Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by beerorRIP:
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
from a bottle with the little goat hanging on the neck - moderate pour into a standard pint glass yields a dark ruby / brown, clear and filtered body. a very light tan / off-white head rises to the top (about 1 finger), which reduces to a slight foam covering 'over top the beer. no lacing on the sides of the glass.
the smell is lovely sweet malts (munich, crystal, caramel). smells like caramel and toffee! no booziness or hops to be found in the aroma. just what you'd expect from "liquid bread"
on first taste, i am rewarded. sweet malts, caramel and toffee wash over my tongue. there's some bitterness on the back, just enough to balance out the surge of chewy malt flavor. not much flavor of hops, but that's not what i want from this guy. can't taste the alcohol really, just the slightest tinge of it. the tongue asks for more and i agree!
for as malty and rich as this guy is, the mouthfeel is not super thick. it doesn't feel as thick as you would expect it to be given the flavors. easy going for sure.
too drinkable. can't taste the alcohol, the nice chewy and rich flavor is perfect for those cold winter nights (which i'm in the midst of). slightly warms the gut while drinking which is always good on a cold night.
this is a great dopplebock! distinctive and delicious...
edit: had this on tap @ stuff yer face... even better! so damn good i had to show up twice in a week to have some!!!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2009 04:43:24 | More by beerorRIP
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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
96 out of 100 based on 4,632 ratings.