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Friday, August 28, 2009

Paulaner - Salvator Double Bock

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Salvator Double Bock
Paulaner Brewing
Munich, Germany
Est. 1634

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Rusty orange/amber color.
Definite malt barley smell with some hops aroma
Slight, quickly diminishing, tan head.
No lacing of the glass.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
The Mrs. and I went to a nearby watering hole that boasted, "...the best area burgers..." along with a fine selection of 80 bottled and additional select tap, beers and ales. No lie. Total truth in advertising. The burgers will definitely bring you in the door, but it's that selection of liquid gold that will have you coming back...over and over again!

There is only a slim trace of BMC here. They are edged out by simply some of the most exotic beers to try. They will even indulge you with a 2 oz. sample of what's on tap. Just like that sample slice of ham at the deli or the wooden spoon of pistachio down at the ice cream shop. There's also an 80 beer club where they'll punch your card for each brew purchased. Then they put your mug shot on the wall-of-fame. Call it the good return customer reward because you couldn't possibly get them all in one evening...and I'd not suggest it either.
Oh, what's the name of this joint that proffers up these 80+ ales and beers, you ask? Let's just say it was named after a famous playwright chap from England around the 16th century.

The Paulaner got me my first card-punch into the 80 beers club this evening. It has a Monk and some sort of 'Fezziwig' fellow on the label, each smiling at a rather large growler of Salvator Double Bock. The Monk seems to have control of the amphora at the moment, but he looks to be willing to share. After the pour you might exclaim it's a rather plain ale. Sip it. At first appearance the brown body and poorly foaming head might turn you away. Sip it again. The drink is where it's at. There is a nice bitter hops finish at the end of each and every sip. No lacing, you say? Keep sipping... Uh huh, it's all in there.

Stone Cold Fact: Salvator was brewed by the Monks for the season of Lent when they fasted from foods, but derived sustenance from this hearty malted brew instead.

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