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Salvator Doppel Bock by Paulaner Salvator Thomasbraeu AG
7.90 % ABV

Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 8 15 4 8 2010
500ml Bottle
Health Mart
Produced on 3/06

Salvator poured a perfect caramel brown into my pilsner glass that sines with a reddish hue. Many tiny carbonation bubbles rise from everywhere to the small cap of head. The off white head started off about 1 finger on the pour but quickly fell down to the thin cap it's at right now. The clear caramel body really makes this beer attractive.

For me this was unexpected but the first smell I noticed was tart green apples. There's a solid caramel maltiness in the back but the apple really sticks out. Lightly toasted white bread shows up in there too. Fairly simple but unique and enjoyable.

The caramel shows up first in the flavor but drops to the background quickly and lets doughiness step up. This doughiness shows up mid-palate and is then taken over by the tart green apples and a hint of alcohol. As it warms the caramel gets deeper. Again, simple but very effective.

Body is medium with a thinner mouthfeel that actually compliments things nicely. Beer moves slowly through letting each flavor show itself. Small alcohol heat on the swallow.

This is definately an easy drinker. The body really helps this along with the simple flavors. The alcohol is a little too high to drink a lot but I could drink a few pretty easily.

Salvator is a quality doppelbock. Unique with the simple but interesting flavors. Good on this cold winter's night. An easily enjoyable beer that's also easy to find.

Reviewed: 2/16/07

Price: $2.29 Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 16 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 10-3-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Pours a rusty red color with a half an inch or so of foam. Absolutely no head or lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with some slight chocolate and hints of grape. Has a sweet dark fruit candy smell, like cotton candy or sweet dried fruit. Also get some sweet potato or caramelized yams.

It tastes much like the aroma, sweetness and dark fruits upfront with a caramelized sugar in the finish.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, and the alcohol is well hidden.

Served In: Pint Glass

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