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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,674 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,674
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 412
Gots: 615 | FT: 22
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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Ratings: 5,674 | Reviews: 2,275
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11oz bottle to a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown, with faint reddish highlights and a 2 finger beige head that turns to a nice bubbly lace and stays with the the beer the whole way down. Smells of roasted coffee beans , bitter sweet chocolates, sour apples and grapes, and pear juice. Sweet chocolates and fruits are sandwiched in between a big mouthfull of bready malts and a smooth coffee/coca bean finish, awesome. Slight friendly alcohol presence can also be found towards the end of a sip. Creamy velvety smooth on the feel with a nice big body. Extremely enjoyable, delicious. Wish i could give it all 5's.

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luscious toffee-laden malt. Dark, extracted berry. Striking, structured acidity. Deep malt that quickly yields to a sweeping, anisette hoppiness. Herbal and noble, the hops are far more complex than in any other doppelbock. This interaction is, at times, unusual and off-putting, but always conducted into balanced by a long finish, where the malts boldly re-emerge.

Relax, relax.
ng

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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a pilsner glass from a bottle.

This beer pours a deep copper brown with w creamy white head that leaves thick foam all the way down the glass but without a lot of lace. The smell is roasted sweet malts, not chocolate and not particularily coffee like either. There is somewhat of a caramel aroma. The taste is fantastic. Very sweet of course. Roasted caramel flavors and maybe some toffee. The mouthfeel is nice and bold, quite good. Overall very drinkable. A great Dopplebock.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark and vivid with a frothy liquid malt-ball head. Nose is buttered malt toast heaped with blackberry jam. Sweet malts and hops rival for your attention while a citric tang does play-by-play on the back of your tongue. Iron out the mouthfeel some and this brew would be hard to set down, ever. I'm left sucking on the plastic goat that adorned the bottle, wishing I had more Celebrator.

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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 mL bottle. It has a little plastic goat on a string around the neck.

A- Pours a deep dark brown. The head is big, rocky and foamy.

S- Caramel, hazelnut, malty.

T- Smooth, sweet, buttery, malty. A little hoppy in the middle/end but thicker at the ending.

M- heavy, buttery, rich and tasty.

D- Great fall beer. Bring on the snow, I got a doppelbock.

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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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3.22/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is brownish, black with hints of red showing through. The head is huge, sticky and milk chocolate colored.

The aroma is of super fermented malt.

Flavor is a complex blend of malts followed by a sugary sweetness. I think it tastes much better than it smells.

Moth feel is medium bodied and smooth.

An easily drinkable beer, but I would like to follow it with something different.

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

A- Nearly black, slight amber tinge when held to a light. One finger head faded slowly to a wisp.

S- Sweet maltly aroma with a faint earthy hop pressence.

T- Fantastic! Wonderfully complex malt profile but not so complex as to force you to "think" about this beer if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy. Great sweetness held in check perfectly by just the right amount of spicy hops.

M- Smooth as silk, very full boddied.

D- The $12 a 4 pack is the only obstacle here, If only I had a better paying job...

For me, personally, It just doesn't get any better... for now.

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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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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,674 ratings.