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


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RATINGS: 2595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2008
I love this beer. My wife says it tastes like soy sauce, and it is May and it says it’s a seasonal. I wonder if it tastes different because of this. Nonetheless, with sushi or without, this beer is great. Does taste salty, though... Recommendation: drink this beer at room temperature (not fully cold anyway). Taste it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 7, 2010
WOW i love this beer. I am partial to brown beers, but this one I could drink anytime anywhere for any reason! Love this beer, its especially great at the Paulaner Restaurant because of the amazing Bavarian style with the Oktoberfest touch. Awesome, if your in southwest germany go there!! Love this stuff, thinking about bringing a case back to US when I come back!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 Very characteristic doppelbock alcoholic malt bomb. Pretty intense, complex caramel malt flavor, definitely a beer to savor and, most likely, not one overindulge in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Definitely a brew going into my BHOF (Beer Hall of Fame)!! This brew pours a rich dark red body that sports a thick foamy head that lends well with the brew for quite a while. Scents of strong malt, coffee (maybe a rich espresso) followed with rich malty flavors blended with hints of orange or cloves with very little presence of the taste of alcohol. It has a nice thick feel to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
perezs25 (42) - - MAR 27, 2014
Moderate off-white head and lacing, dissipates quickly. Clear ruby dark amber liquid. Attractive aroma of grains, bread and spring floral. Moderate bitterness and floral hops in the background. Very smooth to drink with full body and warm finish. Very enjoyable to drink and I can't wait to get my hands on some more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlieFields (11) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Appearance: Copper color. Clear body. Medium carbonation. Medium, compacted, creamy, pale brown and lingering head. Aroma: Toasted malts. Earthy hops. Caramel. Taste: Lightly sweet. A bit alcoholic. Palate: Medium and thin body. Toasted and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
330ml bottle. About 9 degrees Celsius. Mid brown hue with very slight reddish tinge. One and a half fingers of tightly laced beige head which held well. Immediate toffee and caramel aroma which is very strong. Flavour is intense, matches aroma and lingers long after the last mouthful has gone. Very sweet upfront with minimal bitterness in the end, yet balanced - perhaps by the strength of the alcohol. Good mouth feel, plenty of weight with enough carbonation to even out the flavour. Great beer, had to have a second, but intense enough to be satisfied at that. Much stronger, in every sense to the other dopplebocks brewed in and around Australia (that I have tried so far). Special on its own, fantastic when paired with robust food to contrast the intensity and sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. This is a mahogany colored beer with a fairly large white head. Has an aroma of malt, fruit and maybe some cocoa. The taste is big malt with some fruit, very good. This is a very good beer, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Very well done. Beautiful amber in color w/ slight malted nose. Perfect ballanced flavors w/ a touch of sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. I highly recommend.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle date of June 2006, Sampled August 2007
Hugely aromatic, with amplified malt character leaping from the glass as I pour this brew. Caramelization, Maillard components, toffee, hints of light molasses, toasted malt, browned-rustically-crusty bread and even something like a concentrated fruitiness (though not the kind contributed by ale yeast). The beer is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick tan colored head that sits on top of a brilliantly clear, cranberry hued, dark amber colored beer. I don’t know why, but the malt focused aroma of this beer, at this moment in time, is hugely satisfying. Complex in its malt focus, it makes me seriously think that this is still a decoction mash, or at least they fake it quite well. The malt aromas are just so concentrated and enticing, it is almost pavlovian in the instinctual response that it generates in the olfactory portion of my brain.

Sweet, though not cloying; rich though not syrupy. Above all it still has that deep, rich, malt character that I was really craving. Flavors of caramelized brown sugar, and somehow a fruit character that has been unsweetened, yet still reminds me of dried figs and prunes. This beer is clearly all about the malt character, though there is a touch of hop here, noticeable as a trace of bitterness and perhaps an ephemeral phantasm of herbal notes. I really like how this beer is somehow not too sweet or cloying, despite clearly having a hefty level of residual malt sugars; chalk that up to the malt / mash / boil character.

I probably prefer the aroma over the flavor as it was just about perfect to me in this moment. This is still quite tasty & over all this is just a great Doppel Bock. I have had this beer a few times over the years and I don’t remember it being so striking, but such is the nature of beer, sometimes you just have to be in the right situation for a beer and this happens to be one of those. This really captures that meaty malt character that I really like to find in a Doppelbock.

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