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

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common

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RATINGS: 2369   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2001
A nice brew thick, rich, malty, really tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
Not as impressive as Celebrator, but still good. Frothy off-white head that doesn’t last. Creamy, toffee flavors, but I didn’t get the smoky flavors other raters mentioned. Beautiful ruby or bronze color. A hint of hop flavor and bitterness with better balance than Celebrator. An enjoyable brew and better than anything your average beer drinker can imagine. Definitely worth a second try when my pallate develops a little more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tom Huffman99 (3) - USA - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
The original Dopplebock, this is the brew against which all others are compared. I am familiar with Celebrator and Optimator. To my palette, Salvator is the best. All are good and each has a distinctive character. Both Optimator and Celebrator are very dark and rich. They differ by the fact that Optimator is considerably sweeter. Salvator is not as dark as either and sweeter than Celebrator. Where Salvator shines is in its balance. Perhaps not as complex as Celebrator, but it is a more pleasent drink--deceptively smooth and drinkable considering the 7.5% ABV. If you like strong, malty, full-bodied beers, this can’t be beat. It is one of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2001
A striking and odd but enticing Coors-like character along with its malty and roasty aroma. The flavor is tremendous, woody, dark with molasses finishing soft bittersweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2001
a great winter time brew, i love to use Salvator as a base for a black-n-tan

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2001
man, this beer review stuff is weird...taste is so subjective after all! i wasn’t too gung ho for this beer, even though i love paulaner’s weisse beer. maybe that’s my ’problem’. with doubles and trippels and whatnot i get overwhelmed. i like and am used to drinking the lower alchohol, wheat syle beers. who knows, perhaps these types of beers will grow on me and i’ll ’graduate’ to the genre! evidently the dubbel that i REALLY DO like (flying fish) is somewhat weaker in flavor than the norm, so maybe i’m already on my way.....;)

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2001

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2001

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 13, 2001
I absolutely loved this beer. Quite a bit stronger than I was expecting, but still excellent. It is also probably the prettiest looking beer I have ever seen, it has a beautiful copper/amber color to it. Goes down smooth and easy.


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