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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4390) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle, 4 years old. Aroma is like a port wine, with ripe fruit, raisin, boozy malt and caramel. Heavy sweet taste of thick sweet malt, ripe red fruit, boozy oak and a long warming boozy fruity finish. I like this quad-doppelbock-port stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
A perfectly clear dark amber beer with little to no head. Nose has very sweet malty aromas with sherry, caramel, prune and raisin notes. Taste is sweet with some bitterness that lingers on the palate and balances out the sweetness. Medium carbonation and very rich mouthfeel. Well made and balanced for such a heavy beer. Nice maltiness and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
b79turner (255) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2016
2014 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Burnt caramel color with a small white head that quickly disappears. Nose is sweet and cloying, taste is very similar. I was very disappointed in this one. The alcohol burn wasnt as bad as I expected, but the taste was horrible. This tasted like a sweet wine and/or beer gone wrong....PASS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (1036) - - NOV 15, 2016
Aroma: caramel, roasted malt and wood Taste: sugar, caramel, malt and some alcohol, though very low alcohol feeling. Sweet aftertaste. Good beer keeping in mind its ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rod_beer (55) - DF, MEXICO - NOV 13, 2016
Clear dark ruby colour, tan light head that fades away in a second. Sweet aroma, hints of molases, nuts, caramel, malt and BOOZE, lots of it. Strong and sweet taste, malty sensation, strong (really strong) alcohol taste, something like licorice. Nice aftertaste, always on the alcoholic sensation, but a very pleasent one. Medium body, soft carbonation, thick texture. A really good doppelbock if you like strong beers. Stay away from it if you dont like sweet flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PowY (375) - AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a quickly disappearing small white head. the aroma is malty with caramel and toffee. Full body with soft carbonation; heavily sweet but not unpleasant. The alcohol is pretty good hidden regarding the high ABV. The flavor is dominated by the sweet malt, brown suggar, some caramel, spices, dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (323) - - OCT 29, 2016
Definitely unlike anything I have come across yet in my journey through trying foreign brews. It is hard to pin this down as a beer because of how alcoholic it comes off as. Very malty sweet with spices that does not cover its big ABV well enough. However, it is a true example of a winter drink as it warms the belly and puts the senses at ease. One bottle was all I could do to drink it for an hour sip by sip. A true experience for those looking to sample something outside the ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wendigo (262) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2016
0.33l bottle. Malty aroma, sweet caramel, alcohol. Clear dark amber color, no head. Taste is sweet with present alcohol tones. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation and sweet alcohol finish. Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fules (963) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - OCT 24, 2016
Semmi hab, vrsbe hajl barna szn. Illata szirupos, aszalt gymlcss. Rendkvl des, szirupos, aszalt gymlcss zvilg, hossz lecsengssel, benne pici konyakossggal. Nagyon testes, mgis nagyon friss, enyhn sznsavas s alig kesernys. Nagyon finom desszertsr.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombutlin (258) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2016
Strong, sweet fruit & treacle. More like a liquor with a hint of carbonation than a beer. Good with desert I guess, but mostly odd. Tastes stronger than 14% - like I say, more liquor than beer

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