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


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RATINGS: 2667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Reddish amber in color with little head and a sweet malty aroma. Flavour is most of the same, full bodied and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 On tap, Paulaner Im Tal, Munich, April 2006.
Crystal clear brass color with a spongy, anamorphic tan head. Copper pennies, birchwood whetted from air drying doggies, some pecans stirred ceaselessly in Christmas tins and a slight touch of protruding caramel get the aroma going. Sleek, steady stream of caramel to elicit bock smack. Candy toffee cubes provide a flavor with only half of the requisite sugar. Bready, semi-sweetened whole wheat bread. Some butter-fried hazelnuts and liquefied golden raisins, and mulled apple butter with almond shavings. Toned, nearly absent carbonation lets the ABV and chalky stream of alcohol protrude, though it’s absent, dactylically speaking. Rubbery toffee controls the mouth feel with partial numbing. Mixed nut tin finish, somewhat dry, and a prevalent cocoa graham flavor in the aftertaste. It’s a good, solid doppelbock, just drier and less sweet than I noticed in one of my earliest ratings. Still an amiable benchmark and thought provoker for brewers of the style.

500-ml. bottle, November 2004.
Very good doppelbock. When I poured this brew into my glass, it wasn’t as dark as I expected - it had a little bit more of an amber tint to it, kind of like Paulaner’s Oktoberfest. This beer had a great consistency. It was rich and smooth yet complex. Very malty and a little chocolatey and spiced. Great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
Love the taste,like the nose. Pours a watered down cola colour...leaning to-wards red.Small tan head. Interesting malt nose with some prunes in there. Taste is very good,it has a strong taste to it,malt,prunes plum raisons...sort of reminds me of plum cake. a far bit of carbonation and good body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
This is one of those “classic” beers that I have wanted to try for a while, and I wasn’t too disappointed with it either. In the glass it was an amber/mahogany colour with an off white creamy head, the nose was reminiscent of caramel, toffee, burnt grain, and rum and raisins, following through with a smooth, complex, palate and with a finish of roasted grains and chocolate with the result being smooth, dryish, and warming. Overall I was quite glad to have had it, and may even have it again (if there is nothing new)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3611) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2004
Very nice amber body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Good malty aroma with evident notes of brown sugar, toffee and dark berries. Taste is surprisingly mild and hides the alcohol quite well. Flavors are mainly sweet and fruity. It ends with an honest hoppy/bitter finish. Although I was expecting a little more character, this is a very good and well balanced Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Lots and lots of malt went into this beer. Many people try to describe the subtle tastes, but if you know what Munich malt is you’ll understand. Well balanced beer hides the alcohol well. Aromas are of figs, raisins, and dried fruit. Finishes sweet and clean. Dark orange color and tan head are pleasing to the eye. Satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dowdfather (8) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
Nice malty carmel aroma. Rich and pretty tasty. Love the density in taste and color. Moderate/sweet after taste. Tasty is apparently the my operative term for this beer. Great buy (quality/price)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 15, 2004
The traveller arrived in the village at sundown. A brilliant orange sky lit up the street, and the sound of blacksmiths anvils ringing accompanied his step. We sat late into the evening, talking of old times, smoking our death in pipe tobacco. Such good times could never last, we knew, but there is no great dearth of friendly strangers in this world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This is a very well made, complex, wonderful fall/winter beer. Pours dark amber with reddish edges. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and slight corn flakyness. Tastes wonderful, complex, firm, dense, and solid. Complex, balanced, and smooth at the finish, with a bit of a warming kick. World class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazdaddy (2) - USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
Available on tap at Everybody’s in Atlanta. Nice thick head, malty as all get out. Is sweetish, but that’s pretty much what a dopplebock should be, and it finshes nicely. Not in the same league as Celebrator, but then again, I haven’t had Celebrator on tap. Yet.

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