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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,939 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,939
Reviews: 2,196
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 294
Gots: 298 | 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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JLeet

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-11-2013 18:30:46 | More by JLeet
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in 12oz pilsner glass

A - very dark, quite clear, a bit of brown flashes at the bottom of the glass, red hues show up when held to a light. Average cap forms and recedes.

S - Intense dark fruits, sweet malt, toffee-ish

T - Satisfying sweetness, rich and malty. Just enough hops to keep it from going over the edge. Chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. Luxurious.

M - Full bodied, but not syrupy. Has a soft creaminess, but their is some carbonation to keep things lively. Alcohol is very well hidden.

D - Goes down easy, and a fantastic brew to boot. I already want more!

Overall - My first tasting of this beer was after I had a local craft Bock that has a bit more hops and a lot more toasty character. When I tried the Celebrator, it seemed like a syrupy mess. However, on a clean palette, this is a whole different story. Now I see what all the fuss is about! Splendid.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2007 00:06:19 | More by markaberrant
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SamN

Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle purchased from LiquorMax in L-Town. I love this beer, but this gonna be my official review. I'll try to be impartial. Served in a tumbler.

Pours a deep, deep brown, almost black with just a bit of light coming through. No head to speak of, lots of bubbles coming up. The goat fell in! The lack of head is the only thing keeping this one from a perfect 5.

Smells a rich velvety malt, wow! What a smell! Herbs come through, spices, smells like black bread, maybe pumpernickel. Smokey and wonderful. My mouth is already watering...

Taste is out of this world! This is probably the most balanced beer I've ever had. Starts off like it's gonna be a bitter beast, but quickly mellows out to smooth grains. Lots of burnt earth tastes, almost unnoticeable hops, very doppelbock-y. This is what I think of when I think dark German beers; this guy doesn't mess around, but it's kind and gentle. Absolutely fantastic, a delicious beer!

The body is medium with perfect carbonation.

Drinkability is perfect, too. A dark beer with plenty of complex flavors, but without the overpowering qualities that prevent many a dark and tasty beer from being consumed with the gusto it deserves. Ayinger has solved that conumdrum with Celebrator; I could drink this at a BBQ, a funeral or when I'm simply thirsty.

I love this beer, one of my all time favorites. It's especially good when we have our Swedish Thanksgivings; compliments the food without filling you up and becoming heavy. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 21:25:56 | More by SamN
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pure and dark brown with a slight lighter brown head. Awesome color to this beer. Aroma of burnt sugar, molases, vanilla, toffee. Just a bunch of malty goodness. Flavor surely follows. Molasses, burnt sugars and caramel malts lead the way. Some more subtle dark fruit notes and a hint of earthy hops close this one out. Really malty, really sweet, but strong without being overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:16:07 | More by uustal
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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-11-2012 16:42:45 | More by jivex5k
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

02-20-2012 14:38:59 | More by olympicgatorade
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Leftofthedial

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-25-2013 05:00:55 | More by Leftofthedial
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-17-2012 15:14:46 | More by djcira
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-09-2014 02:37:43 | More by swetsastonic
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Andonato

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2013 07:54:03 | More by Andonato
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-11-2014 10:43:57 | More by Andrew041180
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mpyle

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep ruby red color, crystal clear appearance. Reasonably large tan head, long lasting and tightly bubbled.

Candy sweet aroma, with a bit of black licorice (sp?) and plum. Clean aroma beyond the malt and fruity esters.

A burst of roasty malt flavor up front, but not overly sweet. Somewhat less malty than the aroma hinted at, and balanced by hop bitterness and/or darker malts. Finishes slightly dry and more bitter than a lingering malty sweetness.

Medium body and carbonation. Very creamy, and only slight hints of alcohol warming. Finishes fairly dry, and is absolutely clean on the palate (no astringency).

Overall a very clean, malty lager with surprising balance. Rich without being cloying, but I might actually want it slightly shifted in the malty direction. But that is a minor quibble, as it is a really nice, highly drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 02:59:38 | More by mpyle
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nasty15108

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle (complete with plastic white ram trinket) into a tulip glass.

A - Dark brown with definite ruby hues. Thick tan head when first poured that settles and produces even lacing.

S - Reminded me of chocolate covered raisins. Rich malty aroma with hints of nuts.

T - Sweet and slightly fruity up front. Finishes slightly bitter with mild metallic after taste.

MF&D - Rich and chewy. Like drinking a chocolate cake. Smoothness coates the mouth and finishes with a slightly alcoholic bite. A good amount of carbonation theoughout. Be sure to serve this beer at the proper recommended temperature to ensure the maxuim flavor. A classic must have beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2008 07:50:53 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-01-2013 21:50:11 | More by DioS
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-28-2012 20:23:42 | More by redleg411
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2neardead

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-15-2012 02:25:59 | More by 2neardead
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JOrtt

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-24-2014 00:48:30 | More by JOrtt
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-06-2014 17:48:04 | More by dbrelsfo
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

09-06-2013 00:51:28 | More by TechBrew
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-01-2014 13:48:17 | More by Loco_Joe
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The bottle label says it all... “Finest Bavarian Double Bock Beer”. Commanding and assertive, this is one double bock not to miss.
Bittersweet chocolate, toffee, licorice and very dark blackish red, if there is such a colour.

"alc 6.7% vol." was read from the back of the 330 ml bottle.

This beer is almost better then sex... almost...

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2002 18:00:57 | More by BeerBob
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-25-2012 14:51:50 | More by Casterbridge
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-15-2013 04:01:34 | More by Heretic42
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GreatPondBrewer

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was my first experience with bock beer and I cannot say that I regret it at all. It felt thick as it filled my glass and settled a dark color with a little red visible. The head was nice and tan and lasted for a considerable amount of time and then receded into a nice lace that followed the beer to the bottom of the glass. It smelled of damp, smokey wood. the taste was great with some sweet molasses flavors and also some apple flavor, and a carmel finish. It definitely seemed to get sweeter as I neared the end of the pint.

(8/3/03)re-rate after a taste with a more scruitinizing palette.
After further tastes I have to say I like Aventinus a fair bit better. After finishing a 6er of it I feel like Celebrator reminds me too much of coca cola. To spritzy without enough character.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2003 21:00:33 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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velosuds

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date apparent. Paid $3.29 local natural foods store.

A-Pours a medium chestnut brown with a two finger foamy beige head with good retention and modest lacing.

S-Roasted and caramel malts, dark dried fruits like raisins and prunes with slight chocolate notes.

T-Malty sweetness followed by slight hop bitterness finished with chocolate covered fruit flavor.

M-Smooth and well carbonated.

D-Not sure why this is so highly rated. May very well be a fine Doppelbock, but I wasn't as impressed as I expected to be. Perhaps it has more to do with a preference for ales over lagers.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 00:06:45 | More by velosuds
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,939 ratings.