Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Salvator Doppel BockSalvator Doppel Bock

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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BMoldy
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light chestnut with a reddish tinge and good clarity despite the darkness. 1-1/2 finger light brown head that fades pretty quickly and leaves little lacing.

S: Big malt nose with notes of toasted and somewhat burnt barley. Caramel-like sweetness. Light herbal hop aroma.

T: Lots of malt, just like the aroma. Starts off bready and sweet, before becoming progressively darker and toastier in flavor. A very mild bitterness asserts itself in the middle, just enough to keep the malt sweetness from becoming too much. Ends with a sweet toffee-like finish that becomes bitter just at the very end.

M: Medium-heavy body with an almost-too-light carbonation.

O: Wow, I can see why this is the true "meal in a bottle". Heavy on the malts (and flavor!), this beer is perfect for these cold December nights. Could use a little more of a carbonation to lighten things up, and maybe a more pronounced hop character, but otherwise this brew's a winner.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

A: Light-brown in color owing to the caramel/crystal malts. The beer produces medium carbonation, which is about right for this particular style.

S: Smells of caramel, molasses and dark candy owing to the presence of dark, roasted malts.

T: Similar to the smell. However, the caramel-taste dominates the beer; this is due to the high concentration of caramel malts. There is almost no hop bitterness due to the high malt:hop ratio.

M: Thick and creamy. Due to the limited carbonation and absence of hops, the beer goes down smoothly.

O: I really like this beer. Perfect if you enjoy the tastes of roasted malt and caramel but don't want to drink something overpowering, such as a stout or porter.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of djura
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Strawberry color,almost no foam at all. Small bubbles. Very unusual color.

S-Caramel,sugar,roasted malt..

T/M-High alcohol content,goes write to the head. Toffee,caramel sugar,forest fruits. Low carbonation.

O-Like most of the Paulaner beers,this one is also top beer.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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

Poured from a 330ml bottle into my hb. 5l stein

Appearance:lighter than I thought it would be, very ap
pealing nevertheless. Caramel brown look with slight off white head

Smell: smells like roasted malts, can't wait to sink my face into this brew. Very sweet aromas

Taste: sweet as the nose suggested, roasted flavor comes into play with maybe a hint of toffee. Alcohol comes in toward the end to enhance the taste. Very smooth and delish to the core

Mouthfeel: not too much carbination, just right for the style
goes down a bit too easily

Overall: not my favorite dopplebock but is certainly a very high. quality will revisit this one in the future

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,747 ratings.
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