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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,632 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4632
Reviews: 2176
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%


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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beerorRIP

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from a bottle with the little goat hanging on the neck - moderate pour into a standard pint glass yields a dark ruby / brown, clear and filtered body. a very light tan / off-white head rises to the top (about 1 finger), which reduces to a slight foam covering 'over top the beer. no lacing on the sides of the glass.

the smell is lovely sweet malts (munich, crystal, caramel). smells like caramel and toffee! no booziness or hops to be found in the aroma. just what you'd expect from "liquid bread"

on first taste, i am rewarded. sweet malts, caramel and toffee wash over my tongue. there's some bitterness on the back, just enough to balance out the surge of chewy malt flavor. not much flavor of hops, but that's not what i want from this guy. can't taste the alcohol really, just the slightest tinge of it. the tongue asks for more and i agree!

for as malty and rich as this guy is, the mouthfeel is not super thick. it doesn't feel as thick as you would expect it to be given the flavors. easy going for sure.

too drinkable. can't taste the alcohol, the nice chewy and rich flavor is perfect for those cold winter nights (which i'm in the midst of). slightly warms the gut while drinking which is always good on a cold night.

this is a great dopplebock! distinctive and delicious...

edit: had this on tap @ stuff yer face... even better! so damn good i had to show up twice in a week to have some!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 04:43:24 | More by beerorRIP
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,632 ratings.