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

I poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. A beutiful beer, dark with ruby highlights, and a thick white head. The aroma is spicy, with dark fruit and phenolic notes. The flavor is bready, fruity and spicy, all in one sip. The finish linges with sweeet dried fruit. Celebrator is medium bodied with adequete carbonation. The beer is damn good.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours like a heavy molten caramel, and settles into the glass a deep, rich ruby brown, like a well-worn bit of mahogany furniture. Holding the glass to daylight reveals burnished copper-bronze highlights and the faint shadows of fingers on the opposite side of the glass, with bubbles streaming merrily by. The head is impressively thick and foamy, a beige color, which leaves rather persistent and thorough lacing down the glass.

S: Warm baked bread, sprinkled with crumbles of toffee and drizzled with sweet caramel, open the aroma. Lurking beneath the malt bouquet are some fruity notes, like currants and dates with a suggestion of plum. The nose is yeasty, malty, and warm.

T: That is, in fact, a liquid loaf of brown bread, dunked in caramel and molasses, then dipped in toffee as if breading it for frying. While the previously mentioned fruit hints are present, if deeply buried, there is a distinct note like old leather and an almost chicory sort of bite as it goes along. Towards the finish, there is a bitterness not unlike a varnished wood, which fades into a molasses sweetness during some sips, and lingers as a wooden bitterness with others. As the beer warms, the odd bitter notes fade into the background, allowing the sweet, rich, and complex malt to star unmolested, and allowing the currant-date notes to come more forward.

M: Full, rich, and sticky, this beer clings to every mouth surface. There's a sharpness from the carbonation, which seems a wee bit heavy to me.

O: Given the wooden and slightly earthy notes this doppelbock carries, I understand why many tout it as the best of the doppelbock line. I am in no way suggesting this is undeserved, nor that this is a poor quality beer in any way, shape, or form, but it is not my favorite doppelbock as a devout malthead. The odd notes that seem like hops trying to come a little too forward for my liking cut down on my enjoyment - when I want a doppelbock, I want glorious, unrelenting malt and associated flavors, not anything trying to balance or even display hop flavors. Hence, my rating this beer below other doppelbocks, in spite of my unabashed Privatbraurei Aying fanboyism.

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

A - Dark, ruddy brown, barely opaque when tilted and held up to a light.
S - If any of you remember Faygo's Chocolate Pop, it smells like a grown-up version of that, rich and sweet and warm, a very comforting aroma.
T - Bitter but with a milk-chocolate sweetness that complements and even slightly overwhelms the balance but by only the smallest measure. It ends with a lingering whiskey-like complexity and then a clean almost mossy-sweet finish full of damp soil and toffee. (Can you tell this is a favorite of mine...?)
M - The beer itself has a rather light body. However, upon taking the first sip, one's mouth is coated with a wave of tiny bubbles. Once they dissipate, the more subtle notes of the flavor emerge.
D - As far as doppelbocks go, it's a pretty heavy experience. More Christopher Marlowe's Faust than whatever episode of The Simpsons happens to on, if you know what I mean.
Bonus - The fantastic little goat charms you get when you buy Celebrator. It's like the bygone era when Cracker Jacks used to have good toys in them...also, you get drunk, so, all in all, an awesome beer and a great experience.

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