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

A - Pours a very dark brown almost black with 1/2 inch light tan head that dissipates in a minute or two. A slight bit of lacing.

S - Prunes/raisins and other ripe fruit. A slight hint of coffee.

T - Semi-sweet chocolate with some bitterness at the finish. Reminds me of my mom's bitter-sweet cooking chocolate when I was a kid.

M - Medium body with a light bit of carbonation.

O - Very good dopplebock. Always love this one.

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

A - Opaque brown. Slight tints of reddish brown. Nice beige head.

S - Malt balls. Bread. Raisins.

T - Grainy bread. Malt. Dates. Slight toffee sweetness. Mild bitterness.

M - Medium bodied. Sweet.

O - What a dank beer! Super smooth and easy to drink. Yet it has all of the big malty flavors and bready sweetness. Will definitely be drinking again.

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

Had this as a first choice at the local pub. And a good choice it was. this beer always comes through, and if you've never tried a doppelbock before, this is about the best introduction you can get.

A: dark brown, not quite as black or oily looking as imperials or the like, more amber colors and a very modest off white head.

S: malty, hints of raisin or maybe chocolate in there. Notable sweetness along with toasty malt smell.

T: a cornucopia of dark, toasted, syrupy flavors. Complex and interwoven so that its hard to pick out the individual elements. Mild bitterness in the finish. Wonderfully drinkable.

M: creamy, full and smooth. Goes down so easily. Carbonation is gentle.

O: buy this beer. Drink it. Enjoy. What most beers should aspire to be. Only avoid this if you can't stand anything dark, or lagers.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,592 ratings