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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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3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From an 11.2 oz bottle (best before 8/13) into a snifter.

A-The brew pours with a half-finger of khaki head that recedes rather quickly. The beer has a reddish, dark brown hue. Mostly opaque.

S-Smel is quite sweet for the style with sweet alcohol and lightly roasted malts. There is a little bit of chocolate to be found, but dark, overripe fruit is more prevalent.

T-The taste, like the smell, is quite sweet and full of dark fruit. There is just a hint of nutty chocolate and roasted malts on the mid-palate.

M-Light for the style with a smooth and creamy feel. Quite drinkable.

O-This beer was not a bad beer, but if you're a fan of big, malty, rich doppelbocks, prepare for disappointment. Nevertheless, it has some unique qualities (the dark fruit is interesting and almost Belgian quad in style) that make it worth a sip.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Light, hazy copper color with quick disappearing head

Aroma- banana bread,

Flavor- Sweet, malty... slight hop bitterness... not much else going on

Mouth feel- Low carbonation and a tad thin

Overall- Not that good... was expecting much better.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- A dark copper with 2 fingers of frothy off white head that quickly dissapates.

Smell- A very generic very strong sweet smell.

Taste- follows the nose. An overly sweet generic flavor.

Mouthfeel- Very Very watery ecspecially for the style.

Overall- Probably the worst Doppelbock that Ive ever had. The overly sweet flavor with zero balance and a watery mouthfeel.

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into seidel.

Thin offwhite head that doesn't stick around. Copper body with slowly rising bubbles. Smells of sticky caramel and alcohol. Taste is brighter and more acidic than other doppelbocks I've had. More apricot than plum and chocolate. Mouth is low in carbonation with sweet, acidic tingling.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bit of a strange example in my experience with this style...

nice creamy beige head, long lasting - liquid the color of golden-brown bread crust, looks more like a Märzen

the smell is quite floral, cereal-like - strange, some Belgian sour funk?! - semi-over-baked sourdough pretzel, would be my quick answer to the scent query

hint of sweetness to the malt, but more light-toasty and floral (alcohol), alcohol in the finish - the malt presence increases exponentially the warmer the beer gets - some complexity - big malt, yet dry - a little tobacco, too?! - interesting/pleasant balance

assertive, yet manageable warmth throughout - medium body with a slight roll off the tongue - quite dry finish - the malt and alcohol and body are all in excellent accord

surprising - this drinks so f'n easy and clean - has close to the ideal drinking profile of a doppelbock, if not the exact color or flavor that immediately comes to mind - haven't had another beer like this...

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Each time I sample a doppelbock, I thank GOD for gifting us humans with beer. This is definitely my favorite type of beer.

Appearance: Darkish, reddish, with a nice thick head! It screams of quality!

Smell: Almost like liquid heavenly perfume, but in a good delectable way. Smells very appealing

Taste: Quality bread, aged fruits, quality liquid nutrition--as the Monks called it-LIQUID BREAD! So delicious. One of the highest quality beers you're going to ever taste

Mouthfeel: I say this, surprisingly, because of its high alcohol level--and yet this brew is so tasty and delicious and not overpowering. It almost feels like a king to be enjoying this wonderful brew. Thanks to Christ our KING!

Overall: This delicious brew goes well with just about anything. Alone, it's a wonderful nutritious treat. With food, it's an amazing complement. This is a beer that one must taste to truly behold the wonders of Paulaner. I am a huge fan of Paulaner. Their Oktoberfest, their Original, and their Hefe are quality brews---but their Salvator--the ORIGINAL DOPPELBOCK....brother it's on a WHOLE other level!

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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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