Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer that has a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance that at first summons up visions of greaves lard. The first taste is of mild fullness with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste. There is very little of the sweetness that is frequently to be tasted with doppelbock beer.” The Ayinger Celebrator has been ranked among the best beers of the world by the Chicago Testing Institute several times and has won numerous medals.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Single bottle (no date on bottle anywhere) poured into a Tumbler/Shaker Pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a 1/2" thick light brown foam that died down to a thin layer across the top of the beer. Plenty of lacing as I drank it down. The color on the table is a deep mahogany brown, but held up to the light is a deep garnet red. Plenty of carbonation coming up through the dark liquid as you hold it up to the light.

Smell: Sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Reminds me of the smell upon opening up a box of dark chocolate covered raisins. The raisin is the main smell, but there are chocolate and bready notes in there too. Very nice.

Taste: Caramel malt, the raisin fruitiness, bittersweet chocolate all rolled into one. A nice balanced bitter finish and some lingering bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and a little chewy, with just enough carbonation on the tongue to be noticeable. Again, very nice adds to the overall richness (but never excessive) of this beer.

Drinkability: My only problem with this beer is that the 12oz bottle is too damn small, I really want more to enjoy. An outstanding beer but strangely I am noticing the alcohol (maybe because I'm drinking it faster due to the wonderful flavor) so I have to learn how to pace myself on something this good.

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Big malt taste. Sweet but with hop flavor present. Hop is mild though so no bitterness obviously. This brew is all malt, yeasty and bread-like.

Medium bodied and chewy in the mouth.

Awesome malty brew.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,582 ratings
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