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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,101 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,101
Reviews: 2,206
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 321
Gots: 364 | FT: 16
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

tinypyramids, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

HxC90, Nov 21, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

A - Cola colored body, a finger of off white head.

S - Fruity, bready, light amout of brown sugar and molasses.

T - Some dark fruits, lots of malt. Like the nose, bready, brown sugar, molasses. Clean finish.

M - Surprisingly very thin. Little carbonation.

s1ckboy, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

slacker79, Nov 19, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%

Old World Standard of the style, shapes the idea of beers to follow. Its high quality is evinced in every detail. The color is rich and carbonation is lingering, yet always delicate in the background. Oaky, bready fruity smell, very complex. I can't put a taste in terms, unique enough to be called its own. The mouthfeel is warming and so smooth, finish is absolutely perfect. No gimmicks here, just an expertly crafted beer.

bambam2517, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bumchilly25, Nov 19, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a very dark brown colour, strong carbonation, with a compact head that leaves a good film and lacing.

Smell is full of dark malt, coffee, bitter chocolate. Roast coffee blending with some fruitier undertones, plumy. Remarkably rich.

Taste starts with a fruity kick with tangy malt. A strong roast character follows. Strong maltiness throughout with a creamy feel. Just exudes rich character, with a plumy, coffee, chocolate undercurrent. There is quite a bit of sweetness initially. Complexity is great, this beer just glides on the palate. Malts are nicely tempered with a bit of hop bitterness at the end. Finish is crisp, malty with a good roasty length.

Mouthfeel is quite full bodied, appropriate carbonation. Gives a nice bit of refreshing crispness while the strong finish lends a strong satisfaction. This remains remarkably drinkable and pleasing on the palate.

This is rich and delicious from start to finish. Plenty of rich malt carried through by a delicious fruitiness and roast bitterness. Highly recommend it.

mick303, Nov 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ZirconTweezer, Nov 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

boakmyers, Nov 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -77%

ou_joshua, Nov 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

cosmonick, Nov 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

A: Dark dark brown with an off-white head. The head faded in about 5 minutes. It looks like a perfect glass of onyx.

S: Sweet and dark with caramel and slight musk of coffee

T: Savory and dark, aftertaste is middle-of-palette and crisp. Notes of cinnamon, caramel, honey. Strong grain presence

M: Smooth, good carbonation level without being excessive. Not as thick as stout, but good consistency so it doesn't go down like water.

This beer was a profound experience. I was at a Brazilian steakhouse on somebody else's check. I ordered a Doppelbock of some other brand I didn't recall. They told me they had run out of that and that this was the only other doppelbock they had. I said thanks and they poured. I have never been a benefactor of such beautiful and just coincidence in my life. It's like meeting your future wife in a car accident. It's like finding a gold deposit in your basement after a meteor caves in your house. This beer changed the way I thought about life. I'm not exaggerating. I do not know how else to put it.

nofalltoofar, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ShemRahBoo, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg is now in ABT Allientie van Bier Tapperijen, the Dutch bar group of friends who promote good beer. Every month they have an on-tap beer (in each of the bars) never before seen on tap in The Netherlands. My luck was in because this lovely beer was the chosen one for Oct 2012.

I had quite afew during my three night stay in town: There are enough reviews of this on here already, but it is a cracking brew and I thought even better on-tap than the bottled version. Having it poured into the correct stemmed vase-like glass adds to the enjoyment as well.

Just a joy to find it on-tap!

BlackHaddock, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

emanuelferritis, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MaseFace, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DoubleBastard, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a half finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving just a tiny bit of foam on top. No lacing.

Aroma is full of malt. Lots of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar along with an almost soy sauce like character but it is not off-putting. A touch of chocolate as well.

The flavor is very heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel but it doesn't become astringent. This leads to some milk chocolate and a touch of coffee and toast. A little hop bitterness towards the finish but it is far in the background. Malt dominates. Mouthfeel is full and sticky/sweet but stays just below being cloying.

Overall, one of the best Doppelbocks out there. This is probably one of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it for what it is; a nice, malty, cold weather beer and this one really packs in tons of flavor.

rangerred, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Crowbar, Nov 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BGdad, Nov 14, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -17.5%

355mL. Pours a deep deep ruby with lower carbonation and a small, dark tan, lingering head. Aroma is black cherries, coffee, minerals, coffee. Taste is less fruity, almost like a smoked beer with tobacco, chocolate, savory meat, cinnamon. Nice mix of roasted coffee and mild, sweet barbeque. Raisins, brown sugar, black cherry soda and caramel come through. Overall very drinkable, lighter palate, neutral aftertaste. Fairly decent, but again this is one of the few decent doppelbocks to be distributed stateside. Like almost all German beers, they don't hold up well in the bottle. Need to find this on tap or stick with local dunkels in Germany. Or better yet, pilsners/lagers.

tarheels86, Nov 13, 2012
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,101 ratings.