Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Ratings: 4,612 | Reviews: 2,174 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by dpianka:
4.7/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
date of tasting: 3/16/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine
temperature of beer: 55
Appearance: a beautiful rich freshly varnished mahogany
Smell: first hit: fruit leather, (sure this is a serious beer, but all beer is fun damnit) then onto rich caramel hops and banana
Taste: like someone decided to make a really complex banana custard. Pleasant pine undertones with almost a hint of Irish whiskey. As it warms up, rich grape takes over and is almost malty caramel kool-aid like.
Mouthfeel: a great balance of creamy and carbonation with slight preference to carbonation
Overall Impression: I could drink this. I will drink this. There is a reason a beer like this has already been rated so high. Beautifully complex, yet simply delicious.
Food Pairing: I had this with some Irish lamb stew and it really goes perfectly. This would also go with some bananas foster as silly as that sounds now. A hamburger or some bratwurst would be really yummy, maybe a pretzel and whole grain mustard. I’m hungry again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-17-2013 04:03:59 | More by dpianka
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A) Very dark, stout like with off white head that disappears quickly
S) Mild spice, burnt caramel, cooked dark fruit, bitter hops
T) Deliciously complex. Espresso and burnt dark chocolate, citrus fruit.
M) Ample carbonation, mild esters, bitter finish
O) An excellent beer
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:29:27 | More by bskrtz
4.46/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights, huge head.
Smell: Darkened toffee, sweetness, hint of coffee.
Taste: Sweet, dark chocolate, mild coffee. No alcohol detected, very well balanced, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Celebrator has been a favorite that I'm finally getting around to review. Leaves other doppelbocks in the dust with its balanced flavors and well-hidden alcohol. A great beer that can be enjoyed year round.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 20:59:57 | More by Mdog
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 4,612 ratings.