Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#381
Reviews:
2,460
Ratings:
6,610
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance; very dark brown, nearly black. Thimk light tan head that quickly reduces to a 1/2 cm. film.

smell; toasty malt sweetness with bitter coffee beans.

taste; heavy malt sweetness with a hint of toasty bitterness. Dark chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; thick and creamy. Carbonation is gentle and piercing to the taste buds all at the same time. Very sticky and chewy, leaving a coating of flavor complexities in the mouth.

drinkability; very smooth and almost perfect. Slightly bitter aftertaste slows consumption a bit.

The best I've had of this style but not by much. Like Salvador or Optimator with a more complex bitterness that they lack.

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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.

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

Part of a side by side Dopplebock tasting with Optimator-Celebrator & Salvator. A lot of fun and an interesting way to compare these classic rich beers.

Pours almost black with a thick tan head of fine creamy bubbles that last throughout the tasting. The darkest of the beers we compared.

Smell is rich and malty

Taste is sweet malty rich with roasty toasty hints of carmel / chocolate.
Alcohol is well masked but warming.

Mouthfeel is full and viscous, rich and smooth

Very drinkable but filling up to about four; then be sure you have your designated driver.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,610 ratings