Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
Rich, classic Bavarian specialty lager often consumed as a celebration beer.
The History of Celebrator Doppelbock
Doppelbocks ("double bocks") were probably first brewed in the 17th century by monks in Bavaria - a stronger version of bock beers that originated in Einbeck, Germany. Doppelbocks are usually rich, malty lagers; usually dark-colored; the names often end with the suffix "-ator." Ayinger Celebrator is probably little changed from the doppelbock first brewed at Ayinger in 1878; Ayinger's doppelbock was once called "Fortunator" but this global classic is called "Celebrator" around the world now.
A rich, dark elixir with cascading layers of malt complexity balanced by elegant hops. Notes of toffee, caramel, graceful dark-malt roastiness, and the essence of barley. Lager fermentation leads to clean flavors and pinpoint conditioning. 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.
Ratebeer.com: 100 points (June 2016)
"Number Twelve Beer of 2015," 95 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 2015
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World, Men's Journal, November 2015
Gold Medal - Germany's Best Doppelbock, World Beer Awards 2015.
"World's Top Strong Lager," Ratebeer.com (Feb. 2015)
One of the "Hundred Best Beers in the World," Men's Journal Magazine (Nov. 2014)
Gold Medal, Amber/Dark Lager/Bock category - Calgary (AB) Beer Fest, May 2015
Gold Medal "Semi-Dark and Dark Lager" - Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2014, 2010
2014 US Open - Silver Medal - Doppel/Strong Bock
97 Points - a "well-balanced, classic doppelbock." - Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, 2014
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010
Platinum Medal & Top-Rated Doppelbock - World Beer Championships 1995, 96, 97, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11
Best International Lager - Calgary Brewfest 2008
Five Stars ("Supreme"), - Beverage Experts, Jan. 2007
Gold Medal and "Top Strong Lager," - Helsinki Beer Fest 2004
"World classic." - Michael Jackson.
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 24 per case with plastic goat on neck (case of six 4-packs)
- 30-liter kegs.
ABV: 6.7% - OG: 1.074 - IBU: 24
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 260; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 23 g (8% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 3 g (5% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)