Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2005
Shiny amber, no head. Very malty aroma, with nutty notes and also figs and prune. Flavor is malty as well, alcohol is there of course and makes the beer malty and sweet. Very complex to be a lager...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 22, 2005
OK, note to self, this is the desert beer for any first date... It has a sweet pancake-syrup like flavor with a hint of carmel, toffee, vanilla, and rum raisin?? I don’t know. I think the alcohol has my taste buds hallucinating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Candy malt aroma. Flavor obviously includes stong hints of alcohol, especially in finish. Syrupy sweetness with a very full mouthfeel. Definitly enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAR 14, 2005
(Bottle, 2004 vintage) Orange coloured, white head, fastly disappearing. Malty nose, notes of fruits (apricot), fruit brandy. Very similar to a fine dessert wine. Sweet taste, fruity,malty, honey character. Very full bodied, sweet alcoholish finish. Try it with/as a dessert...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Clear amber with a medium white head. Nice aroma of caramel, toffee and vanilla. Violently sweet. Has strong primary notes of molasses/brown sugar, caramel, bread and toffee then gives way to dark fruits and cherries. Alcohol content is very much present. Very full and round with medium carbonation. No lacing, decent head retention. I couldn’t finish even half of this beer, much too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 07-03-2005: La cerveza mas fuerte del mundo y ademas esta buenisima. una cerveza mas rica que he probado nunca 13-11-13: No es la cerveza de más graduación del mundo, existen multitud de cervezas de mas de 15% le bajo la nota de 4 a 2.9 por que he probado cientos de cervezas mucho mejores para mi gusto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
massive beer greay apertif, wonderful warming qualities. Maple and brownsugar with vanilla toffee and dark caramel flavors.Fruits become more apparent after has been open a while. Figs and raisins plums and dates. Definitely a beer to end the evening on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
I typed twice already. Fuck it. It’s good. Good after dinner drink. Drink one- age the other three.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
2003 vintage. Sweet, sugary aroma, some medicinal alcohol notes along with lighter hints of vanilla, apple, nut, raisin and tobacco. Medium-dark copper color, clear, with a very slight head and almost no lacing. Flavor is profoundly sweet and malty throughout, while some lightly vinous fruity characteristics emerge at midpoint and carry on to the generous, warming, lengthy finish. Thick, smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Should perhaps indeed be made to age a while longer, this is one to experiment with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
Bottled 2003: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Alcohol and fruit in the aroma. Is a bit sherry like. Alcohol, prunes, fruit, some sweetness and raisins in the flaovur. Is quite complex. Dry and alcoholdense in the end. It drains the palate completely. I’m sure this beer will grow over years. I have one 2003 more in the cellar. I will give it at least 2 years more.

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