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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,618 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,618
Reviews: 2,268
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 405
Gots: 582 | FT: 20
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

I got a finger of mocha colored head. The body is a deep dark brown. Good head retention and lacing.

The nose is toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Very sweet smelling.

The flavor is more complex than the nose. Toasted malt and molasses opens it up. Dark fruit and caramel take over, and it ends out with baker's chocolate and toasted malt.

This beer is smooth. It is medium bodied, and doesn't leave any residue. It is dark, yet refreshing. It is delicious and drinks so quickly.

I bought this at the Circle A as a single after perusing the top 250 beers on BA and noticing I had not yet rated one of my favorite brews. It was one of the most popular beers at my wedding, as well as one of the imports that got me into craft beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Pours thick and dark producing a refined and controlled two full fingers of creamy head that slowly falls to form a half finger layer that laces wonderfully and retains well. Body looks black in low light, but when back-lit, the light that manages to penetrate takes on a deep ruby color of exquisite hue. World class appearance.

The nose is not as strong as I expected, but the general make-up is spot on. A full array of malts greet my sense of smell, from medium crystal malt to much darker roasted malts. This whole body of smells doesn't stray into the dark fruit realm that some of this style or the barleywine style can, but stays more to the center of malted barley spectrum. Hop presence in the nose is minimal but enough to keep things in balance.

Rich roasted malts are powerful and delicate in this flavor profile. Burnt sugar, dark caramel, and hints of chocolate rush through the mouth as this excellent lager swirls over the tongue. There is a reason this is one of the main benchmarks for this style. A true malted barley experience. Alcohol is as hidden as can be. Hops are present only to keep things in balance and they do that job well.

The mouthfeel is full and smooth, in a word- rich. Drinkability top notch for this "meal in a bottle". Flavors are full, body is thick, and the alcohol is nowhere to be found. What more could you desire from this style?

Conclusion: A superbly crafted lager. The low ABV is remarkable considering the full body, complex flavors and overall power of this beer. This goes to show that tons of alcohol isn't needed to make a big beer that tastes wonderful. One of the best beers ever to swirled in my glass.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of jmalex
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Definitely a great that comes from my favorite German brewery.

APPEARANCE: Pours a deep brown with lighter bronze highlights. The pale brown head starts vigorously and large and descends somewhat quickly to a large-bubbled collar and cap.

SMELL: Wonderfully smelling with a strong aroma of toasted grains, accompanied by chocolate, toffee, and some herbal and even vinous notes. All this while smelling distinctly like a lager.

TASTE: A clean flavor profile highlighted by grains at all points of the spectrum. Pale, toasted, roasted, and scorched malts all balance perfectly. Little else gets in the way with just a small noble hop presence serving to balance.

MOUTHFEEL: A shining example of what should be. Thick and chewy but still remarkably clean. Carbonation is at perfectly moderate levels.

DRINKABILITY: Drinkability is also excellent. The lower ABV (for a doppelbock) makes this a beer for anytime. It goes down so incredibly easy that I could really imagine wanting another.

I'll be coming back to this again and again. It's by far the best authentic German example of the style that I've tasted.

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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock pours to a deep, appetizing amber. The light frothy head melts out to a light lace.

It has a subtle fruity aroma that cleverly caused you to underestimate it's wonderfully complex flavor. Malty and nice fruit.

It posseses a buttery complex flavour with a light-hoppiness and toasty, bread-like undertones. It finishes as well as it starts and will keep you coming back for more; one of my favorites. A must-try beer experience. Smooth and falvorful.

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:
Pours a dark cola color with a half-inch tan head that settles to a film with a ring around the glass. Good retention; nice, even lacing.

S:
Roasted malts, oats, coffee, and toffee. Very nice, very simple, very sweet.

T:
Nutty and nicely browned. Oats, burnt malt (on the cusp of being bitter), and some nuts.

M:
Dry and coating with a touch of stickiness. Good carbonation and a tingly, creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full body.

O:
Really good doppelbock.
This might not be the best doppelbock I have had but it is certainly one of them. The beer is much more subtle than Korbinian is on the whole, and is right on the mellow side of the spectrum of dark bocks (as I see it).
This is a mellow but filling beer, and is worth trying.
Would have again; worth trying if you have access to it.

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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and malts

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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into celebrator glass

A - dark cloudy brown body with a light brown head two fingers deep. decent retention and good lacing.

S - dark fruit, dates, cherries, cranberries. caramel brown sugar and toffee sit in the back. superb nose on this.

T - dark fruit, dates, brown sugar caramel. nice grassy hop presence thats muted but there finishes it off.

M - medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation. coarse coffee grind feel to the body that works with this beer.

O - such a brilliant beer. if you have not had this go get some.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,618 ratings.