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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2543) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2010 bottle. Into a tall glass. A dark straw color with minimal head. It smells unlike any beer Ive had. Banana and rubbing alcohol is the best way to put it. Taste like alcohol, sweet candy, and licorice root. Sweet aftertaste. Very earthy overall. Low carbonation, heavy body. Wow. A lot happening here. Maybe share the bottle. Worth trying for the experience. Almost like drinking medicine.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Monthly bottle share at Chez Sophie: 22nd May 2017. Four way split. Cheers Mat for the 75cl bottle from 2014. Sickly stuff really: wispy head on an amber body. Slick, syrupy and excedingly sweet throughout: even my sweet tooth winced half way through my quarter of the bottle. The alcohol level came through loud and clear too, could never drink a whole 75cl bottle on my own.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (5258) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
75cl bottle as Limited Edition 2014 edition @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie. Pours a deep misty amber, thin ring head. Aroma is lightly dusty boozy rich barley wine caramel. Taste is exceedingly rich, boozy slick caramel, candied sweet fruits. Powerful stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9398) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2017
330. bottle - tasting glass @ Meug Afterwork 2017. Tried it next to the classic which was better than I remember it being, not too different from this one but the classic carried a bigger malt body & touch more complexity. Interestingly this beer is 100 % clear dark amber, head is almost instantly gone. Nose is this extremely sweet cloying touch medicinal syrup, herbal, alcoholic, weir alcoholic plastic pear syrup. Taste is extremely sweet & syrupy, lightly medicinal herbal plastic pear, candy with faint rubbing alcohol, boozy, lager yeast, very sweet. Body is all malt, fruit syrup, low medicinal. Potent, bit of a baffling beer with the low medicinal extremely potent sweetness, feels like it needs age & oxidation. It was interesting, intense but still a bit odd.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (1092) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 2015 bottle. Clear gold, no head. Sweet honey sugary aroma. Boozy and sticky, but not ridiculous. Candied sugar and a little booze. Hardcore ?beer?. Nice for a nightcap and sharing. Never again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7666) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle shared at Todds. Very sweet sticky caramel brown boozy. Bottle from 2007. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1614) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2016
beige head. brown colour. aroma is nutty, sweet, caramel. taste like aroma, hazlenuts, oxidation and long very sweet sugary aftertaste, dense body, medium carbonation. bottle 33cl

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (411) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2016
Appelcider in de neus. De smaak doet denken aan pinot de charmantes. Een aperitiefbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (762) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2016
Flasche 0,33l: Bernstein, leicht rotstichig, glasklar, wenig mittelporiger Schaum; in der Nase krftige wrzige Se, Malz, Malzzucker, Getreide, deutliche Rstaromen, nussig, getrocknete/eingelegte Frchte, leicht holzige Aromen; im Krper sehr krftige Se, sehr wrzig, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, cremig, krftige Kohlensure, deutlich alkoholisch, eingelegte Frchte, likrartig, leicht holzige Noten, slich-wrzige Bitterkeit; angenehmer slich wrziger Nachgang

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
16erBlech (513) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2016
0,33l bottle out of Craftbeerbox shared with a friend. Maltysweet, creamy, slightly bitter at the end. The alcohol is well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Aroma of sweet malts are most prevelant with alcohol and some apple hints as well. Apperance was a amber color with a very thin head. Flavor was similar to the aroma- very sweet malts, alcohol was very noticeable, occasional hints of fruit, grass, and some metallic notes present. Mouthfeel was kinda like a dessert wine, syrupy and the alcohol warms you up. Overall it was o.k. and i wouldnt mind trying it again if it were aged a couple of years, but at six bucks a bottle i probably wont try it again. Originally rated on 10/29/08.


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