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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,673 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 411
Gots: 615 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,673 | Reviews: 2,275
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Pours as a dark coffee and produces a tan foam that subsides quickly.

The aroma is of dark malts and dark fruits. Just a hint of hops. Delicious and deep.

Taste starts with Munich maltiness and a big hit of coffee follows. There's a tannic backbone to this beer, like a strong red wine. There's an alcoholic "wash" on the aftertaste, not unpleasant but not expected. a good beer to drink on a rainy day in Fall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side, but not too thick to inhibit an immediate second sip.

Overall, an excellent doppel bock. Not quite as outstanding as the Weihenstephaner Korbinian but enjoyable nonetheless.

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

Appearance: Deep mahogony with amber hues on the side (interesting touch, almost ruby red). Barely transparent around the edges. A lovely looking beer, head retains magnificently.

Smell: Deep roasted malts, touch of caramel. Bit of ground coffee, dark chocolate and toffee round it out.

Taste: Up front very mild bitterness created by some earth ridden hops. Malt backbone is littered with complex flavours of caramel, toffee, biscuit, roasted nuts, a touch of smokiness, earthy, coffee, bit of grains and oats at the end.

Mouthfeel: Tingly, good carbonation, slick and partially oily.

Drinkability: I'd drink it all night if I could.

Notes: A beauty, was a little worried because of the hype and following that this beer has that it wouldn't live up. I love being proven wrong. Takes a deserving spot as one of the best beers I have ever had. A truly great experience, and one that I will revisit time and time again.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Pours a very dark brown color with a bit of redness around the edges when held up to the light. Pours a finger thick head of tanned foam. Little bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Nose is filled with an aroma of molasses and a bit of breadiness. Taste is dark malty sweetness reminescent of...yet again molasses and a bit of caramel. Lingering taste left in the mouth similar to dark fruit. As it warms both the aroma and the taste have a bit of hop character without the bitterness. Only faintly picking up on the alcohol character. Thick chewy feel and moderate carbination but wow is it smooth. I honestly feel bad for waiting this long to try this beer, it really is an awesome doppelbock. The little white goat figurine hanging around the neck of the bottle is a bit cheesy but i'll admit I like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Truly one of the world's great beers and worthy of any and all praise it recieves, Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock is grand in it's scope and a true pleasure to savor.

I remember this beer at one time being number one on the best of BA list, I was mearly a lurker for the most part way back then and while the beer has dropped to 21st (still quite remarkable considering the amount of beers out there) it's a classic in every way.

It's a dark brown, nearly black color with a rather nice head that lingers for sometime. There is some nice impressive lacing as well, lacing that lasts the duration of the glass.

The smell is that of smoky malt, with definite coffee undertones as well. Simply delightful!

The beer tastes of malt...malt..malt. Smoky malt, chocolate malt.... simply malt. This is truly a divine beer for malt lovers. This beer is akin to drinking a very very well made coffee in a sense.

This beer is truly world class and mere words cannot do it justice. If you've yet to try it, then please do yourself a favor and do so ASAP.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass

A- The beer pours a near black color, There is blood red hints around the edges. It poured with a one finger off white/tan head that stayed around for a minute or so. Slight alcohol legs.

S- I get a lot of roasted malts up front, theres a hint of chocolate as well. This beer also has some dark caramel tones. A slight bitterness and fruity ester. Lager yeast.

T- The first thing I notice is that this beer fills your mouth with a unique creamy smoothness. There is a perfect balance of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. The flavor profile is not strong but is very nice and keeps you coming back for more.

M- This beer is extremely smooth and creamy, it has the perfect amount of flavor that keeps it drinkable. It has high carbonation which works well with the feel of the beer.

O- Superb Doppelbock, A textbook example of the style yet unique to many I have had before. I cant recommend this enough, this beer is without fault.

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