Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock

This was my second beer that I had yesterday. I haven’t had a huge amount of doppelbocks, but I really like the ones that I’ve had. They’re chewy, thick and incredibly flavorful. I could see enjoying one of them on a cold and rainy day. Here’s another one from Germany.

ABV: 7.9%

Style: Doppelbock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Paulaner monks drank Salvator as a substitute for food during Lent. The most famous brewer of all was Brother Barnabas who ran the Paulaner monastery brewery starting in 1773. To this day, his original recipe remains almost unaltered. In order to protect the original, Paulaner registered the ‘Salvator’ trademark with the Patent Office in 1896.”

Random: Why are the Phillies so awful this year? I haven’t even wanted to watch lately.

The brew poured with a one finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, mahogany color with incredibly active, visible carbonation throughout. The nose had a malty sweetness with some nuttiness throughout. There was also some yeast to it as well. The taste started with the same caramel malt sweetness that was apparent in the nose and the nuttiness was also apparent. The yeast was more subtle in the taste than the nose. The body was towards the heavier side with lots of carbonation, which actually worked for this brew. The finish was lengthy with some sweetness. This was an absolutely amazing beer. I really didn’t have high expectations for this beer, but the flavors really worked for this beer. This would definitely be a brew to seek out. I could see why monks would drink this as a meal!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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