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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,540 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,540
Reviews: 2,252
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 383
Gots: 545 | FT: 19
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a phenomenal looking dark chocolate brown color with a 2 finger head that fades away , leaves nice lacing down the glass.Aroma is very sweet, with toffee, caramel and sweet malt. Taste is primarily of sweet malt with the toffee and caramel evident, with a bit of dark fruit in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky, drinkability is great as this beer washes down quite easily

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

Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown transparent body. Pours a good three-quarter inch head that dissipates quickly to a ring. No lacing.

Smells of dark malt, wood, coffee, leather, molasses.

Tastes complex, some cola, coffee, prune, chocolate, figs, roast chestnut. There is a lot going on, especially roasted notes. Finish has a note of mint and is dry, with a bitter coffee finish.

Body is medium, not much carbonation, which is lightly fizzy.

A very good and drinkable double bock.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Celebrator Doppelbock is truly one of the best doppelbocks available. I've been disappointed by highly touted brews before, and I thought that Celebrator was going to follow that same trend. I will admit that I was glad to be wrong, and that this brew definitely stands out amongst its doppelbock brethren.

Celebrator pours a very dark brown color with some ruby hints visible in the right lighting. A finger of tan foam forms and lasts for about 1 minute. The aroma was nice, but a bit typical of doppelbocks. Just some average "dark malt" scents, which included some roasted notes, caramel, and light chocolate in the nose. Nice, but not groundbreaking. The mouthfeel was something to behold. This was a rich beer, yet so easy to drink. It slides across the tongue in a velvety fashion that is so soft yet invigorating. There are a myriad of "dark" flavors here. The notes of caramel, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, burnt grains, "dark fruits" (such as plum, black cherry) make this a liquified Black Forest in a bottle. Quite sweet as well, as I didn't notice any dryness or bitterness worth mentioning here (just a tiny bit of "roasted bitterness"). The aftertaste has a nutty flavor to it, along with some more (albeit light) burnt notes. I expected this to be an alcohol monster, but there is only some alcoholic warmth to end this one. Quite deceptive!

I usually consider myself to be a bit tough on reviewing highly recommended beers, but this one is worthy of the hype. Go buy a bottle today, drink it and save the goat figurine so that when you look at it, you can remember your first "celebration." In summary: top of the line doppelbock all the way.

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

Hello, beer,you are one beautiful looking brew! A jet black but with some dark red hue around the glass when the light shines through. A creamy head with large bubbles which melts after sitting around a bit. The foam hangs around the glass in cloud-like formations.
Put my nose deeply into this one for an aroma of black cherries. On the end of the aroma is a baked bread flavor, no doubt from the malt.
When letting this beer sit in the mouth, I am finding more and more flavors come to life. The instant taste is of banana bread, nuts and candy. The fruit flavor (dark cherries, as I mentioned in the aroma) comes out as well.
Surprisingly light in the mouth, this goes down with ease. The finish is more and more overtaken by the malt, as I can sense a roasted veggie/baked bread taste.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,540 ratings.