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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,376 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,376
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 358
Gots: 450 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

huskermike12, Mar 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gutbuster, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Duesler, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

fellowrs, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Baab200, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Swaino
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of TheDM
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite style. I could not have planned this better! This brew formed a medium light brown head of medium to small bubbles. It has a very nice malty aroma and a beautiful opaque dark chocolate brown body. It has a chocolaty flavor with a hint of coffee. It was very smooth and very much to my liking. Now this is a brew I can drink all night! But still not as good as the memory of the Andechs doppel bock dunkel!

TheDM, Jul 09, 2003
Photo of cnally
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came as a recommendation from one of the beer aficionados at the great Indianapolis establishment, Kahn's.

The Celebrator! Okay then, I shall begin celebrating. The beer poured out with a deep brown hue. We are talking Midnight Brown. Light has trouble getting through, and when it does, it picks up that brown visual with a touch of red. The head evaporated pretty quickly. The scent is a subtle nutty, woodsy aroma with some mocha. Caramel is the first flavor, which quickly settles into a convocation of coffee, mocha, molasses & almond flavors. Really deep complex flavor, where all the pieces come together one-by-one, creating a new experience. There is a bit of alcohol burn in the back of your throat if you don't watch it, but the beer is smooth enough. Absolutely a pleasure to drink and attractive in more than one sense.

cnally, Aug 02, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Bobbydigi, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rogerthegill, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

terence, May 12, 2013
Photo of ariceclemson
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ariceclemson, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of scooter231
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, dark beer. Tan head that will not go away. Looks slightly intense. Smells of dark fruits, and coffee and chocolate- it's hard to get, have to take a big whiff, even when warm. Light hops and malt in there- just so hard to find.

Taste is stouty, lots of coffee and roasted flavors in there. Chocolate and caramel complete the background, with a hint of hops somewhere in there. Tasty. Mouthfeel is chewy and bubbly and full, and I'd say this is decently drinkable- it's a solid beer, but a tad too heavy to drink a lot of. Still, a tasty concoction, one I'd have again.

scooter231, Aug 23, 2005
Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black color with a thick brown head and tons and tons of lacing. Smells of roasted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes is a little different. Plenty of tasty roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and only slight hints of prune, plum and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with a mild carbonation that springs life into the palate. Drinkability is very high.

TheKingofWichita, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of fostachild
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very dark red/brown colour. good amount of tan head with some nice lacing that sticks around for a bit.

smell was nice - sweet, fruity, and some roasted malts.

taste was similar but not quite as good - roasted malt, sweet/fruity, bit of molasses. wasn't the best thing i've ever tasted but definitely still a good beer, i enjoyed trying it.

fostachild, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jpaulsen, Nov 11, 2013
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4.95/5  rDev +14.1%

Nose: dark malt and fruit, dark bread, no roasted aromatics. Faint noble hops.
Brilliant chestnut, under a persistent, clingy, rocky 2"+ lightly brown tinted off-white foam cap that provides excellent lace.
Palate: Liquid fresh baked dark German bread, a hint of prune, spicy malt and hops, a slight tartness on the finish and a faint hint of hop bitterness.
Full body, medium low carbonation, rich, creamy, clean.

pat61, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MightiestBeard, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Xandrose, Nov 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

strohme2, Feb 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

goalie33, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Goobastic, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MaxOhle, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of HoustonTX
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep brown, with a reddish tint. Good sized cream head, with excellent lacing.

S - Coffe/Malt/Hops.

T - Taste upfront is a nice deep rich godiva chocolate taste. Chocolate caresses the palate while deep american hops come in to balance everything out. Delicious.

A world class Doppelbock.

HoustonTX, Jul 31, 2006
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,376 ratings.