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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,135 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,135
Reviews: 2,209
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 329
Gots: 369 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tikk, Today at 04:49 AM
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

noproduction, Today at 04:39 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Duesler, Today at 04:16 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

CUbeerfan, Today at 02:27 AM
Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -53.9%

Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.

S: Chocolate, slight coffee, very malty.

T: Coffee dominates. Chocolate, malt are there too. Also has bitterness.

O: This is a coffee bomb. I loved other doppelbocks, but the bitterness in this one was too overwhelming. Drain pour.

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 02:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dshansen1184, Yesterday at 12:38 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DerekKoch124, Sunday at 07:50 PM
Photo of dcmchew
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours dark brown with hints of mahogany and ruby towards the light, half finger head that sticks around.
Rich malty smell, with salty roasted grains, dark bread crust, some caramel, a big nut mix, some cocoa powder, faint dried plum. Big expectations.
Which are met entirely, and then some. Lots of dark chocolate, not too rough, but with a nice clear cocoa note. Some salted toffee, some caramel, rich nuttiness (peanut, walnut, faint pistachio). A dark fruit zing, subtle, with some nice dried fig mostly and some faint smoked plums. Faint vanilla and licorice. Gets roastier hinting some coffee but more especially dark bread crust. A bit of charcoal in the finish, mildly bitter, even with a nice German hop presence felt.
Medium to thick in body, oily, with a medium carbonation. Quite "full". Nice nutty, malty aftertaste.
A huge doppelbock, tons of taste, great balance, beautiful from start to finish. Deserves being a classic.

dcmchew, Sunday at 06:48 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DeadGuyRyan, Sunday at 03:33 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Travitten, Sunday at 03:41 AM
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

booga73, Saturday at 05:27 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

bcm75, Friday at 11:43 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kotzbauerm, Friday at 10:33 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Anaxagoris, Friday at 07:51 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

chadwicktorres, Friday at 05:31 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

searsclone, Thursday at 04:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

earlholman, Thursday at 01:14 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,135 ratings.