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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Red brown pour with limited head. Floral, honey, caramel, spice. Caramel, brown sugar and syrup. Sweet


3.6
Icedwarf (1721) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2017
Lichtbruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is warm, krachtig en zoet met iets van cognac, rozijnen en zoet fruit. Mist net iets te veel smaak nuances om echt een topper te zijn.

3.3
Idiosynkrasie (7711) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with late awakening, small, frothy, fading, white head. Toffee malty aroma, hints of marzipan, dried fruit, raisin, maraschino cherry, Marsala, sherry. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity, sweet vinous, notes of Marsala, sherry, a touch of treacle; oily texture, minimally sticky palate. Intensely sweet but not cloying - could do well as desert wine substitute.

3.5
IslandHaole (1285) - Misawa, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2017
Clear copper color with little/no head. Incredibly sweet and malty, almost syrupy smelling, like a liquid extract you use to make other beer from. Caramel, butterscotch, wildflowers. Thick and rich, super sweet, sticky candy like orange gummy candy filled with Brandy, warming. Interesting to see the expiration date of 30 June 2021, I'll have to get a few more and stash them for a few years.

3.3
nutjes (1144) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Dranken de Caigny te Essen. U: Helder donkeramber met dunne witte schuimkraag die bijna meteen wegebt. G: Esdoornsiroop, alcohol, karamel, noten en gedroogd fruit. Ruikt zeer zoet. S: Zoet. Karamel, nootachtig, esdoornsiroop en vijgen. Veel alcoholwarmte. Dit is wat eentonig zoet. M: Medium volmondig, plakkerig en weinig carbonatie.

3.5
brigg (700) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2017
(Bottle) Clear amber body with minimal, vanishing head. Heavy malt caramel aroma, toast, toffee. Medium to full bodied; oily texture; mostly flat. Strong alcohol, very sweet; syrupy.

3.6
MonsterMagnet (1518) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle from my secret santa ’15, Saeglopur, many thanks! Pours a clear dark golden with vrtually no head. Sweet, malty and sticky, with honey, raisins, plums, toffee and nutty and sherry notes. Quite boozy.

3.7
davedrinkinbeer (18) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Beer has a malt/syrup scent to it. Beer tastes just like it smells, syrup, caramel, malt. It is also lightly carbonated and feels heavy. Even though it is 14% ABV, only a trace of alcohol is detected. Very sweet, and stretches the definition of beer, feels more like a Liqueur. The sweet taste is likeable, and for being this heavy is very drinkable-- so if you like it, the 14% content will reward you after a couple of these....

3.5
BREWMUSKCLES (2720) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2017
wheat syrup in a smooth sticky body that is remotely beery and with a bit of caramel i suppose. a real sipper it is sweet and powerful.

3.5
edgallow (4305) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly alcohol but smooth. Tastes of toffee and dark fruit.

3
BlackHaddock (7514) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Monthly bottle share at Chez Sophie: 22nd May 2017. Four way split. Cheers Mat for the 75cl bottle from 2014. Sickly stuff really: wispy head on an amber body. Slick, syrupy and excedingly sweet throughout: even my sweet tooth winced half way through my quarter of the bottle. The alcohol level came through loud and clear too, could never drink a whole 75cl bottle on my own.


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