Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
Samichlaus Helles 14% A very pretty looking orange amber. The nose is quite a fragrant fruity plum/prunes, malty caramel with some heat. Very rich malt, syrupy brown sugar, some sharp heat, dried prunes in the aftertaste. Super sugary and rich. Some heat burning down your throat. The aftertaste is burnt brown sugar. Very interest wrong but somewhat over the top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (101) - - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle pour to cup. Funky fruit nose, maybe prune, unexpected. Deep amber color. Apple, brown sugar, funky prune, This hits hard and sweet like drinking a port wine or sipping brandy. Becomes a bit sickly sweet the more you drink, take your time with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fdomig (788) - München, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
330ml bottle at home in Feldkirch. Aroma is light nuts, marzipan, light malt. Appearance is clear golden to amber with no head. Taste is sweet, very light sour. A soft carbonation. Strong but pleasant. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2015
Intenso color dorato con saponoso cappello di schiuma bianca. Aroma e gusto sono liquorosi, dolciastri e avvolgenti; torrenti di malto, caramello e frutta essicata lasciano spazio ad un finale amarognolo delicatamente luppolato che lava via parte dell’alcool, grazie al quale la birra mantiene un corpo massiccio. Poco equilibrata ma "potente" nel modo giusto... una birra "pazza"!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5527) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours copper/orange with small of white head. The aroma has hefty malt, some alcohol, lots of sugar and milk caramel. It has pretty full body with light carbonation. The taste starts with alcohol, cotton candy, richness, cobwebs, ripe apples and syrup. The finish is smooth and had rich caramel. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Golden body with nearly no white head. Aroma is caramel malts with some alcohol and hints of fruits. Taste is fruity sweetness with booze. Aftertaste is alcohol with sweetness and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3018) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
0,33 l bottle BB 09/2020 caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, dark golden color, clear and with a frothy white foam head, heavy cloying sweetness, almost no bitterness, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5165) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
Light brown with no head. Aroma is sweet with sugary dried fruits like dates and raisins. Flavour is similarly sweet. Also with honey and caramel. A bit warming from the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8699) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from notes. Pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a small dirty white head. The aroma is sweet, honey, alcohol, some caramel, toffee and very fruity. The flavor is a whole lot of sweet caramel malt, toffee, honey, and alcohol. Dark fruits and a little vanilla make an appearance. This is on the thick, oily side of things. I think it may be a bit too sweet for even me. This one is too be sipped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at PIB 2015, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish brown and a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, dark fruits, and toffee. Flavour is quite sweet, with sugary sweet candied sugar, cotton candy and alcohol. Not too boozy for being 14%. Nicely constructed but rather extreme for drinking in more than tiny samples. Good stuff.

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