Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1932   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, - JUN 21, 2011
A bit too sweet for me and just a bit too strong. Should be great in Winter though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombutlin (231) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2016
Strong, sweet fruit & treacle. More like a liquor with a hint of carbonation than a beer. Good with desert I guess, but mostly odd. Tastes stronger than 14% - like I say, more liquor than beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (897) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Data ważności: 01.2021
Kolor: Jasnobrązowy, czysty jak łza.
Piana: Nie ma co tutaj się wysilać, piany po prostu brak. Tak szybko pędziła w dół, że od razu wiedziałem, że nic z tego nie będzie. Po przechyleniu Hamburg Glass widać na krawędziach jedynie opadające w dół "łzy" bezbarwnej cieczy.
Zapach: Aromat słodki, słodowy. Początkowo wysoka słodycz przypalonego karmelu, cukru trzcinowego, rodzynek i toffi. Następnie odrobina przypieczonej skórki od chleba i tostów. W oddali odrobina deserowej czekolady i lekki alkohol.
Smak: Miód, gęsty jak kisiel miód pitny. Tak smakuje. Słodkie, ulepkowate, likierowate. Wywołuje porównawcze skojarzenia z koniakiem wraz z jego owocową stroną. Słodycz buduje przypalony karmel, subtelna wanilia, słodka, nadziewana czekolada, cukier brązowy. Tylko w tle majaczy odrobina tostów i przypieczonej skórki od chleba. Melanoidy biorą górę na tym etapie degustacji. Jak na 14% to alkohol jest świetnie wpleciony w konpozycję. Piję się to piwo na prawdę bardzo przyjemnie. Nie jeden trunek w innym stylu (choćby nawet Belgian Strong Ale) było słabiej zbalansowane z mocnym, czasem ordynarnym alkoholem. Tutaj alkohol grzeje od środka, ale nie powoduje wykrzywiania twarzy. Wręcz przeciwnie, z przyjemnościŕ sięgam po kolejne łyki. Lepka, gęsta faktura. Pełne, likierowate ciało i mimo wszystko świetna piajalność.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Nie spodziewałem się, że Doppelbock kiedyś zrobi na mnie takie wrażenie. Piwo jest słodkie, likierowate, pełne w smaku, dokładnie takie jak lubię najbardziej. Przewijają się tutaj posmaki miodu, prażonego karmelu, mnóstwo melanoidyn (tosty, przypieczona skórka od chleba), cukier brązowy, a w tle lekka nadziewana czekolada. Alkohol jest rozgrzwający, a nie ostry i rozpuszczalnikowy. Odpowiednia tekstura, lepkość, średnie wysycenie. Bogaty, słodowy i super smaczny trunek!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (407) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Clear, dark copper, almost no head. Aroma: malts, dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, even some cherries. Very sweet, full body. Flavour mild malts, toast, raisins. Bit alcoholic finish, but overall that 14% fits nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is of malts, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, fig, raisins, and an ever so slight booziness. Heavy and very sweet palate. Flavor is of figs, dark fruit, caramel, heath, malts, and chocolate. Leaves a sweet chocolate raisin finish. Wow this is like a dessert in my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerman33190 (87) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
Lots going on here in the aroma, syrupy texture, good looking but just too sweet for me. Should have read the reviews before tasting it (but I hate doing that). I’ll wait for the snow and the freezing temperatures before trying it again.....winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1453) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2016
Caoba limpio y espuma beis. Aroma intenso de higos, fruta confitada, fruto seco, anís. Cuerpo denso y meloso con sabor como en aroma y final seco anisado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
This beer is the worlds most extraordinary beverage? Ehhhhh. It poured a deep amber body, minimal carbonation, and no head or lace. The aroma was sweet fruit, figs, and raisin. Flavor was very sweet, a little to sweet for me, fig, raisin, a little smoky and very sweet caramel malts dominated the taste. Overall it was more like a dessert wine and at $6 bucks a bottle i wont be trying it again. Originally rated on 10/31/08

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle 330ml (2007) – cellared for 9 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt copper with a slight haze. Head is small, beige and quickly dissipates. Aroma is rich and extremely complex; stewed figs (strong), burnt caramelized dates (strong), sherry soaked muscatels (strong), marsala wine (strong), burnt Christmas pudding with brandy sauce (strong), golden syrup (strong), pouch tobacco, hints of marmite and light notes of vanilla oak. Flavour is superlatively rich, complex, yet delicate at the same time; virtually no bitterness at all; sherry soaked fruitcake (strong), brandy caramel sauce (strong), stewed figs (strong), burnt caramelized dates (strong), marsala wine (strong), treacle (strong), chocolate fudge and some woody notes in the back. Full bodied with extremely soft carbonation, a syrupy texture and an amazingly long, warming finish. I was skeptical about this keeping for over 9 years but it shows absolutely NO signs of deteriorating what-so-ever! In fact, I am confident it would EASILY keep for another 10+ years! Without a doubt the best beer I have ever tried! WOW!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilya13911 (57) - RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2016
ну, что сказать. Бесспор& прекрас& пиво.. Алкогол& хорошо спрятан, чуствуе& лишь вначале. Вкус очень сладкий, пьётся размере& Но не для частого употреб& тем более при такой цене

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrNeonGreen (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
Basically just alcohol. Not much head. Smells like most Belgian ales but with an intense alcohol addition. Not my favorite but I had to give it a shot.

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