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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,114 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,114
Reviews: 2,207
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 324
Gots: 366 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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Photo of pburland23
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark mahogany. Almost looks like a glass of Coca Cola. The head is thick and khaki in color. Head doesn't stick around very long though.

Smell is of sweet bready malts, a little caramel and a touch of fruit...cherries and plums. Very complex in taste. It starts off slightly tart before moving to a smoky, not quite rauchbier flavor before ending with a savory rye bread finish.

This is a medium bodied beer with an appropriate level of carbonation. As for drinkability, the breadiness of a doppelbock limits how many of these I could drink in a sitting. It doesn't mean I wouldn't love to make a session out of Celebrator.

A world class beer...I fell in love with Celebrator while traveling in Germany a decade ago. It remains true. Always an enjoy pint.

pburland23, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of athomasPSU
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

athomasPSU, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a deep mahogany with tan head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smells of sweet malted barley bread. Also of freshly mowed grass, and molasses.

Sweet molasses followed by malty mouth feel crisp grass freshness, and finishing with grape wine notes slightly dry. A very nice double bock.

Chickenhawk9932, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Hefewiseman, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of jordanmckell
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jordanmckell, May 17, 2013
Photo of gutbuster
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gutbuster, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Andonato
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Andonato, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Stoneman78
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured into a Duvel Tulip glass
A- Pours a dark brown to black hue with garnet highlights, head is tan and frothy that is mostly diminishing, minimal lacing
S- Very rich and complex aroma captures tones of dark fruit, roasty and caramel malts, some breads and hints of alcohol
T- Initial taste is bread and caramel malts mixed with dark fruits, coffee and syrupy molasses, light smoke and pepper and a hint of bitter hops in the background, slight alcohol presence in the finish, wonderfully balanced with different levels of flavor as the drink progresses
M- Medium-bodied beer, good carbonation, oily texture coats the mouth and tongue
D- Smooth and rich doppelbock that is easy to drink at almost 7%abv, this is a well-known offering with a great reputation that is well-deserved, I would definitely pick this up again in the future

Stoneman78, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of Sinewave
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of DLS168
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DLS168, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of MaxOhle
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MaxOhle, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of vhmf1978
5/5  rDev +15.2%

vhmf1978, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of iceball585
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

A- Very dark brown molasses color w/ thin tan head when poured

S- Roasted and bready malt aroma, strong hints of chocolate

T- Chocolate, nuts, raisens, roasted malt flavors w/ a smokey finish

M- Medium bodied and creamy, fairly hardy feel

D- The flavors hide the alcohol well making this very easy to drink for anyone

Very very good beer. Haven't had a beer this complex in a while. Definatly recommend trying this beer, in fact I'm kind of wishing I had bought more than just one of these.

iceball585, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of buffs9
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

buffs9, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of gkunkle
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a small white head. Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. I am curious to see how this will turn out now. Taste was a bit of a punch in the mouth for me, the smell got me going, but the taste didn't land for me. I found it to be thick and rich, definitely a lot of flavor, with the molasses and dark fruits coming in strong. Overall, I don't think I'll seek this out again until I have a greater appreciation for it.

gkunkle, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

scottiethebody, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -30.9%

canders0927, May 21, 2013
Photo of swetsastonic
4/5  rDev -7.8%

swetsastonic, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of fx20736
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

Poured yielded a 1 inch cratered khaki head that dissolved into a foamy ring after 1st sip but leaves some nice lacing. Color is beautiful, almost black and seems opaque until held up to a light where it turns into a deep garnet that barely allows light to seep through.

Aroma is bready malt with a very muted fruitiness that becomes very pruny as the glass warms. No Hops detected at all.

Moutheel is slippery, almost buttery.

Taste: Mein Gott in Himmel! Where do I begin? The overall impression I get is a burnt malt smokiness followed by a syrupy sweetness full of prunes and dates and figs. This is a lager? With it's fruity, maltiness, it's seems more like a Porter or a Tripel.

This is definitely a warmer, a way to pass the evening when snow is still on the ground and the baseball season is a ways away,

It's amazing that when I review a beer it disappears so quickly as I try to analyze it's taste. I am sad as I only bought a single 12 oz. bottle. At $ 3.95 a bottle it is not a beer to buy cavalierly and as it is Summer not really seasonal but the reviews of this beer so beguiled me I had to try it.

This Doppelbock will make an entry into my basement this Winter.

I can hardly wait.

fx20736, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of wesside89
4/5  rDev -7.8%

wesside89, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Kingcurio
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Kingcurio, May 27, 2013
Photo of sacfly
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours a dark brown color with a frothy brown/tan head. Smell is malty and sweet with just a hint of basement smell. Smooth full body. Tastes just like it smells- only stronger. Very enjoyable. Just the right amount of ABV for this beer. Alcohol is not noticeable at 6.7%. Would defiantly enjoy having more of these!

sacfly, Nov 11, 2004
Photo of Heretic42
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

itracy63, Aug 01, 2014
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,114 ratings.