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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,871 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,871
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 279
Gots: 288 | 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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pasdachuri

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My old man was given this beer in February 2008 and has been sitting in his fridge at work ever since. I finally asked if he ever planned on drinking it.

Poured a deep red mahogany color with a thick tan head on top that departed fairly quickly. Good Lacing.

Dark sugar smell upfront, similar to molasses. Also, Some sweet, fruity bread aroma. There was a pleasant black licorice scent through out as well.

The smokiness and malts hit you first, followed by a very nice caramel sweetness. The dark fruits, cherries and prunes I think, really hit the back of the palate.

Light/medium carbonation, thin and light body. Perfect for drinkability, which by the way, this beer most certainly is very.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 14:57:41 | More by pasdachuri
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hangh

Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- It's a very dark brown color that looks very clean throughout. The head is a light brown and dissapates quickly but leaves a nice 1cm or so layer throughout drinking. Head clings well to glass and is very fine, very well brewed.

S- Great smelling with many different aromas. There are several fruity smells that are immediately noticable and there appears to be some chocolate beneath that. One of the most pungent beers out there

T- There is a deep smooth taste with the same fruity undertones of the malts that are in the smell. Definitely something chocolate like at work. There is not too much hops taste, the malts seem to overtake it.

MF- Lightly carbonated that holds well throughout drinking. It feels very fine, with all of the flavors very well mixed. Feels great.

D- One of my favorite beers I've tasted ever. It is one you will want to savor throughout drinking. I haven't paired it with food but will definitely try to do so. As a beer alone it is excellent I will try again

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 00:52:34 | More by hangh
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Thiestru

Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brownish-red. One-finger off-white head at first, but it doesn't last long. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Very interesting. My first thought was 'malty V8 juice'! Whether that's good or bad depends on your opinion of V8 juice, I suppose; I happen to like it. I wish I could describe the smell better than that, but I'm afraid I can't.

Taste: Wow! Oh, but this is good. There's a certain vegetable-ish taste deep down in there, but the star of this beer is the malt. They taste something beyond 'roasted' - I'd call it 'burnt'! If that sounds bad, trust me, it isn't. It's great. Actually, this reminds me a bit of a rauchbier, but not as over-the-top smokey. Any hops in this beer lurk far below the malts; maybe that's what's imparting that vegetable taste. Damn, this is hard to describe. 'Outstanding' ought to do.

Mouthfeel: Neither very thick nor very thin. Carbonation is enough to give it a crisp feel.

Drinkability: From experience, I can tell you that drinkability is very high. Making whole nights of this is easy, but this is such a special beer that it's probably better to only have one or two every month or two. Or maybe once a week. Hell, drink up!

This is kind of a strange beer, but it's thoroughly fantastic. Get it.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 01:49:20 | More by Thiestru
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mdfb79

New York

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

a - Pours a deep dark brown color with light carbonation and 1.5 fingers of light tan head that has nice retention. Leaves some light lacing on the glass; looks perfect.

s - Smells of dark sticky sweet fruits, some sweet malts, roasted malts, and caramel malts. Very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of smooth roasted and caramel malts, as well as sweet and dark fruits.

m - Medium body and light carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink. Perfect feel to it.

d - Overall I thought this was a great beer and an amazing doppelbock. It had a great feel to it and was very easy to drink; I felt like I could drink a lot of these. It also had a nice sweet, dark fruit smell to it, but it wasn't too sweet. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 18:21:09 | More by mdfb79
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soju6

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

C- Deep ruby red with a light off white head that fades to a light lacing.

S- dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet with hints of chocolate. A lot going on here

T- Initially chocolate and malt with hint of spices. Finishes with an excellent touch of bitterness.

F- Medium body, light carbonation, silky smooth & creamy. Very satisfying.

