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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2005
2002: Dufter af mandler, malt og alkohol. Farven er rav-gul, skummet forsvinder hurtigt uden at efterlade gardiner. Tyk, sirupsagtig krop. Igen mandler. Enormt sød! Vinøs, alkoholen er virkelig godt gemt. Rigtig god, men ikke specielt kompleks - endnu! Bestemt en øl, der skal drikkes - og nydes - langsomt.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle. Almonds, alcohol and raisins. Sweet syrupy body lessening into an aniseedy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
Okay, trying to go to this with an open mind ... let’s pop the bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a small, tan head. Aroma is sweet and oozing alcohol, and not unlike a Belgian blonde in character. The head dissipates quickly. Palate is creamy, and there is no alcoholic sting as might otherwise have been feared. Still, the flavour is less than spectacular since the alcohol has been masked with a cloying sweetness. This beer is more like a gimmick than a truly spectacular brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2005
12oz bottle, brewed in 2003. Pours with a very slight head that I tried to get. It drops to nothing, no lace...nice auburn color though. Fairly prominent aroma of malt, fruit (cherry & elderberry other maybe), undertone of slight vanilla and alcohol. Thick and sweet with a hot finish, truffles...I do get some cherry sort of flavor as well...I’d call this elixir rather than beer! A bit of chocolate sweetness shows up in the finish. This is a world better than the EKU 28 I had last week...this one actually has some complexity and livliness to it...some. Still, this is too sweet for me to really enjoy any more than a couple of sips, but in the right place and occaison, this beer would be useful.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
Bottled, Vintage 2003
Copper-amber color, quickly vanishing head. Strong nose: alcohol, barley, berries, hints of chocolate or roast. Portwineous palate. Sweet sugary and roasted mouthfeel blended with alcohol, which also warms quite well. This one really shows its ABV, almost like drinking brandy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2004 vintage

Lets see here. We have a beer that is amber in color. Dark amber. The head that was there was off white and foamy, but that left rather quickly. No lacing really. The aroma is spicy and sweet. Caramel and candy corn. No alcohol. The flavor is rather sweet. It’s pretty much like malt extract and sugar. Spicy as well. I’m still surprised that I cannot really locate any alcohol in it. The palate is sweet and the body is thick and syrupy. It finishes sweet and leaves a warm sensation in the belly.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Much too sweet, like liquid cotton candy. Could not tolerate more than a few sips. I would prefer a cheap mass-produced American lager to this. Really.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2005
2003 bottle, I picked it up at D’s Hot Dogs in PA last fall. Looked pretty good - orange golden, short head, clear lacing - yeah, it’s got the look of a high octane brew. Aroma is sweet dark rummy fruits. Taste - this tasted so sweet like it was rotting the enamel off of my teeth and boring right into my nerve endings then leaving a warm trail of alcohol down my throat. OK, sure, there was maybe some dark fruit flavors too - a little plum, but this was just too sweet for my palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 aroma is fruity, apples and dates , perhaps slightly chocolatey. Appearance is a very dark amber, virtually no head. very sweet, full bodied with a very warming finish. I really enjoyed this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
I had been waiting quite a while to try this beer and it did not let me down. Flavor is a mixture of barley wine and port wine. VERY warming and definately a sipping beer. Great for a cold winter’s night.


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