Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2001
I really enjoyed this beer. My first experience with a Dopplebock, and I was highly impressed. brandman99 (3) - USA - DEC 13, 2001 does not count
Sets high standards for dopplebocks. Lovely mahogany color true to the depth and complexity of flavors. Smooth character. Exceptionally hard to find at retail. Costly when available. Served ice cold...aroma may be more fully expressed at a warmer serving. Tasted superiorly against Salvator. Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
A wonderful example of a doppelbock. Great taste........................... Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Very dark amber with a big tan head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, and nutty flavors. Sweet syrupy finish. ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2001
I like this doppelbock. I don't know if it's worth the amount of money it costs, but it is enjoyable. I tried Spaten Optimator just before this. I find Celebrator to be smoother and better tasting (not as 'syrupy' as Spaten).
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2001
I'm not a big fan of Doppelbocks but this one is one hell of an exception. Ayinger brewery makes one of the best line of beers available. Makes a great Christmas gift too! fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2001
not as good as Aventinus or Salvator but still hits the spot in a pinch..... Lynx (3) - Veikkola, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2001 does not count
Smooth, caramel, slightly roasted and a very pleasant finish. In a series of many great beers, the best from Ayinger so far. mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Smells and tastes great - the best doppelboch I've tried. Nice round malty sweetness Sometimes the aftertaste bothers me a little, sometimes not. Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Darker and stronger than the Doppelbocks made just to the north in Munich. This sweet, malty, strong brew plays out with more caramel as well. Not at all roasty, but with some fruit/chocolate mingling with the warming aroma of alcohol. At $14 as six pack, I rarely treat myself to this brew, there are better and more interesting beers in that price range. Still a remarkably well made Dopplebock.