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Salvator Doppel Bock - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Ratings: 2,386
Reviews: 1,299
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 60
Gots: 218 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001

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Ratings: 2,386 | Reviews: 1,299
Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very malty doppelbock and really not a whole lot of sweetness to speak of. I'm a bit surprised at how noticeable the alcohol is given it's only 7.9%. Not exactly what I was expecting out of a doppel, but I've had much worse.

Photo of Get_Lowell
3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: very slight foam which dissipates quickly, beautiful amber color.
Smell:Faint, caramel, molasses.
Taste: Rich caramel on the front, Slight bitterness on the finish which lingers.
Feel: Thin, somewhat resiny.
Overall: For a much heralded doppelbock this left me wanting.

Photo of hreb
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle served in pub glass. Beer pours orange amber in color, and somewhat cloudy, showing evidence of bottle fermentation. Sweet, fruity aroma, a little plum. Flavor is on the sweet side, too, finishing with a small dose of German hops, but not at all dry. Fortunately that rules out any of the chalkiness sometimes associated with bock beers. Also the alcohol is not at all present. The parallels with a English Barleywine are somewhat remarkable: raisin, stone fruit, molasses. But this high gravity beer is unmistakably german. Easy to drink, but I'd prefer the former.

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark ruby brown lager, two fingers of tan head

S: mild fruits like dates and raisins, dark brown breads and molasses-sweetened malts

T: nice mellow fruits up front, modest spice and brighter fruit impressions; mildly sweet like watery molasses

M: medium-light, smooth and soft, barely perceptible carbonation

O: a well-crafted doppelbock that hits the marks you'd want from the style - a good frame-of-reference beer, and for fans of the style, no doubt a solid go-to lager

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and molasses. Taste is also dark fruit and molasses, with a slight rye bread character. Mouthfeel is medium, would like a bit more feel. Overall a very well done dopplebock, one of the go to's for the style.

Photo of Catracho5
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Dark brown but lots light comes through giving the beer an amber color, off white creamy head that disappeared fairly quick.

A: Malts, caramel sweetness, some spice, no alcohol on the nose, smells great.

T: Caramel sweetness, nice bitter finish, getting real nice dark fruit sweetness, figs, prunes, very balanced, taste really good.

M: Little thin, great carbonation, nice sweet finish on the palate.

O: Very impressed with this beer, really balanced, nice caramel sweetness up front with some bitterness and dark fruits mixed in. Really good. The aroma is not as good as the taste. This is my second dopple bock, the first was Ayinger and this is just as good.

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this over at my bro's earlier this week. The base sweetness paired quite well with the German-Style dinner of Glazed Ham and German Potato Salad.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Photo of thetravelguy01
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting double bock!! Will surely drink more of this.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice caramel color with a thin tan head.
The aroma is loaded with caramel sweetness and a bit of spice.
Taste follows with plenty of caramel, a bit of spice and a bit of a warming alcohol bite.
Mouthfeel seems thin.
Overall, decent but not spectacular dopplebock.

Photo of John_M
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Growler last night.

The beer pours a copper amber color with outstanding head retention and very good lacing. On the nose, I get some light sweet malt and vanilla, but that's about it. However, on the palate, this is really a pretty delicious beer. The beer is sweet and malty, as you would expect, and it imparts something of a canned, fruit cocktail flavor to the beer. However, the sweetness isn't over the top, and beer actually finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness, something I wasn't expecting. That helps to balance the sweetness very nicely in this beer. The beer comes across as medium bodied, but it delivers plenty of flavor, with a long finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is quite good.

Very solid doppel bock from Paulaner... exactly what I would have expected.

Photo of johnnycomelately
4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

i just tried this for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Reminded me of a Belgian. Very smooth and sweet, but the maltiness does eventually feel heavy on you. If I am gonna have just one beer this is a good one. Very satisfying.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of maxson924
2.91/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Totally okay, but not great. I seem to taste a lot of chocolate or something similar in this.

Photo of ssdarius
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, smooth great character

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy brick red-brown body, with light tan head, fading slowly, and mild lacing.

S - Floral and caramel, slightly soured grains.

T - Sweetness, bread and honey, slight spice. Close has a touch of bitterness, but very mild.

M - Brisk, closing quickly with a light drying element.

O - An elemental brew. Doughy and sweet, delicious.

Photo of gnikola
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An OK German, almost Belgian in style. Very strong body. Nice malt aromas.

Photo of jefegrande
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

It is one of my favorites it turned me on to dopple bock. When the income tax refund comes in gonna get me some. Its not so expensive, I'm just el pooro.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Extra smooth, deeply flavored doppel bock with a balanced sweet maltiness & toffee flavor.

Photo of MisterGone
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from 16.9 oz into tulip. Hazy brown with light beige head. The aroma definitely highlights bready, sweet malts. Flavor is a bready, toasty malt up front with a brown sugar across and an ever so slight hop bitter in the finish. Tasty brew for my bent: as a hop head, ale heavy guy, this was a nice change of pace.

To demonstrate my lack of lager experience, I will say this compares to a Belgian Dubbel in its maltiness and sweetness (obviously distinct yeast profiles). More to dark sugars than dried fruits.

Photo of Shanenkrat
4.96/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The perfect German beer- good stuff.

Photo of Maloney1011
2.77/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: dark amber/light brown, cream colored head.

Aroma: sweet malts, little to no hop present.

Flavor: Toasty carmel, slight diacetyl.

Feel: highly carbonated, medium caramel body.

Overall: Drinkable beer, missing toasty character.

Side note: poured on draft at the new Fassler Hall in Oklahoma City, OK. It's an good beer, but would pass for other dopple bocks.

Photo of dbertles
1.25/5  rDev -68.1%

The taste is hidden by the bitterness.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%

Nice little gem that surprised me. I am a fan of malt and this one hit me very well. A lot of malt but it really comes across as light and drinkable. I was really surprised that is was 7.9% ABV, it did not come across as that high. Full of flavor but very smooth and drinkable. Excellent beer that I hope to keep in my regular rotation.

Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle (best before 9/14, oops, didn't see that before getting it from my local beer store) poured into an Ayinger dobbel bock glass
A: Hazy caramel color with a one-finger head
S: Caramel, wheat, bread, brown sugar
T: Matches the nose; a bit sweet, definitely malt-heavy but tasty
M:Medium-bodied, somewhat sweet
O: A good example of the style. Tasty, but a touch sweet... if that were toned down just a bit it would go from very good to great. Still worth a try

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
88 out of 100 based on 2,386 ratings.