In this import beer blog, we are going to get into one of my flavorite beer styles. This is straight from Germany. The beer we will be sampling is from Ayinger Brewery and the beer is their Celebrator Doppelbock. Ayinger Brewery was started in Munich in 1878. They brew several different beer styles in the shadow of the Alps. They are best known in the styles for this brew. Let us get into the beer.
It has a dark brown color without a head on the beer. There is a slight toffee notes in the aroma. The taste is slight toffee to a touch of caramel and liquid chocolate. There is no aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.merchantduvin.com):
The History of Celebrator Doppelbock
Originally brewed at a monastery in northern Italy, “double bock” was quickly introduced by Bavarian brewers to compete with bock. Doppelbock names end with the suffix “-ator.”
A rich, dark elixir with cascading layers of malt complexity balanced by elegant hops. Notes of toffee, caramel, elegant dark-malt roastiness, and pure malt. Pinpoint conditioning and semi-dry finish.
Pastries and desserts, roast goose, cured ham, smoked duck, wild turkey, filet with Dijon sauce, chanterelles, Tournedos Rossini, Châteaubriand. Enjoy with a fine cigar after dinner. Serve in stemmed tumbler at 50 °F.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing out, I really love this beer. I drink this beer once in a blue moon. I enjoy this beer and the smoothest of the brew. This is a nice fall to winter beer, however, I can enjoy this brew on hot summer day like today. There is a few craft brewery that could make a doppelbock. There are some craft breweries that came pretty close or nail it. They are Capital Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, and Frankenmuth Brewery. If I am missing a brewery or breweries, please, let me know. I will add them to the list. This is The Godfather of Doppelbock. I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser