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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,957 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,957
Reviews: 2,197
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 297
Gots: 308 | FT: 18
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)
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Ratings: 4,957 | Reviews: 2,197 | Display Reviews Only:
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tbeer40

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -53.9%

01-12-2012 23:40:02 | More by tbeer40
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littlebeer

California

2/5  rDev -53.9%

05-14-2013 06:19:11 | More by littlebeer
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NeverSettle

Texas

2/5  rDev -53.9%

10-13-2012 17:04:27 | More by NeverSettle
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timoteo833

New York

2/5  rDev -53.9%

06-01-2013 02:07:32 | More by timoteo833
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -53.9%

12-15-2011 06:22:25 | More by AlaskanYoung
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MonkeyStain

Florida

2/5  rDev -53.9%

09-17-2012 13:22:17 | More by MonkeyStain
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McKinley


2.25/5  rDev -48.2%

10-16-2013 22:40:25 | More by McKinley
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -48.2%

09-12-2013 01:40:04 | More by CityofBals
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anon

California

2.35/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured very dark drown, nice head and lacing to boot. Moderate carbonation.

Smell was lots of caramel, malt and some fruit/nut in there. Coffee.

Now this is where I am led to believe I may have picked up a bad bottle; this tasted absolutely awful. Up front there was lots of malt and caramel, but the aftertaste...the aftertaste was just bad. There was just something just not right about it. I've had a few others of this style and enjoyed them, but something was off. I'll definitely have to pick up another one sometime, as I was quite let down.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 22:24:37 | More by anon
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uziangis

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

01-13-2012 02:41:00 | More by uziangis
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CNOTEKC

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

01-11-2012 02:09:53 | More by CNOTEKC
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biokid23

California

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

01-30-2014 05:51:25 | More by biokid23
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Twpsyn

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

04-10-2014 23:08:08 | More by Twpsyn
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craigreno

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

04-01-2013 06:45:24 | More by craigreno
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

07-20-2014 14:01:12 | More by BcOneSeven
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rxeight

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

09-13-2013 16:45:45 | More by rxeight
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

06-11-2013 00:21:15 | More by kevrice88
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bvburnes

Nevada

2.55/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Being of fan of Bocks, I was fully prepared to love this ubiquitous doppelbock. I bought a four-pack a week or so before Christmas; My kids had great fun hanging the little plastic Rams on our tree.

You know, I'm not sure if I just got a couple of bad bottles or if this style is just not for me, but the first bottle out, I quite liked. It was kind of sweet and malty, smelled great, felt nice going down--quite satisfying.

Then the next bottle was entirely disappointing. There was a slightly funky smell to it, and an even funkier taste. Bottle #3 was the same. I couldn't bring myself to even open Bottle #4. Did I finally experience skunked beer? I thought that was more common in highly hopped beers.

At $10 for the four pack, I hate to try it again for fear of wasting my hard-earned beer money.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 16:31:05 | More by bvburnes
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PhiloPsych

California

2.65/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured brown from the bottle with about an inch of head; the head dissipated quickly and almost completely, leaving just a slight ring around the edge. Smell was sweet and alcoholic. I don't know how to describe the taste exactly. It's sweet up front followed by a kick of funkiness that is strange and unfamiliar to me. There's a bit of solvent and steel in the taste, I think. The first part of each sip is good, but the back end doesn't suit me.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 04:45:48 | More by PhiloPsych
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DarthMalt

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was not very impressed by this beer. Being a big fan of
d-bocks, I was ready to be taken away, but instead, I just sort of sat there, looking at the beer, wondering what all the fuss was about. Instead of a masterpiece in comlexity and depth, this beer had the sort of 2D, flavor-by-numbers that you often get with domestic brewpub styles. It was dark and smoky like a stout, and boozy like a double bock.

There is this "classic" double bock flavor which I have come to expect now from any d-bock. I don't know if this quintessential flavor lies in the type of malt used, the hops, some sort of decoction mashing, or what, but the one thing I do know is that, I know it when I taste it. Sadly, Celebrator does not have it. Neither does Sam Adams, btw.

The only six I have had, so far, which exude the "classic" double bock flavor are:

Allgauer Cambonator
Tucher Bajuvator
St. Martin Dunkler
Paulaner Slavator
Spaten Optimator
Augustiner Maximator

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PS - I also thought the little billy goats dangling around the bottlenecks--while cute--were a little hokey.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2002 12:12:22 | More by DarthMalt
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

05-15-2013 03:41:26 | More by DCgolfpro
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DrunkAl

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

06-11-2014 12:35:43 | More by DrunkAl
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

06-30-2013 03:53:05 | More by rpstevens
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Lochnessmonster

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

02-05-2014 03:45:17 | More by Lochnessmonster
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Das_Reh

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

A = a wonderfully rich, almost black brown color, with a beautiful tan head. I'm looking forward to this.

S = Rich and malty, roasty, hints of chocolate and toffe, mollasses, a touch of alcohol.

T = Yowza... not what I was expecting. I knew it was going to be rich and malt forward, but DAMN. Roasty and rich, very sweet (almost cloyingly sweet), chocolate and molasses, and something I can only describe as "beer funk". There is some hop bitterness but malt takes a front seat here. There is a slight booziness to it as well.

M = rich and chewy, very heavy

O = My first example of the Doppelbock style, and I can honestly say I don't think I was ready for it. I'll give it another try in the future, perhaps try another example of the style, but for me, this was far too sweet and heavy on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 07:42:49 | More by Das_Reh
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,957 ratings.