Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Been trying to find this for a while, thank you friar tucks in champaign IL. for carrying it.
Appearence: pours an opaque chocolate color with two fingers of tan head that dissipates a little to quick.
Smell: chocolate, coffee, molasses, english pudding
Taste: very tasty, smooth chocolate mocha flavor, some roasted malt notes add to a subtle sweetness that would be a nice after dinner brew.
Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I expected, turns out this is very drinkable. More carbonation than expected as well.
Overall: Lives up to the billing, not sure if i will buy it again but it definately passes the test of a world class doppelbock.
11-24-2012 00:24:27 | More by cousineddy
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Been locking forward to trying the Celebrator for a while, the time is now. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a deep, almost black, brown with red tinges to it, had a short caramel head, not much lacing.
S: Smells like dark fruit, roasted malts, burnt sugar, grainy, hints of chocolate and toffee.
T: Sweet, brown sugar, fruity, very complex, chocolate hints, roasted malts, bit of hops. Great flavor, it's delicious and well balanced.
M: It's got a bit of carbonation going, it's balanced a bit by the outstanding rich flavor, its fulfilling and refreshing, it's darn good.
O: Overall, I was expecting greatness, and my expectations were exceeded, a well balanced beer, it was expensive but it was worth it, one of the world's delicacies that should be enjoyed.
11-22-2012 02:08:56 | More by Mavigo
3.9/5 rDev -10.1%
A - Cola colored body, a finger of off white head.
S - Fruity, bready, light amout of brown sugar and molasses.
T - Some dark fruits, lots of malt. Like the nose, bready, brown sugar, molasses. Clean finish.
M - Surprisingly very thin. Little carbonation.
11-21-2012 03:35:20 | More by s1ckboy
4.55/5 rDev +4.8%
Old World Standard of the style, shapes the idea of beers to follow. Its high quality is evinced in every detail. The color is rich and carbonation is lingering, yet always delicate in the background. Oaky, bready fruity smell, very complex. I can't put a taste in terms, unique enough to be called its own. The mouthfeel is warming and so smooth, finish is absolutely perfect. No gimmicks here, just an expertly crafted beer.
11-19-2012 01:45:42 | More by bambam2517
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a very dark brown colour, strong carbonation, with a compact head that leaves a good film and lacing.
Smell is full of dark malt, coffee, bitter chocolate. Roast coffee blending with some fruitier undertones, plumy. Remarkably rich.
Taste starts with a fruity kick with tangy malt. A strong roast character follows. Strong maltiness throughout with a creamy feel. Just exudes rich character, with a plumy, coffee, chocolate undercurrent. There is quite a bit of sweetness initially. Complexity is great, this beer just glides on the palate. Malts are nicely tempered with a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Finish is crisp, malty with a good roasty length.
Mouthfeel is quite full bodied, appropriate carbonation. Gives a nice bit of refreshing crispness while the strong finish lends a strong satisfaction. This remains remarkably drinkable and pleasing on the palate.
This is rich and delicious from start to finish. Plenty of rich malt carried through by a delicious fruitiness and roast bitterness. Highly recommend it.
11-18-2012 19:01:10 | More by mick303
5/5 rDev +15.2%
A: Dark dark brown with an off-white head. The head faded in about 5 minutes. It looks like a perfect glass of onyx.
S: Sweet and dark with caramel and slight musk of coffee
T: Savory and dark, aftertaste is middle-of-palette and crisp. Notes of cinnamon, caramel, honey. Strong grain presence
M: Smooth, good carbonation level without being excessive. Not as thick as stout, but good consistency so it doesn't go down like water.
This beer was a profound experience. I was at a Brazilian steakhouse on somebody else's check. I ordered a Doppelbock of some other brand I didn't recall. They told me they had run out of that and that this was the only other doppelbock they had. I said thanks and they poured. I have never been a benefactor of such beautiful and just coincidence in my life. It's like meeting your future wife in a car accident. It's like finding a gold deposit in your basement after a meteor caves in your house. This beer changed the way I thought about life. I'm not exaggerating. I do not know how else to put it.
11-18-2012 02:57:25 | More by nofalltoofar
United Kingdom (England)
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg is now in ABT Allientie van Bier Tapperijen, the Dutch bar group of friends who promote good beer. Every month they have an on-tap beer (in each of the bars) never before seen on tap in The Netherlands. My luck was in because this lovely beer was the chosen one for Oct 2012.
I had quite afew during my three night stay in town: There are enough reviews of this on here already, but it is a cracking brew and I thought even better on-tap than the bottled version. Having it poured into the correct stemmed vase-like glass adds to the enjoyment as well.
Just a joy to find it on-tap!
11-17-2012 08:57:24 | More by BlackHaddock
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,059 ratings.