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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1968   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 Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.

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3.9
railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2006
had this on tap at THREE FLOYDS was not to sure about it.went to liquor store found a 2004 bottle and sat at home to try again.it was not that bad sweet and syrupy almost like a wine it was different and alcohol was hidden well mellowed with age and not as bad as i thought not my style but had to see what the big stink was about it.i have 1 more bottle of the 2004 and not sure of what to do with it

3.8
cromni (13) - USA - APR 30, 2006
2004 Bottle. Very sweet. Shocking at first, but towards the end I was used to it (the high Alc. % probably helped). Aroma is fruity and pleasant, but overall a bit too sweet.

3.9
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
bottle 2004. aroma is plum and other dark fruits. caramel and alcohol. taste is waaaay to sweet. caramel, malt yeast and alcohol. not bad but sickeningly sweet.

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bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
"Poured a dark copper color with small hear.. Aroma was was carmel and dark fruits. Flavor roasted caramel and dark fruits as well. Alchol was strong. Bit was in the after taste. Would be much better if it aged. You will feel this one. "

3.6
spporras (259) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2006
(bottled 2005; BB 12/10) Fruity, malty, port wineous aroma. Clear, amber colour, slightly carbonated, and very small, almost immediately diminishing white head (no lacing). Sweet, fruity, alcoholic, malty flavour with average duration. Full-bodied, alcoholic, oily and dry (astringent) palate. Surprisingly easily drinkable brew considering the very high ABV. Very good doppelbock! 23/04/06

3.5
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2006
(Bottle ("Bottled in 2004") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) Burnt orange body with a fizzy off-white head that that rapidly melts away. Aroma is alcohol and syrupy sweetness. No lacing. Mouthfeel is fizzy, smooth, syrupy, light. Taste: lots of alcohol, and to me alot like sherry. Pretty one-dimensional.

1.2
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2006
no head, red and homogenous in appearance. looks like a brown wine. smells like caramel, raisins and alcohol. tastes so damn sweet. so damn sweet. give me a headache. massive alcohol. drain pour.

3
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a reddish copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is sweet, alcohol very present (too present) hints of caramel also. Good body, ok brew.

4.3
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 20, 2006
Reddish amber hue-medium white head- soft nose of light apricot jam – chewy thick body, it tells you it is in your mouth – sweet tawny port taste – tender long lasting aftertaste

3.2
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2006
2005 bottle, 33cl. Amber/orange colour with a small and disappointing tan head. Very lively beer! Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and honey. Favour is extremely sweet and alcoholic, something normal to a 14% ABV beer. Unfortunatelly, the sweetness becomes sticky and annoying. To tell you the truth, if i wanna have a strong beer i’d rather drink a Bush Ambrée than this Samichlaus: more well balanced, not so sweet and with the alcohol very well hidden by other flavours.


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