Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by uawildcat:
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bought an 11.6 oz bottle at Bevmo on Broadway. Took straight from the fridge and poured into a Pilsner glass. It was a little too cold at first making smelling and tasting the beer too difficult.
A: Pours as a clear dark brown color. It has a finger and a half head that eventually falls to a decent film leaving behind lacing. Very pretty.
S: Smells like toffee and a toasted English muffin to me. Very sweet smelling.
T: This is like the caramel of beers. It has a caramel like sweetness with a touch of bitterness from the dark malts used. The hops are not detectable to me, but that’s ok, it would throw the flavor off. It ends with a little spice. The aftertaste is too pleasant to eat with this beer.
M: Sticky, thick, high sugar beer. I think this should be drunk on it’s own. It has a creamy like feel in my mouth as well, nice job on the carbonation.
O: Haven’t had many beers of this style, but this one sets a high bar for any others. Wish it was sold in pack where I live.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2011 23:45:07 | More by uawildcat
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 4,878 ratings.