Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle: pours an attractive reddish copper with a fizzing tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is a ripe fruit and alchohol with some sweet malty and floral tones . Smells quite decadent (reminds me of a light tawny port)
Flavour is not dominated by the alcohol as I thought it might be. Quite malty with a sharp persistent carbonation. A caramel sweetness works well and the overall impression is a fine beer that has some depth to it’s character but finishes smooth and well rounded with minimal aftertaste
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
my first dopple bock. Intresting, particularly malty. Il need to have this again as i was quite drunk when i had it, but seemed good stuff at the time.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours dark brown with a quickly collapsing head. nose is very malty sweet notes of caramel and fruit. decent body , a little sickly.
NosirIwont (2364) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ambergolden with a thick off-white/orange head. Sweet, malty aroma with notes of rye and hops. Becomes more wine-like as it warms. Flavour is fruity with rye and well-balanced alcohol. Faint perfumy note in the aftertaste, though. Smooth, soft palate.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
<font face="times new roman">A rich and clear caramel hue evinces malty sweet delectation awaiting. Creamy and off-white, the head is not mountainous, but it matters not. A simple aroma of dark bread, boil caramelization, honey and dried flowers belies the commercialization of this beer. A robust sweetness and tender bitterness are frustrated by malapropos acidity. Unfermentable sugars furnish a copious body and glutinous texture, but the mouthfeel is set back by aggressive carbonation. A go-to grocery store beer but it’s soul has been eviscerated...</font>
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark amberwith an off-white medium head that doesnt hang around, this beer has a good blend of fruit and sweet malts in its aroma, taste is sweet, perhaps a little overkill but still drinkable and enjoyable with some bitterness to finish, decent body, this is a solid beer, very drinkable
tennisjoel (1376) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish-red appearance with quickly diminishing head. Little to no lace. Somewhat doughy taste with molasses flavor present. Overall a decent beer, although I’ve tasted better in this style.
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 A failry bready/rich Doppel which has oodles of sweet malty expression and decent balance for the style but perhaps is not as nuanced and hay-like as my favorite, the Welterburger Asam. Excellent quality though so one or two points overall for it being a good, widely marketed beer with such good form.
Joshw (14) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful amber color and a creamy head. The smell is a bit fruity, with bread, and sweet yeast. It is a very classic dopple bock taste, deep rich flavors that continue to intensify the right after one swallows, and transitions into a full range affter tastes ending with a slite bitter taste and a dry sensation at the back of the throat. It may not be what it once was, according to most, but it is still a very fine beer, that has depth and character, and I would reccomend it.
BRoberts (1) - USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
"The first authentic dopplebock," the original recipe of which, since its creation over two centuries ago, has survived the French, the Austrians, the Allies, and the Russians. It could not, however, survive the Dutch. Once the epitome, the very essence of what a dopplebock should be, Salvator in its present incarnation is nothing more than a gutted shell of its former glory. A glass of which through you could barely see a bright light, the aroma and flavor of which could stop you mid-thought just to savor it, this legendary "liquid bread" has been bastardized by Heineken’s marketing machine in a transparent attempt to appeal to the great unwashed masses. It’s not even close to what it once was, and I’m personally boycotting Heineken products until they wake up and smell the wort.