Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1992   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daenelyn (66) - - JAN 29, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Robe rubis avec peu de mousse. Nez pruneau, alcool. Bouche pruneau, sucre. Superbe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (500) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Pours clear and very dark red to chestnut brown with a small white head, very nice color; aroma is slightly malty grainy, dried fruits, some spice, a hint of alcohol, somehow buttery and also wine-like; taste is very sweet, fruity, lots of caramel and dark sugar, a spicy warmth with gentle alcohol leads to a sweet sugary finish with a lingering spiciness and warmth from the alcohol; mouthfeel is syrupy with medium carbonation; doesn?t feel like 14%abv, maybe a little too sweet [2015 bottle tasted in January 2017]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewWhatIWant (142) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours mahogany with little head. Aroma is malty. Taste is sweet with notes of apricots, plums, vanilla, banana, chocolate and plenty of malt. Full bodied, creamy finish with moderate carbonation. Definitely unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottled. Dark cherry body, almost no head. The aroma has deep prune and raisin notes, with thick molasses. The taste is like a prune milkshake, this is extremely thick. Some sweet undertones, vanillin and milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (803) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2017
330ml bottle, 2015 bottling. Shiny light brown with one finger beige head. Aroma is boozy up front with dried fruits, figs, caramel, light banana and general maltiness. Taste is very sweet with syrup, booziness, rich malts, caramel, some dried fruits, dates and a light wooden touch. Filling viscous mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and sweet malty aftertaste with plenty of warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Demens (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2017
0,33l bottle. Beutiful clear dark copper/ruby colour with quickly disppearing small off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, fermented dark berries, basement aromas, alcohol but not strong. Taste: Oh my god. Very sweet start and almost like a cognac. Has a very silky texture. Lots of malty tone with a light/medium bitter mouthfeel. The alcohol is there but not harsh at all. Full body with medium carbontion. Long bitter/sweet finish.Fantstic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (256) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Aromas of toffee with a hint of orange to it; butterscotch, bread, slightly burnt candy sugar. Hops are quite subdued. Color is a lovely reddish brown, ,lmost ruby but with a bit of orange. Head is small and light tan. Taste is quite sweet, but fairly low bitterness. Body is medium; texture is almost sticky; high alcohol is quite apparent in both the sweetness and a warming mouthfeel; carbonation is average; finish is long ending with an intense candy sugar sweetness with, alcohol warmth and a hard to describe almost slightly medicinal spiciness. Overall there is a lot going on here. I like the complexity, but the alcohol and sweetness are just too dominant. Different and very good but falls short of greatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel, toffee and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1429) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2017
It pours amber with slight ruby highlights. The aroma is dominated by the malt. It has aromas of Maillard, toast, with slight dark fruit and slight chocolate. It has a sweet Maillard and toast flavoring to start off with. The are flavor of plums and a slight hint of chocolate. It has a full body. There is alcohol warming as well. Overall, this is a malty sweet lager that features Maillard and toasty flavors with other flavors in support.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
psilosophy (760) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2017
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur marron rougetre, peu de mousse, pas de tenue. Des armes trs gourmands, pruneaux, caramel, fruits secs. Trs sucre mais l alcool et les armes font qu elle n est pas coeurante. Texture liquoreuse. Beery christmas #6

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