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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2005
Expected a lot more from the first mass marketed ’Doppelbock’. Many other breweries, jealous of the success, named their Doubles in honour of this one, but many of them produce far greater versions of the style. Poured into an ’Aventinus’ glass, a short off-white ring formed atop a clear gusset-amber body. No true head, but it did give a good lace. Woody and slightly nutty, burnt toffee and toasted malt nose. Spicy alcohol phenols gave it a pleasant warming balance in the aroma. Medium light bodied in the mouth, with medium carbonation, it took until it warmed a little to give it’s full character. Burnt toffee and husky grain flavours were dominant, with a treacle sweet front, malt, vanilla and plums across the tongue. Yeast and alcohol phenols came in mid-palate and followed long into the aftertaste, providing a good warmth. All flavours seemed a little subdued, though, as if watered down, but it was still an unusually sessionable Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2005
Sparkling orange, thick fizzy off white head. Nose was toasty and bready, with notes of caramel, cherry, and hints of raisin. Nice sweet caramel malt and dried cherry notes up front, but is backed nicely with a dose of German hops for balance. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty, caramel and cherryish finish. Pretty tasty, but it certainly is not Celebrator...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2005
The bottle poured a crystal clear amber liquid with a small creamy but persistent head that left nice lacing on the edge of the glass. The aroma was loaded with mega maltiness. There was little or no hop aroma to this beer. I also detected notes of plum. The mouthfeel was smooth and full-bodied. The flavor was intensely malty sweet and smooth with a great warming sensation that grew toward the middle and lasted well into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 This poured clean and ready to be chugged. Was listening to some italo disco while ironing a shirt. Toffee’s, fruits, squeezed into a balance brew. Very enjoyable and smooth. I had an entire bottle of champagne last night after this, but can still taste the ol’ Salvie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1027) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 10, 2005
Bottle Aroma is of raisins and maybe chocolate. Colour is dense ruby, opaque but clear ( hehe difficult to understand, i know). I guess that now i understand why "doppel", really warms although alcohol is not disturbing. An overall fine brew, maybee too sweet for a session beer, but fine to have a glass in a winter night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6946) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2005
Perhaps the most fruit in the aroma of any beer I have sampled, particularly raisins. The aroma is a hint to the taste which includes toffee along with the rich fruit taste. The beer is very smooth with just a hint of harshness to the palate. Consistant throughout the pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2005
It pours a nice amber color, but I expect it to be darker. The aroma is mild, and good natured. It’s essentially a beer that is not offensive, and I expect more from my dopplebocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
Amber, tall beige head. Malty aroma. Soft carbonation. Immense malty sweet flavour. Roasted malts. Notes of smoke? Uncomplex but well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2005
Attractive deep orange brew with a small, off-white head. Slightly hazy... lookin’ like a barleywine. Delicious, heady aroma of caramel malts and sweet, citrusy oranges. Then I had to ruin things by drinking it... not bad, simply too sweet. And a bit lacking in its claim of "heartiness". Malted flavor, but a bit weak and watery. Balanced hops, but sugars are dominant. Good, not great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2005 Had on tap at a local bar. Aroma is very sweet anf fruity. Color is a nice amber. Flavor to me is extraordinary. Full of dark fruit and sweet malt. Ive heard people say its too sweet, but its not for me. One of my favorites

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