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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,349 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,349
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 351
Gots: 443 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of ghostwalker
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark ruby-red body with a thick tan head. (Poured into a 0.3L Celebrator glass, couldn't quite pour hard enough to produce the head I wanted.)

Nose is deeply complex. Dark roasted malt, almost chocolatey.

Flavor is very rich and complex. This is very much a roasted malt bomb. Has much in common with a great Belgian Trappist brew or a well done RIS, the layers of flavors just keep coming. Nutty, roasty, sweet, brown sugar, chocolate. Dark fruits like an RIS, almost a prune or raisin thing. This is truly a world class brew.

Mouthfeel is rich and thick, like skim milk. Coats your mouth with greatness!

Drinkability is very good. For all it's thickness and richness, I want more than the one I bought.

ghostwalker, Jul 07, 2006
Photo of Casterbridge
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Casterbridge, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Naes
3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is brownish, black with hints of red showing through. The head is huge, sticky and milk chocolate colored.

The aroma is of super fermented malt.

Flavor is a complex blend of malts followed by a sugary sweetness. I think it tastes much better than it smells.

Moth feel is medium bodied and smooth.

An easily drinkable beer, but I would like to follow it with something different.

Naes, Jul 02, 2005
Photo of Pauly2X
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Nearly black, slight amber tinge when held to a light. One finger head faded slowly to a wisp.

S- Sweet maltly aroma with a faint earthy hop pressence.

T- Fantastic! Wonderfully complex malt profile but not so complex as to force you to "think" about this beer if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy. Great sweetness held in check perfectly by just the right amount of spicy hops.

M- Smooth as silk, very full boddied.

D- The $12 a 4 pack is the only obstacle here, If only I had a better paying job...

For me, personally, It just doesn't get any better... for now.

Pauly2X, Nov 27, 2007
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

foxyaardvark27, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BryantForestry, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of cwelsh55
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

cwelsh55, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with a red tint shining through, when held up to a light. It had a small tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a hint of roast, dark fruit, and bourbon aroma
T-Malt but not sweet, and with a roasted taste that gives you a slight hop aftertaste with the hint of bourbon in the finish.
M-high carbonation, creamy, and medium body
O-nothing is overpowering. It just gives you a well balanced aroma and taste.

a0lbudman, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of BobZ
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown with an initial tan head of about a 1/2” that recedes to about a 1/16” cap. Nice lacing.

Smell: Roasted bready malts dominate the nose.

Taste: Balanced between roasted malt bitterness and a caramel sweetness. This beer has the distinctive caramel notes of a lager which really define this doppelbock. The best way to describe the flavor is toasted (almost burnt) caramel. Pleasant and an excellent example of the style.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated which makes this beer seem on the dry side with a mildly bitter finish.

Overall: Very good example of a Doppelbock, very flavorful.

BobZ, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of chodinheaven
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nearly opaquely black, with ruby highlights and a good sized tan head that reduces down to almost nothing. Retention is lacking. Coffee and dark roasted malts on the nose, softly. Just a touch of German hops that add a slight floral aroma.

Rich and creamy mouthfeel that suits the style perfectly. Not too carbonated, but just enough to complement and even accentuate the Hallertauer hops. Those hops are so perfectly added as a rounding complement to the delicious dark-roasted malts, coffee malts and caramel malts. All three malt flavors combine to bring a very nice caramel coffee style beer, certainly the best I've had of the style. The 6.7% ABV is detectable, but only barely as the hops take hold and wash the booze character away perfectly. The aftertaste is mostly coffee, but not overpowering. Its got a long and pleasant finish.

Overall this is just a really great doppelbock and when I'm in the mood for the style, this is the one I'll be grabbing for.

chodinheaven, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of Tayloraphilips
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Tayloraphilips, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of JHendu
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JHendu, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of TripelMark
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

TripelMark, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of beerhan
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass and split. I really could not get into this beer but It probably is great if you like this style. I pours a nice dark brown with a foamy head but then everything goes down for me. Tastes and smells way too smokey and I did not find this to balance well with the caramel maltiness that much. Overall I found it just too thick and not very drinkable for what it was.

beerhan, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of od_sf
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

od_sf, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Franch
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle in poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a very dark brown-black color with ruby red highlights from any light. A 1-plus finger head releases lots of carbonation audibly, slowly fades to a film and hangs some lacing.

S-Molasses, dark fruits, caramel roasted malts. Pleasantly sweet.

T- Roasty caramel malts, chocolaty. Sugar, brown sugar, and alcohol are present. Some bitterness from the hops and chocolate. Faint fruit.

M- It's a full chew with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol dry finish.

O- I could not drink this every day because of the sweetness. For a sweet beer, it rocks.

NiceTaps, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jlindsey
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jlindsey, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I got a finger of mocha colored head. The body is a deep dark brown. Good head retention and lacing.

The nose is toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Very sweet smelling.

The flavor is more complex than the nose. Toasted malt and molasses opens it up. Dark fruit and caramel take over, and it ends out with baker's chocolate and toasted malt.

This beer is smooth. It is medium bodied, and doesn't leave any residue. It is dark, yet refreshing. It is delicious and drinks so quickly.

I bought this at the Circle A as a single after perusing the top 250 beers on BA and noticing I had not yet rated one of my favorite brews. It was one of the most popular beers at my wedding, as well as one of the imports that got me into craft beer.

CFHMagnet, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of ThurmondTX
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ThurmondTX, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ubufan2112
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ubufan2112, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of uziangis
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Bonis
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A dark brownish red with a huge tan head that takes a few minutes to die off. Looks good.

S - Spicy and malty/bready up front, possibly almost like gingerbread. The spicy aroma is where the alcohol hides. Lots of dark sugars are apparent as well, adding some hints of dark fruit.

T - Bready, chewy, malty with sweet caramel. The sweetness just explodes on the back end with hints of burnt brown sugars and spicy dried dark fruits. Complex, yet to the point. This tastes excellent.

M - Fairly big bodied, yet creamy, smooth, and somewhat refreshing. The only trace of alcohol is on the way down.

D - This one could be gone in no time, but I'm savoring it because it's my first ever. This seems like a beer you could session at 6.7%, then again you'd probably get pretty buzzed. I'll be picking up a few more of these for sure.

Bonis, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of ComRock12
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ComRock12, Jun 13, 2013
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,349 ratings.