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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,673 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 411
Gots: 615 | FT: 22
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: dark red-purple, clear, big tan head -- the head explodes up to 1 1/2 inches at least, and it's thick, full ... just a fantastic pour! the color reminds me of an old ale, and the clarity of the beer seems remarkable for such a dark brew. if the head stuck and the beer laced on the way down, it'd be the easiest 5 i've scored ... it does not lace much, however, and that's about the only point deduction ... a VERY minor one.

S: malt, malt and more malt -- it's a donut shop, a bakery, a yeasty sweet aroma that for my money is as good as it gets. i've only encountered this perfection once or twice outside of Celebrator, but with those other brews, it is a hit-and-miss thing ... sometimes they produce the perfect aroma, sometimes not quite. Celebrator offers this malt perfection consistently. raisins and a slight wine-like note show up at times, but never at the expense of the perfect sweet biscuits smell.

T: doesn't follow the nose 1-to-1, but obvious malt notes permeate each swallow ... lots of sweetness, some raisins, a little bread -- the taste seems a bit "darker" than the nose. it's almost like it smells more like beer and tastes a little more like red wine ... a slightly sweet but definite red wine.

F: a slight silkiness to it, not super heavy, enough carbonation to last the entire bottle, but it's not the brew's strongsuit for me.

O: without question, the brew is a great one. my scores on the lower end (taste, feel, overall) only reflect the fact that i'm not a fan of raisins, and while i try to review to style, i also score for me ... so here's the deal: if you want to try a good doppelbock, starting here is a good idea. you can *look* at Celebrator and tell it's world-class. the pour alone is dazzling, and the nose is so perfect i might keep coming back to this one simply for it.

the 6.7% ABV, btw, is every bit of that. the Germans give it to you strong here ... i don't taste even a hint of alcohol, but 2/3 into a little ol' bottle 11.2 oz. big, i can feel that 6.7%.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle in poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very dark brown-black color with ruby red highlights from any light. A 1-plus finger head releases lots of carbonation audibly, slowly fades to a film and hangs some lacing.

S-Molasses, dark fruits, caramel roasted malts. Pleasantly sweet.

T- Roasty caramel malts, chocolaty. Sugar, brown sugar, and alcohol are present. Some bitterness from the hops and chocolate. Faint fruit.

M- It's a full chew with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol dry finish.

O- I could not drink this every day because of the sweetness. For a sweet beer, it rocks.

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A- Pours almost black its so dark. Ruby accents. A magnificent looking beer. Head lingers for a while. Lacing solid

S- Some bready notes to go with some unexpected but pleasant dark fruits- plum, prunes. Quite sweet smelling.

T- Follows nose well. I really enjoy the sweetness of this one compared to some others of the style. Not quite as much of the toasted bread that I have come to love with Doppelbocks, but lots of dark sugars. I do prefer the spicy notes and warm finish of this one.

M- Mid body. A little lighter/thinner than I expected, but it does make it quite drinkable. Some alcohol present. Goes down easy. Not overly dry.

O- I enjoyed it, but it doesn't live up to the hype for me. Just failed to have that "it" factor each time I have tried it. But in relative terms, a very good beer. Smooth, sweet, and certainly worth the purchase.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,673 ratings.