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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,288 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,288
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 343
Gots: 419 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jmryan8, Oct 20, 2014
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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, Oct 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured from bottle to snifter.

Dark, dark walnut brown with very small, creamy head.

Smells kind of like molasses.

Taste is a lot like the Ayinger Dunkel, but stronger. A bit sweeter. Dark bread, molasses, coffee. I found it to have a nice bit of bitterness in the finish, more than some of the others would suggest. It really needs it to try to balance the heavy malts up front.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, bordering on a warm syrup, but not burdensome to drink. Carbonation is light and subdued.

Overall, like the Dunkel from this brewery, it's my favorite in the style. The Dopplebock seems to get a bit more praise but I feel the similarities through and through. It's a perfect pre-meal in a bottle on a cool autumn day. Love it!

MikeKnauf, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

dradair, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
95 out of 100 based on 5,288 ratings.