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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,679
Reviews: 2,276
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 413
Gots: 617 | FT: 22
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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: 5,679 | Reviews: 2,276
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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.

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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 McBraniel
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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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 LostHighway
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of baos
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz into Falstaff goblet.

A: Looks really good, Coca-cola color with 3 finger tan head. Nice lacing.

S: Malts, malts and more malts. Faint odor of alcohol, like a dark rum.

T: Purely awesome. The meal in a bottle maltiness just takes the cake.

M: Mouthfeel is A one.

D: I had seven

Photo of ne0m00re
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live review of a 12 oz bottle. I've had this one plenty of times before; I'm not sure why I haven't gotten around to reviewing it until now...
A: Clear and very dark brown with reddish hues, a nice one-finger cream head with temporary lacing.
S: Pecan nutty with brown sugar, green leafy hops, mild banana and coconut (like banana bread). Great.
T: A very earthy and woody, deeply caramelized brown sugar. Hops are very subtle and are earthy until a slightly leafy finish. Quite good. A bit of whiskey alcohol character builds on the back of the mouth.
M: Creamy, but thinner leading into a crisp and clean finish.
O: Great. One of my favorite doppelbocks.

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

served in a pokal.

a - pours a deep garnet color, nearly opaque, with a dense, two finger, tan head. retention is good, leaving thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - rich nutty malt, brown sugar, raisin, faint hop pungency. also has a bit of astringent alcohol presence.

t - more rich nutty malt, bordering on roasted, followed by a nice sugary sweetness. notes of dark fruits and a pleasing bitterness for balance. finishes dry and faintly spicy. really well done.

m - on the fuller side with the right amount of carbonation.

o - a pretty damn good beer and lives up to its reputation. perfect for a cold fall night. if you haven't tried this yet, what are you waiting for?

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,679 ratings.