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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2425) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2016
Numerosas botellas. La última Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 26..03..2016. Color bastante oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos bastante licorosos, tipo vinos. Cuerpo intenso con 14 vol algo denso seco y con bastante sensación alcoholica. Bastante buena. Para repetir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1532) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Sweet, alcohol, spicy, malty, dried fruits.
Appearance: Clear amber color. Medium, off-white head.
Taste: Very sweet, alcohol, spicy, fruity.
Palate: Full body. Sticky texture. Very warm finish.
Overall: Strong, alcohol, warm, intense.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
wombat23 (694) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. 2014 edition. Pours amber with a listless small off-white that quickly fades away. Aroma is ultra-sweet with caramel malt, licorice, dark candied fruits, and alcohol. Taste is similar - extremely cloying, malty, molasses, candied fruits, sugar and alcohol. Very sweet, malty, syrupy and alcohol-laden finish with little bitterness. Tough to finish even half a bottle. Not my cup of tea. Would have probably paired well with the drain of my sink.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
darbeer75 (521) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma: malty and sweet with some wine undertones; Appearance: dark red with thin head that disappears quickly; Taste: Wow. That’s sweet. Some maltiness but overwhelming, cloying sweetness is dominant flavor. Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall:more similar to cough syrup than beer. Drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1313) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear copper with a thin foamy beige head. Flavors are meat, barley sugar, molasses, alcohol, prunes and raisins. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markoijelena (2368) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Ogi.12.01.2016.Pour it clear dark brown color with small white head.Aroma sweet sticky toffee.Taste too sweet, alcohol really present even too much, roasted malt on the back.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (481) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Sweet taste loaded with caramel and grapes. 2013 edition.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (543) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
Samichlaus, Abfüllung 2014 - rötlich braun, klar mit wenig weißem Schaum. Der Antrunk ist eine Wucht. Deutlich süß und alkoholisch empfangen die 14% den Trinker. Dann entfaltet sich eine Vielfalt an Aromen: fast likörartig, malzig, Waldhonig, Nüsse, etwas Portwein - toll. Schade, dass ich davon nur eine Flasche habe, das ist ein perfektes Bier zum Einlagern. Das Bier ist wohl ein Doppelbock, aber auf jeden Fall eines der eigenständigsten, welches ich kenne. Klare Empfehlung!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McDef85 (40) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
Versione imbottigliata nel 2010, stappata dopo 6 anni. Dominano i forti toni alcolici, sia a naso che in bocca. Aromi di porto, caramello, pane. Molto dolce in bocca, forse un pizzico troppo. Malto, miele, prugna, uva passa, alcool. Lontani sentori di cioccolato. Lungo warming. Labile secchezza che si avverte dopo qualche secondo in fondo al palato.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 30, 2016
Good beer. One that has to be sipped slowly. Drinkability is low for this one. Flavor is plentiful. Massively sweet, so it may come off as cloying to some. Gets better as it warms up. No hops anywhere, just a pure malt bomb. Mouthfeel is smooth and on the heavier side.


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