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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,377 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,377
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 358
Gots: 453 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

straightlambic, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

teak, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mcc1654, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BradleyR, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BKBassist, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque deep brown with ruby highlights and a frothy, dense one inch cappuccino head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Bready, deeply caramelized malt, extremely rich, with molasses sweetness, toffee, nuttiness, and dark fruits form the initial aroma. Smells like wort with undertones figs, dark cherries, raisins, and dates.

Flavor is sweet initially, with nutty, toasty notes hitting mid palate, finishing a touch roasty and dry. Malt is extremely rich and complex. Brown sugar, tart cherries, raisins, and a touch of chocolate emerge. Melanoidin character, that standard kettle caramelization, abounds.

Body is a touch light, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Probably a little more dark fruit character than when fresh, but that malt richness is phenomenal. Great malt-centric brew.

barczar, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SuomiHobbit, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BryantForestry, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jeremy6566, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

AlecBurtness, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 1.5 finger brown head, fades down to paper thin but retains, minimal lacing. dark brown, almost black body.

Smell - brown sugar, dried plum

Taste - caramelized malt sugars, hint if smoked meat, rich. Raisin?

mouthfeel - medium-thick, almost chewy, just enough carbo- low-medium.

Overall - Definitely better than Spaten Optimator, but not I'm not sure it's worth the price difference. $1.60/bottle Optimator, around $4 for this bottle.

Not as complex as I'd expect, with how renowned it is. But Doppelbocks aren't ever as complex as Belgians.
A great doppelbock.

TastyAdventure, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

juanmation, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of silverking
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear mohagany with a sturdy tan head. Head retention is fantastic, as is the lacing. Lots of bubbles rising in the glass. Very nice to look at

S- Aromas of malt, figs, hops, spices, and cocoa come together beautifully.

T- malt with hints of Molasses. Slightly spicy towards the middle with notes of cocoa and ripe cherry and plum. The finish shows dark cocoa in the back of the palate with a slight bitterness.

M- Medium bodied and silky, with lots of carbonation. The carbonation really helps to bring this beer to life. It dances across your tongue on an bed of Co2.

O- Big surprise here. Seriously awesome

silverking, Mar 25, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The foam is a little slow to rise at first on the first pour but this eventually becomes half a medium tan head and half a muddy chocolate brown body that show garnet hues when held up to the light. The foam dissipates rather quickly while leaving the slightest of lacing.

Nose- This starts off bready and malty and then begins to show raisins, banana, and chocolate. There is also some sugar and caramel. Most of this light but I imagine it would be a little different if this were warmed up a little more. Honey also makes itself known.

Taste- Sour cherry and raisins backed by chocolate and oak appear first. There is a very woody bitterness at the finish at the back of the throat. So far this is dominating the beer. Chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, and bread become more notable and the woody finish acts as a necessary counterbalance.

Mouthfeel- This is medium to a bit heavy as far as the body goes. It has a nice creaminess which makes this a very drinkable beer. This particular beer seems as if it may have a little too much carbonation. As smooth as this beer is, it wouldn't hurt at all for it to be heavier.

Drinkability- Only a slight alcohol burn which aids the overall flavor profile. Very nice texture working with a great flavor profile makes for a very drinkable beer.

Overall- I would give this an A with some tendency toward A- but mostly an A. It falls short of being exceptional in my opinion. For the price, it gets very close however.

artoolemomo, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DonDonLongJohn, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

KiltedCulinarian, Mar 24, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brown ruby color with a constant thin off-white head.
Malty aroma with notes of caramel, dark chocolate and earthy hops.
Delicious flavor, elegant and with character at the same time. Taste of toasted malts, earthy hops, dry fruits, brown sugar but perfect sweet level, plums and some pines. Aftertaste is dry, bitter and malty.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. A classic mistake of some beers of the style is not to conceal the alcohol (or be harmonic), and here is seen nowhere.
Definitely the best Doppelbock I tasted so far. This should please both malt and hop lovers, even though it is perfect balanced (and not a balanced over extremes). No short cuts and still a great outcome. Celebrator was a well-deserved name. And this should pair nicely with a broad range of food, especially meat or something that can stand to it.

FLima, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

VeganUndead, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JackRB, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jroberts8811, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

yoitsarch, Mar 23, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is just a really good doppelbock.
poured from a 12oz into a duvel tulip
pours a dark brown with a 1/4 inch head. coffee notes in the smell and in the aftertaste also.
thick, heavy mouthfeel but it doesn't overwhelm and its quite pleasant.
really great doppelbock, probably not the nest i ever had, but right up there. definitely try this one, great intro to the style.

YieldToNothing, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Kuemmelbrau, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,377 ratings.