Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,486 Ratings
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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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice graphics on the bottle. The label has a very antiquated look that makes me think the beer inside is something special. It even has a little plastic goat hung on the neck (cute as bock is German for goat). I served it in a tulip-shaped glass (sans goat). The beer is very, very dark mahogany with relatively low carbonation and a head that, although thin, has good retention. It took me a while to get past the nose of this beer as there's a lot there. I get figs, brownies, hazelnut, gingerbread, and leather.

The taste is practically off the charts. A huge malt bomb of flavor greets you. It's extremely well-balanced. Sweet, but not cloying. Crazy complexity. Biscuity, chocolatey, figgy flavors develop to raisins, molasses, and hints of coffee. Every sip seems to bring something different. Nice little hoppy bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Very firm, bordering on creamy.

I wanted to do something special for my 100th review. I think I made a terrific choice. What an awesome beer. Easily one of the best I've ever had. It's smooth and easy-drinking, but never boring. Definitely not a session beer. This baby is a dessert-in-a-bottle. It's meant to be savored.

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

Pours black with a thick coffee-cream head.

Semi sweet chocolate, caramel and raisin in the nose.

A thick chewy mouthfeel gives way to smooth bakers chocolate and caramel with a touch of fruit. Nice robust toffee and nut in the finish.

This is a great brew! I will be looking forward to more of these throughout the winter!

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

Appearance: Dark mahogany, ruby red with light through and 2-inch thick tan head which eventually fades to thin lacing.

Smell: Robust caramel (Toffee-like), burnt bread and sweet raisin with relatively clean spicy alcohol.

Taste: Burnt malt, dark residual sugars, fading grains, strong coffee and spicy alcoholic finish with a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Some dried fruits are present, but they are not as sweet as the aroma suggests.

Mouthfeel: Low to moderate carbonation that struggles to break free after few swirls. Bold and full-bodied, with sticky but creamy mouthfeel. Lingering burnt bitterness.

Drinkability & Overall: Complex and mellow. A true liquid bread, but it needs more carbonation to balance the flavors and create a fuller feel.

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

Pours a very dark, clear amber that looks black until held up to the light. Ample cappuccino-coloured head laces the glass nicely. Mouthfeel is silky, not oily, but with a pleasant level of creaminess and carbonation.

Aroma is of dark, roasted hopes with rye undertones. Not certain exactly what the scent is that makes a bock a bock, but this beer has it in spades. Flavours range from the sweetness of caramelized malts to black molasses, with all the expected roasted elements and that “bock” essence. Finish is sweet yet dry, with the bitter tones lingering longest.

Definitely a world class example of this style. Both a pleasure to look at and to drink.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,486 ratings.
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