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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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Thiestru

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brownish-red. One-finger off-white head at first, but it doesn't last long. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Very interesting. My first thought was 'malty V8 juice'! Whether that's good or bad depends on your opinion of V8 juice, I suppose; I happen to like it. I wish I could describe the smell better than that, but I'm afraid I can't.

Taste: Wow! Oh, but this is good. There's a certain vegetable-ish taste deep down in there, but the star of this beer is the malt. They taste something beyond 'roasted' - I'd call it 'burnt'! If that sounds bad, trust me, it isn't. It's great. Actually, this reminds me a bit of a rauchbier, but not as over-the-top smokey. Any hops in this beer lurk far below the malts; maybe that's what's imparting that vegetable taste. Damn, this is hard to describe. 'Outstanding' ought to do.

Mouthfeel: Neither very thick nor very thin. Carbonation is enough to give it a crisp feel.

Drinkability: From experience, I can tell you that drinkability is very high. Making whole nights of this is easy, but this is such a special beer that it's probably better to only have one or two every month or two. Or maybe once a week. Hell, drink up!

This is kind of a strange beer, but it's thoroughly fantastic. Get it.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 01:49:20 | More by Thiestru
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Overall: Celebrator has been a favorite that I'm finally getting around to review. Leaves other doppelbocks in the dust with its balanced flavors and well-hidden alcohol. A great beer that can be enjoyed year round.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.