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Salvator Doppel Bock - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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2,341 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,341
Reviews: 1,288
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 57
Gots: 193 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001

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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kate for bringing me this one!

A: Deep caramel color. There is a little bit of a haziness to it. The head is a little thin, but what is there is light tan in color.

S: There is a big malt flavor, it smells thick and syrupy. Caramel with light vanilla and possibly a hint of oak. The finish has a nice bready aroma.

T: Big malty flavor, there is a caramel sweetness that I like a lot. Bready flavors, and a slight hit from some earthy hops finishes it out. A touch of alcohol, and perhaps a woody flavor in the finish.

M: Medium in body, slightly syrupy feeling, with fine carbonation.

O: Overall I really like this beer. It's got the sweet malt flavor I expect from the style, and is packed full of flavor. Meal in a glass indeed.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BMoldy
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light chestnut with a reddish tinge and good clarity despite the darkness. 1-1/2 finger light brown head that fades pretty quickly and leaves little lacing.

S: Big malt nose with notes of toasted and somewhat burnt barley. Caramel-like sweetness. Light herbal hop aroma.

T: Lots of malt, just like the aroma. Starts off bready and sweet, before becoming progressively darker and toastier in flavor. A very mild bitterness asserts itself in the middle, just enough to keep the malt sweetness from becoming too much. Ends with a sweet toffee-like finish that becomes bitter just at the very end.

M: Medium-heavy body with an almost-too-light carbonation.

O: Wow, I can see why this is the true "meal in a bottle". Heavy on the malts (and flavor!), this beer is perfect for these cold December nights. Could use a little more of a carbonation to lighten things up, and maybe a more pronounced hop character, but otherwise this brew's a winner.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light-brown in color owing to the caramel/crystal malts. The beer produces medium carbonation, which is about right for this particular style.

S: Smells of caramel, molasses and dark candy owing to the presence of dark, roasted malts.

T: Similar to the smell. However, the caramel-taste dominates the beer; this is due to the high concentration of caramel malts. There is almost no hop bitterness due to the high malt:hop ratio.

M: Thick and creamy. Due to the limited carbonation and absence of hops, the beer goes down smoothly.

O: I really like this beer. Perfect if you enjoy the tastes of roasted malt and caramel but don't want to drink something overpowering, such as a stout or porter.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of djura
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Strawberry color,almost no foam at all. Small bubbles. Very unusual color.

S-Caramel,sugar,roasted malt..

T/M-High alcohol content,goes write to the head. Toffee,caramel sugar,forest fruits. Low carbonation.

O-Like most of the Paulaner beers,this one is also top beer.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my hb. 5l stein

Appearance:lighter than I thought it would be, very ap
pealing nevertheless. Caramel brown look with slight off white head

Smell: smells like roasted malts, can't wait to sink my face into this brew. Very sweet aromas

Taste: sweet as the nose suggested, roasted flavor comes into play with maybe a hint of toffee. Alcohol comes in toward the end to enhance the taste. Very smooth and delish to the core

Mouthfeel: not too much carbination, just right for the style
goes down a bit too easily

Overall: not my favorite dopplebock but is certainly a very high. quality will revisit this one in the future

Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
88 out of 100 based on 2,341 ratings.