Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
11.2 oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.
Celebrator pours a bit short of solid black, as a good amount of ruby highlights are easily appreciable. About a finger and a half of khaki colored foam crowns the beer and shows a little bit of endurance. Lacing leaves something to be desired though. The nose is comprised of a very nice blend of biscuit and toffee aromas. The flavor profile has a bit more depth, as a light dusting of chocolate serves as a bridge from the toasty bread to caramel centerpieces, and a subtle dried fig note appears during the finish. If at least of those secondary characteristics was a bit more developed, everything would be just about perfect. The body is picturesque, full and sturdy, while remaining as far away from viscous as a sub 7% ABV beer should. Carbonation is nicely understated. It's easy to see why Ayinger's Celebrator is considered a classic version of the style.
12-28-2012 06:14:16 | More by axeman9182
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours a deep deep ruby-brown, with a thin off white head. Nose is cereal and toffee. On the palate I get a roasted barley, moderate toffee sweetness, and slight hints of soy-sauce/salt. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and light. Great amount of carbonation.
Overall an amazing beer I'm very happy to revisit. I seem to remember more pronounced sweetness from the last time I had it.
12-27-2012 02:48:46 | More by Zach136
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
A master piece of its style. Pours a solid dark brown with a tan head. Flavors of raisin, caramel with a buttery mouthfeel. Feels full bodied. Rich and fruity. A classic beer that is a must try for anyone. Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock is a testimeant that a well crafted beer can be enjoyed for ages.
12-25-2012 17:05:38 | More by zander4dawin
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet glass.
Pours a very dark red colour, going into black with a small but decent head.
Smells quite rich and dark, fruity almost like port.
Taste reflects the smell mostly, though its a bit darker, with a hint of yeast and a crisp, clean finish. Nice warming booze taste too.
Overall, quite a tasty beer. Far too drinkable.
12-20-2012 20:22:04 | More by CwrwAmByth
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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