Tasted Thursday 18 June 2009. 330ml bottle, 7.9% Alc/Vol.
This brewery’s first recorded document can be traced right back to the year 1634. It was a written complaint to the Neudeck ob der Au Monastry from local private breweries. Paulaner Salvator was originally brewed to sustain the monks during the fasting period of Lent to assist the monks through this “difficult” time. What wasn’t used was sold or given away, and the beer became so popular that the local breweries complained about competition from the monastery.
A bottom-fermenting beer, it is a rich dark orange in colour with a fast dissipating head. Aromas are sweet citrus and nutty with underlying grassy notes, touches of caramel too.
Medium bodied with a sweet, malty, soft and creamy mouth feel, marmalade, grilled nuts, mild bitterness and fairly good length.
While there will be many who enjoy this style, but if you are top-fermenting fan it may not suit.
Drink at around 6 degrees.