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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1803   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Xebbe (113) - - JAN 9, 2015
Vertical mellan 2007-2014 och Helles 2007. Extremt tydlig doft av russin i sprit. Nästan glögg. Olagrad luktar den lite kemikaliebaserad, troligen pga den höga alkoholhalten. Choklad och kavring blir tydligt i den lagrade. Färgen är betydligt mörkare på den lagrade. God smak. Torkad frukt. Lagrad blir den krämigare och rundas av. Mycket karaktär och kraft. Mycket choklad i den lagrade. Man kan inte tänka sig att det är lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rammer (305) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Raisin aroma and flavor, very pleasant sweetness and warm castle, perfect! Almost beer liqueur.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffLover (103) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Too sweet for my taste. Definitely a dessert beer. Use the dessert to cut the sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roger60 (62) - - JAN 2, 2015
SB Lund, flaska. Givetvis inget skum. Fantastisk cocnagskupefärg. Ljus sirap och vodka och tjock på läppen. Portvinsliknande. Värmande. En riktig öl för mörka tider här i norden. Mass möjligen men inte mer än 2-3. Mycket rund och fin framför brasan. Fyller munnen med smaker.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark amber, small white head. Aroma:Plums, liqueur, wild berries Taste: Heavy sweetness Palate: Full body, a bit sticky texture, warm alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Ruby red, clear pour with no head at all. Really no carbonation either. Aroma is very sweet, similar to apple cider. Booze is hidden away in this. Slightly tart apple peel with some sugary notes. Oxidation has run rampant but in a good way. Mouth is syrupy. Slight candy apple notes creep in.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1634) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2011 Bottle. Aroma: Malty; spirit-like; robust malt character with toffee, nougat, caramel. Appearance: Still tinted copper pour with no head. Flavor: Matches the nose; big and powerful; robust comes to mind again; pretty sweet but in that way you secretly like. Alcohol is firm and warms the ears. Palate: Medium body, stick texture, slight carbonation, long finish. Overall: This makes much more sense, and is much more enjoyable, when you drink this like a spirit (for instance, Bourbon). A guilty pleasure beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1368) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours ruby clear. Very sweet with a alcohol warmth. Too much of a thing for me. I prefer my doppelbock to be easier drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (695) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
@ Kristoffers väg 30/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Dried fruits (for example, raisins), notes of caramel and alcohol. Taste: Dried fruits (for example, raisins), very sweet, sugary, caramel, alcohol. Body is medium, the finish is sweet and alcohol warming.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
Actually not that strong beer as it seems. Or better stated: alcoholic note is well hidden, beer is very dense, in fact, has almost characteristics of the liqueur. Certainly beer, which is looking forward to the arrival of winter.


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