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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,537 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,537
Reviews: 2,252
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 383
Gots: 545 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of beerhan
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass and split. I really could not get into this beer but It probably is great if you like this style. I pours a nice dark brown with a foamy head but then everything goes down for me. Tastes and smells way too smokey and I did not find this to balance well with the caramel maltiness that much. Overall I found it just too thick and not very drinkable for what it was.

Photo of andrewjraab
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Chestnut brown with a medium off white head. Some spotty lace after each drink.

S - Malts, raisins, fruit, bread dough, figs, faint alcohol.

T - Roasted malts, chocolate, nutty, fruity, baked bread. Velvety smooth mouth feel.

O - This is one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. It gets better with each sip as it comes to room temp. This is a must try if you haven't done it and I will definitely come back to this one.

Photo of KillaB
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Pours dark and vivid with a frothy liquid malt-ball head. Nose is buttered malt toast heaped with blackberry jam. Sweet malts and hops rival for your attention while a citric tang does play-by-play on the back of your tongue. Iron out the mouthfeel some and this brew would be hard to set down, ever. I'm left sucking on the plastic goat that adorned the bottle, wishing I had more Celebrator.

Photo of Rudgers73
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 mL bottle. It has a little plastic goat on a string around the neck.

A- Pours a deep dark brown. The head is big, rocky and foamy.

S- Caramel, hazelnut, malty.

T- Smooth, sweet, buttery, malty. A little hoppy in the middle/end but thicker at the ending.

M- heavy, buttery, rich and tasty.

D- Great fall beer. Bring on the snow, I got a doppelbock.

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle with no dates into a pilsener glass.

A: Mahogany, dark bitter chocolate brown. More brown highlights than red when backlit. Mocha head of an inch or more off of first healthy pour. Receded to a quarter and then an above average silky looking ring with a slick and few larger bubbles awash.

S: Sweet roasting game, roasty bread, dark carmel, dark chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate, carmel, a little roasted malt. A definite tobacco/cigarette quality and suggestion of cherry. Grape. Subtle tailing hop bitterness. Coffee sweetened with condensed milk.

M: Carmel-like, not heavy, great amount of carbonation that keeps it from becoming syrupy.

D: I'd drink several during the winter. Quite sweet though. Celebrator would be wonderful with gamey food or fireside. Seems like it would go well with smoke.

Photo of gabedivision
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11oz bottle to a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown, with faint reddish highlights and a 2 finger beige head that turns to a nice bubbly lace and stays with the the beer the whole way down. Smells of roasted coffee beans , bitter sweet chocolates, sour apples and grapes, and pear juice. Sweet chocolates and fruits are sandwiched in between a big mouthfull of bready malts and a smooth coffee/coca bean finish, awesome. Slight friendly alcohol presence can also be found towards the end of a sip. Creamy velvety smooth on the feel with a nice big body. Extremely enjoyable, delicious. Wish i could give it all 5's.

Photo of tenacioustomato
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ariceclemson
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of kyle86
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of macesq
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Naes
3.3/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is brownish, black with hints of red showing through. The head is huge, sticky and milk chocolate colored.

The aroma is of super fermented malt.

Flavor is a complex blend of malts followed by a sugary sweetness. I think it tastes much better than it smells.

Moth feel is medium bodied and smooth.

An easily drinkable beer, but I would like to follow it with something different.

Photo of ChrisCage
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a chocolaty dark brown color...almost stout like to be exact. The head is simply superb, being caramel in color and initially about 3-4 fingers in thickness...it settles down to a cloud like layer over the liquid. I can't really tell how carbonated this beer is but it appeared to be creamy while pouring. The lacing is the only area that lacks, with some clumpy foam quickly sinking back into the beer. Outside of this, it's a very nice looking beverage, plus there is a goat trinket tied to the bottle....how cool is that!

S- This smells very rich....dark fruits are noticeable...prunes and/or raisins mainly. There is also strong molasses and a hint of brown sugary malt present. The finish is also rich and sweet, being of toffee and caramel.

T- Very nice indeed! Along with some of the aforementioned aromas being tasted (raisin, prune, molasses), there is also hints of cocoa, black cherry, baking spices, black coffee, and roasted grain. There isn't really any bitterness....just perhaps a dollop right at the end of the swallow.

M- Full bodied for sure....it's almost like a meal itself! The carbonation is creamy smooth...even sticky/oily on the palate....the flavors are so well balanced and I don't think anything can compare.

O- What can I say that hasn't already been said about this one....a rich, powerful brew that is warming, but nothing near boozy. Full flavors, full bodied, very nice looking and pleasant smelling, this one has it all! I am sure this set and continues to be the standard for the style and I highly recommend this to anyone who is a beer lover!

Photo of Pauly2X
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Nearly black, slight amber tinge when held to a light. One finger head faded slowly to a wisp.

S- Sweet maltly aroma with a faint earthy hop pressence.

T- Fantastic! Wonderfully complex malt profile but not so complex as to force you to "think" about this beer if you'd rather just sit back and enjoy. Great sweetness held in check perfectly by just the right amount of spicy hops.

M- Smooth as silk, very full boddied.

D- The $12 a 4 pack is the only obstacle here, If only I had a better paying job...

For me, personally, It just doesn't get any better... for now.

Photo of ScotNH
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Nearly opaquely black, with ruby highlights and a good sized tan head that reduces down to almost nothing. Retention is lacking. Coffee and dark roasted malts on the nose, softly. Just a touch of German hops that add a slight floral aroma.

Rich and creamy mouthfeel that suits the style perfectly. Not too carbonated, but just enough to complement and even accentuate the Hallertauer hops. Those hops are so perfectly added as a rounding complement to the delicious dark-roasted malts, coffee malts and caramel malts. All three malt flavors combine to bring a very nice caramel coffee style beer, certainly the best I've had of the style. The 6.7% ABV is detectable, but only barely as the hops take hold and wash the booze character away perfectly. The aftertaste is mostly coffee, but not overpowering. Its got a long and pleasant finish.

Overall this is just a really great doppelbock and when I'm in the mood for the style, this is the one I'll be grabbing for.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,537 ratings.