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Old 06-10-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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Who else loves Samichlaus? I love this beer. I couldn't help myself, last night I did a side by side of my oldest vintage 2006 next to the newest 2009. It ages sooooo awesome. What a smooth and great beer! Let's here it from the Samichlaus crowd!

Also, for an awesome desert, try Samichlaus with some malted milk balls... mmmm

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“Samichlaus” beer is brewed once a year, in each case on December 6th, and stored and matured afterwards for over 10 months before it is bottled. "Samichlaus” beer can mature for many years in the bottle; older vintages obtain a complexity and receive their creamy warm aftertaste. This beer can be served with heavy meals and desserts, particularly with chocolate - or as digestive and meditations drink. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the strongest lager beer in the world with 14 % alcohol and 32° original extract content. It is brewed exclusively of natural raw ingredients after the purity requirement of 1516. “Samichlaus” beer is filled in a 0.33 litre designer bottle embossed with Schloss Eggenberg and in barrels of 15 and 30 litres for export.


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It was stopped in the 90's but came back in 2000. I got hooked in 2006 when I bought my first 4 pack. I have been buying it ever since and treat myself every once in a while.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Wow. That's somewhere around 1.128 for a starting specific gravity.

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Old 06-11-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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Great beer!Have you had the Helles?

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Old 06-11-2010, 12:39 AM   #4
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They just banned it in Ontario... or Bantario as they call it on teh other forum I frequent.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=3075849

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Old 06-11-2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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Interesting beer! I'll have to check it out. If I can find it. I guess it sucks to live in Ontario!

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Never had it but AFAIK their yeast strain is WLP885 Platinum Zurich lager or Wyeast 2782-PC Staro Prague Lager Yeast.

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I have a 3 liter bottle of this at home. I think it is a 2008.

I have two bottles of the helles around, too. Pretty interesting beer for sure.

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i've had both, and loved them equally. awesome brew!

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it's a great beer! i have 2 bottles of '06 left. i haven't tried the helles though.

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so good! I had a "Samichlaus Classic" Thursday night to cap off my evening among other things. It was very sweet, said bottled in 2008? I'll have to try making a clone of this some day.

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