Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3659   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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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schuetzep () - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2018
A wonderful dark and heavy beer. It has a slight pre-taste of coal when landing on the tongue, that quickly changes into a very heavy malty-bittersweet taste. It is of high alcohol content that - while it can be immediatley tasted - does not interfere with its taste. Sparkling only appears on your tongue right after the sip and flies over quickly. An overall amazing beer that I could drink anytime, but I prefer to have it with some nice bavarian cuisine - I recommend to try it with some pork & bavarian breadcrumb-dumplings in a thick and heavy sauce. The only downsight to the beer is that once poured into a glass or stein it is not the most beautiful of beers: It looks dark & milky and does not form a lot of foam if at all, depending on how it is poured.

ozorgnax (12) - Paros, GREECE - MAR 13, 2018
330ml bottle at Only Good Beer, Budapest. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Tastes malty, sweet with some bitterness.

franclh (172) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2018 Fles 33cl thuis. Caramel, pruim, maltig, rood fruit, zoet, kleffig, zoethout, complex . (4-2015)

sanjp (5) - - MAR 10, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2018 건포도 빵과 커피를 같이 먹는느낌. 고소함과 부드러움, 살짝의 단맛과 입에 머금으면 솔솔 풍기는 커피향이 일품이다. 한 병을 다 마시면 마치 식사를 한끼 하고 난 후 처럼 풍족한 기분.

tandembrauer (1714) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2018 On tap at På Kornet, Stavanger. Pours clear dark copper with beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread, dark dried fruits, overripe cherries, some smoke. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouth feel. Very süffig!

zoltomar (5) - - MAR 3, 2018 does not count
My first doublebock. I don’t like this style of beer. If you love the explosion of malt in your face, this is for you! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SloaneRanger (95) - - MAR 3, 2018
Kastanjanruskea lasissa. Tuoksussa on karamellisuutta ja mallasta. Maku on makea, maltainen ja hieman mausteinen. Hapotusta ei ole nimeksikään. Lopuksi suutuntumassa hieman paahtomallasta. Kaiken kaikkiaan nautittava doppelbock.

spiffero (70) - Camelford, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2018
If my rating seems a little low for such an acclaimed beer, it is just that this sort of thing is not to my taste, as I don't really like overt alcohol flavours in my beer. But I thought I'd try it after enjoying the Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel so much; but that one keeps the alcohol in the background. This one is 6.7%, and my palate needs a bit more education before I can enjoy that ABV. This is definitely classy, though. It pours to a thick, almost black-stouty consistency, and the smell is rich and malty with a natural sweetness. The aroma is my favourite thing about it. The taste has a strong alcohol presence, as if this were a stronger beer than it is. So I had to sip it carefully to savour the other flavours, which are well blended together. There's a potent coffee darkness too, like cold instant coffee that makes you shudder. Alleviating all this, thankfully, is the pronounced malty sweetness, which is very well done, enriched by chocolaty and burnt-toast notes. The mouthfeel is creamy and slick, a medium-to-full-bodied character. Finally, although this is not my style, it beats most of the the strong dark beers I've tried. To be fair, if you like a doppelbock starkbier, I'm sure this would delight you.

flatearthman (86) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2018
Reddish brown hue with a thick fine foam tan head and clean nose; Big rich caramel malt taste with a smooth medium carbonation; Finishes with a mouth quenching dark malt taste and hardly any bitterness.

alessiavik (19) - - MAR 2, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2018 Schiuma compatta e leggermente persistente. Aroma di crosta di pane e un po' di malto. In bocca si sentono il corpo il pane e il malto ben bilanciati. L'alcool c'è ma non si sente troppo. È quello che dice di essere.

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