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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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common

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RATINGS: 1914   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours copper with little head. Smells sweet. Taste is complex. Sweetness balances out the alcohol. Good beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
16erBlech (384) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2016
0,33l bottle. Its more a liqueur than a beer. But a good liqueur. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is strong, caramel, toffee, booze, malty and nice. Appearance is copper, light tan head, clear. Taste is intensely sweet, caramel, toffee, malt, booze, bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, caramel and bitter booze aftertaste. Overall, this is pretty good but a touch too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1851) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Had as part of a vertical at Eugene’s place over a year ago. Good thing phone notes never get lost.

2000. Thanks E! Dark caramel, clear, no head. Aroma: soy sauce; caramel; dark fruit (prunes, raisin); salt? Slight smoke. Taste: no idea what this is like as a younger beer, but this doesn’t taste "old." Deep thick caramel sweetness. This is nice. 8/4/8/4/16.

2006: lighter, clear amber color vs 2000. Aroma (vs 2000): also brings marshmallow. I want to say tootsie roll but it may be a lie. sweeter.

2001: more like an older 2006 than a younger 2000. There is more marshmallow than 2000, less ... (and that’s where my notes dry up, because beer).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (935) - SPAIN - MAY 25, 2016
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing South Park Stick of Truth. The alcohol is noticeable in the taste but not in negative way but in a warming one. Has every good thing of a doppelbock

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flanfl (565) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2016
Deep copper ruby body. Small not lasting white head. Aroma of dried plum, fig, caramel, alcohol. Flavours of caramel, dried plum, strong alcohol presence. Warm caramel sweet finish. Dried plum aftertaste with alcohol lingering. Alcohol is too forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (1868) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2016
Botella of@sebilin´z. 13/05/2016 Color ambar transparente, sabor malta, caramelo final alcohólico.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (101) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Very intense sweet flavor. Think treacle and dates.This is balanced by the warm alcohol. This is actually rather nice much better then I expected. A perfect strong winter beer. One to share.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Evilman (50) - Taverny, FRANCE - APR 26, 2016
This actually is my favorite beer. Serious business all around, quite unique wine-like taste, strong beer for strong experience. Totally worth it’s price, you won’t regret it. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (78) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2016
Botella 33 cl Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) a pesar de sus 14 grados no es muy fuerte, en parte por su sabor dulce

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdolfoCC (130) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
APARIENCIA: Color cobrizo con algunos destellos marrones, totalmente traslúcida, se observa moderada actividad de carbonatación. Corona de espuma blanca de muy baja retención. AROMA: Caramelo es lo que predomina, maltas dulces y tostadas, frutos oscuros maduros, licorosa con tono de jerez. SABOR se siente el alcohol intenso, caramelo, maltas tostadas, frutos oscuros maduros como hígos, retrogusto con bajo amargor, enmascarado por el alcohol que si se percibe hasta la garganta de forma cálida e intensa. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero con textura algo oleosa, moderada alta carbonatación. RESUMEN: Excelente cerveza apegada al estilo, una doppelbock que toda persona que gusta de la cerveza debería probar alguna vez


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