Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by RicoBrew:
4.88/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A- Pours out a nice dark brown color. If you hold it up to the light, it reflects a ruby color. The head is nice, light, and lacy. It lingers for a bit, but fades after a few minutes to a thin off-white top.
S- Hints of malt come through along with "christmas-like" fruits. Plums, dates, a hint of cherry. A little bit of yeast spice comes through, but it's fleeting.
T- It starts out with a dark malt taste, but none of the bitterness of a dark malt. That note fades to more of a dark fruit flavor as the brew lingers on the tongue. The amount of flavor notes that come through is staggering. I'm sure people can write whole treatises on different flavors from this beer. It's a fantastically complex brew.
M- It's extremely light for a doppelbock. It seems to want to play on your tongue for an extended period and then vanish. You definitely always want more of this beer.
D- You could go through a whole case of this and enjoy every moment of it.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2008 18:50:44 | More by RicoBrew
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a deep brown with a reddish tint and a one finger off-white head that receded to an off-white ring leaving abundant lacing. Very nice looking. Scents of rich caramel, sweet molasses, dark fruit, especially prune, brown sugar and bready malt. Very malt forward and rich and very true to style. Excellent. Flavor begins incredibly malty, with notes of molasses, dark fruit, especially prune and raisin, a light flavor of German hops and a light hint of chocolate, moving into some moderate smooth and warming alcohol and a light toasted flavor. Finish is dry with warming alcohol and slight chocolate. Aftertaste is malty and rich. A very nice, strong, rich, malt forward flavor, a classic example of the style. Excellent. Mouthfeel is full bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. Very nice, smooth and easy to drink, yet full bodied. A classic, true to style feel. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock. It hits every last style note in every last category and does it well. A joy to drink and probably my favorite example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 02:25:27 | More by Auraan
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours translucent cola dark brown with 1/2 inch of off-white head that settles to a thick cap on top and leaves curtains of lace.
The smell is of cinnamon and other Autumn spices, coffee, cocoa, toffee and faint dark cherry.
The taste is of chocolate, coffee, Autumn spices, molasses and dark malt.
The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.
A delicious mixture of many different flavors that all blend together to create an outstanding rich and decadent brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 00:49:28 | More by Furlinator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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