Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1760   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1144) - Waterloo, Ontario, - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle bought from France and shared by my cousin courez - thanks buddy! Pours amber and clear, with no head or lacing. Aroma of blue cheese (kudos to toffsbury for putting his finger on it), caramel, raisins, and booze. Taste is sweet malt. Maybe some cola too? Light carbonation, thick body. Not bad, but a bit 1-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeardedMeat (5) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Very sweet, slight boozy. I split a bottle with the wife as an xmas sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (58) - - DEC 25, 2014
Drink cold (8-10°) Eye: Pours a ruby-brown transparent color with a quickly dissipating beige head. Medium carbonation. Nose: dark fruit, raisins, slight taste of fermentation. Mouth: candy, sweet cherries, fir, resin, sweet malts, berries, plums and other dark fruit. oily/sirupy texture. Palate: caramel, candy as well, sweet licorice. Overall: nice beer but booze kicks in rather quickly. a bit too sweet and boozy and with a lot of raisins just not that much on the complex side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Enjoyed in Christmas Eve 2014. Pours dark amber with a thin off white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is grain, toffee, caramel, and raisins. Sticky sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with toffee and vanilla notes, raisins, and cherries. Finishes with big booziness. Alcohol vapors in finish. This is a big beer. A lot of big fruity flavors and booziness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (84) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
2011 Bottle into snifter. Pours a clear dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is of prune and raisin with some alcohol. Taste is fruity with sweet malt. Kinda like a fruitcake. A nice beer to have once a year. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Huge beer. Pours clear amber no head or lacing. Nose is sweet raisins. Flavours of raisins, brown bread maybe some vanilla. Taste big sweet light bitter. Full sticky body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (37) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Erzbierschof, 2013 edition. A dark flat, but very strong and sweet beer. Boozy nose. Complex and balanced, very tasty. But one of them is definitely enough as the 14% are still present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (249) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy clear clean Amber with one finger creamy beige head, which disappears completely. Aroma is marmelade! Malty, sweet plums, juicy prunes, dried fruits, bread crust, slight toast. Taste is really sweet toffee! Dried fruits, marmelade, toasty caramel, burnt sugar, full body with balanced booze in finish thatakes this beer dangerously drinkable. A classier sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big boozy malt sweetness, dark fruit and vanilla behind. Taste is more toward the vanilla and sweet malt, almost like a brandy, hint of spice behind. Warming on the way down, pretty darn nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle a brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel spicy alcohol and some bitter citrus hops flavor malts caramel dry fruits spicy alcohol and some hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (165) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
bottle @ home. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with no head. aroma/taste: caramel, toffee, honey, alcohol, raisins, oak and faint hints of floral notes. palette: low carbonation, medium to full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very sweet dobbeltbock, but with some complexity.

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