Salvator Doppel Bock

As is usual with the decent Doppelbocks, this is a complex beer with a lot of richness, fruit, sweetness, smokiness and caramel tastes and aromas. So often I find these beers rich and deep in layered tastes, in fact, often they can really be a little too complicated for my palate that often prefers a simplier beer. A really dark pour with a nice head and some lacing. Initial tastes are chock full of fruitcake raisins and mixed peel, that are then tempered by the alcohol, that for me, has a...

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen

Crystal clear golden, orange pour, that really does look nice in the body of the beer, but the lack of head and or lacing was rather disappointing. In fact it looked distinctly flat almost right out of the bottle. Outside of the lack of head, it looks good. There is a real biscuit malt taste and a very distinct creaminess to this beer. The malt is in the aroma too, but in a subdued way. A lovely smooth beer to drink, with an obvious malt character, but well balanced. Mouthfeel was better than...

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb

Poured a very attractive "toffee" color with a sweet aroma. I'm not a huge fan of the Hefe-Weizen's in general, but this is clearly a quality beer. Very smooth in the mouth and highly drinkable. There was a distinct fruitness in the aroma that was not evident in the taste. Like almost all of this style of beer very thirst-quenching. I can't help but associate the Hefe's with summer drinking so I always encourage the consumption of these in the warmer months - I don't know why, but they always...