IMPORT- BAVARIAFROM THE BREWER'S WEBSITE:In Bavaria, the world’s most competitive beer market, Ayinger beers and their famous gasthaus hotel enjoy a special status even among the 750 other brewers. According to Randy Mosher, one of the World Beer Championship expert judges, Ayinger has a long-standing reputation for excellence in beer and hospitality. Their beers are, you might say, homestyle, more lightly touched by the industrial revolution than some better known German breweries. Compared to the mainstream, their beers tend to be just a touch fuller, darker, more intense. All this without giving up the smoothness for which Bavarian beers are justly famous.Originally brewed at a monastery in northern Italy, double bock was quickly introduced by Bavarian brewers to compete with bock. Doppelbock names end with the suffix -ator.Profoundly dark, rich elixir with a complex fruitiness of roasted malt and whole hop flowers. 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°.Platinum Medal & Top-Rated Doppelbock—1995, 96, 97, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 World Beer ChampionshipsBest International Lager, Calgary Brewfest 2008Five Stars (Supreme), Beverage Experts, Jan. 2007Gold Medal and Top Strong Lager, Helsinki Beer Fest 2004 Best of Show—California Beer FestivalWorld classic.—Michael Jackson.