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RATINGS: 3923   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
A beer that has a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance that at first summons up visions of greaves lard. The first taste is of mild fullness with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste. There is very little of the sweetness that is frequently to be tasted with doppelbock beer.” The Ayinger Celebrator has been ranked among the best beers of the world by the Chicago Testing Institute several times and has won numerous medals. 18.5°

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3.8
Banksiz (269) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2023
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2023 Creamy nose with date and fig notes and a very slight roastiness. Medium body, creamy mouth feel, moderate sweetness balanced by a slight bitterness and astringency. Lingering finish. Packs a lot of flavor and body into a 6.7% beer

3.7
stchloe (1248) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2023
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2023 What a wonderful beer, good malty body complex with yeasty notes and just a little dryness bitterness.

3.4
dreamseq (10) - - JAN 8, 2023
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2023 Nice dark color, not a lot of head. Deep, smoky flavor. Not as sweet as other double bocks.

4.1
TheCellarer (52) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2022 0,5 bottle (as Ayinger Winterbock) at home with Snegurochka. Brought back from Riga where it was bought at Alus Celle. Almost opaque mahogany body with small tan head that soon disappears leaving little or no lacing. Strong but well balanced and very pleasant aroma of smoky sweetish malts, dark fruits (such as plums and dades), brown sugar and roasted coffee. Flavour is also strong and immediate, and lingers for a decent amount of time for a brew at this strength. Otherwise flavour is quite akin to aroma, although (and luckily) even less sweet, including notes of tobacco. In the aftertaste the coffee-similar bitterness is most strongly felt along with some roasted notes, giving an interesting journey from the relative sweetness of the aroma to the bitterness of the aftertaste. Excellent mouthfeel serves to convey the complexity of this eminently drinkables beer which - at least according to this reviewer - is a favourite, especially at the relatively low prices it can be found. Great and highly recommended!

3.8
Snegurochka (467) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2022 500ml bottle as Ayinger Winter Bock from Alus Celle, Riga. Pours a mahogny body. Ring around the rim. Nose: Plum, sweet liquorice, dates, prunes, and some light smoke. Taste: more tobacco notes, sweet malts, and dark fruits. Velvety and nice, and not too heavy. (Shared w/TheCellarer at home.)

5
tontalus (1505) - - DEC 25, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2022 Der Geruch nach Toffee und starkem Malz mit Röstaromen lässt hoffen. Die Farbe ist dunkelbraun und der Cappuccino farbene Schaum ist Mittel porig üppig und standhaft. Beim Antrunk kommen sofort Kaffee Aromen und Bitterschokolade mit einem schweren Miles Körper. Somit ist das Bier etwas für jemanden, der im Winter etwas Wärme braucht und mit einem oder höchstens zwei Bier am Abend zufrieden ist. Beim Abgang kommt noch die Hopfenbittere durch, um den Geschmack etwas interessanter zu machen. Sie ist jedoch nicht mehr dominierend sondern nur unterstützend, was für diesen Biertyp wichtig ist. Der hoher Alkoholgehalt von 6,7% ist gut verbaut. Man schmeckt ihn lediglich später am Gaumen zusammen mit Kaffee Aromen. Eine tolle Leistung, trotz so hoher Stammwürze einen trockenen Bock hinzubekommen. Finde ich klasse! 2016 habe ich den Celebrator aus dem Kalea Adventskalender verkostet. Mein Einstieg in die Welt des guten Biers (schlechtes habe ich schon vorher getrunken). Auch die damalige Bewertung ohne Rezension war gut, nun der Retest mit Text. Die üppige, feinporige und stabile Krone passt perfekt. Die blickdicht dunkelbraune, fast schwarze Farbe zusammen mit dem -ator im Namen zeugt von einem dunklen Doppelbock. Dieser hat 6,7% Alkohol. Der Geruch ist von Toffi und Kaffee getragen Beim Antrunk tolle Röstaromen, die den Karamellgeschmack fast voll aber doch nicht ganz überdecken. So ist das Bock nur ganz wenig süß, was ich super finde. Außerdem Nuss, Brotrinde und dunkle Schokolade. Trotzdem ist die Rezenz im mittleren Bereich, das Bier ist nicht wuchtig, der Körper ist eher leicht. Trotzdem diese Komplexität hinzubekommen ist bewundernswert. Beim Abgang mehr Röstaromen und leichter Alkoholgeschmack. Zusätzlich Hopfenbitterkeit runden das Gesamtkunstwerk ab. Ein Doppelbock Trinker kann hier nur voll des Lobs sein. 05-2021

3.8
labeerinthum (6864) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 27, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2022 Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso resta attratto dall'orzo tostato. L'intensità olfattiva è elevata e la maniera in cui permane è apprezzabile. Il mantello birroso superiore è caratterizzato da una schiuma dalla buona tenuta. La grandezza delle bollicine è a grana fine. Bollicine fini costituiscono anche la forma del perlage, con carbonazione persistente. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è pieno. Il dolce è medio in buon equilibrio con l'amaro medio. La forza gustativa è elevata e la permanenza è buona e persistente. Le sensazioni boccali finali risultano di birra beverina. Il retrogusto è di decente intensità. In bocca l'aroma è quello di caramello, miele, frutta secca, pane tostato, agrumi, frutta passita, prugna, rabarbaro e chiodi di garofano.

4.2
coasternut (902) - VANCOUVER, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2022 Very crisp and clean tasting with a hint of sweetness. Another thing I like about Bocks is the lack of a strong hop taste and bite. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. All German beers have a good mouthfeel, none feel really heavy and this is no exception. I really like Bock style beers as they are not overly strong and go well in the Spring or Fall. Purchased at Total Wine & More.

4.2
Poobah (737) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 20, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2022 Dark brown with a tan head and a malty nose. Malty with a smooth mouthfeel and a long, caramel finish.

4.1
ANZUShophunter (2958) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2022
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2022 From bottle (BB Apr'23) in stein. Pours dark brown w/ruby edges, dense tan head, rich aroma of roast malt, mocha & fruit bread. Smooth & tasty w/balanced finish, uber-nice!


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