pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice brew thick, rich, malty, really tasty stuff.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tom Huffman99 (3) - USA - AUG 24, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great winter time brew, i love to use Salvator as a base for a black-n-tan
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.....;)
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 13, 2001
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.