Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1924   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (457) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Sweet taste loaded with caramel and grapes. 2013 edition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (523) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McDef85 (37) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (648) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2016
Beautiful and bright dark amber with nearly no head and very low carbonation. Sweet molasses and caramel aroma. Taste is mainly sweet, malts, molasses, caramel, apricot. Can’t detect the taste of the booze (amazing for a 14% beer). Very nice, tasty, and killer beer. Great great great, they brew it only on Dec 6, they must be training hard for this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ffbot (340) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
This beer is really all over the place. It’s about as intense as you can go, being 14% alcohol. It is sweet as fuck first of all. Smells of a huge dry hay field, and tastes like someone soaked green apple candy in a corn-flavored sugar bomb soda. It burns your mouth, throat, your inner self on it’s way down. I think I still felt the headache from drinking this on an empty stomach almost 24 hours later

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
midovark (512) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2016
0.33 bottle from Austria. It has a strong alcoholic aroma and heavy cloying sweetness, with the taste of alcohol as well.Full bodied with a long warm finishing. Good quality, but not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
govtmulefan (14) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Perfectly clear amber color when poured, relatively minimal head, incredibly sweet on the front, boozy finish on the back. Taste of raisin, apple and chocolate. ABV is sneaky at 14%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Clear amber, small white head, short lasing and only leaving some lacing. Deep, sweet malty nose, honey, oak and boozy. Thick, silky mouthfeel, full-bodied. Sweet and warming taste, dark sugar, honey, raisin, caramel, milk chocolate,molasses, cinnamon and cookies. Well too sweet at first but kind of grows for each sip. Very warming and strong vinous in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2016
33cl x4. Brewed in 2014, bottled 2015. One of the best beers so far for 2016. Malty as hell, bitter, sweet with loads of mixed malt in it. Pours clear dark brown, with decent head. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant smooth textured. It does go well on its own, and with sweet desert also. ABV is not noticeable during drinking, but well noticeable after. Fantastic beer.

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