kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well I must admit I am not a doppelbock fan at this point in my beer experience. With that being said however, this beer is decent. Good mouthfeel with sweet malty aroma and taste. Ends with an appropriate amount of bitterness as well. A little too sweet for my taste) Syrupy at the end as well.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Salvator is markedly lighter than Celebrator (amber vs. dark ruby) but is very similar in aroma and flavor. A malty sweet aroma is followed by sweet, smooth tones of prune, raisin, and caramel. I am drinking Celebrator to compare beers, and Salvator seems to be overall lighter, less sweet, and less complex than its cousin. Salvator is an enjoyable doppelbock, and one I will return to, considering its pricetag as compared to Celebrator!
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This smells like hard candy. Thats pretty cool. Deep red coloring, with a quickly fading head. With the first sip, I immediately noticed a strong caramel flavor. As powerful as the caramel flavor was, I'd expected it to dominate the beer, but an apple flavor quickly came up as well, and it fought with the caramel down to the last drop, in a battle to close to call. A little thicker than I usually like, but it works well with this beer.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one has been sitting idly by for way too long, so it was time for a rating. It poured a clear copper color with fairly noticeable carbonation, and a small off tannish head. The aroma gave off heavy malt and fruit undertones...perhaps apricot or citrus. The taste is a malty fruit mix up front...some vanilla, banana, and a heavy apricot and citrus bittering aspect, specifically in the finish. My largest problem with this beer was the strange mixing of the excess malts, which was nice, and then this syrupy and artificially sweet and sour apricotiness. The amalgamation of the two didnt allow this doppelbock to flow as well as i would have liked it to. Very low carbonation level, some noticeable alcohol at 7.5%, but nothing major. An enjoyable dessert brew.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a doppel that I truly enjoy drinking and this is one of my favorite beers thanks to my BF (thedm) who introduced me to fine beers and what good beers are all about almost 3 years ago!To me it has a superb taste and goes down very smooth and easy.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with a good head. The aroma promises a full malt experience, and that is realized. Fairly sweet with hints of molasses.
Frank (2836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish garnet, much paler than I expect from a doppel. Full, round body is slightly sugary and sticky. Nose of dark, fruity malts and alcohol. Truly a rich, delicious doppel. Hins of raisins, molassses, and warming alcohol.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark; rich and smooth tasting; distinct molasses smell and taste with little aftertaste
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear deep amber body topped by a thick off-white longlasting head that leaves a good amount of lace on the glass. Sweet and fruity (bananas) malt aroma that draws me to drink. Sweet strong malt flavor with banana accents and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied, smooth yet a touch dry and warming.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a medium bubbly white head. Not much retention though? Fruity-sweet aroma with a hint of hop presence. Thin mouthfeel, very sweet taste. A hint of smokey roasted grains and hop bitterness at the end. Alcohol well hidden.