Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,485 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
Ratings:
6,485
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
974
For Trade:
20
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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

According to some, this beer initially set out to harness the beauty and complexity of Trappiste Rochefort's 10. Do I think they achieved this? We shall see...as for now, here's to another taste-testing...or should I say, "taste test-ator"? Ha!

Appearance - Very dark, almost porter in color. Hardly any brown is visible until you hold this up to the light. The head is quite creamy (beige in color, with light traces of brown). Not much head to this Double Bock, but it retains it well.

Smell - Very nutty. Dark, roasted malts are also some of the first things that come to mind. There is a *very* mild hoppy aroma, although, not much at all. This beer boasts of roasted nuts and sugar, first and foremost.

Taste - A barrage of roasted nut. This seems to be one of its dominant attributes. There is also a strong presence consisting of dark chocolate/ bitter chocolate (most likely from the hops) and even a slight bit of dark cherries and fig. Similar to the Apt 12, I would even go as far as to say there is a 'breadiness' to this beer.

Mouthfeel - A reasonably smooth beer. Doesn't fully hide the alcohol and it definitely stimulates the roof of the mouth more than other areas. Decent mouthfeel.

Overall - There are not too many Double Bocks out there that I tend to frequent time and time again. But this specific brew always leaves me wanting more. A very rich, malty beer that is not for the faint of heart. It is quite bold in its approach and if you happen to like Belgian quads, you may find this beer to be a great way to mix things up. Although quite different and much more 'chocolaty', it has the thick and heavy body of a rich Belgian quad and the darker characteristics of a porter. Overall, this beer is COMPLETELY different from Trappiste Rochefort 10, but a magnificent beer nonetheless!

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4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. I have to say, it has one of the best bottle designs I've seen in a long time. Love the classic label with the goats on it to the plastic goat hanging around the bottle. Now on to the beer.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a creamy and bubbly thick tan head. Very good lacing.

S - Intense malt and fruit flavors. Noticeable smells of figs, raisins, bread and toffee.

T - Sweet bready flavors - complex mix of fruits and spices. Hints of bitterness after the sweet. Roasted malts also seem to be present. Unique and complex taste. The more I drink the more I discover on the palette.

M - Extremely smooth. Nice carbonation with a syrupy and chewy mouthfeel. Medium to thick bodied. Slightly sweet aftertaste.

O - Ayinger's Celebrator is an awesome beer - simple as that. Its sweet and slightly bitter full of interesting and complex flavors. It's a world class beer and an example of how great a lager truly can be. Run, don't walk to go pick this up!

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,485 ratings.
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