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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,242 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,242
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 337
Gots: 414 | 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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Photo of jsausley
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | 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.

jsausley, Jul 23, 2014
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Photo of MaximalC
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with a moderate khaki head that soon settles into a thin, frothy veil. Mild aroma smells of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, milk chocolate, and green Bavarian hops.

The taste features a kick of big-time roasted sweetness up front with just the right amount of grassy, earthy hops to balance. The malt character is the headliner here, with a robust blend of molasses and brown sugar that is inescapable. Hints of milk chocolate and smoke add an additional layer of complexity. Shades of acetaldehyde suggest candied apples with sufficient warming. Zippy carbonation cuts through the sweetness and maintains the closest thing to a crisp, dry mouthfeel one could hope for in a doppelbock. Plenty of sticky residue coats the lips between sips.

Celebrator lives up to its reputation as THE doppelbock. The sweetness is big and complex without being overbearing, and the bitterness and mouthfeel lend excellent contrast while still allowing the malt to shine. This isn’t my favorite style, but Celebrator is the best representation of the style I’ve yet encountered.

MaximalC, Sunday at 03:06 AM
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,242 ratings.