Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 2509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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The Paulaner Salvator with its strong,typically malty taste is the original Paulaner. The bottom-fermented Doppelbock-Bier unites the finest hops and dark barley malt. The Paulaner monks served Salvator as a replacement for food at Lent. Their most famous brewer was Brother Barnabas, who was the head of the Paulaner monastery brewery starting from 1773. Its original recipe is today almost the same as it was in Barnabas' time. In order to protect the original recipe, Paulaner had the trade mark "Salvator" patented in 1896.

Original wort 18,3%
alcohol 7,9%
calories 68,0 kcal/100 m

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidAust (19) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
330ml bottle. About 9 degrees Celsius. Mid brown hue with very slight reddish tinge. One and a half fingers of tightly laced beige head which held well. Immediate toffee and caramel aroma which is very strong. Flavour is intense, matches aroma and lingers long after the last mouthful has gone. Very sweet upfront with minimal bitterness in the end, yet balanced - perhaps by the strength of the alcohol. Good mouth feel, plenty of weight with enough carbonation to even out the flavour. Great beer, had to have a second, but intense enough to be satisfied at that. Much stronger, in every sense to the other dopplebocks brewed in and around Australia (that I have tried so far). Special on its own, fantastic when paired with robust food to contrast the intensity and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3083) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
0,33 l flaske. Litt tåkete sprudlende oransje-brun kropp med fingertykt lysebrunt skumlag. Kraftig aroma med kandissukker, mye honning og litt overmoden banan i nesa. God munnfylde. Kraftig sødme og alkoholvarme. God karbonering og noe bittterhet til å balansere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2015
Ótimo aroma maltado, caramelo, açucar mascavo, pão e álcool. Cerveja forte, de cor escura com sabor de caramelo e cereais. Muito boa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salwal (41) - - APR 21, 2015
Stable three Finger high beige head when poured from the bottle. Nose of dark bread and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty hints of Brown shugar a little hops and a bit of dry leaves in the finish which is long lasting. Good stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clockk (88) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Aroma a frutas caramelo y herval, sabor caramelo y frutal, espuma persistente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (379) - - APR 7, 2015
Dark brown colour with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas, hebs, honey. Taste of hops, dark fruits, bananas, roasted malts and nice malty honey aftertast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cutitoutdave (64) - - APR 5, 2015
Pours dark copper from bottle with ample white bed. Malty aroma. Sweet, warm, alcoholic taste, rich with plum and anise flavors, notably bitter aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. Very good doppelbock, expectedly heavy, and prominent hops. Loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1353) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
The doppelbock style was one that took me a long time to grow accustomed to, but now that I “get” the style I really enjoy it and the best examples are a nice treat. Paulaner Salvator was one of the first authentic German examples of the style I ever had. I thought it was good when I first tried it, but six years later I realize it’s more than just good - it’s a classic.

I poured a 500ml bottle into a mug. It had a best before date of 5/2015 and cost $2.79 ($0.17 per ounce).

Appearance: Hazy/foggy appearance. Rusty burgundy hue. Pours to a one-finger, tan, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Strong rich malty aroma with plenty of confectionery notes. A hint of alcohol and slight cider-like character (probably an old bottle).

Taste: If there’s any style known for being a “malt bomb,” Paulaner Salvator is it. From the first impression of the first sip it’s all malt-dominate. Strong, sweet, delicious flavors of toffee and caramel right away with milder notes of toast and milk chocolate towards the back. Bitterness is dry and perhaps a tad spicy (most likely Noble hops are used in this brew). I detect a hint of mulled cider-like character towards the finish. This might be due to the bottle being old or it might just be natural melanoidins. Alcohol gives the palette some intensity, but adds little as far as flavor or distraction. Overall, a very tasty beer that would be fantastic when fresh.

Drinkability: At 7.9% ABV, Paulaner Salvator is a big beer to be sure. The mouthfeel is surprisingly comfortable, though. Soft in weight and smooth in texture with intense flavor that’s not abrasive. There is significant warmth from the alcohol, but this is by no means an obese or obtuse brew. A liquid meal in and of itself, though it would pair with Easter dinner for sure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGCostaNeves (68) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
A dark red color with a beige cream, good training and medium to high duration. The aroma is of espresso, roasted malt, nuts, cloves, bitter chocolate and some fruity denoting a certain sweetness. Clove flavor at the beginning leaves a very pleasant feeling, which then immediately shows the caramel, good strong coffee being hugged by chocolate bitterness. The sweetness of fruity is revealed with shades of plum and very, very light banana flavor. Admittedly, the black bread is present in this explosion of flavors, syrups, and as the malty. In this way the alcohol emerges without compromising the set. Silky texture, oily, shown with a bitter sweet touch that persists in the aftertaste. A good amount of bitterness faithful to the style, great Doppelbock. A great beer and maintained tradition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
damiati (15) - BRAZIL - APR 3, 2015
Cor de mel. Sabor lembrando cravo (leve) e caramelo. Carbonatação média. Corpo não tão intenso. Aftertaste frutado, de média duração.

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