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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: 547 | 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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Photo of drinking12many
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSmelcer
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zeus11281984
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of webweb2
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoninVT
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KidsDoc
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerandwidespreadpanic
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Bavarian doppelbock, great paired with a variety of high quality game sausages

Photo of Sandalwood
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown color, with a soapy light tannish head. There does not seem to be too much carbonation, and there is a little lacing. The odor is malty, sweet, slight roasted note, slightly nutty, some coffee and dark fruits. The taste is very rich, silky at first, malty, vanilla, dark fruits, dark berry, a slight dry bitterness at the very end.

Photo of kpecinkas
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bouder32
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of parris
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cesarz
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sipping on one of these while snacking on 86%dark chocolate... This beer is a real treat, tastes A LOT of raisins and figs, simply delicious!! Cheers!!

Photo of HattedClassic
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very light head that takes a bit to dissipate. The head is a dark tan color with a creamy texture. The head does not completely dissipate but leaves quite a bit of presence on the top of the beer. The beer itself is a very dark caramel brown. The beer might appear to be black but rather a very dark brown.

The beer smell is hoppy with a deep and luxurious caramel malt smell. The hops add a bit of bitterness to the nose and has a deep contrast with the lighter caramel notes. The ops are fairly sharp and crisp. No floral or complete domination but quick and to the point. The caramel notes are pretty big but the hops seem to steal the show here.

The taste has the same notes but the caramel notes seem to be the stronger of two notes. The caramel taste seems to be very strong and dominate the taste while the bitter hops act to contain and reduce the sweetness of the caramel flavor to make it more drinkable. Overall, the beer has a nice caramel taste with a crisp hoppy finish to it.

The mouthfeel is extremely smooth and thick. Given the fact that the beer is malt heavy, this is not surprising. The beer is extremely smooth from the beginning to finish.

Overall, a fantastic doppelbock and worth getting. My only problem is that it's expensive to get. Other than, I really do recommend getting it.

Photo of EstebanCP
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Collin24
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer with great aroma and wonderful taste. However taste has a bit of a strong bite for a 7% beer would make you think it's a 9.

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!

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