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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,935 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,935
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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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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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, burgundy color with a ruby accent. Eighth inch mocha head that thins out slowly, becoming slightly patchy.
Smell is fresh, slightly smokey, slightly chocolatey malts. Little bit of toffee.
Rich malts tinged with chocolate. Slightly smokey, with some peaty leather. Some mocha and faint maple syrup. Delicious.
Mouthfeel is velvety and smooth, yet with a perfect level of carbonation.
Very drinkable. The second time I've had this one, and it's even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:32:09 | More by Parrotbeak
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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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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2012 15:45:25 | More by George2744
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-13-2013 00:50:06 | More by beertardis
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md655321

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-22-2013 13:22:15 | More by md655321
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nharres

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-21-2012 23:28:25 | More by nharres
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-18-2014 04:54:28 | More by MaxOhle
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BeerNemesis

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. 11.2 oz.

Appearance:
Pours a Coca-Cola brown with ruby highlights (ruby red when under direct light). Head is a 2" smooth mocha cap that sinks to 0.5".

Aroma:
Fragrant raisins and sweet grapes push through a mocha-coffee haze.

Taste:
An instant favorite! Toasted bread and a huge chewy malt mashes with tart dry fruits. Light molasses and spices linger in the background. The finish is sweet and succulent.

Mouthfeel:
It has a wonderfully smooth, creamy and palpable consistency. The modest carbonations breaks free towards the end of each sip to punctuate the residual brown sugar sweetness.

Drinkability:
The second I put the cup to my mouth I knew I was going to love drinking it. It's so full of flavor -- strong and complex but accessible. The consistency is close to perfect for a double bock.

Notes:
I was skeptical at first given all the hype, now I'm confident this is a world class brew. The best part? It doesn't go to high alcohol extremes to impart great flavor and bottomless complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 20:43:41 | More by BeerNemesis
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core42

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-18-2014 17:46:30 | More by core42
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-18-2014 21:09:20 | More by PaulsBrew
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-26-2013 00:31:51 | More by BryantForestry
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,935 ratings.