Brewed only once a year on the 6th of December, the day of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), this beer is aged for ten months before bottling. As one of the rarest beer specialties in the world with 14% alcohol by volume, it is the strongest bottom-fermented beer in the world. Samichlaus can mature many years in the bottle as older vintages become more complex. A brilliant deep amber, complex dry toasted malt nose and huge intensely sweet palate. It compliments heavy meals and desserts, particularly chocolate.