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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: 59
Gots: 194 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

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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3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L bottle served in a beer Krug.

A- Clear, Light brown with one finger head, mild retention, slight patchy pacing.

S- Light yeastiness, tint of alcohol and freshly cut grass.

T- Lightly toasted malts, crereal grains, touch of alcohol at the end.

M- medium body, mild carbonation.

D- Pretty good strong beer.

Photo of BeerDocT
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wide-mouthed glass.

-Appearance 3.0: Did not pour with much head at all. Is a cloudy amber in color with small, large carbonation visible here and there.

-Smell 4.0: Again...wow! Big barley bouquet with caramel overtones and lots of sweet, sugary smells. Very hopeful for the taste after this.

-Taste 4.5: Immediate (but slight) alkaline hoppiness that is followed by a rich, bold, barley taste. This is followed by a slight caramel taste, but there is a remarkably dry finish. Long aftertaste of hops and barely. No hint whatsoever of alcohol or metal in the taste. Really delicious.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Good mouthfeel, just the right level of carbonation; would almost believe this is a bottle conditioned ale, but it is not.

-Overall 4.0: Excellent beer. Good smell, taste, mouthfeel. Similar to Optimator, but all the good elements of ol' Opty are amplified by five or so with none of the bad elements. Poured into a wide-mouthed glass.

$8.99 for a 6 pack in Atlanta, GA.

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought this beer was great. A great darker German beer with the classic German soul that make German beer my favorite. Even with that feel to it, it manages to stand on its on. This is a beer I would keep in my fridge and have available for when I want a solid German Dark Beer. I believe it trumps the Spaten Optimator, and I had the Opimator on tap!

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle with a best used by date of 5/12. Served at room temp in a mug.

Clear Mahogany hued amber with a thin tan head that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing.

Aroma of toasted caramel, molasses, cordial peaches and some alcohol esters. No Hops detected.

Mouthfeel: velvety smooth.

Taste: exactly like the nose; rich caramel malt, molasses, cordial peaches. Finishes dry with no bitterness.

Notes: This seems like a higher gravity version of a Marzen. Malty, sweet but with a real warming from the alcohol in the belly. I like the dark fruit flavors in my Doppels and this has none of that. Still this is a good beer and supposedly the original Doppelbock.

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy chestnut color with two fingers of off white head.

S-Smells of rich Munich malt with some dark fruity notes and a bit of herbal hops.

T-Taste follows the nose with rich toasty and molasses notes with some dark fruit and a crisp, herbal bitter finish.

M-Slick and smooth with moderate carbonation and a medium to full body.

D-Very easy drinking; however, I was looking for a slightly more complex malt profile.

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

A: very nice dark ruby color, completely traslucent, when served it generates an abundat foam, a light tan color head. There is constant carb, the crown presents nice retention and good signs of waste on the glass

S: very nice smell, caramel, toast, spicy

T: you get some sweet notes, then there is a bittersweet taste on the end, the alcohol presence is noticeable, warming.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a great stripped down dobbelbock that has a very pure flavor with a malty sweetness and rich chocolatey feel. It is sweet, but not overly so and there is a slight disconnect between the sweetness and the phenol flavors that become more noticeable on the second bottle. The head is smooth and consistent and compliments the slow drinking character that the beer offers. This is a safe bet when looking for a solid Bock to accompany a hearty meal.

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken. A classic, traditional German Doppelbock I have drank many times in bottled form. It’s a hazy dark orange/brown colored brew with a smallish head that falls pretty quickly and leaves decent lacing. Rich aroma of alcohol, dark malt, and dark fruit (figs, prunes, plums). Sweetness is evident in the nose as well as the taste. This sweet flavor is offset by a mild alcohol presence, a bit of yeastiness, and lots of fruit flavor. Wonderfully complex with excellent biscuity malt. Carbonation is fairly low, with a very soft, rounded mouthfeel that’s easy to drink and has just the slightest amount of creamy stickiness. Medium-full body. I’ve always enjoyed this beer in the bottle but the draft version is noticeably better and more complex, with flavor subtleties that are easier to pick up. A must-try for doppelbock fans and a good warming beer for a cool evening. Big but not over the top. Very tasty.

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