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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,672
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 410
Gots: 613 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,672 | Reviews: 2,275
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12 oz into Falstaff goblet.

A: Looks really good, Coca-cola color with 3 finger tan head. Nice lacing.

S: Malts, malts and more malts. Faint odor of alcohol, like a dark rum.

T: Purely awesome. The meal in a bottle maltiness just takes the cake.

M: Mouthfeel is A one.

D: I had seven

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,672 ratings.