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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,543 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,543
Reviews: 2,254
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 384
Gots: 547 | FT: 19
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  rDev -7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of TheDM
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite style. I could not have planned this better! This brew formed a medium light brown head of medium to small bubbles. It has a very nice malty aroma and a beautiful opaque dark chocolate brown body. It has a chocolaty flavor with a hint of coffee. It was very smooth and very much to my liking. Now this is a brew I can drink all night! But still not as good as the memory of the Andechs doppel bock dunkel!

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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came as a recommendation from one of the beer aficionados at the great Indianapolis establishment, Kahn's.

The Celebrator! Okay then, I shall begin celebrating. The beer poured out with a deep brown hue. We are talking Midnight Brown. Light has trouble getting through, and when it does, it picks up that brown visual with a touch of red. The head evaporated pretty quickly. The scent is a subtle nutty, woodsy aroma with some mocha. Caramel is the first flavor, which quickly settles into a convocation of coffee, mocha, molasses & almond flavors. Really deep complex flavor, where all the pieces come together one-by-one, creating a new experience. There is a bit of alcohol burn in the back of your throat if you don't watch it, but the beer is smooth enough. Absolutely a pleasure to drink and attractive in more than one sense.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of scooter231
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, dark beer. Tan head that will not go away. Looks slightly intense. Smells of dark fruits, and coffee and chocolate- it's hard to get, have to take a big whiff, even when warm. Light hops and malt in there- just so hard to find.

Taste is stouty, lots of coffee and roasted flavors in there. Chocolate and caramel complete the background, with a hint of hops somewhere in there. Tasty. Mouthfeel is chewy and bubbly and full, and I'd say this is decently drinkable- it's a solid beer, but a tad too heavy to drink a lot of. Still, a tasty concoction, one I'd have again.

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

Pours a deep dark black color with a thick brown head and tons and tons of lacing. Smells of roasted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes is a little different. Plenty of tasty roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and only slight hints of prune, plum and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with a mild carbonation that springs life into the palate. Drinkability is very high.

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3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very dark red/brown colour. good amount of tan head with some nice lacing that sticks around for a bit.

smell was nice - sweet, fruity, and some roasted malts.

taste was similar but not quite as good - roasted malt, sweet/fruity, bit of molasses. wasn't the best thing i've ever tasted but definitely still a good beer, i enjoyed trying it.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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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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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep brown, with a reddish tint. Good sized cream head, with excellent lacing.

S - Coffe/Malt/Hops.

T - Taste upfront is a nice deep rich godiva chocolate taste. Chocolate caresses the palate while deep american hops come in to balance everything out. Delicious.

A world class Doppelbock.

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very dark brown with red highlights and a two-finger tan head. The smell is rich with a large amount of toasty-smelling malts and a slight hint of freshly baked dark bread. There is also a slight sweet smell that is slightly reminiscent of raisins. The taste is starts off a little sweet with a little bit of caramel and molasses taste with a malty undertone followed by a slight hint of hops that reminds me of unsweeted cocoa or bittersweet chocolate. The alcohol taste is present but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is slightly-chewy and perhaps a bit oily in a way that isn't at all unpleasant. This is definitely a beer worth savoring.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,543 ratings.