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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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common

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RATINGS: 1706   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish amber with tiny off white creamy head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, caramel malts with deep fruits, hints of licorice and alcohol. Taste are sweet caramel malts backbone with fig, plum, cherry, licorice, brandy alcohol. Palate was creamy flat co2 with full body, smooth fruity, malty warm finish. A wonderful Dopplebock, try it.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Raesmama (22) - - MAY 20, 2014
I did not care for this . Left a strange aftertaste in my mouth. I was told this was a premier beer...I was sadly disappointed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3107) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle @ home Pours clear , light amber . No foam No real scent High carbonation . Sweet, mouthfilling sweet, in a good way . Reminds me of the likes of White Pony ! Bit alcohol, but not as much as you’d expect . Rather thin body , Grainy, raisins, honey , even oak comes to mind . Very nice !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, sehr reife Früchte, alkoholisch, so ist auch der Geschmack.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (127) - - MAY 6, 2014
Very nice beer, it’s a tad sweet, but that makes it all the more interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (697) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 30, 2014
Couleur de sucre roux, très peux de mousse. Nez fort et bon de caramel avec note vanillée et sucrée. Gout très doux mais intense de caramel et note de fruits secs, malgrés fort pourcentage d’alcool, . Forte pétillance. Longue fin de bouche caramel. Super!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1365) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
Una cervesa molt forta per prendre amb calma, sembla un licor. Una cerveza muy fuerte para tomar con calma, parece un licor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2157) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
0,33 l bottle BB 08/2018 Very very sweet. Full body. Soft carbonation. Red-brown color. Frothy tan foam head. Floral aroma. Long and sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - APR 15, 2014
April 12, 2014. 330mL bottle from LCBO. Rich, warm brownish red. Lighter coloured than expected. Hints of licorice, dominant flavours and aromas of raisins, toffee, caramel. No head to speak of. Tastes like a nice fruitcake. Not bad at all, considering I’m not a huge fan of fruitcake.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2014
2012 edition. Pours a dark reddish-copper color. Aroma of dark fruits, raisin, alcohol and spice. Taste of dark fruits, almost syrupy sweetness, spice. Has a finish that is a bit sweet and sticky. Moderate body, very smooth with a nice balance. Excellent after dinner drink.


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