Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 1971   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WilleLW (260) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Black colour with a tan head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, liquorice and some dried fruits. Taste of dried red fruits, plum, some liquorice and alcohol. Some dark chocolate but still with a distinct sweetness of burnt sugar. Almost an overwhelming taste with much alcohol. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddesprez (49) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Couleur ambre. Armes trs prononcs de sucre d?orge, caramel. Trs sucr. Texture liquoreuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3540) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle from Beery Christmas. Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, caramel, sweetness and alcohol. Full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sircatis (185) - FRANCE - DEC 6, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2016 Dcouverte dans la Berry Christmas (#6). Bire trs fonce avec une note rougetre. Au nez, un peu licoreux, sucre. En bouche elle est trs sucre, ronde. On sent quelle est alcoolise, mais pas 14%! Parfaite avec un dessert aprs le repas. Bire dexception, idale pour la Saint Nicolas...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gangstergafje (836) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2016
Beery Christmas from Saveur Bire, the beer from December 6th. Brew from 2015. This might be the best beer from this box till now. The bottle looks beautiful as well. If you have it in your hands, you know you hold on to something special. A beer that takes this much effort into making their bottles look good must be a good beer. This reflects to the beer. The looks are beautiful. In the dark, the beer looks almost dark. In the light, a beautiful quite light reddish brown color is shown. The beer looks very clear. Only a few bubbles can be seen rising towards the top. The beer is quite still. On top of the beer, a small rough layer of off white foam is formed. All of the foam collapses over the course of minutes, leaving no drape at all. However, for this type of beer that isnt weird. The smell of the beer is superb. It has so manny layers. There are things that remind me of both barley wine and doppelbock. The barleywine smell is logical, the beer is aged for 10 months. This gives the beer a lovely creamy aroma, filled with rather sweet dark chocolate, ref fruits, dark caramel, liquorice, all different but delicious aromas that get a sweet, soft delicate touch because of the ageing process. The aromas themselves are those of a doppelbock. The beer is very warming, and a nice warming alcohol smell can be sensed. The balance is beautiful. The beer is very sweet, but there is a delicious balancing bitterness and a hint of red fruit sourness. It is so nice. Its somehow familiar and extremely special in the same time. The advice on the beer label to drink the beer wile eating a piece of chocolate is gold. The chocolate really enhances the sweet aromas and tastes. Talking about tastes, the beer tastes perfectly. Its one of the best beers Ive ever had. it definitely is the best doppelbock Ive ever had. There is so much going on in the smell, my god. There is a sweet liquorice flavour, sweet red fruits, sweet and bitter caramel, bitter chocolate, some toast barley with a certain bitterness and a delicate balancing sour twist of the red fruits. The alcohol aroma is strong but delicious and truly gives depth to the taste. The alcohol also contributes to the palate. The alcohol gives a warming, stinging feeling to the beer. There isnt a lot of gas in the beer, but it totally fits the beer. The lack of tingling gas is more than enough compensated by the alcohol of the alcohol. 14% is a lot of alcohol, but it doesnt overhand this beer. Perfectly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1500) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Clear brownish ruby, no head. Overripe bananas, raisins, ash, caramel, bready malt, alcohol. Full body, sweet, oily, low carbonation. Thick one, tasty, sweet, dessert. Beery christmas no6.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex7x3 (13) - Калуга, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2016
Good fruit aroma with little notes of spirit. Taste - dry fruit, vine, sweet. Very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clareeses (49) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bready aroma, sweet malty initially with yeasty finish. Moderately carbonated, robust mouth. Sweet and strong beer without a lot of that unpleasant overly strong sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonBlok (385) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2016
Beery Christmas #06. 33cl bottle at home. Appearance: clear chestnut brown with medium eggshell white head. Aroma: sirup, raisins, brown sugar alcohol and a trace of ethyl acetate. Taste: High sweetness with medium bitterness. Notes of sirup, brown sugar, cinnamon and fruits. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (765) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Dark amber/burn orange, clear with tiny head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy, really heavy. First of all its packed with malts - mainly caramel with candy/brown sugar, lightly toffee notes. Secondly there is intense aroma of dark fruits - raisins and dried plums, some figs. Lightly boozy in the background with some vinous notes. Taste is sweet and constant in the end the beer is slightly bitter with moderate alcohol warming. Full body, sticky and thick texture, lively carbonation, finish is fruity (plums) with strong candy-like backbone, slightly broken by bitter notes. This beer is simple - heavy, sugary malts with intense aroma of dark fruits, but everything is well balanced and appears in the right moment during degustation. All that goodies cover high ABV content well. In general very good beer for cold winter nights.

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