Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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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
4.1/5 rDev -5.5%
A: Pours a 1/2 inch off white head that then settles to a thin layer with good lacing. Colour is dark ruby red with a low visible carbonation.
S: Raisin, figs, dates (sort of like a good Christmas fruit cake), deep malt characters with a bit of booze.
T: Molasses, rum soaked raisins, malt, hint of bread and a very well balanced bitterness.
M: Low-med body, great carbonation that cleans up the palate. bitterness is well balanced with the malt.
O: This is a great dopplebock. The carbonation is great and would pear well with a fatty pate and/or cheese. Bitterness to malt is well balanced.
12-18-2012 01:56:36 | More by Kremlock
4/5 rDev -7.8%
This is a very good Double Bock
Comparing it side by side against Samuel Adams Double Bock. I prefer this one over the Sams. Sams flavors are overly sweet, with simple molasses flavors. The Celebrator is a much more complex beer, far less sweet, nicer balance of hops and malts
dark brown. tan head.
sublte aromas. smells of burnt molasses.
burnt molasses. for a doppelbock, nice balance between the malt and hops. Not too sweet. Couldn't really detect the type of hops used.
nice effevescense (sp?)
would definitely have this Double Bock again. Reminds me of a slightly less heavy imperial stout.
12-17-2012 22:35:51 | More by KarlosT
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from a 12oz to a Tulip
A- near jet black mahogany, 1/4" quickly fading off white head
S- intense candied yams! Marshmallow, caramel, ginger, brown sugar, dark fruit, roasted, salty pistachios
T- follows the nose, but kind of watered down
M- low to medium body, average carbonation
O- sweet baby jesus this thing smeels glorious! Candied yams with all the toppings, roasted salty pistachios, and hints of dark fruit. The taste was much the same but sadlt was a bit watered down, mouthfeel was a little light as well. Could be an amazing session.
12-14-2012 20:06:19 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
4.53/5 rDev +4.4%
From an 11.2 oz bottle into a globe-type glass.
A-An agressive pour produced one finger of dark, tan head. The foam dropped pretty quickly into a thing ring. The beer is nearly opaque and black in color with only a glimmer of light getting through.
S-The smell is a complex mix of lightly sweet and boozy dark fruit (raisins, plums, and dates). The alcohol is a touch medicinal, and it integrates well with the fruity, lightly grainy smelling malts.
T-The taste is not quite a fruity as the smell. I get molasses, rum, tobacco, the aforementioned dark fruits, and just a touch of medicinal alcohol. The flavors are complex and long-lasting. There is just a touch of bitterness at the end.
M-The feel is medium bodied and surprisingly crisp for the style. This isn't to say there is a bunch of carbonation, because there isn't, but the beer is not heavy or syrupy, and the feel is perfectly matched for the flavors.
O-This is easily my favorite doppelbock. There is a great balance of fruit, booze, and earthy flavors here. All the flavors integrate well with each other and the beer is complex without ever getting gimmicky or unbalanced. The nearly perfect mouthfeel caps it all off.
12-14-2012 17:07:22 | More by spoony
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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