fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much on the aroma. Some malt, some caramel maybe, but the flavor was quite another story. Right off, it was nutty and roasty. Then it settled in to revel the alcohol, and a nice bit of dried fruit. Not bad, but I’ve had better.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good winter beer - can’t taste the alcohol at all. Smooth as silk nice aroma and color. Another good product by Paulaner
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 A wonderful tasting beer with a warming alcohol finish. The aroma is both good and bad. It is sweet and caramel like but it also has a basement (maybe its the yeast) like smell. The appearance is a red brown with a nice head. The Flavor is sweet but not overly so. It has lots of caramel taste, raisins, and toasted malt. The aftertaste is like brown sugar. Highly recommended.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent orange pour with a small, pretty thin head. Aroma was the highlight, with a good malty fullness and a bit of a sugary, vegetably touch. Flavor is similar but browns out early with little if any noticable hop and pretty much aftertaste. Creaminess on the palate is good and promising but still feels thin for the most part. This certainly is no Ayinger Celebrator DB, which is easier to find, cheaper, and better... I don’t like to mention other beers in reviews but this one seems pretty blatant. Variety is certainly always good though.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
surprisingly smooth. not much head but decent burnt caramel color. a little malt a little raisin a little taste alittle alcohol on the swallow. drinkable but i was expecting mucgh more flavor from paulaner.
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown body, almost no head. Aroma is sugary and malty - caramel and raisiny. Hint of alcohol. Flavor is the same, easy drinking - but lacking complexity.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big caramel, sugar, malt anr raisins in the nose. Brownish red color. Yeasty, pale malt flavor. Also toffee notes. Smooth and delicious. The savior delivers once again! Granted, there are dopllebocks that are better, but for the price, I just keep coming back. Its a great beginner dopplebock that sometimes doesn’t require an evolution.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured thin. No head. Was looking for a little more. Not a strong paulaner product.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a very decent sized and moderately lasting creamy head on top of a clear deep amber/copper coloured brew. The nose is toffee and loads of malt, and some raisins. Slightly bitter, with some of the raisiny sweetness coming through at the finish. A good doppelbock, and a good beer for that matter all round
EKGoldings (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malt, somewhat complex flavors, alcohol is evident in the aroma. Not my favorite style of beer but this is one that I can drink more than one of.