Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,486 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:
6,486
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
975
For Trade:
20
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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown that nearly appears black; hues reminiscent of dark oak push through only at the fringes. A generous, 3 cm layer of khaki-colored head developed and lingered briefly. Minimal lacing. The aroma is of caramel, molten brown sugar, warm molasses, and earthen grains. The flavor amplifies these notes and adds a nice bready background flavor/texture. Some fruity elements - date, plum, and even a hint of pear - push through on the finish. Mouthfeel is superb with a viscous, full-bodied consistency and clean, slightly effervescent finish. Overall, this is something of a “style-defining” beer for me, and I tend to gauge the quality of other dopplebocks against it. Celebrator is well balanced, full-bodied, and rich in flavor; combined with its availability and affordability, it’s a first-class choice.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-02-16 in Columbia, PA. Tasted side-by-side with an Andech's Doppelbock.

A - Clear but very dark mahogany with a 2.5-finger tan head that sticks around and leaves very good lacing.

S - Fresh, lightly toasted wheat bread, molasses, touch of clove. Not real strong. Similar to an Andech's but with just a bit of sour dough thrown in. The aroma on this is slightly stronger than the Andech's.

T - Dark fruit (plum and fig), molasses, medium-roasted grain with a touch of char. Earthy spice, a touch of chocolate and a very nice bit of roasted and hop bitterness. Finishes with a chalky chocolate and toasted sour dough finish with more of the balancing bitterness. Dries moderately / reasonably for the style. Very enjoyable.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Not substantial but not watery. An easy drinker.

O - An excellent Doppelbock. Compared to the Andech's, the contrast between the various flavors is more pronounced / bolder. The Andech's has more of an integrated / balanced flavor plus a firmer mouthfeel. In this head-to-head comparison, the Andech's wins by a nose. You can't go wrong with either.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,486 ratings.
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