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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,673 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 411
Gots: 615 | FT: 22
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,673 | Reviews: 2,275
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Probably the doppelbock to judge all other doppelbocks by. Poured for me at Tria in Philly. Nice head. Very dark black. Mouthfeel is thick. Roasted flavors throughout. Chocolate malt at the forefront of the taste. In the higher range of alcohol perecentages, but eminenently drinkable.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The first dopplebock I ever had years back, but only now getting a chance to review it since its not sold in this state. Beer pours dark, but still lighter than any porter I have ever had, gives almost a garnet tone with the light behind it.

Smell has a heavy raisin scent mixed with dark chocolate. Slight hint of molasses hits the palate on the first sip before it is taken over by a mix of dark, bitter - a good bitter - chocolate taste with a little mocha thrown in for good measure. Almost looks like a cup of coffee with this Guinness mug I'm drinking it from. Delicious taste hides the alcohol very well. Don't think I'd have more than 1-2 at a time however, like I would an ale or something lighter.

A great brew that I will be going back to over and over.

Photo of tonistruth
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark mahogany, 1/2" tan head, decent retent

S- malty, raisin, caramel

T- malty, maple syrup, caramel, raisin, alcohol lingering in background, woody, hint of cardboard, sweet, big sweet finish

M- full body yet smooth, sticky finish with a touch of alcohol though aftertaste, slight carbonation

D- hype surrounding this brew may just be credible i really enjoyed this, good brew, recommended

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Even more interesting and lively than in bottle. Sweet, malty, creamy, dark sweet fruits, like fig. Always a treat.

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmamay22
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark almost black brown with a creamy tan colored head that refuses to disappear. Malts and more malts in the nose. There is a very faint roasted scent, but far removed from the roasted scents you'd find in a stout. Smooth as velvet mouthfeel with very fine carbonation. Almost syrupy malted taste with a slight hint of alcohol. Bitterness and malts meld into one beautiful flavor finishing dry. I love to use this as a marinade if I can find courage enough to part with a bottle.

Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of booga73
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of JBogan
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head which leaves good lacing behind. Pretty good looking brew.

Smells of malts and perhaps some licorice. Very inviting blend.

Tastes follow the nose here. Malts dominate, along with small amounts of licorice and maybe even a hint of coffee. Some dark fruits (fig, raisin, dates) make an appearance along with a hint of alcohol as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, yet smooth. Small amount of carbonation, but the right amount for a beer of this style.

This is an enjoyable beer, although I wouldn't want more than one or two at a sitting. Not my favorite style, but for what it is, it's pretty good.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of johnhenryconway
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Swaino
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jimmygord
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of gfg0020
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of helios7
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luk13
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl Bottle. Very dark dopplebock (tasted side by side with weltenberger kloster, augistiner maximator and trois mousquetaire DB, thanks TheJester) This one stood out from the lot by it's especially fruity aroma, plums and cherries abound with lots of caramelized sugars. Rather cherry taste with some good sweetness. Mouthfeel is okay creamy with very fine carbonation.

Photo of TripelMark
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of RandyKemka
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kmoen
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Boca-X
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a tall, tan head. Nose is very bready, sweet and malty with a touch of pungent molasses.

Taste is heavily caramelized malts, dark and rich. Elements of pumpernickel, sorghum, licorice, rye, butter toffee, prunes and a sweetness not sweet enough to be cloying. A red-winey element high on the palate. Finish has a lingering dark coffee bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel is thick but not syrupy, very smooth. Eminently satisfying. I could session this one. Plus, a kewl goatee hang-tag, too!

Photo of EStreet20
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tall thin pilsner glass.

A - A nice deep, dark brown with gorgeous red tint with a tall off white head of foam. Looks great. Great staying power from the head.

S - Roasted malts with some sweetness.

T - A nice roasty flavor with some enexpected bitterness. Coffee and chocolate notes as well. Very clean finish with no real aftertaste.

M - Minimal carbonation but a very thick, smooth feel.

D - Pretty good. Goes down nice and smooth and the ABV is somewhat low for a doppelbock.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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