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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

Samichlaus Bier

“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.

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
Dec 2007
Buffalo, NY
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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.

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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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Old 06-11-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-11-2010, 07:29 PM   #7
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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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Old 06-15-2010, 02:07 AM   #8
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Jackson, Mississippi
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i've had both, and loved them equally. awesome brew!

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:39 AM   #9
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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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Old 06-27-2010, 03:05 AM   #10
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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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