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:
2,737
Reviews:
1,377
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
403
For Trade:
1
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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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Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 5/2017. 11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a murky burnt orange with a small white head that quickly fades leaving decent retention and little lacing. The aromas have lots of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Black cherry is in the mix. Sweet caramel malts do their thing. The flavors basically follow the nose. The flavors are pretty clean. Lots of grains. More caramel and toffee. Hints of maple syrup. More dark fruits. It's slightly earthy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with slick carbonation. It's pretty smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid doppelbock. It's a nice traditional example of the style. It's clean and well crafted.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KCarr
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From draft, into a 1 liter mug. Looks beautiful, murky plum color. Well-balanced sweetness. The abv strength is hidden nicely ( although i love belgians, so i may be used to stronger stuff). Overall, a tasty German brew.

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

Bottle at home. Dark caramel pour with a thin tan head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, coffee. Medium bodied, smooth and silky texture, and a burnt caramel bitter-sweet finish.

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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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Salvator Doppel Bock from Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,737 ratings.
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