Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 6,521 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
Ranking:
#367
Reviews:
2,440
Ratings:
6,521
Liked:
6,127
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
9.91%
Alströms:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
993
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost as dark in color as a Schwarzbier, topped with two fingers of foam. Retention is very good and the somewhat sticky head leaves some streaks of lacing. Aroma of sweet ripe dark fruits, toffee, and the floral aroma of noble hops.

The intertwining flavors of dark, toasty malt with the aforementioned dark fruits are the highlight of the flavor profile. There's just a tinge of bitterness on the finish, enough to impart a wonderful balance to the flavor. While some doppelbocks can be one-dimensional and cloying sweet, the roasted malt and skillful hopping here lend complexity. Exceedingly smooth mouthfeel thanks to a soft, fine carbonation.

"Finest Bavarian double bock beer" is printed on the label and is entirely accurate. Despite being low in ABV compared with many other doppels, Celebrator is head and shoulders above the competition.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: poured dark and thick with a two plus finger width of head however it dissipates fairly quickly, very dark red, black mostly in the glass when held to the light. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: good balance of hops and malt smells, towards the middle a more floral spice is noted.

Taste: Dark roasted notes with heavy and rich nutty malt taste. Hops are very subdued.

Mouth feel: somewhat thin compared to the look at the poor. Dark roasted caramel almost burnt.

Overall: I must say this is a great beer. The “double” makes it stout like while still retaining the caramel malt taste. I like to have this beer with a big filet and pan sauce.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,521 ratings
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