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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 460   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°


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle 5/18/13. Amber color, thin head, small carbonation, sweet alcoholic nose with honey and clover notes. Alcoholic warmth runs through to your chest, viscous mouthfeel and very honey/floral taste--almost like a meade. Interesting for about 4 sips, but I couldn’t finish my pour due to the intense sweetness (and drinking it in warmer weather was also a detriment).


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Nice aroma of raisins, dates, cherry. Taste has lots of sweet fruit, vanilla, licorice. Boozy. A sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (491) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 17, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Clear copper with the most minimal of heads. Musky aroma of caramel, leather, spices, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to flat carbonation. Intensely sweet, like licor, with a fiery dried fruit and alcohol character and a dense a bitter finish. Very rich and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (336) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Butelka. Bardzo mocne piwo 14%, kolor jasno złocisty, alkohol wyczuwalny, smak jak na tak mocne piwo dobry.Ogólnie dobre piwo.Pite w Austrii.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9337) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
Pours a copper color with almost no head. Aroma malt, sweet, fruits, alcohol. Taste sweet, fruits, alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cutitoutdave (65) - - APR 2, 2015
Pours golden yellow from bottle, thin head, without any hint of the assault to follow. Aroma is malty, not overpowering. Taste is dominantly sweet and alcoholic, notes of anise, figs, and did I mention alcohol. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall a strange brew, may appeal to some as an afterdinner beverage, but to me there was just toooo much booze in the booze.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
demannu (151) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Very sweet and boozy both to the nose and tongue. Extremely thick and syrupy. Overall rather unpleasant for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10072) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Klares öliges bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv kräfitg malzig, reifes Obst, Vanille, Holzfass, süß alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr süß malzig, holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, alkoholisch, ok!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (220) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Più che una birra si tratta di un liquore, con i suoi 14%, ha un colore rosso abbastanza intenso, la schiuma ovviamente è minima. L’alcool è preponderante e finisce per coprire un po’ altri sapori, giusto un po’ di frutta e malto. E’ invecchiata in bottiglia (la nostra del 2008). Da bere con calma a fine pasto, per scaldarsi.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to stem. Clear bright copper with bare rim of white head. A: malt, booze, spice, honey. T: dark fruit, malt, booze, spice, yeast. Thick and syrupy. Bit of a mess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. ’07 vintage. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of strong sweet toffee. Apples. Very grainy flavor. Concentrated apples. Somewhat hot toffee. Bearclaw donut. Still pretty boozy. Full body, soft carb.


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