1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Not Rated.
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,928 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,928
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 291
Gots: 298 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,928 | Reviews: 2,195 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of livingregret
livingregret

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle 12 oz

Appearance: Pours a lovely dark dark red w/ a lovely dark tan head that lingers the entire time you drink the beer

Smell: Molasses and caramel dominate the smell w/ a thick bready malt mixed in. You get a tinge of spicy alcohol

Taste/mouthfeel: A nice big malt feel w/ molasses spread throughout. The spicy alcohol and hop bitterness comes in the end to balance out the flavour. A touch of crystalized dark sugar linger in the mouth that goes well w/ this creamy smooth beer. What's amazing is you get the molasses/malt taste instantly and it is quickly washed away leaving a touch of spice leaving the mouth a touch dry. Wonderful

Drinkability: A very enjoyable doppelbock, and honestly the best one I've tried. Goes down great and taste delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2007 21:59:13 | More by livingregret
Photo of trumick
trumick

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown color with little head and no lacing.

Scent is of sweet dark roasted malts and spices with some dark fruit.

Taste follows the nose sweet dark malts with dried fruits nutty overtones and just enough bitterness to override the sweet.

Mouthfeel is full bodied smooth and velvety with just the right amount of carbination.

The drinkability is great I could sit with a bunch of these. What a nice beer. I am totally impressed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2004 19:02:38 | More by trumick
Photo of plaid75
plaid75

New York

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Lark in East Northport, New York.

Poured a deep brown hue with a thin white cap. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy cereal grain, nuts, caramel and pumpernickle.

The taste consisted of layer upon layer of multi grain goodness. Doughy and crusty pumpernickle bread came to mind with a lingering, yet dry, caramel.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with a relatively dry finish.

Overall an incredibly enjoyable dopplebock. World class, but you already knew that.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2009 20:33:13 | More by plaid75
Photo of Arenbeer
Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz into a tulip glass

A- Very dark brown with a slight reddish hue to back it up. Built a thin 1 finger white head that left little lacing.

S- Dark roasted malts and dark fruits dominate this brew. Very sweet for a doppelbock.

T- Once again the great tasting roasted malts hit you up front and are blended with really sweet dark fruits. Raisons, plums, and even got a slight cherry taste out of this brew. Pretty complex. Slight alcohol taste comes out as it warms but not to much, the sweetness dominates.

M- Medium body with pretty low carbonation makes this brew extremely drinkable leaving a Barely dry finish.

Overall this is a great doppelbock, and hell it was the first DB recipe according to the bottle. Really cool to be able to taste the first DB recipe. As lame as it is I will definitely get this brew next celebration no matter what it is. Delicious brew!!! I highly recommend, you won't be dissapointed!!!

Skål!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 07:06:39 | More by Arenbeer
Photo of LiamMcFee
LiamMcFee

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark pour, nice caramel head.

S - A lovely sweet chocolate caramel coffee malt.

T - Sweet, but not too much, and the chocolate/coffee flavors come out on the palate as well as in the nose.

M - Velvety, but not thick.

D - Very drinkable, but watch your enthusiam because they ain't cheap!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 15:29:37 | More by LiamMcFee
Photo of CWiggins
CWiggins

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I chose this from a menu to accompany a roast beef and gruyere sandwich at a local restaurant. I'm not sure if it was the most prudent choice, but I enjoyed it regardless!

It poured a very dark brown into a pint glass. The head was might at first, but it quickly faded into a lean film that mostly clung to the point of surface tension around the perimeter of the liquid. I find the aroma to be very delightful; it's mostly of dark, dried fruit and coffee/toffee overtones, although toasted malts aren't far behind.

The flavor is delectable. It's so complex: there are hints of dark fruits, espresso, and bittersweet chocolate, with lots of the aforementioned toasted malts and a brown-sugar sweetness that delightfully permeates the entire structure. It's near perfect.

