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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Samichlaus is brewed once a year on December 6, and is aged for 10 months before bottling. It is one of the rarest specialties in the world. Samichlaus may be aged in the bottle for many years to come, as older vintages become more complex. Brilliant deep amber, complex dry toasted malt nose and huge intensely sweet palate. The 2007 bottling is the first bottling since 1987. 32


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2014
Smells yeasty in the beginning. Pours perfecly clear golden and orange. Tastes of sweet cherries, vanilla and bubblegum. The alcohol is mature and thereis pleasant carbonation. Pairs well with seasoned meat. The molasses and malty brew is high on sugar, but not overly sweet. If you like sweet rum this is quite similar.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PapaVillum (424) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
0,33 l/330 ml, flaske, 14 % ABV, medbragt af C. Handschuh - tak! 2. april 2014. Klar kobberfarvet østrigsk bryg med minimal skum, nærmest bare lidt store, knap så charmerende bobler. Derefter kun lidt skum i kanten. Meget anderledes duft. Aromaen er vinøs og maltet. Meget speciel og kan man lide dén? Underligt nok er det svært at afgøre... Meget svær og overraskende oversød smag. Ikke min smag. Likøragtig og dog lidt tyndere i konsistens end rigtig likør. Øllet står registreret som en dobbelt Bock og har visse smagligheder med en sådan, og alligevel er den så langt fra... Masser af alkoholvarme i eftersmagen og lang eftersmag. Minimal kuldioxid, som der skal være til denne slags øl.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Sweet aromas, I also get some faint smoky notes, like grilled fruit. Syrupy, sweet, oily mouth feel, good body. Thick. Sweet candy, sugary, honey, boozy, fruity, preserved fruits, like a jam (or schnapps?). So delicious, hides the alcohol, except for a little burning aftertaste. Love love love! Rated 4.9 because I can only have one at a time...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (936) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Aromas of raisin, cherry, caramel, toast. Lightly hazy reddish-amber with a lasting ring of white bubbles. Pretty sweet, balanced by warming strength, honeyed malts, dark syrupy fruit. Medium-full bodied, a little boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
Very nice . I thought I had rated it before. Thick and strong in all features. Very good to drink cautiously too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Nice amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet caramel malt, floral, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, molasses/syrup, rich stone fruit, and licorice; The alcohol is fairly well hidden; Overall, a bit too sweet - but unique for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1193) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small tan head; intense aroma of dried and stewed fruit; thick palate; lightly sweet flavour with well hidden alcohol; excellent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a reddish-yellow with a thin head. Smells of sweet candy and fruits. Thick, pleasent mouthfeel. Complex, cloying sweet flavors. A very interesting, unique doppelbock.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2010 bottle consumed on Nov. 18, 2013 - Pours orange with barely any head. It has a boozy, malty aroma. The flavor is extremely sweet, syrupy sweet even. Its boozy and kind of grainy. Im not very into about this one. The classic Samichlaus is far better, in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (597) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottled in 2012: clear, bright orange/ auburn a few beige bubbles; aromas of whiskey, molasses.... INTENSELY SWEET, honey, apple, apricot, vanilla, dark fruit and dark toasty bread... Its syrupy but not real thick. HOLY SMOKES what a brew! Reminds me of 120 Minute IPA from another brewer, but less wine-ish, and almost more like a schnapps. Gotta change my frame of mind to enjoy it. Its NOT like beer.


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