Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
10-20-2002 22:36:45 | More by Jon
3.63/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
07-31-2009 05:52:49 | More by callmescraps
3.68/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
01-07-2012 05:03:52 | More by teromous
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
12-22-2010 01:51:17 | More by pburland23
4.7/5 rDev +8.3%
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
10-23-2007 06:17:19 | More by Stoneman78
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
08-23-2007 21:02:55 | More by iceball585
3.25/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
04-09-2011 22:20:50 | More by gkunkle
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours a deep mahogany with tan head. Decent retention and some lacing.
Smells of sweet malted barley bread. Also of freshly mowed grass, and molasses.
Sweet molasses followed by malty mouth feel crisp grass freshness, and finishing with grape wine notes slightly dry. A very nice double bock.
07-22-2011 23:32:47 | More by Chickenhawk9932
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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