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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,627 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,627
Reviews: 2,270
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 406
Gots: 584 | FT: 19
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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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

overall just fantastic beer, never get tired of it, especially not while there are still bottles around the house.

Real dark walnut colour nearly opaque with a great tan head that slowly dissipates leaving a decent lacing.

Aromas of molasses toasted malt and faint date scent in the background. Also quite a few doughy notes coming through.

Tastes like a combination of roasted hazelnuts molasses and some type of nut brittle all with a slightly darker tone too it. Finishes with a little bit of drying hops but not too much, definitely still a little sweet towards the finish as well as up front, but plenty of roasty balance to it.

Great smooth weighty feel to this beer, carries the intense roasted flavours very well thanks to this and goes down very very smooth.

For such an intense beer goes down very easily and carries the alcohol well.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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

Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying - Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thin viscosity brown and settled ruby black (ruby in the light, black out of the light) as night with an inch-sized rambunctious head that dissipates quickly and leaves spotty lacing. The look of this thing makes me want to get into some more traditional German beers!

Smell - Rich malty goodness, some molasses sweetness and dark fruitiness (raisin/dates/figs) throughout. Textbook and then some.

Taste - Malty and fruity like raisin/dates/figs and super smooth, alarmingly so even. Touch of hops that most IPA drinkers might barely notice, but it complements well in this style.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low-medium carbonation, as often these traditional lagers should be. Zero booziness which is incredible for 6.7%. Rests fruity and gentle hop linger. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is definitely the standard by which all doppelbocks are judged. This is a phenomenal brew and is an excellent display of brewing craftsmanship.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of NEhophead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy 1" tan head with very good retention; finally fades to a sheet. Condensed lacing that lasts throughout the glass. Semi-opaque black with a scarlet hue.

A sweetened, toasted malt aroma; molasses, dates, and other nut-like tones.

Toasted malts, dates, almonds; given the aroma and array of flavors for the style the sweetness is surprisingly subdued and very palatable. Well rounded and full of flavor.

Full bodied; Very smooth, coats the palate well. Unobtrusive.

Very easy drinking and a pleasure to drink. A must have in anyone's collection. Probably one of my favorite versions of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Phocion
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip a thick dark brown, almost black color with a stubborn finger and a half of a creamy beige head.

Nose is rich caramel malts and what seems to me like anise. More subtle notes of toffee, nuts, and brown sugar/nutmeg with a very light fruity hops presence in the background.

Spicy and sweet. The complex malt character is dominant; mostly toffee and caramel, but the hops stand out a lot more than they did in the aroma as well. Alcohol presence is also fairly strong for a 6.7% but in now way overpowering.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel Very warm and tasty, but definitely leaves the palate dry.

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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

Appearance: Deep brown, like a craft root beer, with a nice tan head. Little lacing.

Smell: Toasted malt; caramel notes with a bit of dried fruit

Taste: Lots of wonderful maltiness; chocolate, dried fruit and a bit of coffee. that just lasts and lasts; doesn't take long for the alcohol to assert itself; hops add a nice balancing note; the finish is sweet and slightly bitter

Mouthfeel: Nice and rich; modest carbonation and a lot of warmth

Drinkability: A wonderful sipping beer; take a little in your mouth, let it sit on your tongue and work its magic

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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

This beer pours a dark amber color with red hightlights and a tan creamy head that last the duration, leaving a nice creamy sexy lace behind. The smell of caramel and fruit pour through the nose. Mild hopppiness is present but not strong. The first sip brings fruity noste with caramel and strong maltiness. The clean finish is great and this has to be one of my favorite styles.

Cheers

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,627 ratings.