Just like you, but different
It has been a while since I had this, which was in July 2014 and reading back on that post I’ve now correct a few typos, it clearly had an effect, This is the BeerJerk Beer Club beer of the week, I’m stoked.
The beer in your hand was bottled in 2014… it is now 2 years, 3 months old
A well presented 330ml bottle of beer that is a massive 14% ABV, making it 420 calories in the bottle, and the bottle contains 3.65 standard drink units..
The once strongest beer in the world is back !
Brewed only once a year on December 6. Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling.
This beer is perhaps the rarest in the world.
Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come. Older vintages become more complex with a creamy warming finish.
Serve with hardy robust dishes and desserts, particulary with chocolates, or as an after dinner drink by itself.
Brewed under the exclusive licence of Feldschlösschen-Hürlimann-Holding, Switzerland.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
That’s a deep bready fruity aroma on opening.
Pour is an almost dissapointly flat affair, a thin whisper of film as head, It’s not as rich an aroma and there might be a whiff of alcohol tang in there too. It’s a deep aroma, perhaps also of blackcurrants.
It would probably be better as the last beer, or a beer with dessert, or with something, but this means an effort on my part, so I’m having this as is, as it were.
One sip at a time.
Whilst not impossible to drink it all without a food I did crumble and had to stop for something, which has allowed the beer to warm a bit in the glass.
The aroma has lowered somewhat to a dull rich thing that has notes that are just out of reach of description. The taste hasn’t changed though, it is still that rich syrupy fruity thing, with that background tang lurking.
A brilliant experience beer that you need to embrace if in anyway you think you’re ‘into’ beers.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. For all the love and the great story that this has there are some edges in this that make it both an experience and a challenge. It is big brash and doesn’t hold back.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” Jeff Buckley” ” You and I ” on the Spotify
Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma.