Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,500 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,500
Reviews:
2,434
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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558
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983
For Trade:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle with the hanging lil goat and a standard Pils glass
*Notes taken on 05/17/13

A: Pour is a dark chestnut brown with a lighter shade around the edges and some effervescent carbonation visible. The beer produces a cakey mass of dark tan foam head and displays some of the best retention I have seen in some time. The glass is left with patterns of chunky splotched lace after each sip. Indeed a very nice looking beer.

S: Smells of chocolate malt mixed with some deep plum and dried dark fruit. Rich and surprisingly aromatic with a sweet raisin bread likeness. A dash of alcohol noted. Enjoyable aromas overall with some nice dark roast and caramelized grains coming through.

T: Tastes is a wonderful blend of dark and brown malts with flavors of caramel chocolate cream and dark fruits like raisin, fig, and plum. Comes together very nicely like a nutty chocolate bread. There is a modest amount of earthy hop bitterness to the beer and alcohol is well masked throughout. Creamy and delicious with a great balance of charred sugars, milk chocolate, and dark fruits. Fantastic stuff.

M: Feel is moderately light and a touch watery thin but with some higher carb it brings a nice creamy consistency to the body. A soft bittering and fairly clean overall. Tad wet on the finish.

D: A delicious Dopplebock that is easily accessible and even easier to quaff. Rich with chocolate fruit and bread yet surprisingly light. I have not experienced many Dopplebocks but I can easily see why this is one of the best.

World class beer. Highly recommended and the little souvenir is a nice touch.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into an Ayinger Celebrator glass

Ruby brown, like the color of coca cola but without the carbonation. Dense two finger taupe cap settles into a gentle lid with nice glass lacings. It is dense, dark and barely let's light pass through.

Sweet malt aroma. Deep rich raisins. Bit of licorice. Smells really, really great.

Smooth. Gentle carbonation on the middle of the tongue. Malt sweetness, raisin, molasses, hint of licorice. Hint of alcohol. Delicious. Clean aftertaste of malt.

Medium, medium heavy mouthfeel. Chewy, rich and worth savoring.

There are hopheads in the universe. I am a malt head. Celebrator is one of my all time favorite beers. The taste is sooo good. Back up the truck, stock up the fridge. Drink. Enjoy. Repeat. Frequently repeat because it is worth it.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,500 ratings.
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