shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
A very nice dopplebock. A slightly fruity aroma to me. Definitely tasted and felt the alcoholic. Extremely good. Sigmund (7537) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought in Bier Spezi Hamburg. Reddish amber colour, large orange to light tan head. Surprisingly alcoholic aroma, elements of molasses, caramel and syrup, hints of dried dark fruits, port wine and oak. Flavour is also rather alcoholic, malty sweet (a little too sweet for me) with plenty of caramel and molasses, a herbal spiciness and moderate hops in the finish. Not nearly as good as the much darker Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock, but still a very powerful beer in any way. Definitely a "winter warmer". RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Hmmm. Perhaps it’s just that my first bottle of Celebrator was old or something, but I’m finding Salvator to be a much richer beer. It poured a deep, reddish amber with a thin, foamy head. Aroma is nice: malty with a touch of caramel and maybe dark cherries/plums. Flavor is sweet and smooth, malty with a subtle bitterness on the back end. Extremely good. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Pours a clear brownish-red with little or no head. Sugary aroma with a malty undertone to it that is quite pleasant. Warming mellow first taste with toffee notes and subtile alcoholic taste with a sugary palate. Definately a blood warmer. A fine brew! beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Maybe it isn’t fair to make comparisons, but life isn’t fair, or I wouldn’t have had a summer’s worth of drinking (temporarily) underpriced Ayinger Celebrators before I had my first Salvator. So, the negative: Salvator doesn’t have the richness and layers of flavor that border on Belgian-depth that Celebrator has. But Salavtor is very good, and 25% cheaper, so I’m thinking this will end up being my stock doppelbock. To the beer: Even with the sniffles tonight, I get the strong fragrance of compote and similar dark-sugary aromas. It pours a beautiful red-brown (more red than brown) with almost no head. A hit of carbonation yields to a medium-bodied, sweet sip that finishes with a pleasing soft sourness and refreshing bitterness, which cuts the sweetness. I love just swirling the glass and smelling it. Found it for $9 per six-pack at store on Addison and Leavitt.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Thanks to gputty for sharing this with me on a Friday afternoon! Coppery pour with a decent head. Nose is sweet malts, molasses, breadlike, gingerbread-ish really. Flavor is sweet, gingerbread, molasses/brown sugar. Mellows as it warms, drops back to a toffee and malt flavor. Pretty rich, sticky, but not in an unpleasant way. Good in front of a fire on a chilly night! Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle from Florida. Pored a hazy brown color with an average creamy light brown head that diminished slowly. Heavy fruity malt aroma. Medium to full body with a rich sticky texture. Full flavor with a long pleasing finish. rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Amber-brown color, with a tan-colored head, with an extra malty nose, with caramelized malt, fruity, nutty, sweet roasted malt and toffee aromas follow through on a medium-bodied sweet palate with an expressive malty character, sweet toffeish accent, hint of butterscotch, roasted malt, caramel malt, leading towards a sweet note but showing a shy hoppy finish. altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 28, 2005
The problem with this stuff is it tastes too good, and at 7.5% that can be a problem. alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 This is a mild doppel.... sweet, yet balanced. Smeels like bread dough. Fills up your mouth. Smooth like movie star skin. Re rate: After a few more ratings I must give this a higher score, It is far better than a 3.5, in my opinion.