iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amber hue. nice to look at, nice to drink, by no means my favorite dopplebock. A good strong brew for a frosty winter night or a good frosty on a spring morning.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bueatifully clear burgandy hue with quickly disappearing off-white head. Pleasant malty arroma, but still subtle. The taste is malty, clean, and lingering maltiness in the aftertaste Makes me want to have another sip.
Tejas (976) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not nearly as dark as I expected. Nice malty enticing aroma. Flavor wise, extreme malt followed by alcohol is the first thing that comes to mind. Hardly any bitterness here. Somewhat creamy. Gets maltier as it warms. Even though I now realize that bocks just aren’t my style, I can recognize this is a good beer & would be quite enjoyable to those who are a fan of them.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 one of those beers that suprises you when you first taste it. a unique flavor that i would describe as flowery. its slightly sweet with hints of caramel as well. i was impressed.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear and light red. Syrupy looking with a thin tan head. Very appealing aroma of dark malt and raisens and caramel. Thick in body with a bit of an alcohol finish. Excellent malt and fruit and caramel flavor. According to one of the Paulaner Sales Managers, Salvator is only available in the early spring for Lent in Germany. We are blessed with it year round. It varies from 7.2% to 7.8% by the year.
haukur (1739) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 draft@paulaner, my oh my this is really nice! some floral caramel notes, the aroma gets very complicated when the heat gets higher. Candy sugar is quite obvious in taste, incredibly well balanced .... I had a few rounds of 0.5l kegs, I went to heaven .... NOTE this rating is bades on the draft version, I´ve also had this from bottle and it didnt taste nearly as good
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber colour, clear, large head. Aroma of caramel and hmmm...old coins? Strange..
Caramel, malts, warming, bitter, some alcohol. Andechser is better, but this is still very, very good. I like Doppelbocks. Nein, ich liebe Doppelbocks!
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good example of a Dopple bock.. Aroma is malt heavy with toffee and carmel notes, No hops to style. Alcohol warmth and scent.
Amber color with solid tan head...Flavor is much the same as aroma....Perhaps carbonation hig for style but not carbonic bite.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Lacks a strong aroma. Nice large ivory head. Clear red. Ultra creamy, excellent caramel and burnt sugar. Not too watery, smacks on the palate of apples. Finishes crisp. A little too much cheerios and sourness.
rob6799 (7) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. Has a smooth warm taste with a very fluffy head. Nice rich medium amber color and hits fast and hard after a long day at work. Whoooooo! :)