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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,938 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,938
Reviews: 2,196
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 294
Gots: 298 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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JerzDevl2000

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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up because it's spring and I haven't had one of these in a while. Didn't know what to expect but after having to hold myself back from drinking this too fast, I can say that this is one better beers I've had in quite some time. Based on the other reviews that I've seen on here, I think that most people would agree with me!

This poured a nice, dark brown with ruby edges to the hue as I held my glass up to the light. This had a nice head as well and a bit of lacing but then comes the mouthfeel...very nicely balanced and almost no sign of any alcohol in the taste. Lots of molasses, dark fruit (I'm feeling fig for some reason), licorice, coffee, and caramel. It blends together wonderfully with just a hint of roasted stickiness in the aftertaste. Certainly not a hopheads delight but it's not so full that the malt dominates with a biscuit-like overtone. One of the better balances in a beer that I've enjoyed lately!

I could see myself having a few of these with the alcohol sneaking up on me. Although I prefer regular Bocks because they're lighter, this is a great choice for spring and for those unaccustomed to the style (such as yours truly). A great choice and based on the number of reviews I've seen on here, a "textbook" example of this style of beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 08:48:36 | More by JerzDevl2000
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A- Dark, thick, cola-colored body with a huge, frothy light tan head.

S- Raisins, cherry licorice, rich bready malt. Big aroma filled with rich malts.

T- Very similar to the aroma, big rich malts, raisins, a nice toasted flavor to it with lots of sweetness to balance it out. Some of the aroma and flavor reminds me of the cherry licorice pipes my dad used to buy me.

M- Not quite as thick and chewy as I am used to with doppelbocks, but still very nice and good for the style.

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A: This beer is a wonderfully dark, thick and rich doppelbock. It is mostly a dark brownish-black with hints of red and even amber at its thinnest points in the glass near the stem. Some creamy frothy head but no major lacing on on my pour. The beer seems so thick that as it leaves the glass it pulls the lacing with it. Lots of soul in this beer's look.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,938 ratings.