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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,024 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,024
Reviews: 2,200
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 299
Gots: 337 | 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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spoony

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +4.4%

From an 11.2 oz bottle into a globe-type glass.

A-An agressive pour produced one finger of dark, tan head. The foam dropped pretty quickly into a thing ring. The beer is nearly opaque and black in color with only a glimmer of light getting through.

S-The smell is a complex mix of lightly sweet and boozy dark fruit (raisins, plums, and dates). The alcohol is a touch medicinal, and it integrates well with the fruity, lightly grainy smelling malts.

T-The taste is not quite a fruity as the smell. I get molasses, rum, tobacco, the aforementioned dark fruits, and just a touch of medicinal alcohol. The flavors are complex and long-lasting. There is just a touch of bitterness at the end.

M-The feel is medium bodied and surprisingly crisp for the style. This isn't to say there is a bunch of carbonation, because there isn't, but the beer is not heavy or syrupy, and the feel is perfectly matched for the flavors.

O-This is easily my favorite doppelbock. There is a great balance of fruit, booze, and earthy flavors here. All the flavors integrate well with each other and the beer is complex without ever getting gimmicky or unbalanced. The nearly perfect mouthfeel caps it all off.

12-14-2012 17:07:22 | More by spoony
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Spanstar


4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2012 04:52:02 | More by Spanstar
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dozier77

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-14-2012 02:12:11 | More by dozier77
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futurefjp

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2012 15:30:56 | More by futurefjp
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BDavis_03

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-13-2012 05:20:27 | More by BDavis_03
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Envelopes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-13-2012 04:57:00 | More by Envelopes
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trplx81

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-12-2012 17:49:15 | More by trplx81
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thesquire

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-12-2012 15:38:55 | More by thesquire
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mmikey8

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-12-2012 04:25:03 | More by mmikey8
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Revenant

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

12-11-2012 02:20:36 | More by Revenant
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PositivePest

New York

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-11-2012 00:33:45 | More by PositivePest
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Hallce2

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-10-2012 23:01:54 | More by Hallce2
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Theshooster

Korea (South)

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-10-2012 05:35:35 | More by Theshooster
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-09-2012 19:23:03 | More by cliff1066
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emdawg

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

12-08-2012 17:31:34 | More by emdawg
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2012 22:06:01 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

12-07-2012 02:22:08 | More by Garrett092112
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jcmagsino

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-07-2012 00:26:14 | More by jcmagsino
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 05:04:06 | More by fdig23
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mullenite

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 00:08:34 | More by mullenite
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-05-2012 05:58:19 | More by Sarunas7
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-04-2012 20:35:36 | More by ncstateplaya
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9%

Had only had this once, out of the bottle, years ago. Why haven't I had this again? Wow!

Among the darkest (if not THE darkest) and thickest-looking doppelbocks I can recall. The foam is a bit lighter than I would have expected (no roasted barley, just decocted?). Despite its appearance, it doesn't look like a (dry) stout. Looks heartier, that's for sure.

First impression of the smell is the unmistakably molasses, almost ginger snap aroma. Comes across like a dark, dense, molasses-y German bread with a bit of underlying dark fruit (black grape, cherry), and a kiss of alcohol.

While the taste, like the smell, screams "dark-toasty, lightly-spiced, dense, dark bread", I can't help but get a little peppermint(?!), as in, candy cane. Super rich-malty. The overall taste, maybe more than any other (German) beer, is that of "liquid bread". The body, for me, exhibits a filling-smooth, almost doughy quality. Perhaps it could be a little cleaner - but that's only what I'd expect from a lager. Can't argue with what this offers though. Such a rich malt character! - Dark-toasted bread - dark, but not roasty or bitter - bold molasses and background cherry. The depth of the malt flavor is excellent - sticks around on the palate for what seems endlessly.

This beer has some complexity but also very (unique) bold/loud flavors - more character and depth, but less clean than most. Whatever - I'm rambling here - it's a fantastic drink!

12-04-2012 18:07:14 | More by Bouleboubier
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TThurling

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 19:48:43 | More by TThurling
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aaronc528

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 08:20:17 | More by aaronc528
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,024 ratings.