Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Ratings: 4,625 | Reviews: 2,176 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ablaze:
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very deep ruby red colour with a nice beige head. Looks like a rich beer, that's for sure.
Scent is a very faint rose or potpourri, with a soft undertone of alcohol that takes a few sniffs to notice.
The flavours unravel very well, and every sip is different. Very spicy and fruity at first with lots of strawberries, then blackberries, and then a solid rye bread finish. Very nicely layered with a rich, lingering aftertaste. It's a delicious and sweet beer, like candy.
Feels silky in the mouth, and clingy, like it's coating your mouth before it goes down. Quite pleasing.
Definitely a special beer, and it's well priced. I could drink it in any kind of weather on any day, and it would cheer me right up (but what good beer doesn't?). 6.7% by volume, but very easy to drink, and the alcohol isn't noticable by taste.
Overall, it's very deserving of the praise it has gotten and it is very close to what I expected. I am satisfied, and will definitely be getting more of this in the future.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2007 00:31:29 | More by ablaze
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4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured a deep brown with a reddish tint and a one finger off-white head that receded to an off-white ring leaving abundant lacing. Very nice looking. Scents of rich caramel, sweet molasses, dark fruit, especially prune, brown sugar and bready malt. Very malt forward and rich and very true to style. Excellent. Flavor begins incredibly malty, with notes of molasses, dark fruit, especially prune and raisin, a light flavor of German hops and a light hint of chocolate, moving into some moderate smooth and warming alcohol and a light toasted flavor. Finish is dry with warming alcohol and slight chocolate. Aftertaste is malty and rich. A very nice, strong, rich, malt forward flavor, a classic example of the style. Excellent. Mouthfeel is full bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. Very nice, smooth and easy to drink, yet full bodied. A classic, true to style feel. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock. It hits every last style note in every last category and does it well. A joy to drink and probably my favorite example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 02:25:27 | More by Auraan
4.23/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours translucent cola dark brown with 1/2 inch of off-white head that settles to a thick cap on top and leaves curtains of lace.
The smell is of cinnamon and other Autumn spices, coffee, cocoa, toffee and faint dark cherry.
The taste is of chocolate, coffee, Autumn spices, molasses and dark malt.
The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.
A delicious mixture of many different flavors that all blend together to create an outstanding rich and decadent brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 00:49:28 | More by Furlinator
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,625 ratings.