D- Delicious, probably one of the best dobbelbocks I have tasted. One of the few beers that lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 11:17:15 | More by soju6
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 330 ml. bottle with a white plastic ram dangling from the bottle neck. Sampled on May 11, 2010. The pour is an appealing brown and fairly clear with a quarter inch light tan head. The aroma is full of malts as well as nuts. The mouthfeel is of high quality. There's an enjoyable malty bitterness in the taste but also rather complex. But my gut reaction is that it is a smooth and easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 00:47:16 | More by puboflyons
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark with blood red shine through when held to the light. Tall tan head.

S - sweet but with a minor V8 juice scent. Some malt as well.

T - not as sweet as the scent would make you think. Typical doppelbock flavor, not bad, but nothing special.

M - medium coating but no tingle or anything.

D - drinkable., but not a first choice or anything like that.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 18:54:39 | More by biglite351
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with a slight red light shining through when held up to the light. An off white half finger head appears but soon dissipates after a minute.

The aroma is nice. Dark fruits and dark malts combine in a good fashion. I am also getting hints of banana and grapes.

A mild sweetness drives this beer with a solid malt backbone. The carbonation does not distract from what the beer is giving. Sweet raisins and chocolate malts come through in addition to everything that I was smelling.

As I mentioned above, the carbonation is gentle which helps provide a medium mouthfeel. There is some coffee like aftertaste...the best way I can describe the subtle bitterness. There is some mild stickiness with a slight drying.

This is very drinkable for a doppelbock. The maltiness is a bit much for my taste, but the style is nailed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:38:17 | More by TCgoalie
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flagmantho

Washington

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: extremely dark ruby-tinged brown with a persistent head of thick, creamy tan foam. Exemplary.

Smell: sweet, bready malt aroma with a rich fruitiness: pears, cherries, figs; I'm also detecting what might be hints of creamy chocolate, though very light. Quite nice indeed.

Taste: the flavor tracks along the same lines as the aroma. The only drawback here is that it is a little light in intensity; the composition of the flavor is very tasty, however. Toward the end there is the hint of vegetabley hops.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great carbonation which is integrated well and yields a fantastic creaminess. Love it.

Drinkability: though the flavor has a couple drawbacks in my opinion, I very much like the overall composition. The aroma is fantastic and the mouthfeel is just grand. A highly drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 03:42:56 | More by flagmantho
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jmhart

Georgia

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

On tap in Munich at the Ayinger brauhaus across from Hofbrau

Deep brown, almost black, in color with black cherry elements when held up to the light. Firm walnut head that fades quickly with minimal lace. The blackness of the color almost worried me. Darker than any German beer I have ever seen before.

Typical darkly roasted malt elements. Dark fruits come off most prominently. Rich prune with a strong coffee aroma and minor cocoa hints. The aroma is very rich and full bodied. The aroma alone will pull me back to this beer again and again.

The dark fruits that were present on the nose take a backseat in the taste, and the coffee and sugar/malt really come through. The taste is strong of caramel, but not sugary, and incredibly well balanced. Subtle hints of tobacco.

Velvety with a bite. Relatively minor carbonation, but present acidity. Smooth to consume with a long drawn out finish.

Overall a truly fantastic brew. The sweet, rich fruits of the smell combine with the rich roasted elements in the taste to make something very special. I will recommend this and consume it whenever I come across it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 22:29:40 | More by jmhart
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djbreezy

Washington

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Beermongers in Portland, OR poured into a Saison Dupont 12 oz tumbler.

appearance - dark brown with a low head, moderate lacing

smell - dark fruit, raisins, dates, prunes, very complex and aromatic

taste - balanced malt with hints of dark fruit, very complex

mouthfeel - smooth and creamy, good body

drinkability - very smooth and enjoyable, did not fatigue the senses, complex, easy to drink

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 13:52:58 | More by djbreezy
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metter98

