Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.92/5
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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:
#7,226
Reviews:
1,397
Ratings:
2,810
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
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Photo of timon
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yes! This is a nice one. My gramps used to tell me about the "doppel bock", he was German to the core, and would have enjoyed this one, I'm sure. Very nice reddish-brown look. Awesome smell. Banana-booze smell and a VERY balanced caramel-banana-booze flavor. Simply delicious, and underrated, imho. I think this one is better than many high-rated Germans.

Edit: now I see why gramps said you have to drink beer warm. I don't always agree with that, but in the case of the doppelbock, he might be right. The one I had yesterday was much more special than the cold one I'm having today. The sweet and caramel flavor and smell is subdued and more hops are present. Takes it from a 4.3 to a 3.9, imo.

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Photo of Barajevic
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stcules
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber, dark white creamy foam.
In the smell the malt dominates, with caramel touches, a bit of toasted and nuts and dry fruit.
Taste: malt and caramel, that give a good warming, but without being too sweet.
Average body, a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste, again nuts.
Founder of the style, it is still a great representative of the category.

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Photo of monkist
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had plenty of Austrian Bocks, Festbocks and the like, Doubles I am not that familiar with yet. Are they all like this or is it just the German kind?
It reminds me a bit of Barleywines, kind of similar in taste and feel.kind of round bodied, thick, syrupy and boozy - which is great. Never thought I would be praising a German beer but here we go. This one is just great, great balance between booziness and sweetness, does not overdo either. As good as it would get, or rather: I am quite satisfied with this.

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Photo of beerfam205
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rileford
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KicknGuitar
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Danmullens1
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pirateclem
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Maybe it's me. Maybe I just don't like Double Bock's. But, I just didn't like this. Would not again.

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Photo of quadmad
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$2.95 from the LCBO. Found the taste a bit harsh.

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Photo of Devonking
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luckydog91
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Jmpbrew
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours medium - dark amber. 1 Inch cream head. Aroma is sweet malts, brown bread (think pumpernickel) and toast. Taste is somewhat toasty with chewy raisin. Low-medium carbonation. Overall, it's a solid example of the style as it should be considering its history.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markapeters
4.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,810 ratings