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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 422   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°


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle at Thanksgiving. Aroma is sweet honey, bread, alcohol. Very sweet, very much a sipper. Drinks like a dessert wine. Probably let my other bottle age a bit before trying. (from notes)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
(bottle) amber with a hint of pink. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor was syrupy sweet and some alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear bronze-hued amber body with a small white head. Taste is Norwegian goat cheese (not the "brown" version but the actual goat cheese version), burnt sugar, caramel, hints of grains in the back. Taste is burnt sugar, Norwegian goat cheese, caramel, hints of grains and raisins. Smooth, clean flavors with no alcohol tones evident. Medium body and carbonation. Original and impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1046) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2011 bottle. Very sweet lots of plum. Touch of raisin and sugar maybe a bit too sweet thin body for something so strong.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours light brown. Smell of sweet plum. Taste is light not much carb. Taste of toffee and caramel with raisin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a clear amber. Nose is alcohol sweet malt and spice. Extremely sweet. Very very sweet. Syrupy sweet. Thick in the mouth. And did I mention it is sweet. Slight alcohol burn.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Way too sweet for my tastes, but given they style it makes sense. Needs more body too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoForShlomo (42) - - DEC 8, 2013
Sweet alcohol aroma; gold appearance with nearly non-existent white frothy head; tastes like a sweet apple wine; light fizz on the palate with a light alcohol burn, but with a surprisingly quick finish; overall, essentially a unique and pleasant apple wine worth an annual glass but not more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (574) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a brown color without much head. Tinned of sweet sticky maltiness. Slight alcohol flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (342) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
2010. Blonde ambrée. Nez: érable. Miel. Alcool. Vin fortifié (pinaud). Fruité. Caramel. Noix. Bouche: vin fortifié. Porto blanc. Très sucré. Fruit alcoolisé. Liqueur de fruit. Pêche. Noix (rance). Grenoble. Chaleur d'alcool. Florale. Fine effervescence dont je ne m'attendais pas. Finale bonbon fruit confit. Agréablement surpris.


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