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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 448   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°


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Very bright amber color with almost no head. Aroma hints at flavor. Very sweet and smooth. Even my wife said "Wow!"

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Cerveza fuerte en sabor y porcentaje de alcohol. Tiene regustos dulces que recuerdan a miel. Recomendable para tomarla tranquilamente

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a thin layer, white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Very light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is sugar and hints of alcohol, flavor is smooth and sweet, dark fruit, almost cloying. Similar to their classic. NOT a session beer - the 14% ABV is noticeable . . . savor this beer. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle, from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled in 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (947) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: clear amber, small white head with poor retention. Aroma: some malt, but mostly sugary sweetness. Taste: Extremely sweet, but somewhat simplistic, thick body.

Unlike the regular Samichlaus, the Helles is more like strong euro-lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2014
dark golden colour, practically no head; aroma of raisin, maybe some apple, spicy alcoholic notes and honey; taste is fully dominated by malty sweetness with fruity notes, honey and spicy alcoholic aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Rated on 12-29-2011 (Bottled in 2007 and flip top bottle) This beer pours a small head, cloudy orange body, very little carbonation, a lot of floaties, and no lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, sweet, fruity, and alcohol. The flavor is extremely sweet, fruity, toasted malt, syrupy, and boozy. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a sipping beer and has a light warming sensation.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
9er (75) - 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 (512) - 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 (214) - 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 (1129) - 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.


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