Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by techfed87:
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured out of a bottle with a tiny plastic ram tied onto it, which is a new thing for me. Color is dark, dark amber. Head is similar in shade, as well as being full in body.
Smell is quite malty, with darker tones mixing with that of lighter lagers.
First sip is quite nice, with a nice caramelized dark malt flavor. It's bitter and malty and clean all at the same time with an absolutely classic aftertaste. And being made for the standards of the Reinheisgebot makes it an that much more interesting as a beer. Hands down, my favorite Doppelbock. It's really that good.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2011 02:48:15 | More by techfed87
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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
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,885 ratings.