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


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RATINGS: 2361   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

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Valrak (2) - - MAY 2, 2011
After reading about this many times I couldn’t wait to try it. I know the Germans and Belgians can brew some very deceptive beers but this just didn’t live up expectation. Teak in colour, a little malt and raisin on the nose. Full bodied and fruity as expected but too heavy throughout. Bottle from Beers of Europe is in good condition but I’ve been drinking Worldwide ales now for over 20 years and this doesn’t float my boat. Personally I prefer the smoked beers, but each to their own...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (465) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a hazy pastel orange with subtle honey hues in it. A fat head of tan foam that is slow to fall. Nose is malty. Brown crusty bread. Rich dry malt that is expansive on the nose. As the beer warms a hint of chocolate comes forward. Light caramel sweetness underneath There is a dark fruit presence. Some prune, raisin and a faint whiff of alcohol. Taste is malty and rich. breaddy malt, dry and crisp. The middle of the drink is fruity. The edges have some grassy hops in them and the finish has a touch of medicinal alcohol. The alcohol dries out the palate and the malt lingers with a light bit of that caramel sweetness. A bit of bitterness comes from grass and form alcohol to finish this one dry. Lighter mouthfeel than some dopplebocks but medium and full enough. Slight warming from alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (380) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2014
J’ aime beaucoup cette Doppelbock. Gout fort et prnoncé, très alcoolisé avec un arrière gout amer plaisant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (127) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2014
0,5 bottle courtesy of a German colleague. Reddish brown, clear. Tick beige foamy head. Nose of coffee, German roasted malts, BBQ. Liquor feel in the mouth, sweet notes of amber malts with a hint of nuts. The hops invade the palate short after. The body is round and complex and the notes above develop after every sip. The best Paulaner (surprisingly)! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Malty aroma. Golden amber colour with no head. Nice caramel malt flavour with smooth finish. Heavy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Herbicles69 (46) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2014
From bottle poured into pint glass. Bottle purchased in Denver. For an above 7% ABV this is really good. I was also concerned about the transport and UV exposure, but the dark bottle did as it was asked. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (598) - - AUG 11, 2014
Rich chocolate, dark plum, roasted flavors. Very tasty and rich brew, almost feels like an Abbey dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murano (9) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Drunk from a snifter and poured from a bottle brought back from Munich. Shared with family. The main distinctive taste in this beer is that of flaxseed, which manifests also in the aroma. It also tastes vaguely of wheat. It has a cheese-like aftertaste. The beer was unlucky enough to be followed by the Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel. On its own, I may have scored it higher. I have tried to compensate fairly for the circumstances. I would pair it with, I believe, certain scenes from Aladdin, or perhaps rice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pacv27 (5) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Amber in color w/ a thin head. Hoppy biterness up front w/ hints of burnt coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (213) - SERBIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it deep red colour with small white head, Taste is bitter with aroma of dark fruits and caramel.not my favourite but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
Apricot tart cream. Amber red about clear body. Some thin lacings. Aroma; malts, sour peaches, grassy hops, bread, caramel juice, yeast, booze, dough. Taste; confectionery stuff, strong caramel malts, fermented plum, bread, berries. Straight and solid on palate. Finishes with black caramel, confectioneries, cognac, redcurrant wine notes, bread - and tasty juice finish with still some bittterness in the final postludium. Good slow evening sipper. [50cl brown btl 7.9%abv ° BB03.15]

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