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95
style
Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The once strongest beer in the world is back ! Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling. This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world. Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish. Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself. Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlsschen-Hrlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle, 2005. Pours pale ruby, thin off white head. Aroma is spicey, smokey, and fruity, Flavor is very sweet fruit, beef jerky, alcohol, and yeast. Strange.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
Tasted 2001 through 2005. 2001 was a dark reddish amber with no head and strong signs of maderization, maple and celery salt. In mouth, oxidized malt, vinous, with warm scotch alcoho, rich and smooth. Well blended. 7-4-8-4-15 <!-- BR --><!-- BR --> 2003 to 2005, were lighter coloured more like scotch/whiskey, no head. 2003 and 2004 had a lightly sweet liquorish aroma, with nougat, vanilla and aniseed. The mouthfeel was rich and smooth. 2005 was less complex, less sweet malts, relying on alcohol content, like a tequila almost. Overall, prefered 2003 and 2004.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 12 oz. bottle 2003 vintage. Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet! Almost like drinking a liqueur. Have drunk cognac with similar fumes as this. Thick, oily palate. Cloying favors with a brandy-like warmth from the alcohol. A little too much. Gimme a good Ayinger Celebrator.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
12 oz bottle, 2004 vintage. Pours a clear bright copper body under a very fizzy two finger beige head that almost completely disappeared. Aroma is an all out malt bomb with a hefty dose of alcohol fumes. Very clean though overall. Flavor starts out very sweet and one dimensionally malty and finishes with a hot alcohol burn. Alot of fig, date and toffee in the middle. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied yet for all the sweetness it isnt overly cloying. Carbonation is soft and fine. Overall, this is as fresh tasting as ever, even after almost two years. Gonna take a long time for this to take on an aged character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
Clear, deep amber, with very thin white head. Caramel, rye, black bread, toffee and alot of sweet alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4174) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2005 bottle; Nose is caramel malt and dark fruit; copper orange with a small beige head; caramel, toffee, and dark fruit flavor with some alcohol, the alcohol lasting into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (Utobeer): Orangy amber with a fine carbed short beige head. Caramel and alcohol nose with some prune juice there. Sweet caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes topped off with stewed apples and hot alcohol. Medium sticky feel with a long warming touch on the throat. Ok, but OTT alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 4, 2006
2004. reddish orange with a small head. lots of alcohol in aroma as well as some malt and honey and fruit(apple, cherry). flavor is slightly alcoholic but not as bad as i expected..... i was a little scared at first. very fruity. medium bodied. dry. aftertaste is like a shot of vodka. good and smooth until the aftertaste hits. this ones for the croc hunter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (528) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle from 2003. Enjoyed this one on my birthday, along with some 70% Lindt Cocoa. Fizzy head that disappeared instantaneously. Strange fruity, apple-cider type aroma... also hints of malt, caramel, and a general sweetness... also some slight hint of woodiness, and of course some slight alcohol. Flavors were sweet and fruity, with a very light background of malt... definitely a heavy alcohol presence, and a slight bitterness. A strange, mysterious brew. This one took forever to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Just too overpowering for me although I can see why some people like it.As you would expect sweetness and alcohol dominate. It was anexperiece trying it but not one I want to repeat.


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