As for the mouthfeel, it's certainly difficult to imagine a nicer texture. It's full and rich without becoming sticky, and the carbonation is just right for my taste: very little. The aftertaste lingers incessantly, and I seem to be able to recall it several minutes later.

This reminds me why I appreciate the Doppelbock style so very much. Highly, highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2006 00:30:56 | More by CWiggins
Photo of jdg204
jdg204

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of a three brew night at Porter's Pub in Easton, Pa with some good friends. I was celebrating a recent promotion and decided this was a night reserved for European classics.

A: Deep brown with a nice tan head and decent lacing.

S: Aromas of dark caramel, toasted malt, and a bit of dark fruits.

T: A malt bomb filled with rich caramel, chocolate, and dark fruits all merging into a very robust and satisfying flavor. A touch of hoppy bitterness provides the balance needed for this style.

M: Heavy body and good carbonation, this is defintely a sipping beer.

D: A classic beer truly deserving of it's reputation, a tour de force. As others are apt to use the term "hop bomb" this would be the prototypical "malt bomb". The rich flavors of this brew would fit perfectly with a cool Autumn night and a nice fire. I'm classifying this as a must try for all beer lovers!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 03:50:33 | More by jdg204
Photo of adam42381
adam42381

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a deep mahogany brown with ruby highlights and a 2-3 finger creamy khaki colored head. Good lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt, raisins, freshly cured tobacco and a mild nutty aroma.

Taste: Bready malt and a faint hint of chocolate up front followed by caramel malt and dried fruit in the middle middle then finishing with a mix of nuttiness and hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste mildly sweet with a bit of bitterness. Extremely well balanced. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth and somewhat creamy.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. The alcohol is completely hidden by the excellent flavor.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. Arguably the best doppelbock in the world. You can't go wrong with this beer. Buy it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 20:03:12 | More by adam42381
Photo of hopdog
hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

Another beer that I used to drink in mass when I was a teenager. Sitting here rating it brings backs the memories (or should I say lack of memories!). What a head! 90% of the glass poured a tan head. Color is a darker reddish brown. Malty sweet aroma and tastes. Caramel and dark fruits. Smooth and easy to drink.

Notes from 10/29/04

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 01:49:43 | More by hopdog
Photo of Doppel07
Doppel07

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer grew on me after repeated sampling and now I love it.
The flavors are subtle and tend to come together very late making this the antithesis of the trendy glut of overaggressive beers currently being produced. Delicately rich and malty, Celebrator is elegant and complex. And my daughter likes the goat.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2004 20:16:50 | More by Doppel07
Photo of Bubba83
Bubba83

California

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip at around 50 degrees.

Body is black as night with maybe a tinge of dark brown around the edges. The head is an extremely light tan color, almost off-white. Khaki perhaps. Around one finger width of super creamy head. The retention and lacing is a little on the light side.

I'm smelling dark fruits, plum, raspberry, fig, raisins. Also quite a bit of bittersweet chocolate here and vanilla/caramel. A smidge of coffee even enters the equation, which I wasn't expecting.

Taste is more of the same. Happy to report that this is not sickly sweet like many of the other doppelbocks I have had. Good bit of dark fruit up front, lots of fig, almost like eating a fig newton. Huge caramel mid-range, with a good amount of vanilla, and more coffee rounds out the flavor than was in the smell. Yum!

Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Smooth and creamy yet well carbonated, the only dock I can give it is that it may be a little thinner than I was looking for.

Drinks impeccably well. No alcohol heat to speak of at all, extremely palatable flavors with no off flavors at all. Damn, it's hard to put a finger on why this is such a great beer, but it really is a great great classic. If I could only pick one beer to sum up why German beers are so awesome, this would likely be it.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 08:46:04 | More by Bubba83
Photo of Dawkfan
Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown, tinges of red noticeable when held up to a light. 1 finger of light tan head that doesn't last very long. A thin skim of foam remains on top.

