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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,623 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,623
Reviews: 2,269
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 406
Gots: 583 | FT: 20
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Went in search of some .5 liter bottles of Salvator, due to some discussion of world-class beers and other conversation, but came up short. Picked up some Celebrator instead since I haven't sampled it in a (long) while and have been meaning to. Perfect for a 90° day, right?

11.2 ounce brown bottles in a $10 4 pack. No dating on the labels. Only 6.7? Man, that seemed so strong when I first discovered this brew back in the mid-80s.

A -- Gushered bottle on opening. Could be age, could be shaken up a little on the drive, but it had set in the fridge a while before capping. Deep, clear chestnut color with red highlights when held to the light. Dense light tan head that didn't hold as long as I'd have expected.

S -- Rich, dark bread crust character up front, some mild caramel and chocolate characters back, with some vague dark fruit peaking through.

T -- Same rich, toasted dark bread crust character up front, mild dark fruits thru the middle, finishes with a pepperiness from alcohol and an aftertaste that is lightly caramel, almost molasses-like.

M -- Mouthfeel is chewy and almost thick and syrupy, body is medium-full and smooth with a dry finish that fights a sticky after-feeling.

O -- A very good take on the style, and would have received higher marks without the gusher -- I'll amend that with the next bottles if they're cleaner.

This is certainly the quintessential "liquid bread." You could almost make a sandwich out of it. It's the type of lager that would surprise ale elitists, and the type of lager that makes me a defender of the styles.

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The beer that eats like a meal

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into nonic at Republic in OKC. Pours a deep brown with an off white head and good sticky lacing. Smells of dried fruit, malts and sweet chocolate. Taste is fantastic! Dried fruit malts chocolate, maybe slight licorice?? I don't know, this is fantastic. So full of flavor and easy to drink. Its almost like a bock met an imperial stout...then sat around for a while.
All I can say is wow...go get one!

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A black beer. A warm off-white head, good lacing and good curtains.

Sweet smells, dark fruits, raisins, Christmas spices.

Black sweet bread, licorice, brown sugar, dried fruits, dates, sherry and spices.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a light dry finish.

Very potent, very sweet and a good dessert.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,623 ratings.