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Salvator Doppel Bock - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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88
very good

2,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 42
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001)
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NearerMyBeerToMe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A compact, golden-brown head of tiny bubbles 1" deep tops off this pour and does a pretty good job of sticking around. Beer is chestnut in color with orangish highlights, fairly translucent, and medium in viscosity. Sweet smells of toffee, buttered wheat dough, and gingerbread spices. Suggestions of maple syrup carry over into the flavor, although the main focus is still on toffee and butter. Dense flavors of allspice and cinnamon prevent the mellow, rich sweetness from ever becoming cloying. Walnut-skin dryness at the roof of the mouth leads into an aftertaste that recalls caraway seeds and woodsy hops. This is happily bitterer than I had expected. No tangible carbonation to a mouthfeel that is on the light side of medium in body and drier than the aroma would suggest. Drinkable, but the alcohol level makes this relaxing enough to enjoy one at a time--which is probably the point. No complaints.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2004 00:41:26 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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11.something ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A - bright red with an initial one finger like tan head. There is no retention and no lacing.

S - grassy, bready, and some alcohol

T - very sweet and malty up front with caramel, raisins, plums, and cherry notes. The finish is dry and understated except for the alcohol warming.

M - a bit thin with not much carbonation. The aftertaste is an alcohol warming.

O - Not particularly a fan. The alcohol should be a bit better hidden for a 8.something ABV.

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I had never had a double bock but a strong imported beer seemed like a promising endevor.

A - Gorgeous garnet color that looked like a mix between an amber and a brown. Fine off-white head that had some staying power.

S - Delicious malt and caramel notes held your nose. Some alcohol and lager yeast tones were there but in much less quantity.

T - A powerful mixture of malt, caramel, and smooth lager flavor. No real hops to this beer just the malty flavors come through. The characteristic lager flavor is also present but isn't as predominant since it is mostly masked by the full malt assault. There is a light bitterness but it is definitely on the sweet sided making it a good desert beer or as the monks used it, liquid bread!

M - Medium mouth-feel but it should be heavier with the malt bill but the lager yeast really smooths it out. The substantial body and sweetness make this beer not something I could drink more than a couple of but would enjoy it up until then. Moderate to light carbonation is perfect for this style because you don't want acidity to fight the malty goodness.

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S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet bready malts with moderate notes of brown sugar and caramel. Lighter aromas of spices and just a hint of dark fruit (fig).

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet bready malts with moderate notes of brown sugar and caramel contributing to the sweetness. There are hints of spices and dark fruit (fig) as well as a light amount of earthy hops which contribute just a hint of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth. Hints of alcohol warming as the beer warms.

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
88 out of 100 based on 2,081 ratings.