stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark amberwith an off-white medium head that doesnt hang around, this beer has a good blend of fruit and sweet malts in its aroma, taste is sweet, perhaps a little overkill but still drinkable and enjoyable with some bitterness to finish, decent body, this is a solid beer, very drinkable
tennisjoel (1404) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish-red appearance with quickly diminishing head. Little to no lace. Somewhat doughy taste with molasses flavor present. Overall a decent beer, although I’ve tasted better in this style.
DerWeg (1605) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 A failry bready/rich Doppel which has oodles of sweet malty expression and decent balance for the style but perhaps is not as nuanced and hay-like as my favorite, the Welterburger Asam. Excellent quality though so one or two points overall for it being a good, widely marketed beer with such good form.
Joshw (14) - GERMANY - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful amber color and a creamy head. The smell is a bit fruity, with bread, and sweet yeast. It is a very classic dopple bock taste, deep rich flavors that continue to intensify the right after one swallows, and transitions into a full range affter tastes ending with a slite bitter taste and a dry sensation at the back of the throat. It may not be what it once was, according to most, but it is still a very fine beer, that has depth and character, and I would reccomend it.
BRoberts (1) - USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
"The first authentic dopplebock," the original recipe of which, since its creation over two centuries ago, has survived the French, the Austrians, the Allies, and the Russians. It could not, however, survive the Dutch. Once the epitome, the very essence of what a dopplebock should be, Salvator in its present incarnation is nothing more than a gutted shell of its former glory. A glass of which through you could barely see a bright light, the aroma and flavor of which could stop you mid-thought just to savor it, this legendary "liquid bread" has been bastardized by Heineken’s marketing machine in a transparent attempt to appeal to the great unwashed masses. It’s not even close to what it once was, and I’m personally boycotting Heineken products until they wake up and smell the wort.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ok for me, but a little too sweet for me, I’d like it more if it were more balanced, overall I enjoyed it, but nothing special for me
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent amber red with a small amount of white head. Aroma is extremely potent: loads of fruity sugary sweetness, almost like candy. Flavor is very malty almost molasesy then with loads of tart fruits and smokey undertones and a slightly dry, bitter finish. Overall, I found this to be a decent beer but nothing that truly blew me away.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I though this beer was really terrific until I tasted ayinger celebrator, and realized what a truly smooth, rich doppelbock tastes like. Still pretty good.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown. Syrupy brown sugar sweetness. Good, but didnt really hit the spot.
asheft (3029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright red-amber with a fuzzy, peach coloured blanket. Cereal grains, fruity caramel, and melanoidins produce a rich and inviting aroma. The flavour is a pleasant blend of pumpernickel, peach, toffee, noble hops, and then some grain, followed by a little more fruit and then a little bit of barley husk. Warming from the alcohol, but not alcohol-tasting, with a medium to full body and medium carbonation. Very nice.