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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a soft ruddy brown color with a light transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a nice pace bouncing off of some floaties. A one finger white foamy head started and dissipated fairly quickly. The smell had a bready aroma full of robust sweetened raisins and plums. Brown sugar lightly grazes the sides of the aroma. The taste was mainly sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors. Light nuttiness rounds out the flavor nicely. Sticky sweet dark fruity and bready aftertaste leads into a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a slight sessionability about it. Carbonation feels nice and low with a sticky bready clinginess sliding over my tongue. Overall, what’s not to love in this doppelbock? Perfect for this time of the year and you know that fruit cake ya just got from Grandma for the holidays that you don’t want to eat, slice that up with this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1080) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2015
2008 Vintage at Hopcat GR - pours a transparent copper. Soft aroma of dried fruits . Sweet and silky smooth , almost brandy like . Very tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fid600 (81) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
33 cl bottle, served in a tulip. Dark amber/brown, clear, with no head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, slightly spicy, quite alcoholic. Full body, low carbonation. Taste is highly sweet, with minimal bitterness, slight warming effect of the alcohol present. Texture is oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (108) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark almost Black with little white top. Taste is Sweet caramel and roasted nuts with a slightly bitter ans warm finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7287) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown. Beige small head. Dark ripe berries. Toasted malty. Sweet nutty. Sweet malty flavor. Loads of nuts and caramel. Toasted caramel notes. Long chocolate caramel finish. It’s so complex and enjoyable. A classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eastwood (98) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo). Potente cerveza austriaca de 14° que no defrauda. Casi carente de espuma. Buen aroma afrutado, ajerezado. Al calentar sabe muy ajerezada, alicorada. Merece la pena tomarla. Muy recomendable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (613) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper-ruby with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,beige head -low carbonation visible S: -plums,raisins,figs,strawberries,choc the nose with a toasty finish -very sweet F: -medeium carbonation -medium to full body -boozy O: Mouthfeel is a little too light,otherwise its a great sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (565) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2015
From bottle. Pours dark dark red with no real head. Aroma and taste of raisins and prunes and molasses. Taste is very sweet, rich, boozy. Smooth. Intense. Definitely worth sharing. Wonderful flavor, but the 11.2 ounce bottle could serve three people.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2015
DWFADSJT; Bottle 330 ml., 2004. Poured clear dark copper with a fading, frothy, off-white head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, light burned caramel, rasin bread, moderate spice and wood. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a warming, spice, candy dried fruit, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is flat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1095) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Smells more like a brandy, it is full of sweet fruits and alcohol notes, with a raisin plum finish


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