Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,467
Reviews: 2,233
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 373
Gots: 501 | FT: 17
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured basically black, with a slightly brown-amber tint, and a tan-cream head. Somewhat roasty aroma, and a smell that was VERY much like molasses - and a taste to match. Molasses was definitely the dominant flavor, with some hints of vanilla here and there too, and very malty. Definitely worth the 3 bucks for only a 12 oz. bottle.

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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

A truly great brew and my favorite doppelbock for many years.This is the first time I've reviewed it though.

This beer pours a rich looking dark chocolate color with garnet highlights. The head is a pale brown pancake head that fases fairly quickly to a thin covering.

The smell is a nose full of malt with some winey, fruity undertones. Maybe macerated cherries? A slight smokiness seems to be there as well.

Taste is wonderful-molasses and caramel with some dark fruit notes and some spice as well. Not at all sticky, though, just big and dry. Some burnt grain on the finish.

Mouthfeel and drinkability- somewhat dry for this style, but very full, nicely balanced, and perfectly carbonated. Very tasty stuff- one is never enough.

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

It's so sad I was in Austria for so long and never drank this over there since it's probably half the price and comes in a half liter.

i served this a little warm (bout 60)

Appearance - tan head, inch on somewhat controlled pour has died down. maple syrup brown in color

Smell - chocolate malt, raisin, lots of yummy malts

Taste - the same as smell

Mouthfeel - bloody nice, smooth, creamy, strong body, medium carbonation

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Wish I had the "Celebrator" glass...

A-1" beige head. Beer is dark brown with red highlights. Head settles to a cappuccino froth within minutes. Some lacing. Not too different from a good stout or porter, really. Enticing, to say the least.
S-Sweetness/roasted malts. Brown suger. Molasses.
T-Tastes like it smells, only not too sweet and the taste and the mouthfeel are inseperable and intertwined in this beer like, oh, John Coltrane's sax playing with Elvin Jones' druming comes to mind: it's that artful. Somehow this beer is greater than the sum of it's parts, which, I suppose, is a credit to the brewmasters at the Ayinger brewery. Sure, it's semi-sweet, but not too sweet, like some dopplebocks can be. It really is a wonderful beer, and it's certainly the best dopplebock I've ever had; I can't imagine this on-tap. Well, I can, so I'm saving the "5" scores for that happy day, just in case. This is an incredibly well balanced beer (perfect use of hops for the style imho).
M-Silky smooth. Perfect carbonation. See above.
D-I love this in the fall/winter....spring...summer....ah, I could drink this anytime. It's good cold, and at cellar temp. Nothing cloying or syrupy about this beer, and alcohol is almost totally absent from the palette. Supreme drinkability.

CRUX: TREMENDOUS DOPPLEBOCK. Highly recommended. Note: Excellent with saurbraten, the semi-sweetness of the beer truly compliments the semi-acidity of the brined beef. A German treasure.

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

Pours a huge head that resembles a yeasty bread dough. Ready to "punch down" it's so fill of air and bubbles. The aroma of malt is as heavy as you will find in a bier.

This bier epitomizes a Dopplebock. The malt flavor is strong but not too sticky. Not as syrupy as some. Smooth in it's own way.

Chewy and delicious.

John

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,467 ratings.