Drinking_77 (138) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2017 Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big cloud like fluffy tan head ontop of a deed ruddy brown/black. Creamy malts with that undeniable bock charactor. Nutty and creamy with traces of alcohol and coffee. Small amount of bittering on the sides of the tongue. Long malty finish.
Review: 0,33l. Bottle of Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock: ABV: 6.7% vol Fisler (714) - Bamberg, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2017
Nice brown bottle with a lovely old fashioned design and striking label, very nice. Also have a cheapish looking ornament, in the form of a plastic white goat, with it tied around the neck, which is a bit silly, but there you go. A goat of course representing the fact that it is a doppelbock.
On pour got a darkish brown coloured beer, almost black in fact with purple/reddish looking highlights, with a nice decent sized tan head, some good carbonation going on too, and overall the appearance looks pretty damn good. It all looks very appetizing, nice n frothy.
The smell is equally as good. Got a wide variety of smells, was very malty, got some fruity smells of raisins and prunes, and with strong hints of alcohol.
Loved the smell which was strong and pleasant on the nose.
Taste, got some nice creamy tastes and very filling mouthfuls. Nice hoppy aftertaste which can be felt at the back end, nice and manageable.
Can taste the fruits, and, of course, the sweet malts and caramel.
Nice enough, a slow burner and definitely one to relax with and sup.
If there was one negative is that I did get a little bit of dryness in the mouth.
The alcohol is also well hidden, very well hidden.
It’s alright, is very tasty for sure and I got a fulsome feeling. A nicely balanced beer with a lot of flavours to be had.
On the second pint the alcohol was finally hitting me, got the beery taste. It is 6.7% after all, but it is manageable and not overpowering.
Over all yeah its a good beer, not bad and a nice and tasty brew, very drinkable and not very sour or bitter.
Was a bit tipsy after the second pint, but it was easy enough to drink overall.
In der Nase nussig malzig. Im Trunk malzig, cremig, brownaleig, dann leicht bitter. Hinten holzig, Trauben. Hohe Drinkability. MpNormy (12) - Modena, ITALY - DEC 4, 2017
Beer from local beer shop. Dark red colour with small and not persistent head. Aromas of sweet dried fruits and caramel. Taste of caramel, sweet malts and toffee. Medium carbonation. The alchool is very well hidden. Wonderfull beer. Milter (1069) - Nyborg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2017
Wow. Årets bedste øl. Masser af fylde og velbehag.Tilpas med bitterhed og sødme. mviljamaa (196) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Bought as "Winter Bock". Pours with a decent head that vanishes quite quickly though. Color is deep amber/copper. Carbonation seems "sharp". Aroma is fruity, caramelly and dark. Plums and dried fruits, fermented fruit mash, very fermented malt. All in a "dry" and "compressed" way and not in as overwhelming way as in some stouts. Clear and pure aroma. Palate is a bit more to the dry side, which is good if one prefers dry as oppposed to oily. Taste follows the aroma. It's a bit weaker presentation of the aroma and additionally there's a general alcoholic "yeastiness" as a side note. It's not yeasty though, it's merely in the taste. An elegant overlay of alcohol adds a bit of sharpness and body. Faintish burnt hints felt on the tongue in after taste. Faint herbal notes. Very uncompromised and clear-aroma, clear-taste beer. There are no surprising or odd side tastes. A quality presentation in the style and could easily become a "reference beer".
ChrisOfstad (359) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Systembolaget Charlottenberg. Redish brown with little offwhite head. lokis333 (592) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 23, 2017
Clear very very deep dark red colour with small brownish foam. Aromas of sweet dried fruits, honey with light marzipan and moist rye bread notes. Palate, medium to full body with smooth maybe bit light texture leaving smooth soft slightly warming finish. Taste, sweet and bready reminds of sweet wholemeal bread or fresh rye bread with notes of grains and seeds as well as light dried fruits. Overall, okay, did expect a little more but it is nice, not bad, but not as exciting as I expected. nathanvc (754) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2017
At Ghent Beer Society's Beer Quiz; shared with Anke & Pieter! m7hildeb (259) - - NOV 17, 2017
Cloudy dark brown with a lasting, small, tan head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some iron, yeast & bread, caramel & nuts. It tastes medium malty sweet and light hoppy bitter; slightly dry, herbal finish. Medium body, slick/oily texture, fizzy carbonation. Complex and balanced, indeed, but all somewhat underwhelming. I should have it again.
Bottle. Clear brown colour with a medium tan head, nose is malty, sweet, roasty and slightly boozy with notes of dark toffee, brown bread and molasses, taste is sweet and roasty with an incredibly oily and creamy texture and a long bittersweet finish. Vells (1967) - Rīga, LATVIA - NOV 8, 2017
Bready maltiness, smooth, some floral hops for balance, caramel, light toast. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Highly enjoyable.