Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 6,519 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#338
Reviews:
2,440
Ratings:
6,519
Liked:
6,125
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
9.91%
Alströms:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
992
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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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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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a side by side Dopplebock tasting with Optimator-Celebrator & Salvator. A lot of fun and an interesting way to compare these classic rich beers.

Pours almost black with a thick tan head of fine creamy bubbles that last throughout the tasting. The darkest of the beers we compared.

Smell is rich and malty

Taste is sweet malty rich with roasty toasty hints of carmel / chocolate.
Alcohol is well masked but warming.

Mouthfeel is full and viscous, rich and smooth

Very drinkable but filling up to about four; then be sure you have your designated driver.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,519 ratings
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