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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,875 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,875
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 279
Gots: 288 | 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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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-07-2013 17:40:29 | More by srgj88
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-01-2013 14:59:26 | More by Johnny_Duck
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-23-2014 01:58:22 | More by YoudownwithABV
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-18-2011 04:29:17 | More by jjheinrichs
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-19-2013 19:17:30 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-30-2013 03:23:54 | More by M1k3y
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2012 01:56:34 | More by szmnnl99
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2012 00:11:17 | More by Brushkanna
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-19-2014 05:00:04 | More by Lucnifter
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2012 00:24:08 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-22-2013 02:39:03 | More by Daniellobo
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Leschber

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-13-2012 13:56:11 | More by Leschber
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kornkid8600

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-21-2012 05:27:40 | More by kornkid8600
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shuajw

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-31-2013 02:54:15 | More by shuajw
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-28-2013 04:55:58 | More by mpayne5
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-05-2013 02:18:32 | More by laxer8811
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babaracas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-29-2013 05:43:16 | More by babaracas
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle from Sherlocks (Marietta, GA). 11.99/ 4 pack. No bottling date. Served in a Microbrasserie Charlevoix goblet.

Pours a deep, barely translucent garnet with just over one finger pale head. The head fades to a thin layer that laces well.

Aroma is almost dominated initially by an unfortunate bitter metallic note. Behind that I get some caramel, raisin, faint cocoa and biscuit. The metallic smell slinks further into the background as it warms but doesn't disappear.

Luckily the flavor has only a hint of the metallic strangeness from the nose. Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, earthy, nutty, hints of cherry, caramel, toffee, slight coffee and a mild floral bitterness. Crazy how complex and layered with flavor this is. Malty and delicious.

Creamy medium body with fairly heavy carbonation. Malty aftertaste with cocoa, nuts, toffee and raisins.

Outstanding. Not sure what took me so long to try this. I've had several dopplebocks but none have had the balance and complex array of flavor found in this gold standard. This is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 04:02:04 | More by ThickNStout
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Efay

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've heard from many people that this beer was excellent, but I kinda held off of it for awhile. Today I saw it in stock at the store and decided to give it a try. Had my tries of bocks but never had a doppelbock.

A- Lot's of carbonation and lots of foam. This foam is extremely creamy, and is a pale brown color. The body is almost pitch black, but some light passes through and you can see a hue of dark brown. Lots of thick lacing.

S- Subtle roasted malts, with some dark chocolate. Smells very sweet. Maybe a hint of dried fruit. This smells aren't the strong point in this brew. Every thing is very subtle.

T- Roasted bitter malts and chocolate are nice and appropriate.Some burnt sugar that definitely makes this an after meal must.

M- Medium bodied and light amounts of carbonation. This is highly drinkable and goes down extremely smooth.

O- Even though its lacking in smells, the taste and easy drinkability make up for it and make up for where it lacks. This is much like a porter but different at the same time, minus the higher drinkablity that comes from this doppelbock. I definitely enjoy this more than a typical porter though.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 05:30:04 | More by Efay
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 6.7%.

A - Pours a dark brown with a 1cm tan head. Head reduced to a ring of bubble with some clusters on the surface. Minimal lacing.

S - Lightly toasted bread, brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins in particular), slight nuttiness, hint of grass and a hint of booze in the background. Certainly has a bit of a fruit cake vibe to it. (And I love fruit cake.)

T - Some brown sugar, lightly toasted bread, some dried fruit, hint of coffee, mild hop bitterness. Alcohol is well masked. Flavour isn't too sweet or too burnt. Quite well balanced.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, clean finish.

O - Oh this is quite good. Definitely the best Dopplebock I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 02:19:29 | More by decimator
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm finally getting around to trying the Celebrator. Pours from the slim bottle a deep dark brown..nearly black with a nice tan two finger head. Maroon streaks when held up to the light. Nice. Huge caramel malt nose with hints of chocolate and dark fruits. I get some cherry/raspberry in there as well. A bit burnt with a nice sweetness. Good lacing on the glass to boot!

First sip is a big, thick caramel, cocoa maltiness. I get some hints of raisins, molasses and some dark fruits. A nice sweet body that only shows a hint of bitterness on the way down. Burnt, roasty, a bit nutty. Quite a tasty, malty brew.

Mouthfeel has a big, creamy body that makes its presence known. Smooth and easy to drink. I could see a four pack night of Celebrator no problem. Just a damn fine doppelbock and a testament to malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2005 04:13:09 | More by orbitalr0x
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice creamy tan 2 finger creamy head, which fades to a nice cap and thick ring of lacing. Smells hugely of malts, brown sugar, raisins, touch of sweet alcohol, very nice smell. Tastes very malty, sweet raisins, Carmel, toffee, red sweet grapes, a touch of earthy hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very drinkable for the 6.7%abv. $3 for a single, next time I'll get a 4 pack. This stands up to all the talk and then some. Check this one out for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 02:16:06 | More by Homebrew35
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle into a pint

Pours nearly black with a lovely three finger tan head that lasts for quite some time. Leaves nice lacing.

Smells of sweet dark fruits dipped in molasses and rum.

Reminiscent of the nose, lots of sweet fruits, raisins, and molasses/brown sugar. Some chocolate in there as well, slightly bitter from the malts.

Surprisingly not heavily-bodied at all. Big flavor but medium bodied. Leaning towards a wet finish.

Superior drinkability. Celebrator is a 6.7% Doppelbock that goes down like water.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 00:36:37 | More by BranfordBound
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jmz62565

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear dark mahogony with a medium tan foamy head. The smell is a smoked wood with dark fruit,not too strong,but OK. The taste,like the smell,has dark fruit,smoked wood,vanilla, sweet malt,and maybe carmel. The m/f is medium with a nice creamy feel. All the flavors mix very, very well. An incredible beer well worth all the acolades given to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 00:09:05 | More by jmz62565
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alcohol comes through on aroma and taste. Lovely chocolate brown color, foam, root beer aftertaste. Easy on mouth even with some initial bitterness. Mild roast overwhelmed by malt sweetness. Hint of nuts and chocolate, and pinch of fruit and spices. Great again in March 2005.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2004 23:21:50 | More by Sammy
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,875 ratings.