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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 1969   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Pours a clear dark amber with a thin head. There’s little carbonation and the aroma is sweet malt and alcohol. The flavor is syrupy sweet but not in a bad way at all. There’s a dark fruit aspect to it as well. It is apparent that this is a high alcohol drink and meant to be sipped. The mouthfeel is slick and warming. I had tasted some 1995 and 1996 vintage Samichlaus recently and decided I really wanted to put some away for a few years. However, this drink is such an enjoyable nightcap that I’m not sure my stash will stay untouched.


3.4
VueltaBirrista (144) - 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 (200) - 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.

4.5
julesxxl (29) - FRANCE - NOV 8, 2017
(dark-tuilé, nez alcools-pruneaux-épices, pineau épais-amer, sucré-vanillé fort, fin camphrée, déchire (14°))

3.9
popiela (1004) - Poznañ, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, melanoidyny, karmel, delikatny chmiel, zero alkoholu. W smaku bardzo słodkie, wyklejające, gęste. Bardzo dobre.

3.5
Mpuntmuts (271) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 Nice clear amber pour with a small fast dissapating white head. Nose is sweet roasted malts, burnt/caramalized sugar and dried fruits, or tutti futti as you may. Can I have the sugar, sugar? Holy crappola!! This is one sweet beer. Not too crazy about sweet beers normally, but yummy. It's like drinakble pancake syrup. Dark roasted malts, honey, caramel, figgy pudding. If anyone can find me a beer with a fuller body than this one, i'll tell you that ain't beer, that's a liqour. low to medium carbo. Hahaha, love to be surprised like this. Eventhough it's sticky sweet, i really loved it. Bet it is a great dessert beer!!!!!

3.5
ljthiessen (1437) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle, dated 2015. Quite sweet up front, thick and syrupy, with brown sugar, honey and slight dark fruit notes, but finishes surprisingly light and balanced. Curious to see how this does with a couple more years in the cellar.

3.9
Erzengel (9465) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2017
Sweetish caramelly sticky beginning. Very deep and intense. Caramel, brown sugar, not too sticky. Nice sweetish but sessionable dark aftertaste with molasses and a moderate bitterness.

4.1
yoxik75 (196) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Piana szczątkowa znika po chwili. Kolor bursztyn klarowny. Aromat słodki, karmel, suszone owoce, winogrona, melanoidyny, kwaskowo winny alkohol, bardzo przyjemny. Smak, słodycz nie przesadzona, karmel, melasa, cukier kandyzowany, są suszone owoce, miód, melanoidyny, jest tez obecna w aromacie winogronowa, winna nuta alkoholu, szlachetna przyjemna. Całość świetnie się komponuje smaki się przenikają. Bardzo Dobre (01.2021)

3.2
Piepenhenrich (1229) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
Very strong, still despite its ABV relatively smooth in gtaste, but of course alcoholic notes remain. Otherwise lovely malty, sweetish and after all a complex belnd of flavors make this a special brew, indeed.

3.8
Sebilinz (2620) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle 2008 vintage. Dark brown body with nearly no tan head. Aroma is roasted malts cocoa raisins. Taste is sweet malty fruity some alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet alcohol. Aging makes it much better. Still don't really like the fresh one.


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