Ayinger Brewery’s Celebrator Doppelbock contains swarms of roasted malts, chocolate and oak to enlighten the senses and carry you off into the cool winter time. Flavors of liquid bread, toast and caramel bring you an overall balance of deliciousness and a warmth of holiday cheers. This Bavarian Doppelbock is sure to bring you pleasure during the late fall and through the cold winters. A beer pairing option that goes with bold hearty meals and desserts, bringing out full flavors and a smooth richness.
Ayinger Brewery is located in Aying, Germany and was founded in 1877. This brewery is definitely a tourist attraction, but a tad difficult to find. When booking your next vacation overseas go ahead and check them out with over a hundred years of history, you won’t be disappointed.
Ayinger Brewery: Celebrator Doppelbock
Style: Bavarian Doppelbock
Aroma: The aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark ripe fruit are the first apparent scents that come into play. A slight creamy aroma shows up as well as hints of oak, dark cherries, caramel and brown sugar, with notes of plums also show up towards the end.
Flavor: First sip presents flavors of roasted malts, toast and liquid bread with a cherry tartness lingering behind. Taste of dark chocolate, licorice and grilled meat are also present within the dark brew. A slight smoky character, caramel and maple sweetness show up at the finish as well as a tad alcohol warming.
Mouthfeel/Body: Full body with a slick finish. A tingling sensation on the tongue that settles on and layers the palates with a bold flavor and creamy character.
Food Pairing: Overall great brew with a bold flavor and sweet balance. This dopplebock would go great with a grilled steak with a maple seasoning sprinkled on top and possibly a light maple glaze smeared as well. The dopplebock will compliment both flavors and bring an overall delicious savor to the meal. The grilled, bold flavors will be enhanced by the dopplebock while the maple sweetness will round out a sweet finish, but sum up the meal in a balanced manner. Side pairing options would be grilled green beans to compliment the grilled flavor of the dopplebock but counteract with an outside flavor of vegetables. Baked beans would also work great and bring out more of both the bold and sweet flavors of the brew and overall meal. A dessert pairing option would be chocolate cake or caramlized bananas with each giving a rich flavor, but balanced by the doppelbock boldness. This is a unique find and brew to grab where you can find it. So pair up, drink up and cheers!