Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Ratings: 4,875 | Reviews: 2,194 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WilliamAlbrecht:
4.84/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Ayinger's Celebrator is definitely a fantastic brew. I must admit, I love doppelbocks. This is a TRUE bock. Definitely tasty, not too heavy, and great to behold!
Appearance: Poured into a Ayinger Celebrator 'chalice' and certainly looks great. Pours a darkish brown/bordering on black like color. One and a half fingers of nice, delicious, puffy, creamy head!
Smell: Wow. Smells great. I smell raisins, figs(for sure!), toffee, and perhaps vanilla in there as well!
Taste: A very very rich flavor. This is one of the best doppelbocks around. I must admit that I have yet to encounter a doppelbock that can stand toe to toe with the original, Paulaner's Salvator, but this is a fine brew in its own right. The taste is incredible and the carbonation is not too heavy..in fact, it's not heavy at all! No bitter aftertaste in the least bit!
Mouthfeel: Wow..very creamy, very full bodied!
Overall this is a fantastic doppelbock. I would recommend anyone that loves quality beer to get a hold of a "four pack" of these. Whereas they are rather pricey..it is TOTALLY worth it.
Nice touch on the goat(bock) on the bottle. Save them! They look great!
Celebrator is a great winter time beer. It goes great with a t bone steak, with a sirloin steak, round cut steak..in fact, it goes great with meat period! I would also recommend having a few as a dessert. Heavy on taste and quality, definitely worth a purchase!
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2013 03:38:00 | More by WilliamAlbrecht
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.