Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.92/5
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2,799 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:
#6,772
Reviews:
1,394
Ratings:
2,799
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
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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

Photo of drews240
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dctarga
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bangalter
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of augustgarage
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 320mL bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator pokal.

Sienna to bronze gradient, not quite clear with a half finger of buff cream on the surface. Average retention; fine, delicate lacing.

Bready, jam-on-toast aroma with faint milk chocolate hints as well. Malt-forward with barely discernible hops.

Melanoidin-heavy, deep, rich maltiness on the palate, growing sweeter into the finish where it is eventually joined by a low earthy bitterness from the hops. Hints of fruit laced black tea and caramel at times, and hints of alcohol. No off notes.

Medium-light bodied, gently warming, and clean with moderate carbonation.

A clean, not-quite-sweet, deeply malty exemplar of the style - I prefer Optimator (darker) or Celebrator (more potent), but this is probably the best value among the easily obtainable imports.

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Photo of dsutt26
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours clear red amber with a creamy off-white foam head. Smells like caramel, toffee, toasted malts, rich brown bread, red and black grapes, red apple, some chocolate, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark caramel, toffee, roasty toasted malts, rich brown bread, some chocolate, red and black grapes, red apple skin, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice doppelbock.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep amber coloration with a medium frothy head. Smells of sweet, caramel malts with a hint of honey and an underlying boozyness. Taste is dominated by sweet, caramelly, biscuity malts with just a slight hint of hoppy grassiness. Starts out pretty mellow, but turning a little harsh in the aftertaste. Pretty one-sided, there is not a lot of complexity to this, even though it is still nice in a sweet, malty, but not overpowering so, way. Actually, the longer I drink this, the more I feel that it has a kind of unplesant boozyness to it and is also just a little too sweet. Highly overrated, IMO, but I've seen people say that it actually used to be better and has deteriorated over the years.

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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

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,799 ratings