finish (7/3/7/3/=13)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Petrosian (8) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
Creamy full body amber beer. Strong caramel/nuts flavours. Sweet mouth end. 14% álcool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (933) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (122) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Reddish brown, almost no head. Aroma and taste caramel, ginger bread, some medicinal syrup. Very full boddy, bitter-sweet palate - cough syrup again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Incredible dopplebock, heavy thick mouthfeel body, rum in the finish, sweet caramel maple malts, lots of fig notes, ending in big alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (868) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Not the best Doppelbock I’ve had but close to it. Aromas of dark fruit, molasses and just a hint of booze. Pours a beautiful dark ruby color with a big khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Flavors are very complex and consist of dark fruit, caramel, nuts and finishes slightly warm. Full bodied. I had my doubts when I saw the 14% ABV but it is hidden very well.

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