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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 492   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, - DEC 30, 2012
Clear dark golden pour with a few yellowish bubbles for a head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee and apricot. Taste of syrupy malts, caramel, apricot, and a hint of green apple hiding behind all the sweetness. Medium carbonation and a heavy creamy mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8757) - 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 (909) - 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 (7243) - 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 (1612) - 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 (228) - 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 (659) - 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 (502) - 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 (869) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15614) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle from Ferris - pours brown white head - nose/taste of syrupy caramel, toffee and bready alcohol - medium/full body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Deansos bottle at cellar cleanout tasting. Amber with no head. Very sweet, tea, caramel, toffee. Very sweet, light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation, very sweet and long lingering finish.


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