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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,939 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,939
Reviews: 2,196
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 294
Gots: 300 | FT: 18
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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likestoswallow

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint bottle from Bevmo. Poured a dark brown that only a trace of light will shine thru. Head was tan and faded to about 1/4 inch and held. Aroma is strong with coffee, chocolate, anise and burnt toast. Flavor mirrored the aroma. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with light by effective carbonation. Hops were well integrated and hardly noticeable. Finish is long and smooth with some additional burnt cedar wood. Overall this is one great beer, my only complaint is that the bottle is too small, this should be served in a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 05:04:53 | More by likestoswallow
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A- Dark, thick, cola-colored body with a huge, frothy light tan head.

S- Raisins, cherry licorice, rich bready malt. Big aroma filled with rich malts.

T- Very similar to the aroma, big rich malts, raisins, a nice toasted flavor to it with lots of sweetness to balance it out. Some of the aroma and flavor reminds me of the cherry licorice pipes my dad used to buy me.

M- Not quite as thick and chewy as I am used to with doppelbocks, but still very nice and good for the style.

O- A nice example of the style and one of the originals. Not quite as big as a would have imagined, but a solid beer.

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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.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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