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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,446 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,446
Reviews: 2,228
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 486 | FT: 18
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 Pauly2X
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Nearly black, slight amber tinge when held to a light. One finger head faded slowly to a wisp.

S- Sweet maltly aroma with a faint earthy hop pressence.

T- Fantastic! Wonderfully complex malt profile but not so complex as to force you to "think" about this beer if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy. Great sweetness held in check perfectly by just the right amount of spicy hops.

M- Smooth as silk, very full boddied.

D- The $12 a 4 pack is the only obstacle here, If only I had a better paying job...

For me, personally, It just doesn't get any better... for now.

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of silverking
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
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

Photo of LostHighway
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kdown
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of chodinheaven
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly opaquely black, with ruby highlights and a good sized tan head that reduces down to almost nothing. Retention is lacking. Coffee and dark roasted malts on the nose, softly. Just a touch of German hops that add a slight floral aroma.

Rich and creamy mouthfeel that suits the style perfectly. Not too carbonated, but just enough to complement and even accentuate the Hallertauer hops. Those hops are so perfectly added as a rounding complement to the delicious dark-roasted malts, coffee malts and caramel malts. All three malt flavors combine to bring a very nice caramel coffee style beer, certainly the best I've had of the style. The 6.7% ABV is detectable, but only barely as the hops take hold and wash the booze character away perfectly. The aftertaste is mostly coffee, but not overpowering. Its got a long and pleasant finish.

Overall this is just a really great doppelbock and when I'm in the mood for the style, this is the one I'll be grabbing for.

Photo of andrewjraab
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Chestnut brown with a medium off white head. Some spotty lace after each drink.

S - Malts, raisins, fruit, bread dough, figs, faint alcohol.

T - Roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, fruity, baked bread. Velvety smooth mouth feel.

O - This is one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. It gets better with each sip as it comes to room temp. This is a must try if you haven't done it and I will definitely come back to this one.

Photo of kyle86
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of JHendu
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of pat61
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%

Nose: dark malt and fruit, dark bread, no roasted aromatics. Faint noble hops.
Brilliant chestnut, under a persistent, clingy, rocky 2"+ lightly brown tinted off-white foam cap that provides excellent lace.
Palate: Liquid fresh baked dark German bread, a hint of prune, spicy malt and hops, a slight tartness on the finish and a faint hint of hop bitterness.
Full body, medium low carbonation, rich, creamy, clean.

Photo of Franch
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jlindsey
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I got a finger of mocha colored head. The body is a deep dark brown. Good head retention and lacing.

The nose is toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Very sweet smelling.

The flavor is more complex than the nose. Toasted malt and molasses opens it up. Dark fruit and caramel take over, and it ends out with baker's chocolate and toasted malt.

This beer is smooth. It is medium bodied, and doesn't leave any residue. It is dark, yet refreshing. It is delicious and drinks so quickly.

I bought this at the Circle A as a single after perusing the top 250 beers on BA and noticing I had not yet rated one of my favorite brews. It was one of the most popular beers at my wedding, as well as one of the imports that got me into craft beer.

Photo of mcsauter82
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ubufan2112
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ChrisCage
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a chocolaty dark brown color...almost stout like to be exact. The head is simply superb, being caramel in color and initially about 3-4 fingers in thickness...it settles down to a cloud like layer over the liquid. I can't really tell how carbonated this beer is but it appeared to be creamy while pouring. The lacing is the only area that lacks, with some clumpy foam quickly sinking back into the beer. Outside of this, it's a very nice looking beverage, plus there is a goat trinket tied to the bottle....how cool is that!

S- This smells very rich....dark fruits are noticeable...prunes and/or raisins mainly. There is also strong molasses and a hint of brown sugary malt present. The finish is also rich and sweet, being of toffee and caramel.

T- Very nice indeed! Along with some of the aforementioned aromas being tasted (raisin, prune, molasses), there is also hints of cocoa, black cherry, baking spices, black coffee, and roasted grain. There isn't really any bitterness....just perhaps a dollop right at the end of the swallow.

M- Full bodied for sure....it's almost like a meal itself! The carbonation is creamy smooth...even sticky/oily on the palate....the flavors are so well balanced and I don't think anything can compare.

O- What can I say that hasn't already been said about this one....a rich, powerful brew that is warming, but nothing near boozy. Full flavors, full bodied, very nice looking and pleasant smelling, this one has it all! I am sure this set and continues to be the standard for the style and I highly recommend this to anyone who is a beer lover!

Photo of uziangis
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of ComRock12
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nharres
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jmalex
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Definitely a great that comes from my favorite German brewery.

APPEARANCE: Pours a deep brown with lighter bronze highlights. The pale brown head starts vigorously and large and descends somewhat quickly to a large-bubbled collar and cap.

SMELL: Wonderfully smelling with a strong aroma of toasted grains, accompanied by chocolate, toffee, and some herbal and even vinous notes. All this while smelling distinctly like a lager.

TASTE: A clean flavor profile highlighted by grains at all points of the spectrum. Pale, toasted, roasted, and scorched malts all balance perfectly. Little else gets in the way with just a small noble hop presence serving to balance.

MOUTHFEEL: A shining example of what should be. Thick and chewy but still remarkably clean. Carbonation is at perfectly moderate levels.

DRINKABILITY: Drinkability is also excellent. The lower ABV (for a doppelbock) makes this a beer for anytime. It goes down so incredibly easy that I could really imagine wanting another.

I'll be coming back to this again and again. It's by far the best authentic German example of the style that I've tasted.

Photo of wiscokid920
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,446 ratings.