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Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.92/5
Very Good
2,775 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
paulaner.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unfiltered bottom fermented double bock beer has been brewed for over 375 years--always adhering to the original recipe. The taste is unmistakable, with its smooth chocolate flavor, robust dark caramel maltiness and a light note of hops--providing a nice intensity on the palate.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,091
Reviews:
1,389
Ratings:
2,775
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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87
Gots:
420
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap:

Slight sour character and alcoholic overly present.

A bad/old keg?

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Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darthmaul
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottle from Pioneer Supermarket on the UWS.
Tan-amber with yellowish head, nose of toffee, caramel, brandy, taste follows the nose with lite toasted malt notes and maybe a hint of yeasty banana, this beer is full bodied and nicely carbonated. Caramel malt candy.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours dark brown and semi-transparent. Good light head. Nose is caramel, toffee, candied sugar. Taste is really nice. Toffee and malts really come through. Some maple and oak, as well as some bread notes. Mouthfeel is full and coating.

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Photo of Josedejsvega
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Migeco60
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear deep amber/pale brown producing 3 fingers of khaki, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves small rings of lacing & a island-like surface cap. Aroma is fruity, toasted brown bread, grainy & wheat?-like, caramel, molasses, raisin & roasted nuts. Taste is sweet, fruity, bready, toffee, burnt brown sugar, roast, hints of dark fruits. The finish being peppery, fruity & sugary caramel. Aftertaste is a slightly sweet, burnt caramel, fruity & spicy with a minor bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth, creamy, slick, oily & chewy with an aftertaste that is a little chalky. A good example of a slightly above average dopplebock.

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Photo of Doncarlo33
4.94/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very filling beer with incredible taste. Easy to get lost in when drinking. Beautiful beer

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

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmaggot
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giangio
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

11.2oz bottle bb May 2018 poured into a teku glass at fridge temp 7.9% ABV. The beer pours a medium amber color with very light khaki head. It appears somewhat hazy in the glass but I'm assuming it's chill haze. The head recedes slowly to a thin ring and paper thin cap leaving a little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet with hints of caramel and brown sugar. The taste is pure German toasted malt up front kind of like a semisweet bread. It finishes with a little offsetting bitterness and a hint of noble hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. After allowing the beer to approach room temperature, I notice it remains a little hazy, the taste becomes richer, and it becomes more enjoyable. Maybe take this one out of the fridge 20 minutes before you pour. If it's not great at first, don't just push through and down the glass cold. It's a very nuanced style and I recommend giving this one a try.

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aglassdarkley
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured deep ruby color with thin lacing that dissipated quickly. Smells of malted barley and dried fruits- with a hint of hops. Taste is complex. Starts with heavy malts and finishes with a real bright citrus character…. Delicious, creamy and thick…almost syrup-like. Overall, one of the best examples of this style. I would but this again, but you should be aware of the hefty 7.9% ABV. This is not a lawnmower beer or a beer than you can pound 20 of. This beer should be enjoyed on its own to appreciate as a whole.

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Photo of UnderwhelmingAlcoholic
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 11.2 oz bottle into snifter glass. 7.9% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark, reddish brown mahogany in color. Thin slightly off white head quick to dissipate. Little light passes through glass, almost opaque.

Smell- Caramel/molasses malt. Grainy. Some dark fruit flavors coming through.

Taste- Earthy, grains with a lightly toasted bready flavor. Some caramel as well with sweetness but not cloying. Not as much caramel as the aroma suggests. Plum flavors mixed in as well. Becoming fig like. Slight phenols towards the finish, with a dry touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A great example of a doppelbock. This beer seems it would be really sweet, however is not over the top. This beer has ample grain character, and the darker malt flavors from a beer brewed to this style.

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,775 ratings
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