Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by musingmonkey:
4.88/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
If I didn't know any better, I would translate this beer to "The Nectar of the Gods".
A significant, fluffy head formed with very little effort atop the dark mahogany body. This beer smells delicious.... the predominate fragrance, believe it or not!, was cherry pie, riding a wave of sweet mollasses, chocolate, and biscuit.
Flavour very nearly matched the smell, with some slight variations. Foundational was a golden syrup/treacle that bolstered fruit cake (dates esp.) and a little honey, with a continuous, but gentle reminder of an alcoholic punch through the finish.
Mouthfeel is chewy and viscous syrup, that allows a wonderful retention of the flavours well after swallowing.
While I have many more beers to sample, I have no hesitation in recognising this as my most memorable and delightful to date.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2006 01:26:54 | More by musingmonkey
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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
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