Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2006
bottle from 2003 - wow that’s sweet and alcoholic. straightforward aroma of brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol, but a very sophisticated sweet body. caramelized sugar, dark grainy malt, chocolate, toffee, syrupy alcohol. extraordinarily sweet but not fortunately not cloying - i would recommend ice cream on the side!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (3905) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle 2004: Wonderfull amber colour. Nice beige, medium lived head. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of malt, burned caramel, toffee and alcohol. Sweet flavour - the burned caramel, alcohol and dark malt returns in the flavour, some apricot notes is present. Medium bodied. Smooth palate. Syrup texture.Sweet/bitter finish. A little too sweet...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Had this at BJ’s Winter Ale Fest from a bottle. Beer poured a clear, medium-brown color without any head. The aroma is lightly sweet and malty with notes of roasted grain and caramel, yeasty with a trace note of dough, and packed with miscellaneous notes of honey, candy sugar, cinnamon and—unfortunately—cardboard/oxidation and a trace of diacetyll. The flavor is heavily sweet with a long, heavily sweet, lightly bitter finish. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is soft with a significant amount of alcohol burn at the last. If this is Santa, put me on the naughty list! :P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2004 Bottle: Amber color, thin head. Very malty brew. To me the alcohol came through a bit to strongly. I would really like to try an older bottle of this to see how the flavors smooth themselves out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 10, 2006
2003 Bottle from Styles, Amber in color with tones of orange, very thin head, no lacing, Great aroma of malt and a hint of alcohol, Good taste of malt with raisin or apricot, nice smooth sweet aftertaste. I loved this beer. awesome for sipping.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
museofky (15) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2006
(Bottled 2004). Caramel smell with a small and quickly diminishing head. Sweet, and I guess I felt like the alcohol taste should have been better balanced (though I guess it’s a wonderful job considering the 14% abv). Not the most pleasant feel, but definately an above average beer. I’m curious as to what will happen when it is aged a bit longer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle. Extremely sweet. Lots of honey. Doesnt resemble beertaste at all. Tastes more like mead. Dont drink this one alone. Needs to be shared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
(Bottled in 2003) 33 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Amber colour with a very weak head. Nice sweet aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Great sweet flavour with notes of malt and toffee. Ends up with a warm feeling from the alcohol. Very powerfull both in taste and alcohol. WAUW

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Bouteille-Forte odeur de malt. Pas de mousse. Couleur ambrée. Goût de céréale, d’alcool et de fort. Douce finition crèmeuse dans le palais. Embouteillée en 2003, elle aurait mériter à viellir davantage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
Amber coloured, thin white head. Woody, sugary nose. Extremely sweet. Clear alcohol taste. Sticky mouthfeel.

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