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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,953 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,953
Reviews: 2,197
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 297
Gots: 306 | FT: 18
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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Jon

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overrated? I think not. Celebrator pours a deep, dark ruby color with a massive tan head. Leaves nice lace all the way down the glass. The nose is quite diverse with notes of raisins, chocolate, alcohol and a hint of coffee. Notes of sweet maltiness, caramel, chocolate and a nutty flavor reign in the taste department. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. Drinkability is up there with the best of them, as well. A magnificent, world-class beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2002 22:36:45 | More by Jon
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoy goats. We'll see about the beer.

Appearance - Surprisingly black. I'd say a very deep brown, but almost no light gets through at all. An inch of off-white head dissipates quickly.

Smell - A hint of dark fruits and a lighter, sweeter malt smell. Lots of roasted malt.

Taste - Lots of sweet roasted malts. Very rich. There is a burnt aspect on the finish that I'm not loving. A hint of molasses as well. Definitely some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation, but it's not as rich as I might like. Very light and crisp.

Drinkability - Not bad, but that lingering roast is not helping the matter.

This is a fine beer. Not a huge fan or anything. It's got a nice roasted malt thing, but seemed a tad one note. I guess it's just not a favorite of mine.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 05:52:49 | More by callmescraps
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-18-2011 22:59:44 | More by ALLISON01
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-01-2012 14:23:38 | More by TEAMHOLT
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teromous

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Right off the bat, the appearance is fantastic. It's a dark beer the color of molasses, allowing beautiful dark brown tones of color to show through when held up to a light. The head stands about the width of my small finger, and sinks to a sliver across the top of the beer. It is a light tan color, and looks milky smooth across the surface. Lacing is already starting to build.

S: The beer is very light in the scent department. I pick up notes of caramel, some roasted grains are in there. Most of the scent is caramel.

T: There's a nice light smooth roasted flavor to this. It's a very good tasting Dopplebock.

M: It's a very smooth beer. It's medium bodied, and very easy to drink. Very light bitterness.

O: Overall it's a really good beer. It is, what a Doppelbock is. I would recommend it to another person, and would drink it again. I don't pick up much nose from this beer, and the taste is not very complex or rich as I'd want it to be. It's still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 05:03:52 | More by teromous
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-11-2014 02:11:15 | More by dbarny76
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LaChupacabra

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

01-26-2013 21:10:15 | More by LaChupacabra
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-28-2014 05:11:18 | More by AlMarzo
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Ted

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-02-2012 22:31:01 | More by Ted
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark mahogany. Almost looks like a glass of Coca Cola. The head is thick and khaki in color. Head doesn't stick around very long though.

Smell is of sweet bready malts, a little caramel and a touch of fruit...cherries and plums. Very complex in taste. It starts off slightly tart before moving to a smoky, not quite rauchbier flavor before ending with a savory rye bread finish.

This is a medium bodied beer with an appropriate level of carbonation. As for drinkability, the breadiness of a doppelbock limits how many of these I could drink in a sitting. It doesn't mean I wouldn't love to make a session out of Celebrator.

A world class beer...I fell in love with Celebrator while traveling in Germany a decade ago. It remains true. Always an enjoy pint.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 01:51:17 | More by pburland23
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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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Zach122

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 17:28:45 | More by kevwcamp
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lager Mill $ 3.69/330 mL bottle
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into stange
Aroma of malt
Head large (8 cm), slowly diminishing to a 1 cm layer. Light brown, creamy with small rocks.
Lacing OK – small irregular islands of mostly tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor moderately sweet with roasted malt nuttiness, ends very slightly bitter. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate is medium, slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Avery attractive aooearing and smelling beer. The flavor is typical of the doppelbock style but is neither too sweet nor too bitter – just a moderately priced tasty beer. Worth having a case in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 12:01:40 | More by Ozzylizard
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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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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-24-2011 23:16:31 | More by AaronBurr
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,953 ratings.