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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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world-class

5,673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 412
Gots: 614 | FT: 22
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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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

Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with a red tint shining through, when held up to a light. It had a small tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a hint of roast, dark fruit, and bourbon aroma
T-Malt but not sweet, and with a roasted taste that gives you a slight hop aftertaste with the hint of bourbon in the finish.
M-high carbonation, creamy, and medium body
O-nothing is overpowering. It just gives you a well balanced aroma and taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of putnam
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What an intense noseful of beer! Classic "American" roast coffee with great beans to start with. Some really slow-ripening, high-elevation little coffee cherries roasted to dark tan perfection...still with all of their plant flavors: fruit, tartness and caramel...and that's the nose. The flavors are very sound, if a somewhat compressed version of what the nose offers. Sweet horse manure appears on the the re-whiff. Chamise texture. Pillowy and light. The finish is medium in length and simplifies as it goes. A beer to contemplate.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jayfarley3
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from an 11.2oz bottle poured a very dark brown almost black with a nice frothy tan head.

smells of sweet coffee and some light roasted malts.

tastes excellent, malty, slighty fruity, slighty chocolatley, with a perfect balance of bitterness at the end.

medium bodied with very little carbonation, it goes down creamy smooth.

drinkabilty is excellent, i would drink it all the time if it were a bit cheaper.

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

overall just fantastic beer, never get tired of it, especially not while there are still bottles around the house.

Real dark walnut colour nearly opaque with a great tan head that slowly dissipates leaving a decent lacing.

Aromas of molasses toasted malt and faint date scent in the background. Also quite a few doughy notes coming through.

Tastes like a combination of roasted hazelnuts molasses and some type of nut brittle all with a slightly darker tone too it. Finishes with a little bit of drying hops but not too much, definitely still a little sweet towards the finish as well as up front, but plenty of roasty balance to it.

Great smooth weighty feel to this beer, carries the intense roasted flavours very well thanks to this and goes down very very smooth.

For such an intense beer goes down very easily and carries the alcohol well.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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

Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying - Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thin viscosity brown and settled ruby black (ruby in the light, black out of the light) as night with an inch-sized rambunctious head that dissipates quickly and leaves spotty lacing. The look of this thing makes me want to get into some more traditional German beers!

Smell - Rich malty goodness, some molasses sweetness and dark fruitiness (raisin/dates/figs) throughout. Textbook and then some.

Taste - Malty and fruity like raisin/dates/figs and super smooth, alarmingly so even. Touch of hops that most IPA drinkers might barely notice, but it complements well in this style.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low-medium carbonation, as often these traditional lagers should be. Zero booziness which is incredible for 6.7%. Rests fruity and gentle hop linger. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is definitely the standard by which all doppelbocks are judged. This is a phenomenal brew and is an excellent display of brewing craftsmanship.

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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

Creamy 1" tan head with very good retention; finally fades to a sheet. Condensed lacing that lasts throughout the glass. Semi-opaque black with a scarlet hue.

A sweetened, toasted malt aroma; molasses, dates, and other nut-like tones.

Toasted malts, dates, almonds; given the aroma and array of flavors for the style the sweetness is surprisingly subdued and very palatable. Well rounded and full of flavor.

Full bodied; Very smooth, coats the palate well. Unobtrusive.

Very easy drinking and a pleasure to drink. A must have in anyone's collection. Probably one of my favorite versions of the style.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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