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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2015
330ml bottle into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy brownish red with nary a head. Some very splotchy lacing on the sides of the glass but that’s it. Aroma lets you know this one will be sweet. Fruitcake and prunes along with some caramelized sugar. Some touches of sherry. Actually pretty good. The taste is a complete sugar bomb. Brown sugar and caramel sauce mixed with prune juice. There is not much oxidation but it is really hard to get past the sweetness. Booze galore letting you know this is a strong beer. Warmth and sweetness linger. Overall, I figured this one would be very sweet and I was right. I really wanted to enjoy this one but it just isn’t for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1320) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
This beer pours an orange color with no head. The aroma is strongly boozy but oddly smells like red Twizzlers, and the taste is initially boozy with some malt flavors; the aftertaste has a touch more sweetness. The palate fuses an oily texture, nearly flat carbonation, and a medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkline3 (16) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a clear deep amber with a quickly dissipating off white head. Strong floral aroma of honey. Very sweet honey flavor, caramel, golden raisins, with warming alcohol to follow, light carbonation, a bit of earthy finish. Excellent sipping, dessert beer, a very pleasant surprise worth searching out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Nice amber colored beer with a very sweet initial flavor followed by a strong alcohol bite. very little head. Overall an Outstanding beer, excellent as an after dinner follow up. Highly recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1820) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark brown colored beer without a head aroma malts caramel and fruits flavor malts spicy citrus fruits alcohol and hops

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mario_giri (152) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Definitiv zu süss, auch wenns eine süezialität ist. Nicht meins

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (427) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Honey aromas in the smell, but when you try it you will be surprised. A lot more where that came from. Unnecessary amounts of honey and sugar completed to intense sweetness that aren’t to good for the beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Orange color with small head. Intensely sweet, cognac, apricots. Taste is also intensely sweet and boozy. Not exactly my type of beer. I’m afraid to get Diabetes from drinking this ^^

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (627) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2014
red clear shiny color. smells very sweet of dried plums, turkish honey, almonds and roses. full body. tastes sweet, oily texture, spices, liqueurish. good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HomerBeerOdysy (65) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 APPEARANCE - Dark red-amber with a 1-finger head that lasts. Good lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. TASTE - Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Spices. Boozy. Lights you up immediately. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey. Little carbonation. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I did not like this beer. At best, sippable.


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