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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,476 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,476
Reviews: 2,237
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 371
Gots: 506 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 12oz bottle from Bacchus in Chattanooga. Out of the bottle it's a translucent, yet dark coffee brown. A HUGE head full of big bubbles literally erupts out of nowhere, 3-4 fingers high! Random small islands of lacing smatter here and there on the glass. Carbonation is middling, and seems to tone down rather quickly.

I can smell the relation between this and other lagers I've tasted. That undefinable (to me) sweet smell is present. However, it is backed by a confident roasty smelling malt that I've never encountered before in anything "lager-ish". This in turn mingles happily with an almost ethereal hop bitterness in the nose. It's far from one-dimensional.

This one goes down smooth and creamy, awesome mouthfeel. Taste leads off with a whispy hop-bitterness edge that transitions rapidly into those big malts. Taste is evident of mild smokiness, coffee, and flat unsweetened chocolate. Finish is ever-so-slightly dry. Alchohol taste is barely there, warming sensation is limited to a slight warmth pooling in my stomach later on in the beer. This beer is very balanced to me, and if I had another I would be hard pressed not to pour it too.

This beer takes the flavors that I really like in porters and stouts and somehow turns it into something I find highly drinkable. This would work equally as well for me sitting at a bar having a few and chatting it up, or sitting here savoring and chilling. Not to disrespect the beer but I could imagine it going great with traditional "beer" food (pizza, wings, appetizers, etc.) This beer and style has acquired a new fan.

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My first review! Brutal!

I had this in a snifter. It's almost black in color, with a slight amber hue and a thin tannish head that quickly recedes into a vortex-looking swirl in the middle. The scent of caramel and molasses with a hint of coffee greets my nose.

Tastes mostly of chocolate, toasted caramel and molasses, with minimal hops presence. Halfway down, the coffee becomes somewhat evident. I can taste a small yet sharp unidentified sweetness on the sides of my tongue. I want to say that it's butterscotch. This is very smooth, with little carbonation. Very drinkable and good to wind down to after a long day of whatever tires you out.

I would definitely like to have this again. Very impressive!

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,476 ratings.