From the HBD Archive
From: Chris Shenton <>
Subject: Samichlaus Bier and wheat conversion
Date: 1990-01-04 19:26:43 GMT

Marc Davidson writes:
> Samichlaus Bier. Apparently it's brewed once a year on December
> 6th and then aged for 11 months before being bottled. It's
> really interesting stuff but extremely potent - it's also very
> clear.
> Anyone know anything about this stuff?
> The bottle actually says one more thing, "Guiness Book of Records".
> Not having a book of records, I have no idea why it's in there.

It's the most alcoholic beer in the world, about 12% (can't remember if by
volume or weight). Be careful with it -- a friend of mine got a DUI last
night after drinking just one Samiclaus and one mixed drink. Very tasty
beer, but heed the caution on the label about not driving. (BTW, EKU 28 is
heavier, but not quite as alcoholic). Check Michael Jackson's ``World Guide
to Beer'' for more info.

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