New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured near black in color with just a few red highlights near the edge of the glass. A moderately-sized light brown head died down and only left a few bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are smells of dark malts with some notes of chocolate, raisins and nuts in the aroma.
T: The taste is very malty and balanced--dark malts dominate the flavors yet there are subtle hints of caramel, chocolate and nuts. There is a bit of sweetness in the initial taste and some dryness in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and both smooth and thick on the palate.
D: It was very easy to drink this and the alcohol was barely perceptible. The beer is rather filling and drinking it almost feels like you're having a meal. I would definitely have it again (especially if I was hungry), although there's no way I could have more than one in a single session.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 15:14:06 | More by metter98
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Stunner97

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- dark brown when held to light can seen thru, light amount of bubbles to seen with very thin head

Smell- very sweet malt nose, raisons and carmel are the thing at the forefront, very nice candied sweet smell, inviting

Taste- very sweet and malty falvor in the beginning followed by a surprisingly drying finish bringing together a certain balance, malt sweet raisons, and hoppy bitter flavor

Mouthfeel- heavy thick and bold with drying feel

Drinkability- nice flavor but a bit heavy for me to really consider sessioning, I can see why many people really like this beer but for me its just not exactly what I look for in the flavor profile of a dopplebock and overall just way more dry then I expected,

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 17:40:41 | More by Stunner97
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afausser

Montana

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an extra from davolebomb on his homebrew trade--many thanks to an extremely generous trader!

Appearance: Pours an extremely dark cherry and plum toned brown (more of a toffee color when swirled around in the glass), with a thin layer of creamhy head that has the consistency of (and disappears the same way as) soda carbonation. Tiny and slow moving carbonation bubbles are barely visable here and there floating to the surface. Pretty enough, but nothing special.

Smell: Smells delicious, with lots of toffee and caramel notes, as well as some dark fruits, particulary prunes and raisins. Some bread notes are thrown in there. Smells a lot stronger as it warms, with some grape, red wine, and slightly sour and funky notes.

Taste: Somewhat similar to the smell, though not nearly as sweet. The hops come across as a sort of coffee note. Barely any caramel or candy toffee here, though there are some dark fruits. Slight alcohol is evident. Slight burnt toast are also present, and maybe a slight hint of toffee in the background. A bit of cream and chocolate tones, but these are very subtle. As it warms the burnt notes come out a bit more, as do the bitter hops. Also gets sweeter as it warms, with slight brown sugar notes (as well as sugar syrup in general) that quite soon are overwhelmed by bitter hops in the taste and aftertaste. Also an interesting wintergreen note that interacts somewhat strangely with the burnt toast.

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel is decent. Low but voluminous carbonation really lifts the heavier flavors to the top of the palate. Not abrasive and goes down pretty smoothly for a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: Drinkability on this one is right in the middle--it's not sessionable, really, but it's not extremely hot for its style. Worth trying, but I don't know if I'd pursue this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 12:54:14 | More by afausser
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SpeedwayJim

New York

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

Poured from a 11.2oz. bottle into a Harpoon pilsner glass.

A: Moderate pour yields a downward cascading 2.5 finger semi-fine brownish-cream head with respectable retention. Beer is a dark, near opaque purplish-brown. Lacing is stringy and sptty and never strays far from the head.

S: Caramel, coffee, toasted toffee, signature European malt mintiness, slight sourness and cream. Overall aroma is very cakey and doughy. Pungent, yet subdued and subtle at the same time.

T: Brown sugar, caramel, toffee sweetness. Sweet coffee and cream linger in the background. Spicy at points that constantly tickles the back of the throat. Very chewy in the middle and even a little bit fruity. Burnt plums? Coffee comes back around for another go at the end. Slightly roasty characteristic this time though with the same accompanying sweetness. Finish is messy with a lingering roasted malt sourness that gets sweeter just as it disappears from the tongue.

M: Medium bodied and smooth as all hell. At 6.7% this is by no means a strong beer but it might as well be 3%. Alcohol is non-existent. Carbonation is there but at just the right amount it excites the palate while not interrupting the silky feel. Finish is messy but leaves such a delectable taste on the palate, I don't mind.

