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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 2344   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
perezs25 (39) - - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Malty aroma, malty flavor, lowly hopped, sweet & warming. This beer is atop the charts and comes out of the cooler very quickly when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to browse.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2002
Certainly of a different style than many might like, but I find this to be a wonderfully rich, creamy beer with a flavor that goes well with food. The caramel sweetness is not too overpowering, in my view, and it disguises what is really a rather powerful punch. Among my very favorite beers.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 This is what a doppelbock should be! Dark and rich, almost a reddish hue to the brown body. Very sweet and extremely malty. Hints of dark chocolate and caramel along with the underlying alcohol tones and big malt. Essential!! HIGHLY recommended to all!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
niiiiiiice for a doppel. very smooth.. Not sure I could drink more than 3 or 4 in a sitting though. Not quite as good as Celebrator, but definitely more drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxawk (1) - USA - AUG 21, 2004 does not count
Very smooth, sweet, caramel flavor. Stronger alcohol taste than other bocks.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
Burnt toast. Awesome burnt toast. This is a thick, very heady 2xbock. Her only flaw may be the the aroma being a bit too sweet. Carmel and chocolate flavors make for a great meal.

4.6
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jukesk9 (9) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2007 does not count
It is a great bock. If Optimator isn’t available, then this is the beer to have. It is awesome. What else would expect from Paulaner, makers of an outstanding hefe?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - 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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