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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1908   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.


Smacky's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
This incredibly potent bier is deep orange and perfectly transparent. A small pale head quickly disperses, but the mild carbonation remains. Aromas of fruit and malt with a dose of alcohol. On the palate, Samichlaus is dominated with molasses, sweet malt, and alcohol. An incredible nightcap that will warm on the way down with a lingering flavor I tasted for minutes after each sip.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (93) - 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 (22) - 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 (54) - 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 (97) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - APR 7, 2016
bottle. Copper colour no head. Alcohol aroma with raisin. Spicy flavour, alcohol, very sweet

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1029) - BELARUS - APR 6, 2016
Clear copper colour, minimal head that disappears instantly. Nose of fruit syrup, prune, port wine. Full body. Syrupy texture. Vinous taste, port, dark fruit, syrup. Some bitterness for balance. Very good.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (956) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 2, 2016
the aroma of caramel, red wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate, toffee and some spices... the taste is fruity and caramel with notes of port, dark fruits, candy, toffee and, a little bit, alcohole... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juggernaut84 (188) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
Robinrot und schwer liegt es im Glas. Die kleine Schaumkrone ist so schnell vergangen wie sie gekommen ist. Trotzdem ist es sehr feinperlig. Im Aroma mischen sich rote Trauben, Erdbeeren mit Trockenfrüchten, Datteln und Feigen. Darunter kommt eine leichte Nussigkeit Honig- und Karamellnoten. Sehr Komplex. Komplex ist es auch im Geschmack. Supersüß im Antrunk wird es zunehmend schwerer im Mund. Der Alkohol schlägt sich satt nieder, fällt dabei aber nicht unangenehm ins Gewicht, sonder bindet sich gut ein. Das Mundgefühl ist cremig feinperlig und ölig. Im Abgang kommt eine tolle Reife dazu, die mit leicht holzigen und reifen, nussigen Früchten trocken runter geht. Ein absolutes Highlight...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2114) - 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 (1356) - 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.


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