D: I thought I knew what a doppelback tasted... and then I had this. An astounding beer by every measure, this is probably one of the most sessionable beers for every season. Warming when its cold and quenching when its hot, there's no time when this wouldn't be enjoyable. A fantastic brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 21:22:32 | More by SpeedwayJim
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up because it's spring and I haven't had one of these in a while. Didn't know what to expect but after having to hold myself back from drinking this too fast, I can say that this is one better beers I've had in quite some time. Based on the other reviews that I've seen on here, I think that most people would agree with me!

This poured a nice, dark brown with ruby edges to the hue as I held my glass up to the light. This had a nice head as well and a bit of lacing but then comes the mouthfeel...very nicely balanced and almost no sign of any alcohol in the taste. Lots of molasses, dark fruit (I'm feeling fig for some reason), licorice, coffee, and caramel. It blends together wonderfully with just a hint of roasted stickiness in the aftertaste. Certainly not a hopheads delight but it's not so full that the malt dominates with a biscuit-like overtone. One of the better balances in a beer that I've enjoyed lately!

I could see myself having a few of these with the alcohol sneaking up on me. Although I prefer regular Bocks because they're lighter, this is a great choice for spring and for those unaccustomed to the style (such as yours truly). A great choice and based on the number of reviews I've seen on here, a "textbook" example of this style of beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 08:48:36 | More by JerzDevl2000
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BeerNemesis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. 11.2 oz.

Appearance:
Pours a Coca-Cola brown with ruby highlights (ruby red when under direct light). Head is a 2" smooth mocha cap that sinks to 0.5".

Aroma:
Fragrant raisins and sweet grapes push through a mocha-coffee haze.

Taste:
An instant favorite! Toasted bread and a huge chewy malt mashes with tart dry fruits. Light molasses and spices linger in the background. The finish is sweet and succulent.

Mouthfeel:
It has a wonderfully smooth, creamy and palpable consistency. The modest carbonations breaks free towards the end of each sip to punctuate the residual brown sugar sweetness.

Drinkability:
The second I put the cup to my mouth I knew I was going to love drinking it. It's so full of flavor -- strong and complex but accessible. The consistency is close to perfect for a double bock.

Notes:
I was skeptical at first given all the hype, now I'm confident this is a world class brew. The best part? It doesn't go to high alcohol extremes to impart great flavor and bottomless complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 20:43:41 | More by BeerNemesis
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a nonic.

Looked decent, nice and dark brown with a thin head that stayed around. Smell was rather complex, with a fortitude of malts and fruitiness and spiciness coming to the front. The taste kind of surprised me as well. Very mellow and earthy, hints of leafy and dark malts. Quite bitter on the end, pronounced hop detail that can only lead to another drink. The only thing not 'good' about this beer was the odd bitterness, for some reason it did not sit well with me, but the drinkability remained good. Maybe it was the serving temperature or a carbonation thing, but I'm not convinced this is the be-all end-all of doppelbocks.

I'd like to sample a bottle under a bit more controlled conditions..

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2010 05:18:23 | More by sixerofelixir
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lumikuuro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Very, very dark brown with fiery hue. Dark biege head recedes to a ring and leaves a little lacing.

Aroma: Smoky, cheesy, wet chocolaty malt. Different and intense, but typical of darker offerings from this outstanding brewery.

Taste: As in the aroma: smokiness, cheese, wet chocolate malts, but also with a good vinous character and a christmasy spiced flavour, cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg or allspice, with a delicate treacle and honey sweetness. All of this balanced with just a touch of hop, enough to round it out but to keep this essentially a malt bomb. Absolutely delightful. 6.7% abv is not particularly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, incredibly smooth. Low carbonation.

Drinkability: Delicious and moreish. One of the world's best beers from one of the world's best breweries.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 04:01:49 | More by lumikuuro
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mklinger

North Carolina

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

Poured into a stemmed pilsener glass. Deep mahogany color with a thick tan head on top that dissipated fairly quickly and left just a little lace on the glass.

