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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,452 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,452
Reviews: 2,229
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 490 | 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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Photo of ngandhi
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luscious toffee-laden malt. Dark, extracted berry. Striking, structured acidity. Deep malt that quickly yields to a sweeping, anisette hoppiness. Herbal and noble, the hops are far more complex than in any other doppelbock. This interaction is, at times, unusual and off-putting, but always conducted into balanced by a long finish, where the malts boldly re-emerge.

Relax, relax.
ng

Photo of MSchae1017
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a pilsner glass from a bottle.

This beer pours a deep copper brown with w creamy white head that leaves thick foam all the way down the glass but without a lot of lace. The smell is roasted sweet malts, not chocolate and not particularily coffee like either. There is somewhat of a caramel aroma. The taste is fantastic. Very sweet of course. Roasted caramel flavors and maybe some toffee. The mouthfeel is nice and bold, quite good. Overall very drinkable. A great Dopplebock.

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of morrowd3
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of NeverSettle
2/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of KillaB
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Pours dark and vivid with a frothy liquid malt-ball head. Nose is buttered malt toast heaped with blackberry jam. Sweet malts and hops rival for your attention while a citric tang does play-by-play on the back of your tongue. Iron out the mouthfeel some and this brew would be hard to set down, ever. I'm left sucking on the plastic goat that adorned the bottle, wishing I had more Celebrator.

Photo of Rudgers73
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 mL bottle. It has a little plastic goat on a string around the neck.

A- Pours a deep dark brown. The head is big, rocky and foamy.

S- Caramel, hazelnut, malty.

T- Smooth, sweet, buttery, malty. A little hoppy in the middle/end but thicker at the ending.

M- heavy, buttery, rich and tasty.

D- Great fall beer. Bring on the snow, I got a doppelbock.

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle with no dates into a pilsener glass.

A: Mahogany, dark bitter chocolate brown. More brown highlights than red when backlit. Mocha head of an inch or more off of first healthy pour. Receded to a quarter and then an above average silky looking ring with a slick and few larger bubbles awash.

S: Sweet roasting game, roasty bread, dark carmel, dark chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate, carmel, a little roasted malt. A definite tobacco/cigarette quality and suggestion of cherry. Grape. Subtle tailing hop bitterness. Coffee sweetened with condensed milk.

M: Carmel-like, not heavy, great amount of carbonation that keeps it from becoming syrupy.

D: I'd drink several during the winter. Quite sweet though. Celebrator would be wonderful with gamey food or fireside. Seems like it would go well with smoke.

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.

Photo of gabedivision
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11oz bottle to a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown, with faint reddish highlights and a 2 finger beige head that turns to a nice bubbly lace and stays with the the beer the whole way down. Smells of roasted coffee beans , bitter sweet chocolates, sour apples and grapes, and pear juice. Sweet chocolates and fruits are sandwiched in between a big mouthfull of bready malts and a smooth coffee/coca bean finish, awesome. Slight friendly alcohol presence can also be found towards the end of a sip. Creamy velvety smooth on the feel with a nice big body. Extremely enjoyable, delicious. Wish i could give it all 5's.

Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of JC333
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of ariceclemson
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

Photo of LostHighway
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of silverking
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear mohagany with a sturdy tan head. Head retention is fantastic, as is the lacing. Lots of bubbles rising in the glass. Very nice to look at

S- Aromas of malt, figs, hops, spices, and cocoa come together beautifully.

T- malt with hints of Molasses. Slightly spicy towards the middle with notes of cocoa and ripe cherry and plum. The finish shows dark cocoa in the back of the palate with a slight bitterness.

M- Medium bodied and silky, with lots of carbonation. The carbonation really helps to bring this beer to life. It dances across your tongue on an bed of Co2.

O- Big surprise here. Seriously awesome

Photo of kdown
5/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

Photo of andrewjraab
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Chestnut brown with a medium off white head. Some spotty lace after each drink.

S - Malts, raisins, fruit, bread dough, figs, faint alcohol.

T - Roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, fruity, baked bread. Velvety smooth mouth feel.

O - This is one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. It gets better with each sip as it comes to room temp. This is a must try if you haven't done it and I will definitely come back to this one.

Photo of kyle86
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,452 ratings.