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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poured into a tulip.

seen this likened to cola in color, pretty dang close. sticky 1/2 inch head that refuses to budge. excellent retention.
nose - dark, malty, fruit. almost a hint of grape juice, some raisins, figs, etc.
taste - like a roaring fire in a glass. full across the palate, more raisins, tons of maltback, is there seriously any alcohol here? impossibly well blended. mouthfeel is tremendous, exceptional representative of the style.

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First had: ?

I have had this on tap and in bottles, but as to when and where I first had it, I do not remember. Probably Eulogy or something.

Cherry cola color, hazy and thick, with a decently-sized tan head that recedes quite a bit but still leaves a good coating of lace on the glass. Malty aroma, caramel, roast, cocoa and dark fruits. Taste of sweet malts and caramel, roasted grains and nuts, raisins and figs, a touch of chocolate; malt-dominant, but I still pick up a faint hoppiness in the finish. Medium-bodied, flavorful, and highly drinkable.

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S: Lots of dark dried fruits. Slightly roasted sweet malt. Almost syrupy. Complex. Chocolate.

T: Rich! Chocolate and coffee. Roasted dark malts, molasses. Dark dried fruits. Liqourice. Bitter hops. Tart.

M: Aftertaste is very long, sweet and bitter at the same time, slitghtly sour. Body is full and carbonaton is low. Very nice.

O: This is a very nice and complex Doppelbock.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,616 ratings