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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,611 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4611
Reviews: 2174
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 10.11%


Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% 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 Premo88:
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Premo88

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: dark red-purple, clear, big tan head -- the head explodes up to 1 1/2 inches at least, and it's thick, full ... just a fantastic pour! the color reminds me of an old ale, and the clarity of the beer seems remarkable for such a dark brew. if the head stuck and the beer laced on the way down, it'd be the easiest 5 i've scored ... it does not lace much, however, and that's about the only point deduction ... a VERY minor one.

S: malt, malt and more malt -- it's a donut shop, a bakery, a yeasty sweet aroma that for my money is as good as it gets. i've only encountered this perfection once or twice outside of Celebrator, but with those other brews, it is a hit-and-miss thing ... sometimes they produce the perfect aroma, sometimes not quite. Celebrator offers this malt perfection consistently. raisins and a slight wine-like note show up at times, but never at the expense of the perfect sweet biscuits smell.

T: doesn't follow the nose 1-to-1, but obvious malt notes permeate each swallow ... lots of sweetness, some raisins, a little bread -- the taste seems a bit "darker" than the nose. it's almost like it smells more like beer and tastes a little more like red wine ... a slightly sweet but definite red wine.

F: a slight silkiness to it, not super heavy, enough carbonation to last the entire bottle, but it's not the brew's strongsuit for me.

O: without question, the brew is a great one. my scores on the lower end (taste, feel, overall) only reflect the fact that i'm not a fan of raisins, and while i try to review to style, i also score for me ... so here's the deal: if you want to try a good doppelbock, starting here is a good idea. you can *look* at Celebrator and tell it's world-class. the pour alone is dazzling, and the nose is so perfect i might keep coming back to this one simply for it.

the 6.7% ABV, btw, is every bit of that. the Germans give it to you strong here ... i don't taste even a hint of alcohol, but 2/3 into a little ol' bottle 11.2 oz. big, i can feel that 6.7%.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 06:54:29 | More by Premo88
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.