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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,288 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,288
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 343
Gots: 419 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a color close to inky black at first, but shows some deep ruby red clarity when held up to the light. A big, creamy, light-tan head tops this one off - nice retention, however much to my surprise, not much lace is left behind.

Nose is powerful, right from the start. Caramel malts take center stage with some sweet, brown sugar heavy in the background. Light fruits also help contribute to the sweet smelling aroma - raisins, plums - all covered in molasses. Some grains help dry things out a little bit and stop the aroma from being too overpowered with sweetness.

Up front, the alcohol is noticeable, especially considering the brew is only 6.7% ABV, but it's far from off-putting. It meshes with the dark fruits to give almost a wine-like presence and sweetness. This beer is nearly as sweet as it smells - molasses, syrup, deep black licorice, and a faint spice, somewhat reminiscent of anise. Rustic, dry cocoa flavors hide in the back, but are definitely there.

Roasted malts? A little. But I'm getting a larger quantity of sweetness from the malts here - this brew is very caramely and toffee-like. Some earthy undertones trace the outline for this beer, with some herbal hop aromas, slightly tea-like on the tail end. Aftertaste is a fading, earthy caramel sweetness with a hint of dry bitterness. Medium bodied, light creaminess to it on the palate, medium amount of carbonation.

Very robust and full-flavored brew. Haven't had many Doppelbocks, but this one was certainly tasty. Packed with intense malt and sweetness without being cloying - very impressive. Score may adjust once I open up and sample more and more beers of the style, but this is definitely something I'd like to have again.

tectactoe, Jan 27, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've heard from many people that this beer was excellent, but I kinda held off of it for awhile. Today I saw it in stock at the store and decided to give it a try. Had my tries of bocks but never had a doppelbock.

A- Lot's of carbonation and lots of foam. This foam is extremely creamy, and is a pale brown color. The body is almost pitch black, but some light passes through and you can see a hue of dark brown. Lots of thick lacing.

S- Subtle roasted malts, with some dark chocolate. Smells very sweet. Maybe a hint of dried fruit. This smells aren't the strong point in this brew. Every thing is very subtle.

T- Roasted bitter malts and chocolate are nice and appropriate.Some burnt sugar that definitely makes this an after meal must.

M- Medium bodied and light amounts of carbonation. This is highly drinkable and goes down extremely smooth.

O- Even though its lacking in smells, the taste and easy drinkability make up for it and make up for where it lacks. This is much like a porter but different at the same time, minus the higher drinkablity that comes from this doppelbock. I definitely enjoy this more than a typical porter though.

Efay, Jan 26, 2013
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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
95 out of 100 based on 5,288 ratings.