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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,925 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 290
Gots: 299 | FT: 17
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 irisier:
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irisier

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from an 11.2 oz brown bottle emblazoned with a logo that features two goats holding up a glass of dark beer. Plastic goat tchotchke tied around neck of bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Thick, creamy tan head that subsides to a good lace and sticks pretty well. Dark, almost black body that tints red through the light.

Smell: Dark sugar smell upfront, similar to molasses. Some sweet, fruity bread aroma as well. Hint of some hops hiding amongst that bready smell.

Taste: A little sweet at the start, with some bread and molasses qualities. Some kind of mild fruity taste that accompanies the sweetness as well, raisins maybe, or perhaps figs. Becoming astringent from roasted malts and hops and finishing with a little hop bitterness that complements and reinforces the mild bitterness from the roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, but pretty thick. This is definitely no light beer.

Notes: Great brew, a little complex but also accessible and really likable. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 23:01:21 | More by irisier
More User Reviews:
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jsausley

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stout glass from a bottle.

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.

S: Not super fragrant, gives the impression that it's thick and not aromatic like an IPA. Big malts hidden deep and a very noticeable molasses smell.

T: I'll be completely frank from the start. I struggled between a 5.00 and 4.75 here. This beer isn't really perfect but it's too good to be 4.75. Unfortunately I don't think it quite deserves a 5.00 but it's so close that I almost gave it to it anyway... Anyway, on to the review.. The first sip is very smooth and crisp considering its thickness, very similar to a nice drinkable wine. Extremely malty, one of the richest and maltiest beers I've tasted. Tons of depth and various flavors as the beer cools. Rich caramel and molasses over hints of coffee. Even a little twang maybe like a green apple on the nose. Nothing overpowering, perfectly balanced. Extremely drinkable. 6.7% ABV and virtually zero bitterness. The roasted malts are huge. The only thing it needs is a little more hops to give it a nice crispy finish. Massive, deep rich beer. Wonderful. A++++.

M: Thick but not syrupy. Very crisp and tons of carbonation deep within the beer's rich texture. A wonderful mouthfeel after drinking with almost no aftertaste. Super smooth, super flavorful and super easy to drink.

O: By far the easiest doppelbock I've tasted, and possibly one of the best beers I've tasted. Rich and powerful, deep and thick but not overly strong, sour or bitter. Lots of wonderful notes and a very fragrant nose. Dominant flavors are MALT MALT MALT MALT with some caramel, molasses. Followed by some subtle coffee and citrus hints. Wonderfully balanced, maybe the best balanced beer I've ever sampled. Unbelievably drinkable for this thickness.

Serving type: bottle

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,925 ratings.