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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samichlaus is brewed once a year on December 6, and is aged for 10 months before bottling. It is one of the rarest specialties in the world. Samichlaus may be aged in the bottle for many years to come, as older vintages become more complex. Brilliant deep amber, complex dry toasted malt nose and huge intensely sweet palate. The 2007 bottling is the first bottling since 1987. 32°

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3.1
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Enjoyed this one much better than the Urbock 23° that I got at the same time from Booze Bros. The nose was sweet with a strong honey profile, yeast, and a touch of light fruit. Very sweet on the palate with another strong showing of honey, apple butter, alcohol and malts. Hides the 14% very well, but it does poke it’s head out now and then.

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RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Aroma is sweet with malt and honey scent and an alcohol tone on the end. Color is a deep gold with good carbonation and a nice white head. Taste is sweet and cidery. Starting with a light medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes in with a bright sweetness that seem almost like apple cider with a touch of honey, then just a slight bitterness shows. After taste is a bold alcohol taste and warming feel with a little fruit flavor coming out as the alcohol fads away. This is a unique and complex brew. The alcohol seems to add to the flavor in a way I have never seen before.

3.2
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle shared by Jay and Ian of Toronado San Diego...Thanks guys. Pours with a golden body with little head or lacing. It’s cloyingly sweet and malty with underlying alcohol esters. Medium to full bodied and warming.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
11.2oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet grain, medium fruit, alcohol. Taste is sweet/somewhat syrupy grain/medium malt-caramel, medium fruit, alcohol-lots of it/fusel alcohol maybe like from a drag race car. Medium body. Nice/sipping/occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3.5
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
bottle. pours clear dark golden with fizzy oh wait no head at all. aroma is straight up mead with some apples. flavor is very sweet, boozy, lots of honey, apples, cherry skins, with a pale malt base. warming alcohol down the throat but not a burn. sticky body. these samichlaus brews will put hair where your body lacks it. resembles a mead over any doppelbock i’ve had but whatever this is strong and tasty. split this amongst friends.

4.3
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Pours just like any other helles - pale golden color, thin white head, and you can see through it quite well. Nose is a little tepid. Some honey & sweetbread aromas. Palate packs a whopper malt character with honey-like sweetness, alcohol punch to your face, and a syrupy thick mouthfeel. It’s not almost syrupy, it is syrupy. This could be served on buttermilk pancakes if desired. Finish is warming with plenty of alcohol presence.

2.6
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
A bit more than I can handle once I got past the intriguing aroma. Too sweet almost honey like. Alcohol is quite overwhelming.

2.8
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
bottle. golden pour with a large amount of carbonation to thin bubbled head. yeast, cherry, sweet malts aroma. huge alcohol warming. malts are huge, maple, sugar, fruit. Much too powerful. syrup texture. dry sandpaper finish.

3.7
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pours a rich golden body with a big foamy head.. which unfortunately doesn’t want to hang around for long. Very sweet aroma (of course), pale malts with apples and cherries, cut by a whiff of alcohol. Same sweet flavor with a touch of citric bitterness and a soothing alcohol hit. It finishes sweet and sticky with a low alcohol burn. Now This is a Doppelbock!

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3.1
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle at Belmont Station. Nice that you can buy at the store and drink on the Bistro side. Huge alcohol beer that I nursed between other samples. Orange amber. Light head. Sweet syrupy caramel nose. Flavour is syrupy sweet with a huge alcohol presence. Like a high octane liquid caramel toffee.


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