Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Dark, dark brown colour with a big, fluffy tan head. Good head retention.
Somewhat oxidised and metallic malt aroma with some melanoidins and roast. A touch fruity and earthy.
Bready and fruity. This is a very malty lager with a nice and slightly unusual fruit ester profile. I find that the fruit character is a nice touch.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. A touch fizzy for me and oddly light for a doppelbock.
I like this a lot. Unlike my favourite, the Andechs Doppelbock, this is distinctly fruitier and a touch lighter. It's good.
08-25-2011 10:11:12 | More by dgilks
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
bottle to tasting glass, though i've had it plenty times before.
A - deep brown with just enough head. come to daddy.
S - aromas of dark malt, caramel, maybe toffee?
T - beautiful. somehow everything good about lagers gets distilled, darkened, and concentrated in this german classic. dark candy sweetness, but not a whole lot of cocoa here, mostly caramel, toffee, molasses, that sort of thing. just enough residual smokiness to remind you of its german heritage. maybe a bit too much smoke on the finish, but really it's quite a work.
M - the lager-y effervescence is here, but with the thickness you'd expect from a beer this malty.
D - i don't know if i could drink this all night, but a full pint would certainly be doable. i'm normally a stout/porter/wee-heavy kind of dude, but this is an excellent alternative/addition to the dark beer offerings that i can foist on those that normally turn their noses at whatever i happen to be drinking. this is the gold standard of doppelbocks for a reason.
01-20-2008 23:42:20 | More by bainard
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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