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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,108 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,108
Reviews: 2,206
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 322
Gots: 363 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

d5001986, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Danflurry, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11.2 oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Celebrator pours a bit short of solid black, as a good amount of ruby highlights are easily appreciable. About a finger and a half of khaki colored foam crowns the beer and shows a little bit of endurance. Lacing leaves something to be desired though. The nose is comprised of a very nice blend of biscuit and toffee aromas. The flavor profile has a bit more depth, as a light dusting of chocolate serves as a bridge from the toasty bread to caramel centerpieces, and a subtle dried fig note appears during the finish. If at least of those secondary characteristics was a bit more developed, everything would be just about perfect. The body is picturesque, full and sturdy, while remaining as far away from viscous as a sub 7% ABV beer should. Carbonation is nicely understated. It's easy to see why Ayinger's Celebrator is considered a classic version of the style.

axeman9182, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a deep deep ruby-brown, with a thin off white head. Nose is cereal and toffee. On the palate I get a roasted barley, moderate toffee sweetness, and slight hints of soy-sauce/salt. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and light. Great amount of carbonation.

Overall an amazing beer I'm very happy to revisit. I seem to remember more pronounced sweetness from the last time I had it.

Zach136, Dec 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Zanico, Dec 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

lightfool, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of zander4dawin
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

A master piece of its style. Pours a solid dark brown with a tan head. Flavors of raisin, caramel with a buttery mouthfeel. Feels full bodied. Rich and fruity. A classic beer that is a must try for anyone. Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock is a testimeant that a well crafted beer can be enjoyed for ages.

zander4dawin, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ShiaLeBoof, Dec 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

spikechiquet, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Sunn, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jcoulighan, Dec 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

2GOOFY, Dec 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Flashyspoons, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hoptologist, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

whatsgoody, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tourdot, Dec 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Rognvaldr, Dec 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

guild337, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

nquigley16, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet glass.

Pours a very dark red colour, going into black with a small but decent head.

Smells quite rich and dark, fruity almost like port.

Taste reflects the smell mostly, though its a bit darker, with a hint of yeast and a crisp, clean finish. Nice warming booze taste too.

Overall, quite a tasty beer. Far too drinkable.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Lukass, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,108 ratings.