What is there to say about Samichlaus Bier that hasn’t already been said? It was my final advent calendar pick last year, and I’m not sure you could include a list of Christmas beers without mentioning Samichlaus.
Nevertheless, for me this is the King of Christmas Beers. Rolling in at 14% alcohol—the world record holder for lagers—this is the beer that you’ll seek out past vintages of. And if you tell other beer aficionados you have a bottle of this, they’ll be openly jealous.