S- Nice aroma of sweet toasted malts, caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, and molasses. There's an underlying smell of chocolate as well. Let this one warm up, the aromas really start to come out.

T- This is just as complex as the nose. Toasted caramel malts, and molasses up front, the sweetness starts to fade to a coffee and hop biterness in the end. Like the nose, I get a chocoalte presence throughout.

M- Thick and chewy, leaves a bit of stickiness behind. Nice and smooth, the carbonation stops this from becoming to heavy.

D- This is the standard for Doppelbocks as far as I'm concerned. A very complex and flavorful brew that I'd enjoy any time any place.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 23:38:02 | More by Dawkfan
Photo of Dubblebock
Dubblebock

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrator Doppelbock is one of those rare standard-bearer brews, a recognized and respected classic of it's particular style. I love these big, malty, hearty, German brews. The bottle comes with this cool little plastic ram tied around the neck, a really classy touch.

Celebrator poured exceptionally well. The head was frothy and at least 3/4 of an inch thick. It took a few minutes to reside, but it never quite completely dissolved, staying around as a thin layer of foam floating on top of the liquid. This is the black hole of beers, so deep and rich that light cannot escape. Absolutely wonderful. The nose was good, too, although not as heavy as I had expected based on the raw appearance of the beer.

The taste was pure bliss. Chocolate malts hit my taste buds immediately, followed by a warm rush of alcohol. This is one rich and inviting doppelbock. Very complex, too. Hints of almonds appear in the taste, followed by a semi-sweet cocoa bitterness. Freakin' fantastic.

The Celebrator finished up smooth and warming. The aftertaste was smooth and clean. Exceptional mouthfeel. The carbonation was perfect.

The Celebrator is certainly a world-class doppelbock. I was glad that I picked this up on my weekend beer run. Although I didn't have this sample with food, I could easily recommend any type of beef dish as a food compliment. It would be a welcome addition at my table if I were serving steaks or pot roast.

Get it if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2004 01:58:26 | More by Dubblebock
Photo of gnaussea
gnaussea

California

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours just beautifully with a fully retentive tan head floating above a very dark, but fairly clear body. Smells of roasted caramel malts, a bit of banana, and subtle, fruity nuances. The taste is a bit more roasted, with the malt not quite as strong. Molasses is prominent. Bold, but not overpowering. Very complex flavor with many subtle, indistinguishable flavors that produce more a general feel than they do individual qualities. The hops are present but underlining, and I think are a unique blend that provides the fruity flavor. The mouthfeel is simply perfect. Carbonated to give a nice, happy kick, but not vigorous. The only criticism I can give this beer is that it does not provide the bocky wheat flavor. A wonderful brew. I dont generally care for Ayingers but this is definitely among my favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2003 05:53:07 | More by gnaussea
Photo of flexabull
flexabull

California

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I have never reviewed this classic. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I had it. The price is a bit of a deterrent though, I paid $4 for this 330 ml bottle...

Pours a dark cola brown color with a nice white bubbly head.

Aromas are of light toast, nuts, cream, and brown sugars. This is a very pleasant beer to smell...

Taste is sweet, dark, and creamy. Lots of interesting malt flavors going on, cola, nuts, brown sugar, molasses, and a really light soy flavor as well. Very complex beer, with a crisp and dry finish.

Nice full mouthfeel, a little chewy, but overly so. Feels soft, yet thick.

Drinkability is very good. What a nice beer to sip.. I have a feeling this one will disappear from the glass rather quickly.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 22:38:30 | More by flexabull
Photo of Greggy
Greggy

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a very nice thick tan head over a just translucent, brown/ruby, body. The head, in my pilsner glass, is 3+ finger and has some really nice staying power.

S- First off, I get what I describe as a fresh flour scent, with a nice chocolate, caramel maltiness, and even some light prune, and dark fruit spiciness. To sum up the smell in one word, this smells a lot like a french silk pie. Nice dark chocolate notes.. etc.

