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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,122 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,122
Reviews: 2,207
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 327
Gots: 368 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

teddyarrowhead, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dbarny76, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of IceAce
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale orange with a thin, wispy collar of foam and a malt-n-vinegar nose.

Entry shows subdued carbonation on the tongue and sweet malt in the back of the mouth. Midtaste features biscuity notes and a nice malt follow-through. Finish has a hop note followed by a slow malt fade.

Mouthfeel is acceptable...and this beer would be best served with an order of Bangers or fish and chips.

IceAce, Mar 01, 2005
Photo of Redwood21
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A blackish brown beer with a ligth borwn head that lasts and trails down the side of the glass at times.
S: a nice roased malt caramel type smell not very strong but it smells right
T:Exremely good imo, caramel light chocolate roasted malts. a little bitter but not very much. extremely good caramel chocolate flavor
M: a little lighter than i would like for the style but regardless a nice smooth creamy flavor and feel.
D:i could drink this all day, the relatively high abv means i probably should not, but its very very good smooth and tasty....what more could you want?

Redwood21, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of strohme2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

strohme2, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +15.2%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a berry colored brownish red, with a great thick head, leaving behind great lacing.

S: Dark fruit, and caramel, malt.

T: Just as the nose leads on, sweet fruit up front. It is backed with a sweet malt flavor.

M: Medium body, but maybe thinner than I expected. Slight creaminess to it.

D: Great taste, low ABV, easy to drink.

mostpoetsdo, Feb 05, 2010
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Ted, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Dawkins, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of genog
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich and bold brown color with a big tan head resting on top, that will die down after a few moments leaving very little in its wake. Smell is of a smokiness, roasted malt, some dried fruits. The bouquet awakens as this one warms in your hand. Taste is complex and full bodied. After sipping on this one for so long I felt like I was drinking my meal. It certainly is filling.

genog, Dec 20, 2007
Photo of rtratzlaff
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3-27-2008
The Celebrator bottle remains one of the coolest looking around. The tiny trinket with each bottle is a nice tough. When you open one of these, you know something special is inside. A pretty hard pour revealed a dark brown to black body with ruby hues. Slow but steady carbonation from the buttom f the goblet I poured it in. decent head off-white dissipates slowly to a small layer that floats throughout.

Smells of caramel, bananas, fresh baked bread. Slight hop presence?

First sip is sweet and malty up front, giving way to a slight bitterness from the darker malts that lingers on the tongue with a toffee like flavor. Further sips reveals some tart apple like flavors.
As this beer has warmed, the sweetness of the malt is not nearly as present.

Mouthfeel is a good body without being too much.

With the thickness of this beer, it can sit pretty heavy on the stomach. Think of this one as food.

07-01-2006
Poured a dark ruby beer with 1" thick head that is massive and billowing. A wonderful appearance for a beer.

Smell is sweet malt and dark fruit

Taste is of malt with a licorice/anise flavor midway and a good roast malt/bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great: thick and creamy

I could drink a couple of these bad boys and be pretty happy. Unfortunately they are pretty pricey. Get one of these and do as the name suggests: celebrate.

rtratzlaff, Mar 27, 2008
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It appears a deep brown, although not cloudy. A 1.5 inch light brown head is formed initially which quickly decreases to a thin film. There are sweet notes in the scent, with primarily malt/chocolate tones.
The taste is initially again, quite malty and sweet with some roasted nuts. There is a medium body and some bitterness at the end.
It sits in the mouth nicely and has a lower level of carbonation. It is quite smooth.
Overall, this is an easy beer to drink and is great to enjoy on a cold autumn evening.

SykDoc, Oct 26, 2008
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

AaronBurr, Dec 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

JOrtt, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All around great beer. It poured a nice dark color. It had a great sweet taste. I really enjoyed this beer, from beginning to end. I could sense the malt, and the carbonation was just right. Perfect!!

bewareOFpenguin, Dec 24, 2002
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark red/brown body with a beautiful tan head.

S- Very bready with undertones of caramel and molasses. There is also a very faint hop aroma mixed with alcohol.

T- Huge malt base that creates a taste of bread, molasses, caramel, nuts and some toasted bread crusts.

M- Very full mouthfeel, basically chewy. Just the right amount of carbonation to support the huge malty base.

D- An incredible doppelbock; second to very few. Definitely a must try.

TommyW, Aug 09, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

core42, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Bubbalito, Jul 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gutbuster, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Michigan, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

russwilliam, Jan 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Ajmorriso1, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Jon
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jon, Oct 20, 2002
Photo of Beerzebub
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a big wine glass at 54 F/ 12 C.

Dark red-tinged brown, creamy dense beige head, latticed finely textured lace. Head looks solid, but then does not stick around for long.

Rich malty aroma, like Grape Nuts, caramel, honey, and chocolate.

Tastes malty and sweet, with balancing roastiness and a faint herbal hop flavor. Grain, caramel, honey, chocolate, prune. Lingering chocolate and mild alcohol.

Rich smooth texture. Quite drinkable.

Tasty expression of the malt.

Beerzebub, Nov 05, 2008
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,122 ratings.