Review: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Drink Date: 11/19/2010
Review Date: 11/19/2010
Grade: A- (4.25 out of 5)

So I’ve had a remarkably long hiatus from posting on here. I wish all of my 2.5 readers a Happy 2011. Also, I’m backlogged by about 50 reviews, so I’ll be saving a lot of future posts as drafts.

On with the beer…

As dark as a doppelbock gets, and with great head and lacing, this Ayinger creation is pretty damn smooth. The smell is what really blows me away. It’s burnt malts, sweet, but then there’s some sort of tang I can’t place. Almost sour.. or funky. It’s distinct. Taste is great too – the sweetness continues with some nice hop notes in the middle. It fills the mouth – the bubbles take care of that more than the body.

With the low abv and the nicely complex taste, this one is a redrinker if you’re into it. To be honest, I’m not that much. It’s a little off for me.

I could see someone drinking a whole pack to figure out the taste. But I only bought one. So I’ll just content myself with looking at the nice little animals on the front of the bottle.

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