bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yet another red beer, didn't find out until after I bought it unfortunately.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-brown with pinkish hue. Apple sauce aroma with caramel and anise. Head was not substantial. Great mouthfeel and flavor, though difficult to pinpoint. Broad palate - sweet, tart , full, a touch bitter, fruity. Some minty notes, with plenty of malt and fruit. Finish is sweet, but hops present in sufficient quantities to temper this nicely.
desurfer (1262) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Golden red body and a quickly dissipating white head. Light aroma of caramel and malt. Low carbonation, very smooth and sweet. Tastes of caramel and banana. Pretty good beer, although I do prefer Celebrator.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Caramel aroma. Good malty and caramel flavor, quite velvety.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 Orange. No head on this beer, but a lace is left on the glass. Aroma of hops. Slightly bitter, then sweet as it warmed. One dimensional taste from the sweetness. Thick. high abv is not noticeable in the taste. I am told this beer was invented when a monk was contracted to brew beer for a nobleman. He accidentially let the beer freeze, but chipped off the ice and served it anyway. Thus the picture on the label.
kumite56 (473) - 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 (3190) - 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 (4532) - Fort Wayne, 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.