Salvator Doppel Bock | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

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Salvator Doppel BockSalvator Doppel Bock
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
Ratings:
2,723
Reviews:
1,371
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
399
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,723 |  Reviews: 1,371
Photo of Mattymystique
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satorn
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moose1980
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slighty hazy, orange-brown color; a bit lighter than I remember. Creamy, off-white head that dissipates a little too fast. Nice lacing. Malty, sweet, caramel apple aroma. Dark fruit-like, figs, but also similar to a red grape variety. Lovely. Flavors of rich, toasted malts, but not too heavy. More figs. Smooth, round body. Just a really nice Doppelbock.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a copper color, hazy, and medium carbonation. The head is thin and white. The beer smells of dark fruits, and a slight sweet smell. The taste is similar. The beer is not overly sweet or overly strong in the dark fruit flavor either. There is not much bitterness or other flavors either. The beer feels a little thin or watery in the mouth and has a slight stickiness to it. Good carbonation.

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Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsqc7
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber colour with milky head about two fingers deep. This fades rather too quickly to a light film.

Flavor is burnt malt upfront with roasted and sweet malts following. Mosty toffee and caramels and light alcohol specific notes. Not overly carbonated.

Good but not great. Those in Montana would be better served by Bayern's doppel bocks.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of goalie35
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FreeTastingBuds
2.06/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I drink this beer for its history. With my cassoulet it was dull but my palette was contaminated with a sour beer. When I had this beer with cinnamon donuts fresh fried, the lightness of the beer showed. I could tasted stratified layers of alcohol. Beer being cold, I still could taste the bread liken yeastiness giving a hint of sweet.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Amber-brown hazy body, thin white head.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Dark fruits, wheat, caramel, bubblegum. Almost like a doppelbock-hefeweizen hybrid.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation. Balanced finish.

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

Delicious for the price

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Photo of OlaB
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gives a clear red-brown color , a nice medium top of creamy head that disolves in slow pace, nice thick lacings on s the sides of the glass.

S: caramel,roasted malts,bread,tofee,dark fruits like plums,dates and raisins, some hints of chocolate as well.

T&F: sweet and sugary with dark fruits with the malt heavy in the background, gets more flavour of spices in the middle before it finish of with a dry sweetness in the finish. The roasted caramel malts is in the background the entire time. medium bodied with medium carbonation, and it gives kind of a creamy feel. A little to sweet for my preferance

O: This is a great and highly drinkable doppelbock. a sipper to enjoy, I sure would try it again.

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Photo of cbei1261
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DallasK
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber with no head or lacing. Smells of bread and a hint of spices. Taste is watered down feeling. I fear this might have been a victim of travel.

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

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer many many times, but never rated it. This beer pours with a fairly average head, light brown color, with some lacing. It smells of sweet malts. The flavor is what you might expect...A slight chocolate note, but mostly lightly roasted malts. There is a little bit of bitterness at the very end from the hops, but not much. Leaves a malty, chocolate aftertaste that lingers. The carbonation is moderate and pretty normal for the style. This is a solid double bock, and very much a great example of the style--though I do prefer other German made beers of this style to this one. Very potable and easy to drink.

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Photo of matuto
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy when warmer.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of opieo
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Complex, full bodied, rich and grainy. Goes down easy and smooth.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D1noB
2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A thick beer you can almost chew. heavy malts, sweet, and a bitterness you won't forget.

Taste Rating in Words: It's drinking coffee, tea, or beer when you are a child. You really want to try it, until you try it.

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

Photo of PeatReek
4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Deep amber, a bit darker than a typical Oktoberfest, and just the slightest tinge of haze.

Smell: Again reminds me of an Oktoberfest. Slightly sweet and very grainy! At the end a slightly raisiny character that tells me it's going to be strong.

Taste: Moderately sweet with a bite of hops and alcohol (and maybe a bit of tannins...) The grainy presence is definitely there in the flavor. Tastes bready, and floral, and like a dessert wine - all at once.

Feel: Prominent carbonation appropriate for a lager, but not Champagne-like or otherwise in your face. Just right. Nice prominent malty body, but not overly thick and chewy and also not syrupy.

Overall / other thoughts: When you like strong lagers, this is what you like! I could drink these until I pass out. Substantially lighter in color than other Doppelbocks, with correspondingly less roasty / chocolately flavor, but definitely a nice heavy winter bock and not a Maibock. Great beer.

Serving: decanted at home; bottle obtained from the local BevMo liquor store.

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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,723 ratings.
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