Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

3.5

Brewery: Brauerei Aying (Ayinger Brewery)

Type: DoppelBock (Double Bock)

ABV: 6.7%

IBU: 24

Appearance: Lovely off-white, dense head that persists, however not a ton of lacing – maybe a medium to small amount. The beer is a dark walnut color.

Aroma: Smells like dark fruit, mainly raisins and berries, with an elusive cereal grain underneath.

Taste: Sweet at the start, then kicks in with a strong roasted malt flavor that comes back immediately with the exhale. No taste of alcohol but the aftertaste has a small trace of bitterness.

Feel: Soft and creamy texture; really coats the mouth.

Overall: Great beer – something to sip slowly. One part due to the higher ABV and another part because it’s rich and flavorful. I wish there was a bit more carbonation and, at times, the roasted malt borders on a burnt taste.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    What kind of beer is it…? Or at least closest familiar style?

    And where was this brewed? Europe?

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    1. scottdavey says:

      This is probably on the border between a dark and a stout. I would compare it to the Wellington County Dark Ale, which we had this past weekend in our tasting.

      It’s Bavarian which, I suppose, is a certain part of Germany.

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