Ayinger “Celebrator”

      I’ve probably said this before, but it doesn’t hurt to stress it again. To respect American craft beer, we have to respect where its roots! It’s easy to stroll down the micro/craft suds aisle and grab great brews from excellent breweries these days. But it is important to understand that these beers are a lot of times are modeled after really tasty foreign brews from other countries. Why is it important to know this? Because in tasting these very old and traditional foreign beers, we can see how modern breweries are taking them and evolving them into delicious new creations. Plus these traditional brews are still very, very tasty! For instance…
       Ayinger’sCelebratorDoppelbock pours a dark brown with red edges, and forms a creamy one finger thick tan head. The aroma delivers sweet malt, dark fruit, yeast, and spice. The taste starts off smokey and sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Then more complex and robust flavors of dried figs, raisins, and coffee take over the palate. The mouthfeel is medium with sharp carbonation. The finish is sweet and smooth with a slight warming from the 6.7% abv. Did I mention that this brew comes with a Billy Goat toy? It’s like an adult liquid happy meal! This is a brew worthy of respect! Here’s to Good Beers!

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