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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,441 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,441
Reviews: 2,225
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 484 | FT: 18
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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Photo of Lupe
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I like the goat trinket, could make a nice ornament on the tree.

Wonderful appearance. Pours almost back, some dark red hues. Huge tan head that settles into a nice sheet and sticks to the glass. Different aromas come through with no single one dominating: toffee, chocolate, toasted malt, carmel and rum scents are all present. Thick and full bodied with a silky smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Flavor is very complex. Starts sweet with some molasses, chocolate, and toffee, then comes a bready taste. Some fruity flavors come through, kind of like green apple. A little hop presence is noted and helps it from being overly sweet. Finishes a bit dry with a slightly sugary aftertaste.

This brew is delicious. Thick and chewy, easy to drink - especially for a doppelbock. Wonderful complexity. Highly enjoyable.

Photo of Padron4KM
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.3 oz bottle.
This bottle is over 1-1/2 years old. not quite sure on the age, but it was bought as a single out of a six pack, and these come in 4 packs now.
Pours out dark reddish brown with a 1", quickly disapating head. Head settles to a thin cap. alcohol visible floating on top.
Aroma is malty, fruity, rum, brown sugar, mollasses.
Flavor is fruity, raisin, prune, burnt sugar. nicely balanced bitter/sweet finish.
Damn this stuff is good

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a nice dark mahogany with decent head retention.

Smells mainly of caramel and sweet malts. A little lacking, but still quite nice.

The taste on this one is much more rich than the smell. Grains, malts, and some more caramel are hanging around. Even though I know this one has been hanging around the store for a while it still tastes like fresh grains.

The mouthfeel is quite creamy. Very nice.

Pretty drinkable. This would pair nicely with some German food.

Photo of wesside89
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of ScotNH
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of boudreaux
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MNMike
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of hurshybear
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of OakedCanuck
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into cervoise.

A - Pours an opaque brown with reddish edging. Off-white single finger head. Minimal lacing

S - Lots of sweet caramel and toffee. Slight herbal hops on the nose and some figs.

T - Lots of sweet caramel malt along with brown sugar and a bready yeast. Decent accenting pine hops.

M - Thinner than I expected. The sweet malts gave it a certain stickiness and ABV wasn't noticeable.

O - I thought it was going to be a bit heavier for the style. Tasty sweet malts but didn't stand out for me for the style.

Photo of mfl620ks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of craftbrew502
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jreitman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really dark brown with a tan head. Very interesting and complex aroma profile. Malty with no significant trace of bitterness. Caramel and chocolate flavors are the most pronounced with a subtle roasted coffee flavor lying underneath. Very good mouthfeel with a pretty complex flavor profile. Truly a great beer.

Photo of EPseja
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe that this is the first time I'm ever having this beer.

Served from a 330ml. bottle with a neat plastic goat charm tied to the neck, at cellar temperature in my Samuel Adams Double bock glass.

A - Medium chestnut in color, pouring with some noticeable viscosity. The head just screams to come forth as it battles against the liquid still falling from the bottle. Once I pull back, the creamy sand-colored takes off for the rim of the glass, superceding it by just a little, then slowly settling and becoming more dense. The amazing, microbubbled head finally drops to a creamy island in the center, along with a thick ring around the glass edge - but after a full 6 minutes or so! Lacing is unfortunately spotty and provides the only (very slight) letdown in light of the amazing head.

S - Rich, warm hearth-baked dark molasses bread. Is there such a thing? Mmm... there should be. Nice, rich well roasted malts. The light sprinkling of hops that is (barely) noticeable adds a clean freshness that also plays off of the very subtle alcohol. Yummy.

T - "Damn." That was precisely the first word out of my mouth after completing one sip and swallow. Starts off with a candy-sweet maltiness that is quickly overtaken by a slightly yeasty-tart toastiness in the middle. I almost get a nuance of smoke in here as well... As it hits the back of the tongue, the subtle hops lend their bitterness to a drying finish. Once down, the aftertaste is bready, sweet and slightly dry. Fantastically delicious.

M - Definitely qualifies as one of the the top 5 best mouthfeels I've ever had in a beer. Soft like velvet on the way in. Creamy and fulfilling in the mouth, turning into seafoam as it moves around. The swallow is gradual, like liquid taking its time down a very slight grade. An absolute pleasure.

D - Well, all my friend Yelterdow's championing of this beer was definitely in the right place. This is an amazing Dopplebock. 'Nuff said. Less typing. More sipping. This beer is the real deal.

Photo of deac83
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of biglite351
2.95/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark with blood red shine through when held to the light. Tall tan head.

S - sweet but with a minor V8 juice scent. Some malt as well.

T - not as sweet as the scent would make you think. Typical doppelbock flavor, not bad, but nothing special.

M - medium coating but no tingle or anything.

D - drinkable., but not a first choice or anything like that.

Photo of dbarny76
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kspongeworthy
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Ted
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mintjellie
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich and dark mahogany brown, topped by two fingers of tan head. Poor retention and very little lace. Aromatic notes of toasted bread, raisin, dark brown sugar, and delicate chocolate. Rich and malty up front with note of dark bread, followed by dried fruits and light molasses flavours, finishing with a mild bitterness. There is a very mild smokey undertone to everything that lends another level of complexity and depth to this beer. Medium-bodied with low carbonation and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its strength. Simply delicious.

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into mug, was excited cause I dont get to use my mub much but it seemed perfect for this brew. Pours very, very dark mahogany color. Thick and creamy off-white head. Retention is ok, very little lacing. Smell is of dark malts, some brown sugar, and a touch of roasted grain. Little bit of dark fruit as well, raisin perhaps? Fig? Taste is exceptional. Sweet and malty at first, then a touch of dark fruits and ends with a slightly bitter note on the back of the tounge. Very warm feeling and a kiss of alcohol as it goes down. Mouthfeel is perfect. Smooth and creamy, light carbonation, just absolutly terrific. Nice and full feel to it. Overall a great beer. Everything goes terrific together, Ayinger created an amazing beer here.

Photo of pcsnyder
5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,441 ratings.