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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.34/5
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6,530 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#366
Reviews:
2,443
Ratings:
6,530
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
559
Gots:
1,004
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellence Doppelbock, probably one of the better one's you'll ever taste.

The Germans did it again, boy do they know how to make Doppelbocks. A delightful mouthful of malty goodness.

This is a beer you let sit a little to really bring out the flavor. Prost!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown to almost black with reddish hues and a two finger tall foamy light beige head. The beer has very good head retention and exhibited moderate amounts of lacing.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, and some fruit. Subtle in smell but still showing some complexity.

T: Flavors are caramel, toffee sweetness, and bitter chocolate. Lots of complexity and a very big/bold flavor. Some light hints of alcohol and fruit are also present as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very creamy.

O: Very nice complexity in both the smell and taste and a very consistent beer - I have had this beer many times over the last 5 years and always been pleased. A great example of the style. I recommend this as a beer for people new to the style and wanting to explore it. I will likely have many more of these in my BA experience.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Live review of a 12 oz bottle. I've had this one plenty of times before; I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to reviewing it until now...
A: Clear and very dark brown with reddish hues, a nice one-finger cream head with temporary lacing.
S: Pecan nutty with brown sugar, green leafy hops, mild banana and coconut (like banana bread). Great.
T: A very earthy and woody, deeply caramelized brown sugar. Hops are very subtle and are earthy until a slightly leafy finish. Quite good. A bit of whiskey alcohol character builds on the back of the mouth.
M: Creamy, but thinner leading into a crisp and clean finish.
O: Great. One of my favorite doppelbocks.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

From notes:

Appearance: dark brown with a ruby tinge; thick head

Aroma: rich and malty; caramel; slightly woodsy

Taste & Mouthfeel: some fruitiness to go along with the caramel flavour, and maybe some bitter chocolate; prunes or plums; flavour doesn't last as much as desired unfortunately; clean and light mouthfeel with good carbonation

Overall: "warm" taste with a clean and crisp mouthfeel; doesn't overwhelm the palate despite all the flavour, and has good balance. Great stuff

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,530 ratings
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