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
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.)