Feb 26, 2009

Salvator Doppel Bock

Beer Label: Salvator Doppel Bock

This German brewer makes some of the most recognizable beers in their style, often leading the class as prime examples of said genre. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of their products — the Oktoberfest-Märzen and Original Münchner have seen repeat visits to my fridge.

The Salvator is a new one to me, only recently being stocked at one of the local shops. As a fan of the brewery and Doppelbocks, I was thrilled at the prospect of snagging a couple of bottles of this one. I was not disappointed.


The Salvator pours a bit lighter than I would have expected, filling the glass with a clear, dark copper brew. The head was pretty decent, though quick fading, and off-white in color.


Man, this beer smells heavenly. Rich malts and subtle sweet toffee dominate the nose as a lighter fruit presence comes in, as well.


Paulaner sure knows how to make a beer. This doppelbock is rich and hearty. The malts are slightly toasted and it’s not entirely as sweet as the aroma would let on. It’s not as potent as slick as Ayinger’s Celebrator Doppelbock (a house favorite), but is still fairly medium bodied and refreshing.


I’m not sure that this one will surpass Celebrator as my go to doppelbock, but it’s damned tasty nonetheless. It’s a bit on the light side for my own preferences, but it’s balance and drinkability make it one to revisit in the near future.

Rating: 3.5/5

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