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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,673 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,673
Reviews: 2,275
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 412
Gots: 614 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,673 | Reviews: 2,275
Photo of dragonWhale
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Are you supposed to remove the goat before opening?

A beautiful dark brown pour, the glass wears the lace proudly like a negligee.
Toasted malt and a bit of chocolate character. The toast is complex and a bit arrogant.
Flavor follows suit, very little hop notice. Finishes dry and extremely pleasant. I could drink this all day.
A delightful beer that I will attempt to not finish so my lady can try it upon her return. Wish me luck.

Photo of AwYeh
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into tulip pint

A: Pours a clear crimson-brown color much like cola, with a finger of frothy off-white head, with good retention and lacing.

S: A bready, chocolate, tangy smell, with TONS of malts of all types present, very bready- almost a salty bread aroma.

T: Many of the same elements as aroma, with an extra dose of dark fruits- a tangy raisin is most prevalent among these. Nice burnt tones as well. Pleasant bittersweet finish.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy.

D: Very unique and enjoyable; both of these greatly aid the drinkability here. I've picked this one up before, and I'll pick it up again- a great example of the style. Alcohol is well hidden, and sweetness is well balanced, unlike some other doppelbocks I've tried.

Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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.

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at Julians in Providence RI into a snifter
Appears super dark brown with a touch of amber when held to the light. Pretty light tan head lasts for a bit then eventually falls to a nice slim coat. Course lacing all the while.
Smells of dark fruit. It was a bit cold at serving so will get more as it warms. I smell a touch of vanilla as it warms.
Tastes of sweet dark fruit, toasted malt, liqueur, butterscotch. Delicious
Mouthfeel is medium, silky smooth. Low/medium carbonation with subtle bubbles.
Excellent drinkability for a dopplebock. It is so good in the colder months. A real treat to try on tap!

Photo of BarrelO
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Deep reddish-brown with a big white head that coats the glass with lacing.

S: Dark fruits and an ample dose of roastiness.

T: Nice fruity and toffee-ish sweetness. A touch of roasted notes. Just enough hops in the back to make their presence felt and balance everything out.

M: Lighter than the appearance would let on, but not effervescent.

D: The reigning heavyweight champion not only of doppelbocks but of German beers in general. One of my favorite things about DC in the winter is the fact that The Big Hunt has this on tap. I don't necessarily enjoy this as much as I do other beers, and I probably couldn't have more than a couple in a single sitting. But there really isn't a single off note with this beer. Sweet without being cloying, roasty without being astringent, this beer almost single-handedly justifies the Reinheitsgebot.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Pours a deep, deep, dark brown. Nice tan head.

Smells very roasty and sweet...little bits of chocolate, dark fruits, molasses.

Tastes of malt with molasses and coffee notes with brief bitterness. Very smoky character, yet sweet fruits follows for a fantastic balance.

The carbonation seems just right. It doesn't intrude on any other aspect of the beer. Feels nice and creamy, full, and smooth.

Photo of teraflx
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BigRedN
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer marks my 100th Review. Thought the occasion was worthy of something special.

Appearance: Poured froman 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Brown with a red tint to it. Tan head, rose about 1 1/2 inches, then settled down to a cover over the liquid. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Mostly roasted malt, burnt malt aroma with a sweetness about it, a little bready.

Taste: Malty profile, toffee and caramel flavors. A little bite at the end, either hops or the alcohol coming through.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy medium to full bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: A great beer to sip on and enjoy, savoring it as you go. Its easy enough to drink, but definintely not a session beer.

A very good beer that I will likely have again, for a special occasion. I think this one would be great around Christmas and the New Year.

Photo of BBM
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lovely deep mahogany brown that was barely transparent, with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Aroma was sweet, maybe a bit chocolaty.

This is one hell of a smooth, yet complex beer. There are definite notes of dark fruits, coffee, some chocolate, and even a subtle hop presence. Much more enjoyable as it warmed up. Mouthfeel was full-bodied and well carbonated. Even though it was a touch on the heavy side, I could have a few of these. This really is a great and interesting beer experience.

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of cam12
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmtpi
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Stunner97
3.82/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- dark brown when held to light can seen thru, light amount of bubbles to seen with very thin head

Smell- very sweet malt nose, raisons and carmel are the thing at the forefront, very nice candied sweet smell, inviting

Taste- very sweet and malty falvor in the beginning followed by a surprisingly drying finish bringing together a certain balance, malt sweet raisons, and hoppy bitter flavor

Mouthfeel- heavy thick and bold with drying feel

Drinkability- nice flavor but a bit heavy for me to really consider sessioning, I can see why many people really like this beer but for me its just not exactly what I look for in the flavor profile of a dopplebock and overall just way more dry then I expected,

Photo of sitarist
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a deep, dark, brown with hints of amber. Zero transparency. About an inch of a tan head which quickly fades to a ring and patchy top. Medium lacing.

S- Chocolate covered cherries. Molasses.

T- Chocolaty, sweet, but not too sweet. Its like a malted soft-drink. Not complex, but very, very good!

M- Medium body with a nice hit of carbonation. Much better then I thought it would be.

D- Almost lager like in terms of drink-ability. Nothing to overwhelm the taste-buds.

Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of slowdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of badbeer
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours very dark, has a tan creamy head, with lacing clinging to the glass for dear life. Smell is very malty with dark fruits in there as well. Taste is malty as one would espect, but never too sweet to deter you from the beer. Mouthfeel is thick and pleasant, almost chewy. Very drinkable, as I found myself reaching for another, great to have with a nice steak.

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Belmont Station.

A: Aggressive pour yields a cola type head with the fizzle to match. head dies immediately. Very dark brown with an edge of purple. Some legs.

N: Biscuit and bread. Some caramel and toffee blend through the middle. Sweet pecan and toasted tobacco. Lots of clove. Bread in a glass.

T: Tobacco, leather, toffee, caramel, and rye bread. Has a very deep base. Lots of the barley, and a nice sweetness. Earth and dirt balance the sugars. Clove and nutmeg. Lots of flavors for a 6.7% beer. M: Clean and filling. I think we can all agree this is a definition of the style. O: What can I say that hasn’t been said by more experienced reviewers? The classic everyone ought to regularly appreciate.

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,673 ratings.