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:
2,719
Reviews:
1,370
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
398
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,719 |  Reviews: 1,370
Photo of prisdefer
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mudboneINla
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber and opaque with off-white head. Burnt caramel, toffee flavor dominates with some chocolate and fruits on the backend. Malt loaded with subtle hops leaves this brew on the sweet side. Smells and tastes like candied beer.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured on tap in a snifter, the beer is a hazy, opaque, toffee coloring, with a thin, wispy, white head. Aromas of rich toffee and caramel, date, fig, apple, and sugary highlights. Flavors are sugary sweet forward, with notes of burnt caramel, old world fruit, apples, toffee, and a solid bread backbone. Rich, smooth body, with a caramel and old world fruit aftertaste. Smooth, chewy finish. Classic.

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Photo of Trailboss76
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium head, somewhat cloudy tea color. Pretty good frothy lager-ish smell. Definitely a stronger taste than a lager - stong but not necessarily bitter. Wow - 7.9% ABV!! It seems strong, yes, but I wouldn't have guessed quite that high on the ABV. Maybe a little hint of a caramel-like flavor. As just a striaght "drinker" (no food) it is pretty demanding.

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Photo of AaronChevard
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of lemmy187
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesroses
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle

Appearance: clear orangey/reddish, beautiful creamy head of tiny bubbles, medium carbonation.

Smell: caramel, sweet malty goodness with a slightly fruity background. Some earthy hoppiness detected. Really nice and strong.

Taste: mainly sweet maltiness with a slight bitter end. Unidimensional but really good and strong.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, creamy, boozy warmth, slight bitter aftertaste. One to sit and enjoy.

Overall: I really liked this beer and prefered over Ayinger Celebrator, which I found more watery amd not so creamy. The Ayinger was more woody too. This one's sweeter and with a better feel in the mouth.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an orange hued brown with small head that left no lacing. Nose is sweet dark malts, some musty notes, rich. Taste follows with mostly rich sweet dark malt. Not a lot of complexity, but tasty. Full mouthfeel. Overall, a good but simple doppelbock.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice rich and tight carbonization with sweet malty caramel notes, and Amber color.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured the color of stained wood with white bubbles.

Smell - The sweet grains of a Doppelbock are evident here.

Taste - The sweet chewy grains of a doppelbock comes through. There is a nice sweet toastiness. Caramel and burnt sugar notes are present. The beer grows more bitter toward the back in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - This coats and sticks nicely.

Overall - This beer is very appropriate for the style.

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Photo of yaron73
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From Carrefour. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 3x01. Typical profile of the style. Maybe not the best example but nice enough, cheap and easily available in supermarkets again.

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Photo of daydesiang
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color copper, no bread when it’s pour by the waiter. Smell of toffee. Some good dried fruit sweetness and very slight coffee bitterness. No alcohol taste despite its 7.9%. A good beer with white sausages!

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Photo of Sammiesue42
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Tbulling
2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelD3
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattinIdaho
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,719 ratings.
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