OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Pours a clear copper with red highlights. 1.5 finger tan head.
S - Lots of rich toasted caramel, almost like caramel melting in a pot, musty wheat bread, musty yeast, over ripened apples, sugary figs, nutty.
T - Toasted bread, fruity malt, caramel, alcohol does not hide, grassy bitterness shows up along with some dry nuttyness.
M - Full and slick, but drys out on the finish. Adequate carbonation.
The aroma is better around 52 degrees. After that the alcohol really pounces on things. The flavors were good but fell flat of what the nose describes.
Serving type: bottle
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma a frutas caramelo y herval, sabor caramelo y frutal, espuma persistente.
klm1 (342) - - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with small head. Aroma of dark fruits, bananas, hebs, honey. Taste of hops, dark fruits, bananas, roasted malts and nice malty honey aftertast.
cutitoutdave (49) - - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper from bottle with ample white bed. Malty aroma. Sweet, warm, alcoholic taste, rich with plum and anise flavors, notably bitter aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. Very good doppelbock, expectedly heavy, and prominent hops. Loved it.
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Chad9976 (1330) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The doppelbock style was one that took me a long time to grow accustomed to, but now that I “get” the style I really enjoy it and the best examples are a nice treat. Paulaner Salvator was one of the first authentic German examples of the style I ever had. I thought it was good when I first tried it, but six years later I realize it’s more than just good - it’s a classic.
I poured a 500ml bottle into a mug. It had a best before date of 5/2015 and cost $2.79 ($0.17 per ounce).
Appearance: Hazy/foggy appearance. Rusty burgundy hue. Pours to a one-finger, tan, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Strong rich malty aroma with plenty of confectionery notes. A hint of alcohol and slight cider-like character (probably an old bottle).
Taste: If there’s any style known for being a “malt bomb,” Paulaner Salvator is it. From the first impression of the first sip it’s all malt-dominate. Strong, sweet, delicious flavors of toffee and caramel right away with milder notes of toast and milk chocolate towards the back. Bitterness is dry and perhaps a tad spicy (most likely Noble hops are used in this brew). I detect a hint of mulled cider-like character towards the finish. This might be due to the bottle being old or it might just be natural melanoidins. Alcohol gives the palette some intensity, but adds little as far as flavor or distraction. Overall, a very tasty beer that would be fantastic when fresh.
Drinkability: At 7.9% ABV, Paulaner Salvator is a big beer to be sure. The mouthfeel is surprisingly comfortable, though. Soft in weight and smooth in texture with intense flavor that’s not abrasive. There is significant warmth from the alcohol, but this is by no means an obese or obtuse brew. A liquid meal in and of itself, though it would pair with Easter dinner for sure.
AGCostaNeves (48) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark red color with a beige cream, good training and medium to high duration.
The aroma is of espresso, roasted malt, nuts, cloves, bitter chocolate and some fruity denoting a certain sweetness.
Clove flavor at the beginning leaves a very pleasant feeling, which then immediately shows the caramel, good strong coffee being hugged by chocolate bitterness. The sweetness of fruity is revealed with shades of plum and very, very light banana flavor. Admittedly, the black bread is present in this explosion of flavors, syrups, and as the malty. In this way the alcohol emerges without compromising the set.
Silky texture, oily, shown with a bitter sweet touch that persists in the aftertaste.
A good amount of bitterness faithful to the style, great Doppelbock.
A great beer and maintained tradition.
Stule23 (21) - Novi Marof, CROATIA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
damiati (13) - BRAZIL - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor de mel. Sabor lembrando cravo (leve) e caramelo. Carbonatação média. Corpo não tão intenso. Aftertaste frutado, de média duração.
FireGlider (151) - CROATIA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, small brown head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Taste is light sweet. Light carbonation and short aftertaste.
mariuszek (303) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Pours amber brown, rich head, good lacing. Aroma of fruits, caramel, some spices. Taste is fruity, sweet, but balanced by hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden, some nice warmth in aftertaste.
kto (40) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours dark amber with small head.
aroma leather, caramel, roasted malt, alcohol. starts sweetish with bittersweet finish.