T- A low carbonation sweeps over the tongue, but you can tell this beer isn't lacing any body. Initially, you get some nice dry chocolate, with some lingering caramel, light cherry, prunes, and eventually a light drop hopiness, in the finish. Its like a dryer chocolate milk with some dry fruits added. Complex, and delicious.

M- Low carbonation works well for the style although a touch more might benefit the initial taste. The body is very nicely done as it isn't to thick, but not to thin.

D- @6.7%, this is one great beer. Of all doppelbocks I've had, this one is king.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 04:01:04 | More by Greggy
Photo of Bonis
Bonis

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A dark brownish red with a huge tan head that takes a few minutes to die off. Looks good.

S - Spicy and malty/bready up front, possibly almost like gingerbread. The spicy aroma is where the alcohol hides. Lots of dark sugars are apparent as well, adding some hints of dark fruit.

T - Bready, chewy, malty with sweet caramel. The sweetness just explodes on the back end with hints of burnt brown sugars and spicy dried dark fruits. Complex, yet to the point. This tastes excellent.

M - Fairly big bodied, yet creamy, smooth, and somewhat refreshing. The only trace of alcohol is on the way down.

D - This one could be gone in no time, but I'm savoring it because it's my first ever. This seems like a beer you could session at 6.7%, then again you'd probably get pretty buzzed. I'll be picking up a few more of these for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 01:15:18 | More by Bonis
Photo of ColoradoBobs
ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got myself this ($2.99 for 11.2 oz.), a couple of Salvators ($1.49 for 12 oz.) and a 750 ml bottle of St. Bernardus Abt 12 ($8.99!) at Wilbur's Wine and Spirits in Ft. Collins, CO, to celebrate my birthday, and to compare with each other. Appropriately, I'm starting the celebration with Celebrator!

Opened the bottle at approximately 45 degrees F. Perhaps a bit too warm, probably not?

Pours a lovely dark, almost opaque mahogany red-brown with a smooth tan two-finger head, that turns bumpy and thick and quickly diminishes to a small ring. Minimal lacing.

First smell is of raisins, coffee, chocolate and some sugar: warm and inviting. A very rich aroma.

First taste is rich, dark malt, and very very smoooth. Not as bitey as Salvator -- smooth like St. Martin's Dunkler Doppelbock, but warmer and heavier. By mid-glass, some of the spicey underflavors have come up. The taste takes on a clove almost peppery set. Long chocolatey, peppery, clovey aftertaste. Mmmm. I'm sure there are some hops in there somewhere, but they're well in the background -- just where I like them.

So silky in the mouth -- you want to roll it around a bit.

Drinkability is hard to judge from only one bottle, but at 6.7%, this one is bit on the weak end of the D-B scale, so it's pretty sure you could handle two or three -- if you can afford them.

While this is pretty good, I don't see it as being THAT much better than the St. Martin I mentioned earlier. It IS smoother than Salvator.

I'd love to compare this with Maximator -- anybody know where I can get a couple of them in N. Colorado?

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2004 02:57:57 | More by ColoradoBobs
Photo of KAP1356
KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass...

A - So hard to say that this is one color or another. It is literally on the border between black and brown. In some light it appears black, but in others it appears extremely dark brown. There is a nice one finger tan head that forms and takes a little bit to recede.

S - Sweet malty goodness. Dark fruits are abundant in the nose with dates and prunes being the most noticeable; some raisin is present as well. There is also a nice coffee and chocolate aroma that comes out as well.

D - Sweet malts with some nice molasses flavor and some clight coffee flavors. Dark sugary fruits are definitely in the forefront of this profile as well. Raisins and prunes stand out amongst all the flavors. Slight alcohol at the back of the palate.

M - Slightly sticky on the palate. Some nice carbonation and medium bodied. Despite it being not a full bodied, thick beer, it is a nice rich beer.

