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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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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3.5
fonefan (49278) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ home. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, bread, fruity, toffee - caramel sugar notes, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic burn in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (210708)

3.8
yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours paler yellow than the non-helles and with a fully diminished head. Marzipan/almond aroma. Flavour holds a rather sweet and smooth feel. Finish is sweet flavoured and with a decent alcohol warming. Somewhat simple and too young but also fresher than the regular Samichlaus. Has to be drunk rather fresh from the fridge as it gets terrible alcoholic once warmed up.

3.5
Ungstrup (37552) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of alcohol, fruits, and caramel - somewhat like a dessert wine. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol and fruit both fresh and some over ripe making it a bit heavy, leading to a somewhat alcoholic finish. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.

2.6
joergen (28102) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, alcohol and almonds. Sweet flavour of malts, carame, alcohol and dried fruits. Much too alcoholic. I prefer the normal version.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is vanilla, alcohol, nectar, more vanilla and some apricotty sweetness. Flavour is alcohol, wood and vanilla. Wellbalanced and pleasant.

3.9
omhper (25093) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
<i>Bottled. </i> Thick clear amber, no head. Sweaty meaty malt aroma. Thick and syrupy with vast and deep malt character. Sweet and chewy, soft and pleasant, just loads of malt. Warming and intense with low hop rate and bitterness.

3.7
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Sweetish alcoholic aroma with an edge of almonds. Very solid body with sweet, malty accents - a little low in carbonation. Again these almond notes. The finish is extremely alcoholic but this still manages to come out as a very pleasant beer. 201107

3.4
Travlr (24633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Nice aroma of raisins, dates, cherry. Taste has lots of sweet fruit, vanilla, licorice. Boozy. A sipper.

3.3
cgarvieuk (24448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle at Chris o’s…amber,sweet light hop,overpowerful spirity fruity juicy hop with quite a burn

3.6
Rasmus40 (20617) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, sugary and alcoholic. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 220312


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