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Salvator Doppel Bock - Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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88
very good

2,079 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,079
Reviews: 1,262
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 41
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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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-06-2014 03:03:15 | More by apasternak
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-04-2014 17:45:36 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown/bronze color with a rich creamy head. Beautiful in the glass.

S - Aromas of brown sugar, caramel, a hint of chocolate.

T - Mild sweetness, with tastes following the nose. Malts stand tall and are counted. Alcohol heat is very much in the background and makes this so easy to drink.

M - Medium body, with fairly low carbonation.

O - When I first had this many years ago, I was blown away. But after having many other great doppels, I may not be able to rank this right at the top. But without a doubt, it is near the top of this style. I'm never disappointed with Salvator, and I'll keep coming back to this outstanding beer again and again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 14:54:39 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-03-2014 00:30:46 | More by Zachtheporter
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mattboyer182

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-01-2014 20:17:14 | More by mattboyer182
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-01-2014 01:06:14 | More by ZCW
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just realized how long it's been since I had this, and then realized I've never reviewed it! Let's begin...

Picked up the Paulaner mixed six for about $8 - great deal for what you get, but only one Salvator in it! Please replace the Munich Lager with another Salvator in the future, Paulaner.

Anyway, unassuming enough, 11.2 oz bottle that you really don't expect to contain an almost 8% abv beer, but it does. Pour created some head, and halfway through it's still sporting a light blanket of bubbles. Seems clarified but we've been having a lot of rain and there's condensate all over the glass, so I can't say for sure.

Aroma is sweet, pomme fruit, candy, with a bit of sour yeast. Light whiff of sweet-tinged alcohol. Maybe a little soft vanilla. Smells just awesome. Great balance of fruit and malt. Flavor comes in hard with malt, and not in a bad way. Sweet, apple, mildly bitter, alcohol is subdued for being as up there as it is. Syrupy mouthfeel, with light effervescence.

This. Is. Good. Great in the mix pack, too, just need one more!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 04:23:29 | More by BeerWizard
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silverking

Florida

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- hazy deep amber with lots of fast rising carbonation. It has a thick tan head with poor retention and very little lacing.

S- grassy, caramel. There are some light hints of dried fruits, mainly raisin. It smells a little sweet, and there is a gentle touch of alcohol that comes through as it begins to warm up.

T- earthy, a little bit of spice, dried fig, toffee. Finishes clean with a faint, herbal hop bitterness.

M- light bodied, crisp, active carbonation. Clean, refreshing.

O- it's a pretty solid doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 07:52:12 | More by silverking
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Duwey

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-26-2014 03:49:08 | More by Duwey
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2014 22:08:32 | More by Latarnik
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 20:46:34 | More by HabiMendes
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funhog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-22-2014 21:39:10 | More by funhog
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Casp1119

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-20-2014 23:54:59 | More by Casp1119
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paulmr1968

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-19-2014 16:20:11 | More by paulmr1968
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-18-2014 04:16:43 | More by Kurmaraja
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ronbo5421

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-18-2014 03:43:07 | More by ronbo5421
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-17-2014 01:04:25 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twelve oz bottle.

Poured red, slightly murkey with thick and creamy kakhi head that settled pretty quick. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Caramel malt, raison, nutmeg, slight alcohol.

Taste: Dry woodsy roast with spice, steady earthy hop bitterness brings balance.

Mouthfeel: Thick malt and astringent.

Overall: Pretty smooth and balanced doppel with complexities to explore.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 05:20:40 | More by MrBoz21
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glass_house

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-15-2014 17:06:34 | More by glass_house
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-15-2014 17:01:52 | More by Sweffin
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-15-2014 02:00:44 | More by CraigTravor
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-13-2014 22:57:30 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Skillz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2014 04:36:48 | More by Skillz
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Averwo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-11-2014 01:54:11 | More by Averwo
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a finger and half of head on a dark straw colored body.
The aroma has lots of caramel and malty goodness.
The taste is caramel sweet from beginning to end, though some lemon bitterness balances it out a bit at the finish line.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
Always a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 01:24:30 | More by Fatehunter
Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
88 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.