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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (959) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
0.33 bottle. Clear, copper color and virtually no head. Aroma of flowers, dark malts, bread, caramel, and a bit of roast. Very sweet, malty taste - caramel, prunes, and other fruits are featured prominently; alcohol is noticeable too. Medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is also quite fruity, warming, and alcoholic. Overall not a bad beer but it isn’t drinkable due to its high ABV and alcoholic character.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (683) - FRANCE - DEC 21, 2015
Pours clear copper with thin white head. Nose is caramel and soy sauce. Aroma are candi, caramel, dark fruits. Average carbonation, oily texture. Long sweet and alcoholic texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Red-amber in color, gorgeous hue, no head. Sweet cherry cheesecake and damp basement aromas dominate. Flavor is intense, fruity, like apple juice and very sweet. Reminds me of carribean-style rum-and-fruit cake. Syrupy and warm in mouth yet smooth. More like an appéritif than a brew but dangerously good. Not my regular cuppa tea but happy I tried it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (208) - - DEC 16, 2015
Pous a deep amber colour with a very quickly diminishing head. Strong sweet aroma of caramel malt and some alchohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (180) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours brilliant dark copper, off white head fades quickly. Smells like sweetbread raisins and some molasses. Tastes of toasted bread crust, some burnt marshmallows, some dark rummy fruit. Low to no hop presence, lots of alcohol warmth. Medium body, medium carbonation, some sweetness lingers on the palate. Smoother than I would have expected for such a big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarthFancyPants (6) - Baden, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2015 does not count
Bottle 33cl. Darkish cooper coloured. The Aroma went from alcohol to raisins over to a fruity smel. Flavor goes from a small amount of cherrys to fig and caramel. Rather oily but warm.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
Lille flaske, men en kæmpe oplevelse. Farven er rødlig mørkebrun, skummet er lysbrunt, men forsvinder relativt hurtigt. Dufter af portvin og smager af sødlige frugter, det er som om man har blandet portvin og karamel. En fantastisk øl.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Mrk bij mij. Zoet, héél erg zoet. Doet denken aan barley wine en kerst/winterbieren. Backlog from 2015/04/17.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - DEC 8, 2015
330ml bottle (v2013) at home thanks to Geiserich (European swap 3/2015). Clear brown copper red color with beige head that quickly disappears. Malty aroma, dark dried fruits, caramel, some soy sauce notes, grainy notes too, vinous, port wine, light wood. Sweet taste, caramel, port wine. Light to medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (619) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Dark clear ruby, no head. Strong molasses, fruity, light spice. Sweet. Fair bit of alcohol. Medium body, long finish. Good.


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