Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
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6,507 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:
6,507
Reviews:
2,435
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
559
Gots:
986
For Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes.

A: One finger mocha head. Ruby red. Good retention, tight lacing.

S: Cinnamon, dark toffee, some dark fruitiness. Graham cracker.

T: Dark, fresh fruit. Roastiness comes through in the end. Bit of chocolate, big malt. Touch of candied ginger and a definite phenolic fruit. Almost like banana.

M: Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

O: Exemplary example. Very complex for the style.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Doppelbock and it has set the bar extremely high.

Appearance: It pours a deep dark chocolate brown but shows a beautiful amber color when held up to the light. It has a nice full head.

Smell: The beer smells rich, sweet, and malt forward. Hints of molasses and dark, dried fruit dominate the nose.

Taste: It has a medium mouth-feel and the light carbonation makes it smooth, creamy and very drinkable. Hop bitterness is almost nonexistent, however, there is a very slight spiciness that mellows as the beer warms. It is malt forward, with cocoa like flavors and a dry finish. It is a sweeter beer but the dry finish enhances the drinkability.

An absolutely wonderful beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So dark, malty, and delicious. One of the best beers I've ever had. Drink it warm, its meant to be drank at 16 degrees Celsius (around 59 degrees Fahrenheit). If you drink it cold you are not drinking it the way it was made to be consumed and the taste profile is TOTALLY different. When it is warm the flavors explode. It has a very little alcoholic zing at the end. Bitterness is next to nonexistent but it does have a beautiful dark cocoa taste. Cocoa is very bitter but this cocoa is balanced among all the dark fruit and other flavors. If you are a fan of other Ayinger beers you can taste that hefeweizen core at the very end. I LOVE their hefeweizen (Ayinger Bräu Weisse) so this is a nice change of pace. A perfect cold weather beer while the hefeweizen is perfect for the warmer weather.

Ayinger is one of the best beer crafters in the world. This beer continues that pedigree. If you want a lighter beer from them look for the Ayinger Bräu Weisse.

Other notes: If you check the Alström Bros' review it looks like they made a mistake in Jason's review. He gives the beer an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 but every other aspect of the beer (taste, appearance, smell, and mouthfeel) got a 4.5 out of 5 or higher. Seems like he made a typo when setting the overall rating. Seems like it should have been 4.5 instead of 3.5

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,507 ratings.
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