Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#381
Reviews:
2,460
Ratings:
6,610
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
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567
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A: Dark brown tree bark/ruby, but clear. Thin tan head that gets even thinner over time, not much lacing, nor carbonation.

S: Rum fruitcake, plums, raisins, plus a little bit of wet dog. Not super appealing.

T: Raisin, hints of caramel. Some sips hide notes of spices such as cinnamon and clove- surprising, but welcomed in this otherwise heavy-handed brew. The total lack of bitterness leaves the mild sweetness unrestrained and especially noticeable, like a kid holding a bank hostage because he's the only one with a gun; it's an odd dynamic. Lasting finish.

M: Full-bodied, soft, with fine but mild carbonation.

O: So, so malty. Doesn't really contribute many flavors that I usually seek out, although it does somehow present them better than other beers with similar profiles. My score is boosted for its perfectly representing the style, however different it is from my preferences. It is pleasant, but a slow sipper for sure... or maybe pound it.

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11.2oz bottle
L - nearly opaque dark brown body with ruby hues when held to light. Tall tan head slowly fades leaving some lacing on the glass
S - faint aroma with some sweet malts, brown sugar, and spicy hops; raisin and some booziness come through as it warms
T - complex and rich, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, bread crust, toffee, raisin, faint chocolate with nice earthy and spicy hops, which all meld for tremendous balance of flavor
F - exceptionally creamy and smooth, finishing semi-dry and fairly clean but with some spicy hops lingering
O - gets the 5/5 as it is one of my all time favorite beers. Just as good as always and a must try for any beer lover.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,610 ratings