Samichlaus Classic (Castle Brewery Eggenberg/ Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg)

Style: Dopplebock/Malt Liquor? 14.0% ABV Bottled In: 2012 Brewed In: Vorchdorf, Austria Brewer’s Note:  “Brewed only once a year on December 6, Samichlaus is aged for 10 months before bottling.  This specialty is perhaps the rarest in the world.  Samichlaus may be aged for many years to come.  Older vintages become more creamy warming finish.” This beer’s label is very German in feel, with some … Continue reading Samichlaus Classic (Castle Brewery Eggenberg/ Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg)

Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

9% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 21Plato Brewer’s Notes: “A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.” The bottle’s label is the standard, “undersigned” Jack’s Abby label, which isn’t horrible, but is rather mundane and boring.  I still … Continue reading Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Troegenator (Tröegs Brewing Company)

Style: Doppelbock 8.2% ABV Bottled On: 05/16/2012   This bottle is awesome.  I love the horned-Gandalf residing on the center of the bottle, and I love the trippy graphic-novel-feel of the design.  The font choice for the beer’s name is great with a medieval and almost Celtic feel, and though the font choice for the beer’s basics is a little boring, they are very small … Continue reading Troegenator (Tröegs Brewing Company)