Sunday, June 27, 2010

Germany - Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

For those watching this World Cup still now that the USA has been eliminated, you just saw Germany destroy England, and yet another horrible call to disallow a goal.  Seems to be a bit of a theme unfortunately.

As far as the beer goes, just like their soccer, Germany holds a reputation as one of the best countries in the world.  From fantastic Bavarian beer gardens to unique rauchbiers to Oktoberfest Germany is always celebrating their brewing heritage.  
One of their best beers, and one that can easily be found in Baton Rouge, is the Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock.  If you look over to the right, you'll see that this one comes in at #4 on my top 10 beers that I've tried.  That list might need some updating, but there's no doubt that it still holds a spot in the top 10. The beer is a malty, rich concoction full of hints of caramel and syrup and sweetness.  The alcohol percentage is 6.7, which is a little low for the style, but it means that multiples of these can be enjoyed without worrying about overdoing it!  The guys at BeerAdvocate consider this one to be a world class brew and I wholeheartedly agree.  If you want to try something different, look for this one around town, most of the bigger beer retailers should have it in 4-packs.
Check back tomorrow for Chile, and cheers!



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