lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear mahogany with an inch thick lacy tan head. Smells of fruity malt, caramel. Earthy and touches of vanilla and raisin.
Tastes...like a dopplebock. This was my first doppelbock ever and when i think of doppelbock, this is the taste I use as the standard. Very malty with caramel and molassess, tart fruitiness and earthy. Woody. A lightly smoky and woody aftertaste. Velvet smooth and very drinkable.
One of my all time favorites. Can’t believe it’s taken me so long to review it.
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a nice amber color with the typical bock aroma....taste was very hoppy for a bock... with a bland after taste...all in all....a decent beer
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of raisins, dried figs, roasted caramel, yummy. Cloudy amber-brown color with a tall off-white head. Flavors of dried fruit, roasty caramel and noticable alcohol. Warming and smooth. Lightly creamy, very lively mouthfeel, dry finish. This was pretty good.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Salvator is THE classical doppelbock. Nutty brown with a disappearing head. Very dry and malty (three malts) - some caramel. Excellent, sweetish bock although better are found. 311099
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange/caramel colored body with a cream colored layer of head that laced the sides of the glass. aroma is yeasty and malty, sweet with lots of caramel notes. alot of caramel malts up front backed up by some moderately bitter hops, which is the lingering aspect of this brew. definitely not as good as a number of dopples that ive had
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at DBF 2005.
Orange colored with a lacing off white head.
Aroma of malts and fruits with notes of caramel.
Sweet flavour with lots of malts and caramel.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like fresh fruits and honey. Very good quality, refreshing. From the bottle, drank illicitly in a youth hostel.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours between a light brown and a dark amber with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty sweet and complex. I get a bit of spiciness in the flavor. Slightly thin in body. A very good beer, but this is not my favorite.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-orange with brown tones. Dense beige head.
Fruity aroma with notes of apple, banana, fudge, spungecake, ryebread and spices.
Peppery flavor with notes of alcohol, fudge, vanilla, butter and some sweetness. Fruity. Low bitterness.
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After all the reviews I’ve read, I was expecting this to be some kind of nectar. Hmmm, well, it wasn’t. I’ve got five more bottles to drink, and I hope to have my initial impression changed by them. From a doppelbock, I had expected more complexity, more depth, and a denser mouthfeel.
Malt and hops dominated the aroma and the taste, pleasant enough, but it was nothing like the rich roasted darkness or chocolate-spice-raisin taste you might expect from a much touted d-b.
Mind you, this is a nice-looking, very drinkable beer. Indeed, it is really pretty in the glass -- nice light-tan head, though not very long lasting, and a lovely red-brown color.
Really easy to drink as well but too hoppy and light-feeling to stand with its superiors. This is a "light" doppelbock!