Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 330 ml bottle into tulip shaped glass
Appearance – Pours a thick looking deep brown color with a large off-white head. The head had big carbonation bubbles entrapped within and faded quite fast. Upon fading it left a persistent film on the surface of the brew.
Smell – A big bready brown bread aroma with strong roasted malts aromas. Mixed in with the breadiness there is a nice sweetness of molasses and brown sugar rounding out the roast very nicely.
Taste – A thick bready base with big roasted malt flavors greets the tongue nicely. The taste begins a little on the drier side and sweetness as notes of brown sugar and molasses enter the scene. At the end, the roastiness, when mixed with the sweet creates a somewhat sweetened coffee flavor. This brew has some very nice transitions and all the flavors at all times complement each other very nicely. Fantastic.
Mouthfeel – Quite a creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. With this the flavors really have a chance to sit on the tongue and really permeate the taste buds. A very soothing and wonderful mouthfeel
Overall – Smooth in body and taste transitions with great flavors and aromas. This is one great drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 00:24:29 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer is the real deal German Doppelbock, "-ator" ending and all from visual appeal to taste. Packaging is beautiful with the dark brown bottle as backdrop for the light blue label punctuated by the amber-red glass of beer. The finishing touch which I love (see picture) is the small goat hung from a red thread--just a classy finishing touch to say "we’re really proud of our product." Very eye catching. Beautiful nearly black, amber color so inviting with the creamy tan head, washes smoothly, beautifully over the tongue very complex but well blended flavors with ever so slight chocolaty notes to me, some bitterness on finish but not overpowering. The only thing that detracted for me a bit, resulting in a slightly lower aroma score, was the aroma upon finishing the pour--it was slightly--no other word for it--"tin canny." Ever so slight but just noticeable. It did not in any way come through in the actual taste of the beer and was then indistinguishable by half way through the glass of beer (drunk from a stemmed, rounded belly goblet that allows aromas to experienced well). This was my first tasting so it may have been an aberration. Aside from that aspect, which I can’t call "very minor" since, for me, the pre-first drink aroma experience is part of the overall experience, the beer is superb. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. As a matter of fact I did and he fell in love with it.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 00:49:43 | More by JSigsbach
4.21/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.
A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Toasty malts actually bordering on the line of roasty bring notes of dark bread, vanilla and nuts. Very pleasant. Somewhat sweet smelling.
T- Solid toasted malt brings more nutty notes plus some dark bread crackers like rye croutons or something. Not as much vanilla in the aroma, more milk chocolate tones here. Pretty damn complex for a lager. A touch of alcohol.
M- This is where you can tell it's a lager as it's not necessarily thin, just not as robust as the flavor and appearance let on. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- Though I'm not much of a lager guy, I would reach for this all the time if the price were lower. Flavorful and slightly robust with a well-hidden ABV. I can see why this is so revered.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 18:20:13 | More by Immortale25
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,875 ratings.