Ayinger Celebrator is a Doppelbock brewed by Privatbrauerei Ayinger, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a pilsener glass from a bottle.
The lager pours a dark brown and is topped by a thick pad of dense tan-colored foam. The head shows modest retention and reduces to a thin ring. A smattering of residue collects on the glass during consumption.
The aromatics are sweet with a scent of molasses and raisin.
The palate begins with a taste of brown bread and is quickly followed by a sweetness of dark fruits. Bitterness is expectedly mild but the taste is balanced by hints of noble hops, roast, and spices. A base of brown bread sweetened with molasses, toffee, and nut tie the palate together.
The feel is smooth with a medium body and medium-light carbonation. It’s slightly sticky through the middle.
Ayinger Celebrator smells sugary sweet but its palate offers enough balance with its blend of hops, roast, and spices. The mouthfeel is a little light for the style but otherwise, this lager is a smooth, easy drinker. Prost!