Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (411) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2017
Ik geef een lage overall in vergelijking met de ander scores omdat dit een lekker bier is, maar voor mijn smaak veel te zoet. Ik heb het gedronken met het idee van dessert in het achterhoofd. Heel veel alcohol in het aroma. In de smaak rozijnen, koekjes, veel suiker, citroen beste. Mondgevoel is warm. In de afdronk een licht zuurtje.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acaro (145) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: Caramel. Not subtle, very strong. Appearance: Nice dark red color with hazy liquid and minimal (non existent) head. Taste: Heavy sweetness, hidden light bitter notes. Palate: Full body with oily sticky texture and flat carbonation. Long strong astringent sweetness that stays in the memory forever. Overall: not my cup of tea. It is said to be the strongest beer in the world. I have tried. I understand it is a good beer, but not for me. If you like cognac this can be your beer. Good points: nice aroma, no alcohol flavour in any moment (but you feel how strong it is).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stupre (295) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Trs belle rondeur avec des armes de fruits mrs. Chaleur de lalcool qui vient parfaire la rondeur de lensemble.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Pours umber colour. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel. Taste is almost undrinkably sweet, syrupy caramel. Theres some interesting flavours going on but its just too sweet to drink anything more than a third, if that. Hard to get past the sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2017
2007 bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a very small head. Aromas of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, booze. Full bodied, syrupy and thick, a sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (379) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle. From memory... Nice aroma. Medium brown color with little head. Taste is better than barleywine, very rich, and improves as it warms up. Med to full body. A classic thats always great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6101) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Nice clear ruby and violet coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head that fades fast, but leaves the very nice ruby and purple glow as the only thing to look at. Aroma of alcohol, pit fruits, toasted malt, raisins, figs, earth and way more alcohol - pungent. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich malt flavours show up first with a big toast flavour, then breaking immediately into a large alcohol bite with medicinal and deep tastes and some pit fruit sweetness that shows raisins, figs and plums, but the syrupy body lends some complexity to a touch of hops as well. Aftertaste shows the alcohol, toast, grain, earth and especially the pit fruits and syrupy sweetness that still comes through after all that alcohol. Overall, a super pungent beer with a lot of depth and complexities and a syrupy finish that shows remarkably well despite the high alcohol content. I sampled this this 33 cL bottle purchased by one of my hockey teammates and sampled on 23-February-2017 (Bottled in 2015)- Thanks Alex!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Pours a dark amber with no real head to speak of. Heavy malt and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet with more sweet. Brown sugar, caramel maybe some dark fruit and a good helping of booze. Overall this is a pretty hardcore beer, sweet boozyness not for the light beer drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (5295) - Snderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from martin00sr, opened to celebrate my birthday. Pours clear copper brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of caramel, malt and yeast, with notes of fruit and touches of hops. Sweet flavour of brown sugar, malt, caramel and fruit, with heavy boozy notes and touches of yeast. Bitter, boozy aftertaste with sugary notes. Well, Bamsen goes boozy today! Yee-haw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (803) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Clear bubbly brown with minimal tan head. Nice aroma, raisins, dates, brown sugar, caramel. Full body. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel. Some booze but not too intrusive. Flavor is sweet. Dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, root beer, vanilla. Reasonable balance. Perhaps a tad better at a cooler temperature, hides some of the excess sweetness present as it approaches room temperature. Long finish. Quite good.

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