Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer years ago and to date it is still a very good beer. Pours a decent head and has an excellent aroma. The thing about this beer is you can drink multiple beers and still enjoy each one unlike some specialty beers that are one and done.

World Class? well it's really good! just a well done brew.

Bottom Line: Good beer, get some!

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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml. Mahou Stem Glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Real brown color, ruby to the light. Tan, creamy, small bubbled froth. Slowly dissipated crown, thin layer left til the end. Floral aromas, hints of chocolate, sweet toasted malts, bready crust notes, yeast & Noble hops fragancies. Very kind chocolate & sweet malty upfront followed by soft bitterness. Creamy, velvet, palate. Slightly ripe dark fruit flavor in the middle involved in fudge chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation. Subtle hoppiness & sweet coffee touch into the long finish. Very pleasant & easy drinkability.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer about three years ago. Since that time, I have grown to appreciate the dopplebock style and wanted to revisit this one. This is the first time I have reviewed the beer.

Poured from bottle into a pint glass, a very nice brown sugary aroma was apparent. The dopplebock appeared a very dark brown and allowed a half inch mocha-colored head at the top of the glass. For the style, it exhibits an appropriate amount of retention. The initial taste was a sweet brown sugar with a bread/biscuit backbone. It almost comes off like a good homemade cookie in liquid form. There even seems to be a hint of spice or cinnamon involved. The aftertaste is moderately warming with the sweetness of the brown sugar yeilding into a molasses flavor. The impression of thickness allows the flavor to linger.

This is about as close to perfect as one can get for this style. Of course, the fact that it is actually made in Germany only helps the cause.

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

A-dark brown color with a light tan head and some lacing

S-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toffee

T-rich dark-roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, plums, hints of molasses and coffee, nice complex mixture

F-medium body with light carbonation, rich and smooth mouthfeel

O-the standard for this style, complex and well-balanced beer to be savored

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

pours a dark cola brown - borderline mahogany - while yielding a frothy 1"+ head; decent retention, some patchy lacing evident. nose isn't as bold as i sort of expected given all the glowing reviews, but it's decent: malty, with some brown sugar, dark fruits and a spice presence.

a sip and the somewhat unimpressive aroma is forgotten. much ado in the robust, malt-forward flavor: notes of cherry, figs, dates, brown sugar, spice, a bit of caramel, even touch of smokiness. not much in the way of hops, but a damn tasty beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, i'd stop short of naming this the world-beater that i kind of expected, but that doesn't change the fact that it's an excellent beer.

(originally reviewed: 06-27-2011)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time I've had this is about 20 years. Truly remarkable how it is virtually identical to how I remembered it to be.

In the bottle this is a gorgeous smell of sweet brown sugar which is balanced by a savory roastiness.

There is really no head which might seem a real negative but this is helped by a beautiful dark oaky red brown colour.
In the mouth there is fullish penetrating prune, meat and a luxurious dry chewy earthy end. Bit of fizz in there too. Absolutely totally delicious. And do I detect an echo of the classic taste of Old Peculier in there as well? That's probably taking things a bit too far but without a doubt this deserves all the praise it gets. And then some.

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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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