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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,365 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,365
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 356
Gots: 445 | 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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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
Photo of JackRWatkins
3.33/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

modified tulip glass from bottle

honestly I'm not an expert in dopplebock and bock styles but I have to say to me this was a mildly disappointing beer. If you are thinking about picking this up, I'd just get Aventinus Eisbock instead, maybe heavier but much better in my opinion

appearance: pours a very dark, cola-ish color, some subtle amber tones when held up to the light. Prominent head, cream colored by not creamy, somewhere between watery and frothy, more close to watery. head of about 2 to 3 fingers,decent retention

smell: the most prominent thing about this beer, smells as it's described, rich, dark, fruity, but not overly malty

taste: adequate, it's not that this is a bad beer, I want to stress that. it's more that given the praise this beer receives, well i'm just not so sure it's deserving. I come from a place of favoring strong dark belgian ales and whilst I do understand that this is not that, I feel as though it attempts at least in some sense to support the fruity flavors it claims to carry but the yeast does not do a very good job of it, this is a malty, malty, malty beer. It very much tastes like a generic porter or stout with dark fruity notes at the back of the take, but the strongest flavor is the roasted malt, which dominates the beer

mouthfeel:crisp but a little thick, not bad in this regard

overall: not aweful but if you're in the market for something like this, you can certainly do better. I do recommend having this with some Y Fenni cheese (otherwise known as red dragon)

JackRWatkins, Nov 03, 2014
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,365 ratings.