Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1862   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (147) - Laval, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
En bouteille, cuvée 2014. Couleur brune avec reflets rougeâtre, limpide, pas de mousse. Arômes de sucre d’orge, cassonade, épices de Noël, bcp de fruits : pommes, pruneaux, cerises confites. Goût très sucré à nouveau. Un pti arrière goût de cigare. Effervescence surprenante. Palais lourd, c’est presque du sirop. On sent que c’est fort mais définitivement pas le 14! J’aurais plus dit 8-9%. À déguster tranquillement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MadRobin (2501) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for just short of 4 years. Clear, dark ruby-orange with a very thin off-white head and sparse lacing. Aroma of intensely rich toffee, plums, peaches,mango, passion fruit, dates, brown sugar, butterscotch and alcohol. Taste of dark fruit, alcohol, plums, peaches, toffee, butterscotch dates, tropical fruit and wow! Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a rich mouthfeel. An amazing beer that has responded beautifully to the long cellaring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredxyz (32) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2015
Caramelo queimado. Muito malte. Lúpulo na medida pra essa cerveja. Concentrada, forte, carbonatação baixa, álcool realçado com um sabor licoroso. Ótimo gosto persiste na boca!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Caramel with white head. Caramel, honey and spice. Sweet, sticky and alcohol finish. Overall: complex, sweet and honey. You don’t need more in life.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown amber color. Aroma: heavy and powerful malt spirit, sweetish fruit tones - like a jam from pears, gooseberries and plums, burnt and caramelized sugar, a little wood. Taste: concentrated malt elixir, oily, very sweet, fruity and caramel, strong, truly great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1894) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2015
Pours a dark amber red color, topped with a very small, almost none, off-white head. Malty aroma, some caramel and dried fruits with quite boozy feel to it. Taste is sweet and very malty, with evident alcohol which is a bit over the top. Not really enjoyavle, too strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Althaus (9) - - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
Sin duda, una de las mejores cervezas que he probado. Aroma afrutado y envolvente, sabor ligeramente alicorado, suave y armónico.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerpelding (1) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
Been saving 2008 Vintage for some time now. Opened bottle today. Nice pour into snifter. Minimal head. Thin rim around edge of glass. Brown with slight red hue. Small amount of yeast sediment. Don’t let that detract from this outstanding brew. Salute to my father in law. RIP. So far, this brew still continues impress with age. 2008 was not as impressive 3 years ago. Now hitting it’s prime. Fantastic raisin with brown sugar hints. Will update in few years when next few bottles are set free!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunstoneale (10) - MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from 2014. Gorgeous appearance, ruby liquid with virtually no head, yet rather carbonated. Aroma of fruit tree tar, some candy and burnt sugar. Massive body, very sweet to the point of burnt sugar bitterness, with nuances of rum. Very complex and massive sipping beer to enjoy as a dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (28) - - AUG 12, 2015
This is becoming one of my favorites. I thought it was a bit too sweet the first time I had it, but it has definitely grown on me.

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