Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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3.92/5
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2,782 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:
#6,258
Reviews:
1,392
Ratings:
2,782
pDev:
11.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear deep amber with hints of red and gold. Not much head to speak of, and no lacing.

Smell is roasty, nutty, and boozey. A hint of yeast to round out a good German beer.

Taste is all malt, roasty and smooth.

I feel it has some booze, but the bubbly carbonation and roasty malt texture make this a good drinking beer. Slightly syrupy, just right for a dopplebock

I have enjoyed the double bock for years, not just this version, but the Korbinian, and the Optimator as well. These beers remind of moving from easy drinking Germans to the hard Germans. A lot of nostalgia and memories for me here.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500ml brown pop top, very German-themed label, with clearly-marked best by date of July 2012.

Appearance: Poured into a dimple stein, this pours a medium copper hue, sligtly hazy, with a nice dark ivory cap which fades too quickly for my taste.

Smell: Lots of sweet dark fruit up front with a decent toasty Munich background. Nice, but rather two-dimensional, with not a lot of depth.

Taste: Light notes of toasty Munich malt, hints of sweet cherry and red licorice, and a bit of warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, bordering on full.

Overall: Tasty, dirt-cheap at between $2.00 and $2.50, and readily available. Oh yeah, and the best-by dates are clearly marked (unusual for European imports). That being said, there's not a ton of depth here, just some toasty Munich, dark red fruit, and a hint of nuttiness. I'd rank this a solid B and perhaps, considering the price point, even up to a B+. I'd definitely pick this up now and again.

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,782 ratings
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