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Ayinger

Ayinger
Celebrator Doppelbock

Category: Doppelbock

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 6.7%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection
2017 Best Doppelbock

Ayinger
Celebrator Doppelbock

Category: Doppelbock

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 6.7%
Dark bronze color. Fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of chocolate banana cake and pudding, toffee, smoked nuts, and sundried-tomato chutney with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, very long honeyed lettuce and mocha gelato finish. A fantastically flavorful and instantly appealing doppelbock with tremendous versatility.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate banana cake and pudding, toffee, smoked nuts, and sundried-tomato chutney
Taste Flavor: honeyed lettuce and mocha gelato
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically flavorful and instantly appealing doppelbock with tremendous versatility.

The Producer or Importer

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Doppelbock

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Serve in a Pokal
Doppelbocks vary from amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-9.5%. This is a sub-category of the bock style. These beers are extra strong, rich and weighty lagers characterized by an intense malty sweetness, with a note of hop bitterness to balance the flavor. Doppelbocks were first brewed by the Paulaner monks in Munich. At the time, it was intended to be consumed as "liquid bread" during Lent. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock and Capital Autumnal Fire.