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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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common

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RATINGS: 1668   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, - JUN 21, 2011
A bit too sweet for me and just a bit too strong. Should be great in Winter though.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (82) - - 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 (1295) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1243) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear hazelnut brown with a small beige head. Boozy caramel nose. Flavour has lots of dark fruits, figs, dates, some brown sugar, caramel and syrup. Perhaps a bit dark bread and sherry, light oxidation. Medium/full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet and medium bitter. Sticky and warming finish. Licking my gums taste like malt extract. The heavy sweetness and the high alcohol balances well without either one becoming too much. Very much one to be in the mood for, but good to have ready for those days where you call in sick and aim to be fucked up before noon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 2, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Un nez vineux, sur le fruit rouge. On retrouve les mêmes notes au palais avec du sucre candi assez présent. Attention au fort degré d'alcool !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
33 cL bottle into a Westmalle glass. Dark red-brown, and gassy with a bubbly but short lived head. Rich blend of malts in the aroma, vinous and fruity. Tastes of sherry, light bitter fruit. Its smooth and malty but particularly sweet. Quite the dessert drink. Pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (59) - - MAR 28, 2014
Clear liquid, orange to brown color. Minimal head. Heavy sweetness. Aroma of melon. It tastes like melon juice with sugar. It is to sweet but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av karamell, farinsocker, russin, torkad frukt, amaretto, likör. Alldeles för söt och hade troligtvis blivit bättre av några år i källaren.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark amber color with no head. Tastes sweet with some honey and caramel with an alcohol finish. The 14% ABV is definitely noticeable but it is a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle 330 ml. Pours copper with small head. Sweet malty spicy aroma. Sweet caramel flavor. Alcohol finish. First time I’ve tried it it was great. Second time way too sweet. Probably should be aged.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
2012 Bottle. Aroma: massive caramel malts, ripe fruits, prunes. Appearance: dark clear amber, no head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: massive sweets, honey, toffee, caramel, dried fruits, tangy sweetness. Overall: great Doppelbock, massive aroma and palate. Bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich.


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