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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,476 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,476
Reviews: 2,237
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 371
Gots: 506 | FT: 17
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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Ratings: 5,476 | Reviews: 2,237 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JJfreeou21
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful and oatmealy dark beer. Refreshing and pleasant at all times. Wonderful.

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.11/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

My first doppelbock. An ok beer but will probably not get it again.

Photo of kcq101
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of irongator
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EOsborne
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a large snifter.

A - Pours a dark, chocolatey brown with a thin tan head. Despite the darkness, it is crystal clear, revealing lovely orangey-brown highlights not unlike cola. The head subsides quickly, and there's little to no lacing, but it rouses nicely when swirled. Looks very luxurious in the snifter.

S - Wow! This may be the most heavenly smelling beer I've ever had. It leads with a rich, complex breadiness, like a toasted pumpernickel. The overwhelming caramel aroma that characterizes many dark beers is subdued. In its place is a bountiful, savory bouquet - a whole meal's worth of smells. There's buttered bread, roasted meat, dried fruits, dark chocolate. It is hard to smell this beer without imagining a feast fit for a king.

T - After such a delightfully busy nose, the flavor is surprisingly straightforward. Dark chocolate and coffee with cream dominate the palate. Oak, vanilla, and subtle, earthy hops lurk around the edges. I was surprised to find the finish very dry and a bit savory like the nose (the syrupy sweet Salvator had me convinced I didn't like doppelbocks for far too long). Where the aroma is beguiling, the flavor is reassuring - a sort of confident, robust answer to the questions posed by the smell.

M - There is a medium thickness somewhere between a brown ale and a stout. The relative lack of carbonation lends an oily slickness, and yet it remains crisp. It lingers for a moment on the palate, then dissipates, inviting you to take another sip.

O - I received this beer as a Christmas gift from my brother, and after one sip it emerged as the most memorable gift of the season. Absolutely magnificent.

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markshhaaefer
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I drank this beer when I was in Germany visiting my brother who was stationed there.

This beer was very strong. The taste was ok, I just remember getting wasted off of this beer. I wish I could give more details, but it was memorable, that's for sure!

Photo of procha1970
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dsutton5
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chris_Reimann
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is Pretty Darn Good Beer!

Photo of Leiermann
3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

everything looked good and felt right except the flavor was not great.

Photo of MichaelWillette
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nickcal
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattGrimley
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the all-time great beers. Sweet and smooth and delicious. This is the standard bearer for this style.

Photo of tedho21
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I missed this one a while back.

Photo of braican
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alostplot
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danlib21
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mitch3114
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,476 ratings.