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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ home. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, bread, fruity, toffee - caramel sugar notes, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic burn in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (210708)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours paler yellow than the non-helles and with a fully diminished head. Marzipan/almond aroma. Flavour holds a rather sweet and smooth feel. Finish is sweet flavoured and with a decent alcohol warming. Somewhat simple and too young but also fresher than the regular Samichlaus. Has to be drunk rather fresh from the fridge as it gets terrible alcoholic once warmed up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of alcohol, fruits, and caramel - somewhat like a dessert wine. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol and fruit both fresh and some over ripe making it a bit heavy, leading to a somewhat alcoholic finish. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Sweetish alcoholic aroma with an edge of almonds. Very solid body with sweet, malty accents - a little low in carbonation. Again these almond notes. The finish is extremely alcoholic but this still manages to come out as a very pleasant beer. 201107

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, alcohol and almonds. Sweet flavour of malts, carame, alcohol and dried fruits. Much too alcoholic. I prefer the normal version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is vanilla, alcohol, nectar, more vanilla and some apricotty sweetness. Flavour is alcohol, wood and vanilla. Wellbalanced and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19237) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
<i>Bottled. </i> Thick clear amber, no head. Sweaty meaty malt aroma. Thick and syrupy with vast and deep malt character. Sweet and chewy, soft and pleasant, just loads of malt. Warming and intense with low hop rate and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Nice golden color, hazy; fizzy noise; there is poor head retention; its nice to observe how slowly the few bubbles crawl to the surface. Quite simple aroma, some sweet malt. Good mouthfeel; lean malt flavor; nothing special, but at least there is some nice sweetness and light fruitness (apples); and the alcohol perception is kept to a minimum, just in the end the mouth and throat are warmed by it. Its a booze, but quite well brewed.

I would drink it more often than the score (33) tells, but the maths is maths.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle at Chris o’samber,sweet light hop,overpowerful spirity fruity juicy hop with quite a burn

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13833) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is dark golden. Aroma and taste are honey, malt, sugar, caramel and syrup. Quite a sweet beer.


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