Thursday, 3 January 2013

The 12th Beer of Christmas

Castle Brewery Samiclaus 2010

Well, Christmas is almost officially over.

Call this a repeat entry. Some may remember Samiclaus from 2010's twelve beers of Christmas.
What I forgot to mention back then is that I put one bottle aside for ageing. It's one mighty rich 14% Doppelbock from Austria. Honey sweet candy, almond and prunes combined with a big warming brandy like hit of alcohol. It's almost reminicent of sherry, but the most interesting bit is the noticeable darkening in colour compared to the non-aged version.

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