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


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RATINGS: 2405   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

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a murky copper color. An incredibly fluffy head (about two fingers high, off-white in color) tops it off with amazing texture,and mediocre retention. As it fades away, some lacing is left on the glass. S: My very first whiff of this brew made me wonder if it were lightstruck - it was a bit skunky. Once it warms up in the glass, however, it smells less like a skunk’s ass and more like the dying presence of German hops. Also of note is plenty of caramel and brown sugar. T: I pick up more in the way of dark fruits than I did on the nose, especially when it first hits the palate. The general flavors are caramel and brown sugar. I also get an apple note, distressingly similar to a macro lager - if I had to pick my least favorite part of the profile, this is it. On the plus side, I’m surprised how hoppy the finish is given its proximity to the 11/13 best-by date. It honestly does a good job of cleaning the palate up, and also provides a nice bitter-ish balance. M: Like I said, the finish is drier than I anticipated - and that’s a good thing! It helps to balance the syrupiness without killing the rich feel. Carbonation is low, but that’s because I let it sit for a while before drinking. O: A solid doppelbock, but it lacks the defined complexity to be a great one. Would drink again, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (172) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
Braun, wenig Schaum. In der Nase Karamellnoten, dunkle Früchte. Am gaumen dunkle Früchte, Hefe, leicht herb, an ein belgisches Dubbel erinnerned minus die typischen belgischen Hefen. Gut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcius (212) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Appearance with amber color (dark), cloudy liquid and big and dense head. Aroma of roasted malt. In the mouth it is sweet, bitter, alcoholic and with a dry finish. It is a great beer... for anytime!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"compared to the KING... Celebrator...this beer is lacking, but on it’s own it’s a pretty good, sweet and aromatic malty brew. enjoyable and drinkable, pairs well with meat and game."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Beautiful slightly cloudy dark amber colour forming a huge and aired beige head when poured. Low retention and only few lacings left S: Really good in the nose. Sweet and fruity. Very strong smell of toffee and caramel with notes of caramel malts and grapes. Yeasts and alcohol in the end T: As the nose. Impressive. Toffee, caramel malts and grapes. Yeasts and hops. Good hoppy bitterness too. Upfront is slightly sweet. End is considerably bitter. Well balanced M: Medium to heavy body. Sweet upfront and quite bitter end. Medium to low carbonation and almost no alcohol considering the reasoable ABV O: Good drinkability which is a bit compromised by the sweetness. A good Paulaner specimen anyway... [ BA Review @ 9/11/2010 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (357) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Enjoyed this, one of the rare German styles that I can put up with. Quite sweet though moreish, enjoy this on a colder night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Clear rock candy brown / syrup-coloured, flowing thinly with yellow, airy foam. Smells slightly yeasty, with some malt. The taste contains malt, some brown liquor and a whiff of oil - unsophisticated strong beer which is not much to write home about. "Spesialität aus München", they say, but they know better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (260) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours chestnut brown with an off white head. Aroma: a bit muted. Taste: caramel, chestnut, roast, baked apples. Fairly thin but with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndfreak77 (106) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a copper color. Caramel and wheat aroma/ Medium bodied with flavors of caramel malt, wheat and hops. Good beer from a Paulaner variety pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTron (386) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Dark copper with a nice, soapy head. Heavy roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is also heavy on the malts and some spiced apples and butterscotch lingering. A beer I loved when I first had it several years ago and it’s just as good as I remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (530) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Noch eine Wiederbegegnung: der Paulaner Salvator war vor knapp 30 Jahren mein erstes Bockbier, und ich kann mich gut erinnern, daß mich damals eher die Wirkung als der Geschmack beeindruckte. - Flasche (50 cl) von Getränke Hoffmann, Berlin. - Kupferrot, leicht trüb; feinporiger beigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase warmes, schweres, süßes Karamelmalz, dumpfe Herbe und eine doppelbocktypische fuselige Note. - Antrunk schwer malzsüß mit viel Karamel, Sahnebonbon, Rosinen und Toastbrot. Dahinter eine etwas leere Bittere. Feinere Hopfenaromen sucht man vergebens - hier wurde mit Hopfenextrakt gearbeitet. Nicht zu rezent, vollmundig. Der Abgang ist dumpf hopfenbitter, etwas holzig aber wenig aromatisch, mit etwas schroffem Nachhall und unangenehm fuseligem Alkohol. - Recht simpler, auf den Gegensatz von breiter Malzigkeit und derber Bittere reduzierter Doppelbock, etwas holzschnittartig aber noch genießbar. Ganz brauchbar als Einstieg in die Bockbier-Saison. Danach darf es dann etwas besseres sein ...

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