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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,225
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 484 | 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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4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one seriously tasty beer.

Pours from a bottle, almost no head. The beer is a deep, deep amber color, its almost opaque, but some red light manages to trickle through. The nose is nice and subdued, but some hints of candied fruit manage to work their way through.

The mouthfeel on this is great, it really gills the palate and just seem to be extremely viscous. Lots of dark flavors, very, very malty. This almost tastes like heavy rye bread in liquid form. It is absolutely delightful. Definitely a end of winter beer here!

Buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours a dark ruby, color, almost like Coke. A slight brown head which quickly dissipates.

Smell is a bit of fig and molasses, but very much a warm, rising dark bread. A bit of amber honey as well.

Taste is where this beer comes alive. The body is moderate to heavy with a pronounced malty, pumpernickel taste. certainly sweet with a slight bitter finish to offset the sweetness perfectly.

Realy nice beer, every bit as good as I thought it would be.

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque deep brown with ruby highlights and a frothy, dense one inch cappuccino head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Bready, deeply caramelized malt, extremely rich, with molasses sweetness, toffee, nuttiness, and dark fruits form the initial aroma. Smells like wort with undertones figs, dark cherries, raisins, and dates.

Flavor is sweet initially, with nutty, toasty notes hitting mid palate, finishing a touch roasty and dry. Malt is extremely rich and complex. Brown sugar, tart cherries, raisins, and a touch of chocolate emerge. Melanoidin character, that standard kettle caramelization, abounds.

Body is a touch light, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Probably a little more dark fruit character than when fresh, but that malt richness is phenomenal. Great malt-centric brew.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 1.5 finger brown head, fades down to paper thin but retains, minimal lacing. dark brown, almost black body.

Smell - brown sugar, dried plum

Taste - caramelized malt sugars, hint if smoked meat, rich. Raisin?

mouthfeel - medium-thick, almost chewy, just enough carbo- low-medium.

Overall - Definitely better than Spaten Optimator, but not I'm not sure it's worth the price difference. $1.60/bottle Optimator, around $4 for this bottle.

Not as complex as I'd expect, with how renowned it is. But Doppelbocks aren't ever as complex as Belgians.
A great doppelbock.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.