Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer that has a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance that at first summons up visions of greaves lard. The first taste is of mild fullness with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste. There is very little of the sweetness that is frequently to be tasted with doppelbock beer.” The Ayinger Celebrator has been ranked among the best beers of the world by the Chicago Testing Institute several times and has won numerous medals.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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

Appearance: It's a very dark mahogany almost brown with a beige head only about an inch tall.

Aroma: Brown bread, brown sugar, burnt hop notes. Raisins, molasses, plum mixed in as well. Faint wisps of vanilla bean.

Taste: Quite the malty backbone to this one notes of molasses, dark bread, raisins. The mouthfeel is very much smooth. Caramelized sugar, with a touch of smokiness in the back.

Notes: A very malty backbone very hearty. The drinkabilty of this is very good a dam tasty meal in a bottle. Cheers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours much darker than I was expecting, almost black but when held to the light it is a very nice dark-dark brown with just a touch of ruby around the edges, with a nice tight, two finger light tan head. Tons of sweet caramelization, molasses and bread up front, with some dark fruits right behind it. The taste is more of the same with a perfect balance of warming alcohol and just enough hop bitterness to cut through the primarily sweet flavor profile. The mouthfeel on this one is absolutely insane, probably the best beer I have ever had. Overall, this is a very nice beer and definitely worth seeking out. It presents itself as a whole unit, with every part working together to create a wonderful experience.

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

Dark brown appearance, but with a ruby hue when held up to the light. Very nice.

Smells of brown sugar, dark fruit, and some sort of candy. Big on the maltiness.

Tastes similarly, malt and dark fruits dominate, but there are many other flavors I can't quite pinpoint. Coffee and chocolate in the back end maybe?

Mouthfeel is great, one of the smoothest beers I've ever had in my life.

If you are going to try only one doppelbock, make it this one. Definitely one of the world's finest beers.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,619 ratings