Aroma was great with molasses, bread crusts, and some sweet caramel. No hop character discernible.

Flavor was great with even more bready melanoidens that were there in the aroma. No real bitterness in the taste, but also, no real alcohol character either. Plenty of residual sweetness, though.

Mouthfeel was thick & rich. This is an easy to drink doppelbock. I love the dark style here.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 02:35:50 | More by mklinger
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer numerous times on tap and from bottles-- today I finally decided to review a bottle
poured into standard pint glass.

Deep barely translucent red. Looks brownish black until held up to light. Tan head rose two fingers before
settling into a ring and some wispy bubbles. Lacing is fine and light, and clustered together-- doesn't make rings around the glass.

Roasted malts. Smells sweet, like brown sugar and some kind if hard candy I can't quite place... Almost like those old root beer barrels!

Taste has a coffee like bitterness on the back end after starting out sweet and slightly fruity?. Not quite as toasty as I expected from the smell-- but certainly tasting those malts. A little dry too. Can certainly notice that yeast as well!

Very nice body-- on the fuller side of medium, but not chewy. Plenty of carbonation helps this be smooth, until the very last moment, it then feels just slightly syrupy.

This is one of the easiest drinking 7%ers out there!! Even my wife wanted another sip! Very tasty and drinkable brew here that I would not mind having again. I could
actually see this pairing with lots of things, but in my head right now, I mostly picture some coffee cake.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:12:34 | More by AleWatcher
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle into wine glass.
Looks very dark brown sitting on the bar, with tints of red and copper when held to the light. Small head with mild lacing. Smell is very enticing. Lots of raisin and licorice notes with hints of rye bread. Taste is a melody of flavors. Roasted grains, licorice, molasses, and a heavy bread backbone. Not real bitter or hoppy. Chewy mouthfeel with mild carbonation. While this beer didn't exceed my lofty expectations, it didn't disappoint either. Very worthy of the hype.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 15:09:30 | More by JunkYardJake
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spoons

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

This brew is dark, has carbonation up the sides. A tan fluffy head produces some lacing as it goes down.

Smells like sweet red fruit with a big malty backbone. Almost smells a little like strawberry fruit snacks, not overpowering.

Very smooth and drinkable. Great mouthfeel. Lighter on the roasted malts than I thought it would be but its nice. Tastes great with an amazing creaminess, slightly bitter finish.

A benchmark brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 07:14:14 | More by spoons
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DmanGTR

New York

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes on 3/27/10

A - deep ruby, short lived light tan head, decent retention. Light lacing, very clear. 4.0

S - Lots of caramel, very sweet, toffee and light carob. 4.5

T - Very much like the aroma but more toffee and brown sugar sweetness. Very slight bitterness in the finish. This is the doppelbock to end all doppelbocks. 5.0

M - Rich, well carbonated, immensely smooth. 4.5

D - Way too drinkable man. 4.5

Notes - Goes well with German tilsit cheese.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 14:47:01 | More by DmanGTR
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wolfinthemirror

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen glass it pours a deep dark cherry color when held to the light. it is fairly dark and lots of fine bubbles can be seen traveling the glass. Nice foamy head that reduces to a thin layer of suds.

In the nose I get sweet malts and confections, and I can detect the alcohol. Has a very robust smell.

Taste is a sort of burnt bitter, or roasted malt with an almost medicinal taste. it seems to have some sourness to it as well. A bit one-dimensional, in my opinion.

in the mouth it feels somewhat thin and sticky, though it is medium bodied with high carbonation.

It's fairly drinkable but 1 or 2 would probably be enough for me, but it's obviously not a session brew. It would probably be a long while before I would decide to get this again. Not really worth the $3 price tag on the 11.2 oz bottle. But the ram is cool.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 05:04:49 | More by wolfinthemirror
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,871 ratings.