One woman's ale journey

A beery boozy journey with delightful snacks along the way and a book in my hand.

Monday 28 February 2022

Ayinger Celebrator

Ayinger's Celebrator is a bottom-fermented dark doppelbock beer from Germany.  It's a lovely dark mahogany colour with a rapidly disappearing loose beige coloured head.

It smells like a German Christmas market: roasted malt, slightly sweet, spicy and a hint of smokiness.  The flavour is a little lighter than I expected (I was expecting a big hitter from the aroma and the 6.7% ABV).  It's everything you normally get in a dark beer: treacle, malt, liquorice, caramel, roasted nuts and a dark chocolate/coffee bitter finish.

Body is quite thin and medium carbonation produces a tingly but not too fizzy mouthfeel.  I love the intense malt flavour and the chocolate/coffee bitterness seems to develop as you drink it.  It feels quite warming and boozy, so it would be the perfect beer for a dark winter night.

I'm glad I tried it but I probably wouldn't have one again.  It's worth trying if you're a dark ale lover but Ale not Be Seeing You again.

Brewed by Ayinger Brewery, Germany
6.7% ABV

My rating:

My Untappd score: 3.5/5

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