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Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Brewed by:
Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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

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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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Photo of wilymobastardo
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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Photo of anon
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy Amber hue with visible floaties, small khaki head with little retention. No lace.

Aroma is strong barley and malt, wheat, straw, caramel, nutty, sweet, very clean. Lots of caramel sweetness up front on taste, robust malt and toasted bread flavours. Wheat, straw and light piney hops. Notes of stone fruits and chocolate in the backbone of this one.

Near full-bodied brew, very rich and robust malt flavours carry all the way through to the finish. Sweet and clean. ABV is on the higher side but adds to the all around character of this one. Not bad at all.

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Photo of socon67
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This was one of the beers that got me into craft. Hardy malt flavor with scents of molasses and caramel. Very sweet and thick feel. Oldie but a good one.

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Photo of SirFolmarv
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On the tongue and mouth has a very strong, distinct sweetness. Like molasses or caramel. It also has a strong barley smell. The taste is more or less the same with a bit of a toast note. Looks nice with a good head and lacing to complete the murky amber body. A nice classic style Doppelbock, if a bit overpoweringly sweet.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a (very) hazy amber color, with a creamy, off white head (decent retention), mild lacing.
S: sweet and malty, with a nuttiness to it that I find to be common in doppelbocks.
T: first impression, I find this beer to be excessively sweet and chewy, moreso than I feel is appropriate, with a strong caramel note, along with some butterscotch and not a whole lot else (reminds me of jw lees harvest ale just not as good).
M: a tad sticky and viscous.
O: to me, as a doppelbock, it's kinda meh. I'm certainly not an expert on the style, but it would seem to me that this misses the mark. Not a straight up bad beer, just not to expectation in any way.

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Photo of StormAles
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hos
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Copper color with excellent head and lacing. Fragrant aroma with a toasty sweetness. The taste is nicely malty with caramel, toast, and a hint of chocolate. This is a great "everyday " German beer!

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Photo of Tundra335
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nullbort
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtee
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 500ml can served at 12 degrees Celsius into a pilsner glass. Three degrees Celsius above the recommendation but man I just don't like overly cold beer. Best before date: 07.03.2018.

Look: The beer pours a clear copper with 6cm of tan head that dissipates in four-ish minutes. Pretty nice.

Smell: Moderate intensity and sweet. Dominated by malty-sweet toast, caramel, and milk chocolate with a hint of dark fruit.

Taste: Very much like the aroma with the same notes as mentioned above and slightly less sweet.

Feel: Medium-full body with mild carbonation. Smooth and wet with a slight alcohol warmth.

Overall: Rich and malty. A worthy brew that falls somewhere in the middle of my enjoyment spectrum. Certainly not disappointing but I don't see much reason to choose this over other options... maybe I'm just not a huge fan of doppelbocks?

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Photo of Samlover55
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle into Nonic Pint
a bit old BB 3/16
L- pours a bright brown, with a neat tan head
S- super sweet, tons of a caramel, figs as well
T- this is great all date & figs up front, sweet caramel on the follow, with a beautiful crisp finish
F- medium-bodied, a bit heavy w/ the sweetness but balanced out by the crispness of the lager yeast
Overall I can't be more thrilled with this one, full and flavor like a quad with the great drinkability & crispness of a lager

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Photo of jkroese
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,768 ratings
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