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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,377 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,377
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 358
Gots: 453 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

itracy63, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

JimmyAloysius, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jimmygord, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kyle86, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of ChrisCage
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a chocolaty dark brown color...almost stout like to be exact. The head is simply superb, being caramel in color and initially about 3-4 fingers in thickness...it settles down to a cloud like layer over the liquid. I can't really tell how carbonated this beer is but it appeared to be creamy while pouring. The lacing is the only area that lacks, with some clumpy foam quickly sinking back into the beer. Outside of this, it's a very nice looking beverage, plus there is a goat trinket tied to the bottle....how cool is that!

S- This smells very rich....dark fruits are noticeable...prunes and/or raisins mainly. There is also strong molasses and a hint of brown sugary malt present. The finish is also rich and sweet, being of toffee and caramel.

T- Very nice indeed! Along with some of the aforementioned aromas being tasted (raisin, prune, molasses), there is also hints of cocoa, black cherry, baking spices, black coffee, and roasted grain. There isn't really any bitterness....just perhaps a dollop right at the end of the swallow.

M- Full bodied for sure....it's almost like a meal itself! The carbonation is creamy smooth...even sticky/oily on the palate....the flavors are so well balanced and I don't think anything can compare.

O- What can I say that hasn't already been said about this one....a rich, powerful brew that is warming, but nothing near boozy. Full flavors, full bodied, very nice looking and pleasant smelling, this one has it all! I am sure this set and continues to be the standard for the style and I highly recommend this to anyone who is a beer lover!

ChrisCage, Sep 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mcsauter82, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Port_Seat, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

WckdVbz, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of jmalex
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Definitely a great that comes from my favorite German brewery.

APPEARANCE: Pours a deep brown with lighter bronze highlights. The pale brown head starts vigorously and large and descends somewhat quickly to a large-bubbled collar and cap.

SMELL: Wonderfully smelling with a strong aroma of toasted grains, accompanied by chocolate, toffee, and some herbal and even vinous notes. All this while smelling distinctly like a lager.

TASTE: A clean flavor profile highlighted by grains at all points of the spectrum. Pale, toasted, roasted, and scorched malts all balance perfectly. Little else gets in the way with just a small noble hop presence serving to balance.

MOUTHFEEL: A shining example of what should be. Thick and chewy but still remarkably clean. Carbonation is at perfectly moderate levels.

DRINKABILITY: Drinkability is also excellent. The lower ABV (for a doppelbock) makes this a beer for anytime. It goes down so incredibly easy that I could really imagine wanting another.

I'll be coming back to this again and again. It's by far the best authentic German example of the style that I've tasted.

jmalex, Feb 09, 2008
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

kdown, Nov 17, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock pours to a deep, appetizing amber. The light frothy head melts out to a light lace.

It has a subtle fruity aroma that cleverly caused you to underestimate it's wonderfully complex flavor. Malty and nice fruit.

It posseses a buttery complex flavour with a light-hoppiness and toasty, bread-like undertones. It finishes as well as it starts and will keep you coming back for more; one of my favorites. A must-try beer experience. Smooth and falvorful.

letsgopens, Mar 01, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jaywes754, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Justinbshelton, May 19, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and maltsDark brown hue–thick head – nose of bananas, coconut and honey– Light to medium body –a sweet roasted malt taste excellent - aftertaste is long coffee and malts

stephendr, Aug 23, 2006
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into celebrator glass

A - dark cloudy brown body with a light brown head two fingers deep. decent retention and good lacing.

S - dark fruit, dates, cherries, cranberries. caramel brown sugar and toffee sit in the back. superb nose on this.

T - dark fruit, dates, brown sugar caramel. nice grassy hop presence thats muted but there finishes it off.

M - medium to full bodied with medium to low carbonation. coarse coffee grind feel to the body that works with this beer.

O - such a brilliant beer. if you have not had this go get some.

celticfutblclub, Nov 17, 2011
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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

silverking, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Guinnsslvr, Oct 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle- excellent presentation (bottle)- nice packaging.

A- A dark mahogony color- dark brown/maroon- thin tan head, no lacing.

S- Smell was of cherry, spices...

T- Taste was wondefl. Dried fruits (cherries, some dates), cinnamon, nutmeg, malts, and a distinct alcohol flavor.

M- Moutfeel was very sticky and thick, stuck to my tongue, throat, and all over my tastebuds.

D- My second doublebock and this one is to be reckoned with. This is truly a masterpiece. Do not drink more than 2 of these in a sitting unless you want to fall asleep!

DavidSeanNJ, Sep 25, 2007
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

liquorpig, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DLS168, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

nharres, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

cjac, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Romulux, Jan 17, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Perfect mahogany color...almost opaque. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger light brown head that sticks around for a minute or two before disappearing and leaving a small ring around the glass. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S: Toasted malts, toffee, caramel malts and a hint of spice like nutmeg. Really nice nose on this one but not totally overpowering.

T: Dried fruit, huge malt profile and some hop bitterness to this one. Easily one of the best, if not *the* best dopplebock I've had. Although I'm a relative dopplebock newby, I'll be revisiting for sure.

M: Sticky but not over powering, slight bitterness, a touch of alcohol and perfect carbonation.

O: A really nice beer. This is why I feel like a trip to Germany is in order. Beers like this have been around for *hundreds* of years and it shows in near-perfection. It makes me happy that they export!

suspect, Sep 03, 2011
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,377 ratings.