Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,485 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
Ratings:
6,485
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
975
For Trade:
20
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The oft-proclaimed king or queen of dopplebocks. Certainly this brewery is one of the best at executing traditional German styles and I delved into this with high expectations. Enjoyed on tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, served in an authentic Celebrator glass. Aroma is full of dark, sweet malt and buttery notes: Dried dark fruits, butterscotch, molasses, espresso, and (unexpected) some celery seed spice. Where am I getting that from? Its there, I swear, probably a yeast phenolic element or due to spicy hops. Tastes like chocolate-covered coffee beans, fresh pipe or cigar tobacco, dates and raisins, prunes ... Smooth, creamy mouthfeel yields a chocolate milkshake effect. Rich and sweet but earthy in the finish, with a moderately thick body that coats the mouth. I found that the bitter, earthy, roasted flavors were more salient for the first half or so, at which point more of the sweet buttery flavors reared their heads. The alcohol is warming but not aggressive. Believe the hype, its one of the best doppelbocks I've sampled and strikes a near-perfect balance between roasted, earthy bitter, and sweet domains.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the worlds most perfect beers!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark chocolate coffee color, 1/4 inch head, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet and dark fruits, specifically plum, with a presence of roasted malt.

T: Roasted nutty flavor on the front end, very smooth, no pop, with a sweet coffee, toffee, caramel flavor on the back end.

M: Extremely smooth medium body, slightly creamy feel balanced by light carbonation (too flat for my taste), and a slight alcohol warming sensation that lingers.

O: Inviting color, perfect scent and flavor, lighter than it looks. Lives up to its reputation as one of the best doppelbocks in the world.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Nutty brown, slight translucence. Medium lacing with a little head. Great looking Dopplebock.

S- Nuttines, malt.

T- A lot going on here. The nuttiness is present. A great aftertaste of toffee and dark fruits.

M- Medium build. Really enjoyable. Nice amount of carb.

O- Best Dopplebock that I have had. A++

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,485 ratings.
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