Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from an 11.2-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.
Appearance: Very dark brownish-red. One-finger off-white head at first, but it doesn't last long. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Very interesting. My first thought was 'malty V8 juice'! Whether that's good or bad depends on your opinion of V8 juice, I suppose; I happen to like it. I wish I could describe the smell better than that, but I'm afraid I can't.
Taste: Wow! Oh, but this is good. There's a certain vegetable-ish taste deep down in there, but the star of this beer is the malt. They taste something beyond 'roasted' - I'd call it 'burnt'! If that sounds bad, trust me, it isn't. It's great. Actually, this reminds me a bit of a rauchbier, but not as over-the-top smokey. Any hops in this beer lurk far below the malts; maybe that's what's imparting that vegetable taste. Damn, this is hard to describe. 'Outstanding' ought to do.
Mouthfeel: Neither very thick nor very thin. Carbonation is enough to give it a crisp feel.
Drinkability: From experience, I can tell you that drinkability is very high. Making whole nights of this is easy, but this is such a special beer that it's probably better to only have one or two every month or two. Or maybe once a week. Hell, drink up!
This is kind of a strange beer, but it's thoroughly fantastic. Get it.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2010 01:49:20 | More by Thiestru
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