Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 4/23/11
Stained cherry brown color on the pour and in the glass. Ruby hued when held to the light. Two finger tan head thinned over three or four minutes. Skimmed, bubbly retention. Some lace.
Full aroma of robust dark bread and lightly toasted grain notes. Smooth and quite enticing. Just a faint hint of dough hidden deep down. Lightly hopped around the edges, adding an earthiness to the overall spectrum. Smells great initially and gets even better as it warms.
The flavors are comparably excellent. Toasted grains abound; at times nearing the point of burnt but never crossing that threshold. Dark bread, too; calls to mind pumpernickel. Earthy hops and something of a light, dry spice. The finish is surprisingly dry with toasty bread notes.
Reasonably full bodied. Aside from the inherit graininess there is a smooth, languid feel. To the effect carbonation is low. Even grainier as time wears on. Still surprised at how dry it is.
Celabrator is an excellent beer; certainly top-notch in style. I can't believe I have never had it before. I'll be looking forward to the next time I drink it.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 00:54:18 | More by Ryan011235
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4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- Dark, thick, cola-colored body with a huge, frothy light tan head.
S- Raisins, cherry licorice, rich bready malt. Big aroma filled with rich malts.
T- Very similar to the aroma, big rich malts, raisins, a nice toasted flavor to it with lots of sweetness to balance it out. Some of the aroma and flavor reminds me of the cherry licorice pipes my dad used to buy me.
M- Not quite as thick and chewy as I am used to with doppelbocks, but still very nice and good for the style.
O- A nice example of the style and one of the originals. Not quite as big as a would have imagined, but a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:10:49 | More by stephenjmoore
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,950 ratings.