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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,244 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,244
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 337
Gots: 415 | 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 mintjellie
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich and dark mahogany brown, topped by two fingers of tan head. Poor retention and very little lace. Aromatic notes of toasted bread, raisin, dark brown sugar, and delicate chocolate. Rich and malty up front with note of dark bread, followed by dried fruits and light molasses flavours, finishing with a mild bitterness. There is a very mild smokey undertone to everything that lends another level of complexity and depth to this beer. Medium-bodied with low carbonation and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its strength. Simply delicious.

mintjellie, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of bunnyhustle
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into mug, was excited cause I dont get to use my mub much but it seemed perfect for this brew. Pours very, very dark mahogany color. Thick and creamy off-white head. Retention is ok, very little lacing. Smell is of dark malts, some brown sugar, and a touch of roasted grain. Little bit of dark fruit as well, raisin perhaps? Fig? Taste is exceptional. Sweet and malty at first, then a touch of dark fruits and ends with a slightly bitter note on the back of the tounge. Very warm feeling and a kiss of alcohol as it goes down. Mouthfeel is perfect. Smooth and creamy, light carbonation, just absolutly terrific. Nice and full feel to it. Overall a great beer. Everything goes terrific together, Ayinger created an amazing beer here.

bunnyhustle, Jan 03, 2008
Photo of kevwcamp
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

kevwcamp, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of pcsnyder
5/5  rDev +15.2%

pcsnyder, May 07, 2013
Photo of cofeeguru
4/5  rDev -7.8%

cofeeguru, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Jmick28
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Jmick28, May 23, 2012
Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

djcira, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Pinche_Oso, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of gfg0020
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

gfg0020, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev -7.8%

BigRedDog, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of cichief
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Very deep amber in color, light brown head.

S- A very bready, lightly hoppy beer.

T- Well balanced, sweet, but not as sweet as other doppelbocks.

M- Medium body, dry finish.

D- Not a session beer, but very good for the style.

cichief, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of KI9A
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As close to a perfect beer as possible.

pours beautiful deep amber, creamy tan head. Lacing lasts.

Smells of toffee, fruit, and browned bread.

Taste...well, a minor hint of coffee, and wonderful sweet, dark malt. The ABV not even noticeable.

Finishes so clean, makes you want more.

Can't really think of a beer I'd rather have. This is what other beers want to be.

KI9A, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of HeyItsChili
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours dark brown with amber highlights and a quickly dissipating thin ecru head.

S - Malty McMaltmalt.

T - The clash of hop bite and brown sugar sweetness gives this a bit of a coppery taste paired with notes of malt and a hint of chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonation.

Notes - This one was recommended by a friend and is a tasty beverage.

HeyItsChili, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of kdown
5/5  rDev +15.2%

kdown, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jordanmckell
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jordanmckell, May 17, 2013
Photo of Steve_Oldrati
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Steve_Oldrati, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Duvel
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

vtfan77, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of craftbrew502
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

craftbrew502, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of trevorwideman
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a mug, courtesy of demcorhip. Thanks man!

Pours dark, thick and nearly opaque with some ruby highlights when held to the light. An almost full inch of head dissipates to a healthy lacing that sticks around. Mellow carbonation from what I can see. Smell is typically doppelbock, Dark fruits, plum, raisins, currants, chocolate and caramel malts, and a little alcohol to push it to the pleasure centre of the brain....

Taste is very nicely balanced. The chocolate toasted malts come on first, but they aren't overbearingly sweet, and are offset nicely by a mild lemonlike sourness. Less fruity than the nose suggests, but that said, there is some plumlike sweetness in the back. Earthy hops are present and subtle. Just enough to help balance this out. Finishes dry with lots of chocolate in the aftertaste. Thick and malty and perhaps a little syrupy, but I don't mind that. Carbonation is mild and befits the style. Drinkability is high for a few reasons: Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness/sourness. Sweet but never too sweet. Alcohol content isn't out-of-control, slides down very easily. Well done, and probably the best Doppelbock I've had yet.

trevorwideman, Dec 26, 2006
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bartender told me that if I liked Troegenator, I'd like this - Celebrator wins hands down.

Pours a beautiful dark reddish/brown color with a nice head and
long-lasting carbonation. Smells sweet (maybe chocolate/hazlenut?) and very malty. I was expecting a super-stong taste - but it was a rush of sweet malt that wasn't as heavy as it appeared. It went down very smoothly and felt great in my mouth. For such a syrup-looking beer, it was surprisingly smooth.

**EDIT**
Had another few samplings of Celebrator, and each time, it fell a little in my rankings.

A heavier mouthfeel than the first I had tried. Taste and aroma were still that of malty cocoa; both were still wonderful. Just not as drinkable as my initial tasting.

JohnnyM2002, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of plfahey
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep dark reddish brown with gorgeous ruby highlights. Clear, but almost opaque. Moderate tan head with fine bead, decent retention, and some lacing.

Aroma-Big toasty, bready, caramel, and molasses malt aromas. Some low dark fruit aromas (plum, prune). No hops. Smooth, rich, delicious.

Flavor-Follows aroma, though not quite as sweet. Caramel, toast, bread, molasses, and some light roast in the finish. The dark fruit esters are very light here, but still perceptible. Moderately dry finish. No hop flavos, very low hop bitterness, and no noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body, almost chewy. Smooth as hell. Very very slight alcohol warmth.

This one is a delicious, rich, malt driven beer. I don't think I could drink more than a few of them, but damn is this tasty.

plfahey, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hefewiseman, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.8%

sjstraub, Dec 19, 2011
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,244 ratings.