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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,379 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,379
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 358
Gots: 453 | 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)
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Photo of DougT
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured down the middle of a Sam Adams glass

A: Near black, 3 finger medium tan, thick creamy head. Very slowly dissipating to thin layer with little lace.

S: Dark wheat bread, yeast, dark cherry and chocolate.

T: Not overpowering. Malty. Some hops, dark fruit. Slightly bitter finish. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Label says Dark, Malty and Rich. Truth in advertising.

M: Smooth and creamy. Hits the front of the tongue and the throat. Nice fizz. Medium body.

O: A very nice Double bock. This hits the high points. Hops and malt in balance, chocolate flavors, smooth and creamy. No alcohol taste. Just like it should be.

DougT, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of JimmyCop
5/5  rDev +15.2%

JimmyCop, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of beertardis
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beertardis, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of gr0g
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost as dark in color as a Schwarzbier, topped with two fingers of foam. Retention is very good and the somewhat sticky head leaves some streaks of lacing. Aroma of sweet ripe dark fruits, toffee, and the floral aroma of noble hops.

The intertwining flavors of dark, toasty malt with the aforementioned dark fruits are the highlight of the flavor profile. There's just a tinge of bitterness on the finish, enough to impart a wonderful balance to the flavor. While some doppelbocks can be one-dimensional and cloying sweet, the roasted malt and skillful hopping here lend complexity. Exceedingly smooth mouthfeel thanks to a soft, fine carbonation.

"Finest Bavarian double bock beer" is printed on the label and is entirely accurate. Despite being low in ABV compared with many other doppels, Celebrator is head and shoulders above the competition.

gr0g, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of ckk527
5/5  rDev +15.2%

ckk527, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Abnrml
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Abnrml, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of aliveguy17
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

aliveguy17, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tenacioustomato, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Matagal
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Matagal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Herky21
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Herky21, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Zachtheporter, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of johntfox
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Michael_d_Thompson
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Michael_d_Thompson, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Iztok
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Iztok, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jamiecoppin
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

jamiecoppin, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

e30todamax, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

currysmegs, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

losdizzel, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Pelicanrocks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Pelicanrocks, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of MickeyD
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: poured dark and thick with a two plus finger width of head however it dissipates fairly quickly, very dark red, black mostly in the glass when held to the light. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: good balance of hops and malt smells, towards the middle a more floral spice is noted.

Taste: Dark roasted notes with heavy and rich nutty malt taste. Hops are very subdued.

Mouth feel: somewhat thin compared to the look at the poor. Dark roasted caramel almost burnt.

Overall: I must say this is a great beer. The “double” makes it stout like while still retaining the caramel malt taste. I like to have this beer with a big filet and pan sauce.

MickeyD, Mar 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

DrunkenMonk, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jkn09, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of 1up
5/5  rDev +15.2%

1up, Mar 08, 2013
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,379 ratings.