Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.34/5
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6,579 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#368
Reviews:
2,455
Ratings:
6,579
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
562
Gots:
1,014
Trade:
19
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jsanford
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A - Pours a dark cola brown with a creamy taupe head that settles to a thick cap.
S - Sweet and malty aromas of molasses, caramel, raisin, fig, and a touch of smoke. So robust and enticing, this is what a Doppelbock should be.
T - Taste is similar to the nose, bready malt flavors of caramel, molasses, and dried figs dominate, with a touch of chocolate, roasted nuts, and just a bit of copper penny oxidation.
M - Smooth and moderately creamy, with a medium-full body and good carbonation.
O - Certainly deserving of it's praise, this is a Doppelbock to be reckoned with and a shining beacon of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

A-Pours a dark ruby brown, quickly dissipating off white head.

S-Malty with a nicely moderated caramel sweetness. A bit of nice roast underneath.

T-Sweet malts and biscuity malt, some fig and raisin notes, some chocolate roastiness in the finish.

M-Light bodied, effervescent, crisp carbonation.

O-An awfully nice, drinkable doppelbock. Not terribly complex so perhaps a bit of a disappointment versus my expectations, but still very good.

HV

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 330 ml bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is dark brown with caramel and ruby tones. A finger and a half of tanned head formed and dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: It is a pleasant balance of malts and dark fruit. Toasted grains, caramel, toffee, fig, a little coffee, and black raspberry. As the beer warms it emits scents of plum, perhaps raisin, and that boozy bock touch.

Taste: Yeah! It has that nice, helles kick of grassy hops. The mouthfeel is light, dry, and easily drinkable. The flavor is bitterer than the smell led me to believe. However, the malts shine, too, with flavors of toasted grains, caramel, toffee, cocoa, and hints of coffee and dark fruit.

Drinkability: It is a very solid brew. Mister Goat Ornament and myself could easily enjoy this throughout Lent.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This pours a very nice DARK brown with a nice thin tan head. The head quickly fades and leaves a very nice thin ring around the glass, no lace and some cloudy head on top of the beer.

S: This smells very nice. I am getting some nice malt scents and some caramel. Very basic, but very nice.

T: Just an explosion of grain and caramel. The beer lingers a long time just gets better.

M: This beer is so smooth. It goes down so easy and has a perfect amount of carbonation.

O: This beer is very awesome. The flavor is what throws me overboard. The flavors are just so perfect and I dont know of another Doppelbock that compares.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a very dark brown, near black. Deep red edges when held to light. A foamy light tan head, leaves some lacing.

Dark fruit, raisin or prune perhaps, with some light caramel and faint cocoa.

The taste follows the nose pretty well.

A medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

A decent beer I suppose, but the dark fruit notes were a bit dominate for my liking in both the aroma and taste.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,579 ratings
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