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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,544 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,544
Reviews: 2,254
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 385
Gots: 548 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from pilsner glass. Pours with an appearance much like cola with a ruby red tinge. Good head that doesn't last too long. Brightly sweet malty smell, some fruits, cherry being one, and some cinnamon and ginger. Very full flavored, grassy, smokey, burnt malts, coffee. A little booze and bitterness in the finish. Smoothest and creamiest of its kind that I've had

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of gc4hokies
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In my review of Spaten Optimator, I noted that I poured these side by side to compare the flavors and characteristics.

To me the flavor of the Optimator is more to my liking. The Ayinger has many of the same flavor components. It's definitely more balanced and dry compared to the Spaten.

Color and appearance is almost identical, both are terrific.

Both have dark fruit flavors, plum, raisin and roasting caramel notes. This is slightly more dry and slightly less malty. If you are drinking more than one, this one is probably easier drinking.

Both are wonderful beers and the Ayinger is something I will be drinking again.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A: Presents a nice 4 finger head. Deep brown and red. Pretty opaque for a beer in a skinny pilsner glass.

S: Mmm..caramel. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit and some butterscotch.

T: The toffee and caramel hit first accompanied by a perfect amount of roasted malt. Really nicely balanced. Finishes somewhat bitter with biscuit and phenol alcohol.

M: Medium-to-light carbonation despite the initial gratuitous head. May actually be slightly under-carbonated for my liking.

O: Easily one of the best dopplebocks I’ve had. The interplay between the caramel, roasted malt and biscuit is a treat. I’d probably enjoy this the most in the cool late-autumn months.

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a dark brown with milk chocolate brown rings on the edges. 1/2 inch tan head and great retention with some circular lacing

Smell: Molasses, bread, brown sugar, and a malty sweetness that make the nose very complex and amazing

Taste: Figs and raisins are in the forefront with some chocolate and molasses slightly behind that and finishes with just the right touch of coffee and bread

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated and creamy

Overall: Just a world class beer. I have enjoyed this beer as a go to beer for about a decade now and I will never stop drinking this. I absolutely love this and recommended it and it is hands down the best dopplebock on the planet

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.