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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,623 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,623
Reviews: 2,269
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 406
Gots: 583 | FT: 20
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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Photo of ne0m00re
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live review of a 12 oz bottle. I've had this one plenty of times before; I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to reviewing it until now...
A: Clear and very dark brown with reddish hues, a nice one-finger cream head with temporary lacing.
S: Pecan nutty with brown sugar, green leafy hops, mild banana and coconut (like banana bread). Great.
T: A very earthy and woody, deeply caramelized brown sugar. Hops are very subtle and are earthy until a slightly leafy finish. Quite good. A bit of whiskey alcohol character builds on the back of the mouth.
M: Creamy, but thinner leading into a crisp and clean finish.
O: Great. One of my favorite doppelbocks.

Photo of divineaudio
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a pokal.

a - pours a deep garnet color, nearly opaque, with a dense, two finger, tan head. retention is good, leaving thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - rich nutty malt, brown sugar, raisin, faint hop pungency. also has a bit of astringent alcohol presence.

t - more rich nutty malt, bordering on roasted, followed by a nice sugary sweetness. notes of dark fruits and a pleasing bitterness for balance. finishes dry and faintly spicy. really well done.

m - on the fuller side with the right amount of carbonation.

o - a pretty damn good beer and lives up to its reputation. perfect for a cold fall night. if you haven't tried this yet, what are you waiting for?

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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  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of silverking
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear mohagany with a sturdy tan head. Head retention is fantastic, as is the lacing. Lots of bubbles rising in the glass. Very nice to look at

S- Aromas of malt, figs, hops, spices, and cocoa come together beautifully.

T- malt with hints of Molasses. Slightly spicy towards the middle with notes of cocoa and ripe cherry and plum. The finish shows dark cocoa in the back of the palate with a slight bitterness.

M- Medium bodied and silky, with lots of carbonation. The carbonation really helps to bring this beer to life. It dances across your tongue on an bed of Co2.

O- Big surprise here. Seriously awesome

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of csmiley
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours deep brown with some ruby highlights. Some light is able to get through but not much. The tan head stopped rising after reaching a height of one inch and didn't stick around for very long. Lacing in the glass was good.

S - Sweet aroma with molasses and caramel taking the lead. Toasted bread and more caramel show up midway. Hints of butterscotch, raisin, and warm alcohol are on the tail end.

T - Flavor is where this beer really starts to shine. Starts out with molasses, raisins, and caramel. Some nuts, dark bread, and maple show up midway. Warm alcohol, dried cherry, and a toastiness are all present towards the end and achieve a very nice balance.

M - Medium to full bodied for the style. Carbonation is low but works for this beer. Smooth overall feel with a sweet finish.

D - Drinkability is very good. This beer is sweet, complex, and practically defines the style of Doppelbock. The alcohol is a tad high but does not keep this one from going down quick and easy. I could easily have more of these. Hats off to Aying for this offering.

Photo of andthevolcano
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hoplover82
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As for a doppelbock... this one is the cream of the crop. First of all it is sooo smooth. Rare in a db. The aging has to be the trick. Very balanced in character.

Pours a thick creamy head that lasts. Beautiful lace. It is full-bodied and velvety.

Although it is strong, it is not overpowering. There is a wonderful and complex balance between the malts, the alcohol and the light hop character.

It has a faintly smoky dryness in the finish.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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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 5,623 ratings.