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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,115 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,115
Reviews: 2,207
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 324
Gots: 366 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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deep brown to black with a smallish light tan head that recedes to a nice film with some nice lacing.

nice aroma of brown sugar, molasses, and lots of sweet dark fruits.

flavor again is heavy in brown sugar and molasses, with some dark caramelized sugars and some prune juice, sweetened dark fruits, a bit of milk chocolate covered raisins, maple syrup. makes for a very sweet beer, yet some complex flavors. brown sugar sticks around on the back end for quite some time.

very syrupy mouthfeel leads to an overall medium body with a light carbonation that works well for the sticky sweet flavors.

drinks well. probably the best of the style I have tried to date. its sweet without becoming cloying. its complex without becoming a mess. the alcohol is barely noticeable and provides no harshness, just a slightly warm feel. though the style is not for me, and I don't see myself purchasing this too much, as viewed within the style parameters, this beer is wonderful.

silentjay, Sep 13, 2010
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Dark, dark brown colour with a big, fluffy tan head. Good head retention.

Somewhat oxidised and metallic malt aroma with some melanoidins and roast. A touch fruity and earthy.

Bready and fruity. This is a very malty lager with a nice and slightly unusual fruit ester profile. I find that the fruit character is a nice touch.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A touch fizzy for me and oddly light for a doppelbock.

I like this a lot. Unlike my favourite, the Andechs Doppelbock, this is distinctly fruitier and a touch lighter. It's good.

dgilks, Aug 25, 2011
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bottle to tasting glass, though i've had it plenty times before.

A - deep brown with just enough head. come to daddy.

S - aromas of dark malt, caramel, maybe toffee?

T - beautiful. somehow everything good about lagers gets distilled, darkened, and concentrated in this german classic. dark candy sweetness, but not a whole lot of cocoa here, mostly caramel, toffee, molasses, that sort of thing. just enough residual smokiness to remind you of its german heritage. maybe a bit too much smoke on the finish, but really it's quite a work.

M - the lager-y effervescence is here, but with the thickness you'd expect from a beer this malty.

D - i don't know if i could drink this all night, but a full pint would certainly be doable. i'm normally a stout/porter/wee-heavy kind of dude, but this is an excellent alternative/addition to the dark beer offerings that i can foist on those that normally turn their noses at whatever i happen to be drinking. this is the gold standard of doppelbocks for a reason.

bainard, Jan 20, 2008
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,115 ratings.