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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,624 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,624
Reviews: 2,269
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 406
Gots: 583 | FT: 19
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First experience with Ayinger Brewery. The Celebrator Goat trinket is now hanging on our Christmas tree. Excellent.

I haven't had a ton of doppelbocks - maybe 4 or 5? - but this one comes out of the factory lookin' and smellin' great.

A - awesome deep, deep mahogany brown, almost opaque, but when held up to the light it has a nice reddish hue. No haze, perfectly clear. Head retention is outstanding - three fingered tan head to start, and lacing that looks like a skeleton crumbled apart while crawling up my glass.

S - Tons of malts, first off, but there's so much going on here: caramel; raisins, figs, and prunes; a very distinct bready nose with some hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Off the charts good.

T - Big, sweet, malt flavors with plenty of raisins, toasted bread, and deep bitter chocolate finish. I love the caramel taste at the end, but it's not cloying at all. With this many flavors mixing together, it's got a real nice balance. Outstanding.

M - I love the smooth, creamy finish and the mild carbonation. A softer finish that you might imagine, and I like that the coffee/chocolate finish lasts quite a while after the sip. It is a bit sticky, however.

Overall - This is one heck of a beer, one of the best I've had, period. Coming from a hop-head, any lager this interesting, flavorful, intense, smooth, and rewarding as this is worth noting. At first smell, it was hard for me to imagine ever having more than one of these in a sitting, but it's actually quite drinkable for a robust, sweet-ish lager. This is a world-class example of a doppelbock.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

According to some, this beer initially set out to harness the beauty and complexity of Trappiste Rochefort's 10. Do I think they achieved this? We shall see...as for now, here's to another taste-testing...or should I say, "taste test-ator"? Ha!

Appearance - Very dark, almost porter in color. Hardly any brown is visible until you hold this up to the light. The head is quite creamy (beige in color, with light traces of brown). Not much head to this Double Bock, but it retains it well.

Smell - Very nutty. Dark, roasted malts are also some of the first things that come to mind. There is a *very* mild hoppy aroma, although, not much at all. This beer boasts of roasted nuts and sugar, first and foremost.

Taste - A barrage of roasted nut. This seems to be one of its dominant attributes. There is also a strong presence consisting of dark chocolate/ bitter chocolate (most likely from the hops) and even a slight bit of dark cherries and fig. Similar to the Apt 12, I would even go as far as to say there is a 'breadiness' to this beer.

Mouthfeel - A reasonably smooth beer. Doesn't fully hide the alcohol and it definitely stimulates the roof of the mouth more than other areas. Decent mouthfeel.

Overall - There are not too many Double Bocks out there that I tend to frequent time and time again. But this specific brew always leaves me wanting more. A very rich, malty beer that is not for the faint of heart. It is quite bold in its approach and if you happen to like Belgian quads, you may find this beer to be a great way to mix things up. Although quite different and much more 'chocolaty', it has the thick and heavy body of a rich Belgian quad and the darker characteristics of a porter. Overall, this beer is COMPLETELY different from Trappiste Rochefort 10, but a magnificent beer nonetheless!

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,624 ratings.