Thursday, 9 October 2008

Ayinger Celebrator

Yikes this is sweet!
This is my first Doppelbock and I didn't know what to expect. It was slightly out of date which might explain why it was slightly flat. It was quite smooth but tasted liked, well, treacle I guess. I'm not sure what else to say ................ ah ................ ah ............ it might be nice on a cold night in front of the fire.
Did I mention it tasted like treacle?
The Verdict
Doppelbocks are not for me! An acquired taste no doubt. Feel free.
Ayinger Celebrator - 33cl - 6.7% - Germany


The Beer Nut said...

I'm not the world's biggest doppelbock fan, but I really liked this. The next time you feel like heading in this general direction, and if it's available, I recommend an Aventinus (the big one, not the concentrated Eisbock in the small bottle: that'll kill you) -- it's wheat-based and is much softer. And really really nice too.

Liam said...

I picked up a bottle of Aventinus last weekend too so will try it at the weekend. Sounds good.

Barry M said...

Aventinus is a bit of a classic allright. And the glass is a really interesting shape too!

I have a load of bocks and doppelbocks in the cellar at the moment, and I'm half afraid of them. I'm never sure if I really like them as a type, but I'll struggle through :) Definitely sipping material though.

I used a Hacker-Pschorr Animator in a chili I made a few weeks ago and it seemed to work pretty well. I'll be trying some in a beef stew tomorrow instead of a stout or porter.

Liam said...

Didn't get to try the Aventinus this weekend. It was my four year old's birthday party do had to be fairly good. Anyway, I didn't want to have to share it!
Will try it soon.