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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,927 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,927
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 291
Gots: 299 | 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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Stoneman78

California

4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel Tulip glass
A- Pours a dark brown to black hue with garnet highlights, head is tan and frothy that is mostly diminishing, minimal lacing
S- Very rich and complex aroma captures tones of dark fruit, roasty and caramel malts, some breads and hints of alcohol
T- Initial taste is bread and caramel malts mixed with dark fruits, coffee and syrupy molasses, light smoke and pepper and a hint of bitter hops in the background, slight alcohol presence in the finish, wonderfully balanced with different levels of flavor as the drink progresses
M- Medium-bodied beer, good carbonation, oily texture coats the mouth and tongue
D- Smooth and rich doppelbock that is easy to drink at almost 7%abv, this is a well-known offering with a great reputation that is well-deserved, I would definitely pick this up again in the future

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 06:17:19 | More by Stoneman78
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djmichaelk

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a perfect pint.

A - Ruby-edged brown with a towering off-white head. Great retention, and reasonable lacing around the glass.

S - Very nice. Much more on the malty side of a doppelbock, with some breadiness and a bit of yeast. The caramel and brown sugar are far away at the back of the room.

T - This is definitely right up my alley for the style. Too many (for me) doppels run too far to the sweet side, but this one sticks to the basics, with roasted malts, some earthiness, and a touch of yeast at the forefront. Yum.

M - Maybe a little on the thin side for me -- the carbonation is higher than I'm used to.

D - Mid-strong, and great flavors combine to make this a pretty drinkable beer. I could go through at least a few of these in a sitting.

O - The price is right, and the flavors are top-notch. Maybe as good as I've had in this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 02:21:56 | More by djmichaelk
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Sinewave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-18-2011 04:24:57 | More by Sinewave
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AGust82

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-14-2013 16:41:38 | More by AGust82
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Zach122

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-04-2013 05:20:24 | More by Zach122
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iceball585

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown molasses color w/ thin tan head when poured

S- Roasted and bready malt aroma, strong hints of chocolate

T- Chocolate, nuts, raisens, roasted malt flavors w/ a smokey finish

M- Medium bodied and creamy, fairly hardy feel

D- The flavors hide the alcohol well making this very easy to drink for anyone

Very very good beer. Haven't had a beer this complex in a while. Definatly recommend trying this beer, in fact I'm kind of wishing I had bought more than just one of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2007 21:02:55 | More by iceball585
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buffs9

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-10-2013 19:59:03 | More by buffs9
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a small white head. Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. I am curious to see how this will turn out now. Taste was a bit of a punch in the mouth for me, the smell got me going, but the taste didn't land for me. I found it to be thick and rich, definitely a lot of flavor, with the molasses and dark fruits coming in strong. Overall, I don't think I'll seek this out again until I have a greater appreciation for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 22:20:50 | More by gkunkle
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-23-2014 22:41:46 | More by wesside89
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sacfly

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a frothy brown/tan head. Smell is malty and sweet with just a hint of basement smell. Smooth full body. Tastes just like it smells- only stronger. Very enjoyable. Just the right amount of ABV for this beer. Alcohol is not noticeable at 6.7%. Would defiantly enjoy having more of these!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2004 21:58:34 | More by sacfly
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-18-2013 16:32:38 | More by athomasPSU
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 17:28:45 | More by kevwcamp
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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-30-2012 23:12:49 | More by scottiethebody
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-04-2012 11:40:05 | More by jduprey007
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AaronBurr

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-24-2011 23:16:31 | More by AaronBurr
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

11-14-2013 04:38:25 | More by earljones199
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Phigg1102

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-21-2014 13:40:19 | More by Phigg1102
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Joecaddie

Delaware

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-24-2011 13:31:44 | More by Joecaddie
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jeffthecheff

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, reddish brown with nice head into the celebrator glass. Edges of the brew are lighter red and middle is black. I love when that happens.

Very nice strong smell of dark dried fruits from the malt.

Taste is not exactly my cup of tea, although I give it credit for its strong complex flavors. Licorice and burnt malt flavors come through. Keep this one out about 45 minutes before drinking, as its much better when its warmer.


Heavy mouthfeel with a bit of acidic aftertaste. I'm not digging the aftertaste so much, which also affects its drinkability. I sipped on this one for a long time, and I didn't feel like grabbing another. But if I liked the taste more this would be a good, easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 01:50:37 | More by jeffthecheff
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle -No best by date visible.

Poured into Duvel tulip, poured a deep dark brown almost black , two finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin lacing,good carbonation .

Smell - Ripe fruits with toasted malts.

Taste - Sweet fruits with a toasted malt backing ,slight caramel , molasses with chocolate hints .

Drinkability - Very drinkable Doppelbock the tastes seem to come together well and has a nice aftertaste with a fruity finish,well blended and balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 19:32:48 | More by InebriatedJoker
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Honus1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-18-2014 17:28:27 | More by Honus1
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jaluria

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was highly anticipating this brew since I had ordered it several times before from my local store, but it had been out-of-stock.

Great artwork on the bottle; made it seem very special.
Appeared a very dark brown color with an above normal viscosity and a tan colored head that did not stick around, but left little bits of lacing. Definitely appeared darker in color than other Doppelbocks I've had, and that made this interesting from the very start.
Aromas of caramel, various types of malt (roasted and dark), and alcohol. There seemed to an astringent-like aroma as well, but that could have been the result of the different ingredients coming together, rather than an unique ingredient. Whatever it was, it was not appealing. I can best describe it as the feeling you get when you smell cheap perfume; it can begin to give you a bit of a headache. The taste was very good with a variety of sweet flavors coming through, quite complex and very malty. Rich and powerful, but perhaps, a bit too sweet especially in the aftertaste. Seemed almost like a malt beverage rather than a malty beer. The smooth character I normally associate with this style, just was not there. The drinkability is good; I could see myself having a few of these in one sitting.

I'll have to try this beer again on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2006 14:42:39 | More by jaluria
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-29-2014 02:29:13 | More by kybeerdrinker
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fx20736

New York

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

Poured yielded a 1 inch cratered khaki head that dissolved into a foamy ring after 1st sip but leaves some nice lacing. Color is beautiful, almost black and seems opaque until held up to a light where it turns into a deep garnet that barely allows light to seep through.

Aroma is bready malt with a very muted fruitiness that becomes very pruny as the glass warms. No Hops detected at all.

Moutheel is slippery, almost buttery.

Taste: Mein Gott in Himmel! Where do I begin? The overall impression I get is a burnt malt smokiness followed by a syrupy sweetness full of prunes and dates and figs. This is a lager? With it's fruity, maltiness, it's seems more like a Porter or a Tripel.

This is definitely a warmer, a way to pass the evening when snow is still on the ground and the baseball season is a ways away,

It's amazing that when I review a beer it disappears so quickly as I try to analyze it's taste. I am sad as I only bought a single 12 oz. bottle. At $ 3.95 a bottle it is not a beer to buy cavalierly and as it is Summer not really seasonal but the reviews of this beer so beguiled me I had to try it.

This Doppelbock will make an entry into my basement this Winter.

I can hardly wait.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 23:47:24 | More by fx20736
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.9%

05-21-2013 15:43:10 | More by canders0927
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,927 ratings.