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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,542 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,542
Reviews: 2,254
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 384
Gots: 547 | FT: 19
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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Photo of jmalex
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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 teromous
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Right off the bat, the appearance is fantastic. It's a dark beer the color of molasses, allowing beautiful dark brown tones of color to show through when held up to a light. The head stands about the width of my small finger, and sinks to a sliver across the top of the beer. It is a light tan color, and looks milky smooth across the surface. Lacing is already starting to build.

S: The beer is very light in the scent department. I pick up notes of caramel, some roasted grains are in there. Most of the scent is caramel.

T: There's a nice light smooth roasted flavor to this. It's a very good tasting Dopplebock.

M: It's a very smooth beer. It's medium bodied, and very easy to drink. Very light bitterness.

O: Overall it's a really good beer. It is, what a Doppelbock is. I would recommend it to another person, and would drink it again. I don't pick up much nose from this beer, and the taste is not very complex or rich as I'd want it to be. It's still a good beer.

Photo of Duffman79
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2pux
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of letsgopens
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock pours to a deep, appetizing amber. The light frothy head melts out to a light lace.

It has a subtle fruity aroma that cleverly caused you to underestimate it's wonderfully complex flavor. Malty and nice fruit.

It posseses a buttery complex flavour with a light-hoppiness and toasty, bread-like undertones. It finishes as well as it starts and will keep you coming back for more; one of my favorites. A must-try beer experience. Smooth and falvorful.

Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of tabhill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of amvrana
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephendr
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and malts

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours thick and dark producing a refined and controlled two full fingers of creamy head that slowly falls to form a half finger layer that laces wonderfully and retains well. Body looks black in low light, but when back-lit, the light that manages to penetrate takes on a deep ruby color of exquisite hue. World class appearance.

The nose is not as strong as I expected, but the general make-up is spot on. A full array of malts greet my sense of smell, from medium crystal malt to much darker roasted malts. This whole body of smells doesn't stray into the dark fruit realm that some of this style or the barleywine style can, but stays more to the center of malted barley spectrum. Hop presence in the nose is minimal but enough to keep things in balance.

Rich roasted malts are powerful and delicate in this flavor profile. Burnt sugar, dark caramel, and hints of chocolate rush through the mouth as this excellent lager swirls over the tongue. There is a reason this is one of the main benchmarks for this style. A true malted barley experience. Alcohol is as hidden as can be. Hops are present only to keep things in balance and they do that job well.

The mouthfeel is full and smooth, in a word- rich. Drinkability top notch for this "meal in a bottle". Flavors are full, body is thick, and the alcohol is nowhere to be found. What more could you desire from this style?

Conclusion: A superbly crafted lager. The low ABV is remarkable considering the full body, complex flavors and overall power of this beer. This goes to show that tons of alcohol isn't needed to make a big beer that tastes wonderful. One of the best beers ever to swirled in my glass.

Photo of celticfutblclub
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into celebrator glass

A - dark cloudy brown body with a light brown head two fingers deep. decent retention and good lacing.

S - dark fruit, dates, cherries, cranberries. caramel brown sugar and toffee sit in the back. superb nose on this.

T - dark fruit, dates, brown sugar caramel. nice grassy hop presence thats muted but there finishes it off.

M - medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation. coarse coffee grind feel to the body that works with this beer.

O - such a brilliant beer. if you have not had this go get some.

Photo of Danno48
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle- excellent presentation (bottle)- nice packaging.

A- A dark mahogony color- dark brown/maroon- thin tan head, no lacing.

S- Smell was of cherry, spices...

T- Taste was wondefl. Dried fruits (cherries, some dates), cinnamon, nutmeg, malts, and a distinct alcohol flavor.

M- Moutfeel was very sticky and thick, stuck to my tongue, throat, and all over my tastebuds.

D- My second doublebock and this one is to be reckoned with. This is truly a masterpiece. Do not drink more than 2 of these in a sitting unless you want to fall asleep!

Photo of Romulux
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of suspect
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Perfect mahogany color...almost opaque. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger light brown head that sticks around for a minute or two before disappearing and leaving a small ring around the glass. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S: Toasted malts, toffee, caramel malts and a hint of spice like nutmeg. Really nice nose on this one but not totally overpowering.

T: Dried fruit, huge malt profile and some hop bitterness to this one. Easily one of the best, if not *the* best dopplebock I've had. Although I'm a relative dopplebock newby, I'll be revisiting for sure.

M: Sticky but not over powering, slight bitterness, a touch of alcohol and perfect carbonation.

O: A really nice beer. This is why I feel like a trip to Germany is in order. Beers like this have been around for *hundreds* of years and it shows in near-perfection. It makes me happy that they export!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of fellowrs
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,542 ratings.