D - Nicely drinkable. Not too heavy and a great sipping beer. Could easily get lost in several of these in a sitting. It's great when you want something heavier but not quite as heavy as a stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 01:43:35 | More by KAP1356
Photo of suspect
suspect

New York

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Perfect mahogany color...almost opaque. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger light brown head that sticks around for a minute or two before disappearing and leaving a small ring around the glass. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S: Toasted malts, toffee, caramel malts and a hint of spice like nutmeg. Really nice nose on this one but not totally overpowering.

T: Dried fruit, huge malt profile and some hop bitterness to this one. Easily one of the best, if not *the* best dopplebock I've had. Although I'm a relative dopplebock newby, I'll be revisiting for sure.

M: Sticky but not over powering, slight bitterness, a touch of alcohol and perfect carbonation.

O: A really nice beer. This is why I feel like a trip to Germany is in order. Beers like this have been around for *hundreds* of years and it shows in near-perfection. It makes me happy that they export!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 01:14:45 | More by suspect
Photo of schlimenhaumer
schlimenhaumer

New York

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a very very dark ruby color with a one-finger dark cream-colored head. Lacing could have been a bit better.

S: Caramel and malty bread notes come through quite strongly, with a bit of yeast at the end.

T: Primarily caramel up front moving into the malty bread flavors you'd expect from a dopplebock. There are some pleasant notes of bitterness toward the end, and I enjoyed the alcoholic notes on the finish.

M: Generally wet and creamy with some carbonation to tingle your tongue. Very nice.

D: This is a really filling brew, so it might better serve as dessert than something you drink all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 00:43:23 | More by schlimenhaumer
Photo of jletts
jletts

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- reddish caramel with exceptional head that lasts and lasts.

S- Lots of elements come out in the smell. Strong plum, banana, slight apricot with notes of perhaps toasted almond in the end.

T- Plum, syrupy burnt caramel, yeasty with very slight notes of citrus and cocoa, buttery alcohol finish...smooth!

M- buttery and silky. Nice consistency.

D- very high, I could drink several and love it more and more.

This is my first taste of this great brew and will definately review again. I will need a few tastes to even begin to comprehend the complex flavors in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 02:38:23 | More by jletts
Photo of TheKingofWichita
TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black color with a thick brown head and tons and tons of lacing. Smells of roasted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes is a little different. Plenty of tasty roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and only slight hints of prune, plum and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with a mild carbonation that springs life into the palate. Drinkability is very high.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 16:08:34 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of joepais
joepais

Maine

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured black thin head to slight lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma with some coffee notes. Medium creamy mouth feel Sweet toasted malty flavor some raisin fruitiness .The best doppelbock I have ever had and Garrett Oliver was right this paired great with venison

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 04:58:16 | More by joepais
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle out of a four pack into a large wine glass.

A- Celebrator holds a very dark brown color with spots of a burnt red towards the surface. Behind light this had a deep mahagony appearance. A pretty steep pour only produced a skim of beige foam that faded leaving no lace.

S- A whole lot of malts both dark and sweet. No smell of any lingering hops. Fresh bread from the malts as well. A nice mix of chocolate and dark fruits in the back. A great smelling beer all and all.

T- Having had some bad luck on some new dopplebock offerings it's good to come back to the best. Deep malt sweetness plus some bananas I did not pick up in scent. Some dark fruit as well with figs. Some roast like flavors in the end. Getting some molasses as well, a great dopple.

M- The feel is great and full, well a step below full with minimal carb going for it which I think works well. This is very sweet on the mouth and goes down oh so smooth. Just a bit of an aftertaste with sweetness and a touch of roast.

D- On my next bottle already, 12oz were not enough, and the ABV is on the low end which makes it easier for me in the morning. The flavor on this is just so full and rich that other versions really cant compare.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 03:03:27 | More by BARFLYB
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,928 ratings.