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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Porterguy41 (28) - - FEB 26, 2013
Vintage 2010, pored no head, amber color and dark fruit aroma and taste. It is like drinking a finely aged wine, drinkabale yes but at 14 % watch out !!!


4.1
yerffoeg (33) - Dinant, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Surprenante découverte, en particulier car je n'avais pas fait attention à la teneur en alcool. Une brune rougeâtre, bien sucrée au goût et avec des arômes très riches. Elle se boit très facilement, un peu comme un sirop alcoolisé qui coule seul dans la gorge.

4.2
rjplumer (1204) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2017
The aroma is woodsy, nutty and a bit of roasted caramel sweetness. The body is a clear dark brownish red with only a bubbly head to start but fades quick. The taste is a rich roasted woodsy nuttiness with molasses sweetness. The boldness warms your palate on the way down. Delicious.

4.2
Maracuja05 (1871) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2017 06-12-2017 // 2014 Version. So exactly 3 years old when enjoyed. Thanks to werckmeister! HoHoHo! 3 years old now and tasting awesome. Browny beer. Sweet malty, woody nose. Lovely complex taste. Dominantly sweet with brown sugar. Boozyness well hidden. Slighlty creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Long lasting finish. Great treat!

3.8
Zlotta (3980) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2017
0.33 l bottle from 'Bierbörse' (Schwelm), bottled in 2014, best before May 2019, cellared for over three years. This beer has either not been aged for ten months or not been brewed on 6 December as I purchased this one already in August 2014. Clear, dark brownish red with a beige layer. Sweetish-malty, boozy and a bit fruity aroma of molasses, port, raisins, prunes, rhum and some bourbon. Very sweet, malty, slightly fruity taste of molasses, raisins, prunes, port, bourbon and some marzipan, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite warming but only slightly boozy finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Tastes a lot less boozy than it smells, it's actually very enjoyable. Quite complex, moreish and a bit heavy as well, overall a really nice, slow sipper.

4
CraftBeerNick (2884) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017
2014 Vintage Bottle at home, bought from Biervana, drank on the brew date, 3 days on, 6th December 17. Pours a copper colour, no head. Aroma is prune, dark fruit, some booze. Taste is prune juice, sweet, bitter caramel, dark fruit, raisins, booze, but drinks below the 14%. Great beer, more of a barley wine than anything else.

3.2
17Beer (426) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2017
11.2 oz bottle. Ours a clear red brown with a fast dissipating white head with tiny bubbles. Scents of raisins and prunes with some alcohol. Big tastes of dried fruits with a lot of sweetness. The alcohol is not felt in the taste but there is a warming kick after you swallow that reminds you that its there. A lot like barley wine.

4.1
lada66 (72) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2017
I like the strong taste of beer that doesn't anyway cover specific flavours the beer is full. Every sip gives you a pleasure of drinking of quality beer. Very easy to drink for a strong beer.

4
lh1301 (43) - - NOV 19, 2017
En helt igennem fantastisk øl, når man lige skal smække benene op og nyde livet et øjeblik. Duften af søde rosiner vinnoter underbygges af den meget søde vinøse smag. En dessert øl i særklasse ..... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
VueltaBirrista (156) - Murcia, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2017
De color rojizo, tornándose marrón oscuro. Al verterla genera una buena corona de espuma beige pero no dura prácticamente nada.

Aroma a ciruelas pasas, caramelo, frutos rojos.

En boca su dulzura permanece durante mucho tiempo. De nuevo pasas y caramelo. Llama la atención su textura algo aceitosa. Calienta al instante.

Ideal para tomar con algún postre de chocolate, quizás incluso con frutas maduras. Nosotros la tomamos con unos bombones, y al final la sensación era la de estar acabando una buena comida navideña con un buen brandy en la mano.

3.5
biilz (235) - SPAIN - NOV 12, 2017
Аромат довольно сладкий, немного напоминает хороший коньяк. Вкус безумно сладкий, очень карамельный, чувствуется мёд. При послевкусие ощущается сухофрукты. При адских 14 градусах алкоголь не ощущается. Одним словом действительно благородное пиво.


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