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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of kobeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KimenTshom
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nice clean brown pour with 2 fingers of brown head, nice retention, nice lacing.
smells of roasted malts, burnt caramel, tobacco.. almost like a stout.
tastes extremely sweet! hint of cherries, cedar wood, toasted grains, chocolate, tobacco.. really well done, really tasty.
light to medium body, slightly creamy.. nicely carbonated.
overall, this is a great example of the style to show someone. i forgot just how sweet it was honestly, it'd been years since i had one, and back then i was drinking shit beer so i didn't appreciate the style. a very sweet gateway doppelbock!

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of DerekP
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With my nose in the bottle I can smell a strong aroma of amber/caramel malts. Glory be to the beer gods! In a sizable mug with a confident handle, I poured an excited beer with an enormous head. Glory be to the beer gods!

Appearance is dark brown, almost black. Big head at first, but disappeared almost completely. That said, mahogany hints at the bottom help this beer look very inviting. 4/5

An aroma of burnt raisins, cold coffee, roasted grains, and very warm alcohol underneath all that goodness. This beer asks to be quaffed! Well, actually that we be a bad idea. Sip slowly... 4/5

Sweetness up front with a heavy dose of caramel malts. Bittering hops and alcohol hit the tongue on the back and the middle, respectively. Malty, malty, malty. Raisin bread, figs, caramel, hops for balance. Good stuff! 4.5/5

Feels slick in the mouth. Enough hops for the body which is frankly, heavy (anyone who says differently needs to take a break from beer). Alcohol lingers a bit, but solid. 4/5

Overall: 4.5/5 (very tasty!)

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.04/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark cola brown with a short bubbly tan head.

Nose is very mild and subdued. Watery dark fruit. Raisin. Plum. Prunes.

Flavor is similar to the nose but a little better. Again mild watered down dark fruit. Plum, prune, figs and raisin. Some dark euro malt.

Mouth is light bodied with med+ creamy carb.

Overall this is a little bit of a disappointment after not having one in about 6-7 years. I remember it being better. I think my palate is just better trained now. Not a bad beer by any means. Easy to drink. Just nothing special.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium to dark brown, with lighter brown edges, where light passes through. This beer looks remarkably like a cola. The foamy head, the carbonation bubbles that accumulate on the side of the glass and the lighter brown glints around the bottom and edges of the glass are reminiscent of a glass of brown cola. The aroma is rich and quite large. Horehound candy, sorghum, prunes, and heavy brown sugar characterize the nose. The flavor is so big it's nearly vulgar. I said nearly. There was still quite a bit of a tact employed in stopping just short of over the top. It is almost like drinking liquid candy. I respect this beer for how bold it is, if for no other reason at all. I've had imperial stouts and barleywines with less personality. All of this big malty flavor at only 6.7% ABV. Probably because the beer was engineered in a fashion to retain more unfermentable sugars. I detect some chocolate liqueur, brown sugar, and prunes. There's just the faintest bitterness at the finish to help offset the sweetness. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied with very little scrubbing on the tongue. This is not necessarily a style that I'd say is in my wheelhouse, but I do appreciate this beer. I wish it wasn't $14.99 a four-pack. Otherwise, I'd keep it in my fridge all the time as an alternative to port wine for an after dinner dessert drink.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can someone tell me what I'm supposed to do with this little goat??

Appearance. Pours a thick, deep dark brown with a little red and a half finger of bubbly, light tan head.

Smell. Toasty malts and caramel, plums and raisins.

Taste. Caramel, roasty sweet grains, a little bit of molasses and some light, earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation. Just a little sticky.

Overall. Tasty and well made beer. I can see why this is considered exemplary for the style.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,551 ratings
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