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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dopple Vision - Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock

Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock:

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I'm a double bock kind of guy. Celebrator is a classic rendition of the style. The aroma is toffee-like and malty, but not overpowering. Quite inviting, as a matter of fact. The flavor has toffee notes as well as roasted malty goodness. The cool thing about dopple bocks is the wheaty undertones that wait until the finish to really come out to play.

Celebrator sounds like a party beer. Well, citizens, it should be just that. Not necessarily a rave-type party -- more like an anniversary dinner or a graduation. The festive nature of this dark and toasty (yet surprisingly crisp) brew is a good way to invite someone into the family of true beer lovers. So smooth in every way, and a reasonable 6.7% abv, Celebrator makes the perfect gift. And besides the celebratory nature of the beverage itself and the handsome label so lovingly illustrated, each bottle of Celebrator comes with a memento: a charm depicting the label's cover critter. See it for yourself.

P.S. I don't think I've ever seen a Celebrator without the goat charm. This attests to the class of Celebratorians as well as the respect it commands from others. Use this talisman to ward off foul taste. It seems to work for the folks at Ayinger.

Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock:

Representation: .90
Accessability: .85
Style: .85
Personal Preference: .90

Total Score: 3.5 Flags


Hoptimus Prime said...

Nice review. Celebrator is a favorite of mine as well. I suddenly feel inspired to do something creative with all those charms lying around.

Note to Pres: Baltic Thunder(Victory) and Delirium Tremens are currently on tap not too far from your office. I suggest you sample some before they are gone!

ToastMaster General said...

Hmmm... the satyrs will be unhappy with this. Celebrator is the best dopple bock in all zee vorld. A 3.5 seems a bit miserly, IMO. What is the protocol for a recount, prez?

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