Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1827   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuisVida (72) - - MAR 14, 2015
Impresionante austriaca a lo barley wine, licorosa pero muy armoniosa en una línea semejante a un vino dulce. Color ámbar rojizo con espuma escasa. Aromas de dátiles y pan de higos con frutos secos (avellana, nuez) y algo de maderas añejas. Paladar largo, sabroso y dulce, denso pero con amargor que pone equilibrio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle (s, many) at Seattle Share. Vertical tasting of 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006 bottles. Rating is from 2000. Deep hazed brown, small creamy alc-lacing head. Deep coffee, soy, sugary syrup. Brown sugar, molasses. Newer years have less soy and are more sweet, and lighter in color and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1256) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, 2000 vintage, much thanks to Eugene for sharing. Pours a near black color with no head. Super sweet graham cracker aroma. Really thick mouthful with spice and plum. I’ll chocolate. Super smooth flavor. Very different for the style in my opinion. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gde (16) - FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
forte odeur de sucre et alcool. petit odeur de fruit (pêche).bon guit fruité en bouche tout en ayant une forte note d’alcool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep copper, nose is fruity, cherry, raisins, caramel, taste is sweet, malty and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werthergoethe (133) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 28, 2015
Густой, сладкий. Пьётся нелегко. Во вкусе - карамел& шоколад.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1270) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear mahogany body with no crown. Sweet aromas of dried plums, dadel, honey, alcohol and earthy hops. The alcohol is a bit brandy like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: slight white head, no lasting head, clear, ruby red, no lacing. Aroma: caramel, alcohol, light fruitiness, thin body, soft to no carbonation, alcohol thinness, medium full body. Taste: sweet caramel and prune fruitiness, finishing with alcohol covering up the sweetness a bit and alcohol wears out after a bit. Overall, very interesting, alcohol balances well, the sweetness is well done, nothing is super amazing, but it overall is really well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (540) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
wow....pour is clear with a little brown tint....full of flavors...almost like a mead...plummy and yummy....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Coworker: Poured a dark amber with a thin off white head. Sticky sweet malts are present in the nose. Hit in the face with strong alcohol, sweet malts and highly fermented fruits. Wow my mouth is tingling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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