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Nittenau "Saphirator" - pale, hop-fermented Doppelbock
The suffix "-ator" always indicates a bottom-fermented Doppelbock, a beer with an original wort of at least 18%. This suffix is derived from the Doppelbock of the Paulaner Brewery in Munich, Salvator. Until the early 20th century, it was common to call any doppelbock brewed in Bavaria Salvator. So it was much more of a style designation than a brand name. In 1906, today's Paulaner Brauerei München had the name protected and is still allowed to use it today. All other breweries refer to their Doppelbocks with the suffix "-ator".
In our case, the alcoholic heavyweight is called "Saphirator". However, this golden yellow sip of brewing art is extremely devious. Both its 20% original wort and the 7.9% alcohol are not noticeable to the inclined beer drinker. Cold hopping with the noble aroma hop variety Saphir gives the beer an herbaceous, fruity bouquet and harmonizes skilfully with the caramel sweetness of the malt composition.