Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#383
Reviews:
2,463
Ratings:
6,619
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
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571
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours brown, frothy khaki head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malt, toffee, a touch of smoke.

T: Really big roast and wood character to start, right into dark fruit sweetness...mostly raisins. Has some complexity. The finish leaves only a trace of alcohol.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation as well. Fits the flavor profile.

O: Deserving of the recognition it receives. A winter classic for me.

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

11.2oz bottle.

A- Pours a deep cola brown color with an off-white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- Caramel malt, toffee, and some peat coming through in the nose. A faint whiff of alcohol as well.

T- Dark fruits, caramel, and coffee are all very prominent initially. Prunes, dark candy sugar, raisins, walnuts, alcohol, and toffee show themselves as it warms.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O- Widely regarded as one of the top doppelbocks out there, and IMO it has earned the recognition.

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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