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

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RATINGS: 2440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Almost no head. The alcohol shoots through like a sore thumb and does a good job of masking any other flavor. Oily is a good description of the feel. Not sure if I'm a fan of this one. Maybe I got a bad bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2003 Pours a nice coppery color. The head disappears in a few seconds. Many people have said buttery or oily, I guess that's where this is. Not like any of the other (decent) doppelbocks I've had, although I'd drink this before the Sam Adams.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Light copper hue and small head and some lacing. Aroma hints of molasses, herbs, honey, ripe pears, and vanilla. Starts sweet but a swipe of alcohol cleans the palate. Fruity taste and aromatic german hops are detected as well. Full-bodied with a oily and soft mouthfeel. Moderate alcoholic feel is present. A well developed bock that sneaks up on you if you're not ready.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2003
Dark Honey colour,creamy but diminishing head.Malt flavours of caramel and butter thought it might have been more flavours and a bigger beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2003
Hmmm... not exaclty what I expected, but still a nice drop. Lovely aroma. small head which doesn't last too long. Different to the (albiet few) other bocks/doppelbocks I have had. "german" hop profile if I can say that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Light caramel color, small head. Caramel aroma Good flavor which is slightly candy like. Ok finish but not as strong as I want.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2003
Bottle. Glowing polished mahogony appearance. Aroma of warm malt bread and other nice things, but held back by the alcohol fumes. Dark and malty with an alcoholic fire. Mostly sweet, but with a little stewed hop bitterness in the finish. First brewed by the Paulaner monks of Munich in 1634, this is the original Doppelbock. The monks were forbidden by the other Munich breweries from selling their beer until 1751 when they were allowed to sell their Sankt-Vater-Bier on the feast day of St. Franz of Paula. In 1799 the monks brewery became the property of the Bavarian state, after which it based through various hands and changed names several times. The popularity of Sankt-Vater-Bier, which over the years had become corrupted to Salvator, led to many copies until in 1895 the brewery was able to trade-mark the name. Other breweries now use such name variations as Triumphator, Celebrator, Detonator, Maximator and Optimator. Since 1921 the brewery has bought up several other breweries and is now one of the biggest breweries in Munich. In 2001 Heineken acquired a 49% share in the brewery with the intention of promoting the Hefeweizen at the expense of many of the other products of the brewery. There is some belief that the recipe has changed in recent years.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
This amber beer has ruby glints and a medium foamy heat that dissipates into good lacing. The nose is intensely sweet and deeply malty with toffee and soft apple fruit. The palate is not nearly as sweet as the nose would indicate, but it does have a nice caramel backdrop on which the light toasted grains and overripe fruit intermingle. The finish is quick and light with a soft burst of herbal hops that quickly fades into the rich caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2003
A very pleasing red/amber colour with a slightly soapy looking but white, clean head. A malty toffee nose with a low hop aroma. The taste is creamy and full with a good hop presence to balance the strength of the beer. Carbonation is low which is good for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Pours a ruby red with some darker brown tones and some richer yellow tinges. Very clear though, no yeast in bottle. Head was very small to not existent. When present it was a whitish beige. Not tons of aroma, spicy though, with some hops and maybe a little dry malt aroma. Begins dry and somewhat bitter but quickly explodes with a big spicy fruit flavor with sweet orange, tart cherries and a mix of light toffee and saltwater taffee adding a lightly chewy texture. The carbonation level is not too bad and adds to the texture. Has some yeast flavor to it and definitely a dry hopped flavor I wasnt expecting that was pleasant. Very spicey throughout, though as it finishes the taste leaves too quickly. This beer was well balanced and the body tastes very flavorful with lots of bursting fruity malt flavor in your mouth, but overall, is a bit dry and ends unremarkably. A lot gentler than both Schneider Weisse and Celebrator. Dosent kill you with sweetness, that was a plus and does not seem overly alcoholic. I do not see a cloying or even a very sweet finish that others talked about.


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