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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Purchased in a four pack at Wegman's, bottled date unknown. I normally don't drink this type of beer, being an IPA guy, but as this beer had great ratings, I thought I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. A: Dark Brown molasses almost, with a nice light brown foamy head that dissipated after a bit. S: Very inviting, roasted caramel, nutty and raisin-like. T: The taste matched the smell with a caramel-nut-raisin taste. I could imagine drinking this fire-side. M: Tasted great in my mouth. Very little hint of the alcohol, if any. Smooth, refreshing. If you stick this in the fridge, be sure to let it sit a good 15 minutes before drinking. You don't want to drink this ice cold. Let it warm up. Very pleased and looking forward to drinking the three others.

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A- Pours a deep amber, nearly muddy colored body with a mocha-to white thick head that reduces fairly quickly to leave little lacing.

S- Hmm.. I get a very metallic aroma that really covers the other notes in the background, which is cloves and bananas.

T- Bread, light caramel, very light spices in the background. Very subtle flavors, nothing overpowering. Raison-plum aftertaste.

M- Where this beer shines. Medium carbonation, light body, superb drinkability.

Overall I did enjoy this beer. I wasn't too fond of the aroma, but otherwise it's solid.

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Poured a deep brown with a reddish tint and a one finger off-white head that receded to an off-white ring leaving abundant lacing. Very nice looking. Scents of rich caramel, sweet molasses, dark fruit, especially prune, brown sugar and bready malt. Very malt forward and rich and very true to style. Excellent. Flavor begins incredibly malty, with notes of molasses, dark fruit, especially prune and raisin, a light flavor of German hops and a light hint of chocolate, moving into some moderate smooth and warming alcohol and a light toasted flavor. Finish is dry with warming alcohol and slight chocolate. Aftertaste is malty and rich. A very nice, strong, rich, malt forward flavor, a classic example of the style. Excellent. Mouthfeel is full bodied with light carbonation and a smooth feel. Very nice, smooth and easy to drink, yet full bodied. A classic, true to style feel. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock. It hits every last style note in every last category and does it well. A joy to drink and probably my favorite example of the style.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,582 ratings
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