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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,672 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,672
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 412
Gots: 614 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,672 | Reviews: 2,275
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours deep brown with some ruby highlights. Some light is able to get through but not much. The tan head stopped rising after reaching a height of one inch and didn't stick around for very long. Lacing in the glass was good.

S - Sweet aroma with molasses and caramel taking the lead. Toasted bread and more caramel show up midway. Hints of butterscotch, raisin, and warm alcohol are on the tail end.

T - Flavor is where this beer really starts to shine. Starts out with molasses, raisins, and caramel. Some nuts, dark bread, and maple show up midway. Warm alcohol, dried cherry, and a toastiness are all present towards the end and achieve a very nice balance.

M - Medium to full bodied for the style. Carbonation is low but works for this beer. Smooth overall feel with a sweet finish.

D - Drinkability is very good. This beer is sweet, complex, and practically defines the style of Doppelbock. The alcohol is a tad high but does not keep this one from going down quick and easy. I could easily have more of these. Hats off to Aying for this offering.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As for a doppelbock... this one is the cream of the crop. First of all it is sooo smooth. Rare in a db. The aging has to be the trick. Very balanced in character.

Pours a thick creamy head that lasts. Beautiful lace. It is full-bodied and velvety.

Although it is strong, it is not overpowering. There is a wonderful and complex balance between the malts, the alcohol and the light hop character.

It has a faintly smoky dryness in the finish.

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Appearance: Dark brown with red. Tannish head, kind of small, that lasted a good amount. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruits, and a lot of sweetness. Malty. Very complex aroma here. Caramel too

Taste: Dark fruits dominate here. There is a apparent raisin flavor coming in. Very malty and very sweet and the alcohol taste is there, but not overpowering

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, and has a nice coating to it. Carbonation is certainly present, gives a crisp finish. Goes down well

Drinkability: Relatively low ABV for a doppelbock...it tastes great and goes down well. Recommended.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Right off the bat, the appearance is fantastic. It's a dark beer the color of molasses, allowing beautiful dark brown tones of color to show through when held up to a light. The head stands about the width of my small finger, and sinks to a sliver across the top of the beer. It is a light tan color, and looks milky smooth across the surface. Lacing is already starting to build.

S: The beer is very light in the scent department. I pick up notes of caramel, some roasted grains are in there. Most of the scent is caramel.

T: There's a nice light smooth roasted flavor to this. It's a very good tasting Dopplebock.

M: It's a very smooth beer. It's medium bodied, and very easy to drink. Very light bitterness.

O: Overall it's a really good beer. It is, what a Doppelbock is. I would recommend it to another person, and would drink it again. I don't pick up much nose from this beer, and the taste is not very complex or rich as I'd want it to be. It's still a good beer.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,672 ratings.