Beer: Salvator Double Bock
Brewery: Paulaner Brauerei
Serving Style: Draft
Drinking Establishment: Austro-Hungarian Pilsner Haus, Hoboken, NJ
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Secondary Consumer(s): Suzy
Sight: Dark, cloudy amber body with a fluffy beige head that quickly recedes to a one-centimeter brim.
Scent: Noticeable alcohol, estery note. Traces of licorice, overripe fruit, spice, and pine. It kind of smells like a combination of a sweet Portuguese bun and the (Black) Forest?
Flavor: It tastes like sweet bread and those caramel square candies. There is a spicy aftertaste.
Feel: Creamy body with moderate carbonation.
Concluding Remarks: Paulaner’s Salvator was the first Doppelbock, according to legend. While I have had few Doppelbocks this month that have been better than this…there have been some. But, Paulaner’s original was a fantastic foundation from which to improve upon. It’s pretty much the equivalent of beer candy. Quite enjoyable, but I would recommend drinking alongside a savory, salty treat in order to balance the Doppelbock’s sweetness.