Paulaner Brauerei

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Paulaner Brauerei
Ranked #64
Ranked #14,567
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Friday at 12:36 AM
Apr 23, 2001
Very Good
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 2.95 by AdamM0 from Texas

Friday at 12:36 AM
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Reviewed by kdd230 from England

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle in Mae Kasa, Thailand. Pours a dark amber. Off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel. Taste is lovely; dark fruit, caramel, malt, bread. High alcohol profile, so warming. Interesting.
May 17, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Rainintheface from Florida

May 12, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle poured into a snifter.
Best by 9/23

L: A little hazy, dark amber, 1 inch head with medium retention, off-white foam has an orange hue and leaves a bit of lace.
S: White bread, honey, hints of noble hops, plum, apple juice.
T: Malt forward, low sweetness, clean lager, sour dough, dark fruit, sharp on the back, woody finish.
F: Medium weight body, medium carbonation, soft with a light creaminess.
O: Good, less sweet than I expected.
Apr 26, 2023
Rated: 3.76 by WynnO from Florida

Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by louiebianchi from New York

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful, thick, dark robust flavor. It has a sweetness that may be offputting to some drinkers. Makes an excellent dessert beer. The smell of the beer is pleasant. The beer is smooth feeling in your mouth. After pouring and seeing the beer, for some reason that I can not explain, I was surprised by the flavor once I sipped it. I don't know what I was thinking I was going to taste, but I was extre.y satisfied by the surprise none the less.
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by HobbitHops from South Carolina

Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Doppelbocker98 from Nevada

4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is my daily drinker. This beer is the reason I fell in love with Munich malts, and German beer.
Props to Paulaner for the original doppelbock!

The color is a a dark beige. The head is very light, and typically rolls away in a few minutes.

The smell is sweet almost like a fruit cake or cordial. Very boozy quality in the smell.

The flavor is malty, sweet, boozy, and bitter. A savory quality stands out, but is overwhelmed by a sweet, bready flavor.

It feels hot in your throat and stomach when you drink it.

Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. The after taste is fruity.

Not only the original doppelbock, but a fine example of a high quality, mass-produced beer.
Feb 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Mikecap42 from Maine

4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Beer pours a deep amber color with a white head. However, head retention doesn't last very long.

S: One can smell hints of toffee, toast, and caramel in the aroma.

T: This beer has an amazing flavor. The taste is nice and malty. Carmel, toffee, molasses, and bread are all notes that can be found in this brew.

MF: Medium to full body.

O: Great beer, one of the best examples of this style.
Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Jan 21, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours amber with an off white head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has strong malt aromas with a bit of caramel and toast.

Taste: It has strong malt flavors with quick a bit of fruit flavors. There are some caramel notes with plums and cherries.

Feel: It has a medium full body with a finish that is on the sweeter side.

Overall, a highly malty beer that is quite sweet on the palate but not as much in the finish.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by DFred from California

Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance has a lovely mahogany color with more than a finger's worth of creamy tan head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: smells nutty. Notes of toasted nuts, bread crusts, raisins, biscuit, prunes, chocolate, molasses, caramel, and honey.

Taste: Tasting the bread crusts and toasted nuts really well, along with the sweeter notes like the raisins, prunes, and molasses. Essentially follows the aroma. Hoppy too, and these sweet notes balance it well. Body is around medium.
Jan 10, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by clm9 from North Carolina

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark reddish orange, ample foam and lacing, bright clarity and visible carb trails.

Dark fruit, toasted nuts and dark bread crusts in the aroma.

Malt forward, dark bread crusts, chewy and nutty, full bodied. Light raisin, mild hop bitterness. Ample carb and light sweetness, mildly sticky. Overall it’s a pretty classic Doppelbock.
Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Had a liter on tap at a proper Swabian restaurant. Not a bad price at all for the liter. Great color, incredible flavor, and perfectly sweet with a lovely finish. Very impressive, especially for a beer that isn’t near the top of its style rankings.
Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by rrella

5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a beautiful copper with a nice off white head. Smells bready and malty with a slight hint of caramel. Malty and sweet tasting with a smooth mouth feel and a slight hoppy finish that's just perfect in my opinion. The grandpappy of all doppelbocks never disappoints.
Dec 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by AbeO

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by hmf05 from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear copper with a creamy head that dissipates relatively quickly. Looks gorgeous. Smell is bread, chocolate, and caramel. Taste mirrors the smell and there is a small but noticeable hoppiness to balance everything out. Fantastic dopple.
Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by MrJones07 from Spain

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Best By: 01-23

A - Dark chestnut colored pour with thin lacing and light carbonation.

S - Bready, biscuity dark caramel malt with a slight bit of chocolate added in the mix.

T - Follows the nose with toasted caramel malt, bread crust, and light chocolate while finishing on the sweeter side with low bitterness on the backside.

M - Big body with gentle carbonation that gives ways to a soft texture.

O - This is a pretty fantastic beer.
Nov 10, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, grassy hops and caramel. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of caramel malt, herbal hops, spices, hint of cherries and honey. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Nice brew.
Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by maltmaggot from California

4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I'm drinking this at room temperature after having a couple last night out of the fridge, and it seems to taste better this way. It's a beautiful shade of off-red, and it smells like a spicy caramel sea biscuit. Sweet with a modicum of brininess. There's some black tea notes alongside the malt, in addition to hints of dried stone fruit. Viscosity is middle thick, with a wonderful booziness wafting up from the glass. Definitely a well rounded and interesting beer, perfect for Autumn weather.. Of course I'm biased, because it's my favorite season.
Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by heymikew from California

Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.79 by JohnhatesIPAs from New Hampshire

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 2.7 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Notes from 7/2/2022.
Poured from a bottle into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is dark reddish-brown with almost a finger of beige head. Retention is average.
The intensity of aroma is medium-low. There are notes of mostly sweet malt, milk chocolate and caramel malt. I detect a slight hop aroma.
The intensity of taste is medium-high. Wow! That's good! The flavor has a deep malty, chocolaty, caramel flavor with a mild hop finish. It's sweeter than other Doppelbocks I've had.
The feel is thick, fairly creamy, the carbonation is medium-low, the astringency is medium-low giving it a long dry finish.
Overall, I prefer that it's sweeter which is more to my liking than Celebrator. Although, I consider Celebrator a obviously superior Doppelbock. I will probably purchase this one more often.
Sep 21, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by cozmo from New York

Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by Zuggz22 from California

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by desint from Belgium

Aug 05, 2022
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