Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black with amber highlights and a thin brown 1-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and a slight trail down the glass.

S: Sweet caramel aroma with a great malty scent.

T: Smooth, dark, rich ale with a generous sweetness and a dominate caramel flavor. Great toasted malt background and mild hop bitterness.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Awesome dobbledock. Smooth and flavorful and went down way too easy.

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

Appearance - A very ornate 330ml bottle with a white plastic goat trinket tied around the neck on a red elastic string. Nice decoration for something bar-related. Poured a dark black color. When held up to a strong light from behind, appeared more of a burgandy color. Poured reasonably cool from about two hours refrigerated. A two-finger head formed that resolved into a thin layer. Glass was rinsed prior to the pour which (I'm sure) hindered the head formation. Thin carbonation.

Smell - Chocolate aroma with a roasted malt presence. Nice warm aroma with a slight sweet bit as well.

Taste - Nice malty taste, plain and simple. The roasted/chocolate presence is felt in each swig. There is a comfortable hoppy bite at the end, but it is well balanced and does not come as a suprise. This is one dense/malt-fest. Had I not known this was a doppel, I would have picked this as an Irish stout!! This is a meal.

Mouthfeel - Wow, this fills your mouth and palate with goodness. Very dense and very heavy (but in a good way). Giving a swish doesn't stimulate an overly carbonated "bite", but at the same time creates an even fuller mouth presence.

Drinkability - Dangerously drinkable!! This is one fine doppel. I will very much have this as part of my stable of offerings. I only hope my guests are worth it!!

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

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

If you like Doppelbock's, this one is outstanding.

Had it at the Flying Saucer Beerfeast in Sugar Land, Texas.

All the typical DPB flavors. Really was great. Had to go back for more on this one at the festival.

I wish I could have tried it side by side with Real Ale's 16th anniversary Dopplebock. Would love to compare them head to head.

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

I'm really not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I really enjoy dopplebocks, and considering this is one of the standards, I should have had it sooner. Plus, I really like the little plastic goat. This review is on a bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours super dark, more like a porter or stout. It is darkest chocolate brown, almost black and very opaque - not viscous, just not clear at all. A short, 1 finger, watery tan head fades immediately to a well-retained skim with milky-looking bubbles. Light washes of tan head cling to the sides of the glass throughout the drink and slide back down slowly into the liquid.

Smell: The smell isn't incredibly prominent, but is strong enough. The bulk of it comes through in nicely chewy and toasted malts, with a little bit of toasty grain and sweet caramel.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Delicious. This is a very full-flavored and well-bodied beer. The taste is really satisfying - full of chewy, bready grains and lightly roasted malts that have hints of caramel and coffee. The aftertaste hints at slightly citrus hops and the fairly well-masked alcohol. Feel is wonderful. It definitely complements the heavier flavors well, lightening them up with a mouth-filling fizziness that spreads the flavors around the palate and makes the beer more refreshing than expected.

Drinkability: Really, really high. I appreciate the fullness of the flavors paired with the lighter, well-carbonated feel. It is a satisfying beer that's still quite refreshing.

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

appearance; very dark brown, nearly black. Thimk light tan head that quickly reduces to a 1/2 cm. film.

smell; toasty malt sweetness with bitter coffee beans.

taste; heavy malt sweetness with a hint of toasty bitterness. Dark chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; thick and creamy. Carbonation is gentle and piercing to the taste buds all at the same time. Very sticky and chewy, leaving a coating of flavor complexities in the mouth.

drinkability; very smooth and almost perfect. Slightly bitter aftertaste slows consumption a bit.

The best I've had of this style but not by much. Like Salvador or Optimator with a more complex bitterness that they lack.

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

Really dark brown with a tan head. Very interesting and complex aroma profile. Malty with no significant trace of bitterness. Caramel and chocolate flavors are the most pronounced with a subtle roasted coffee flavor lying underneath. Very good mouthfeel with a pretty complex flavor profile. Truly a great beer.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,579 ratings
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