Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,467 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,467
Reviews: 2,233
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 373
Gots: 501 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle- excellent presentation (bottle)- nice packaging.

A- A dark mahogony color- dark brown/maroon- thin tan head, no lacing.

S- Smell was of cherry, spices...

T- Taste was wondefl. Dried fruits (cherries, some dates), cinnamon, nutmeg, malts, and a distinct alcohol flavor.

M- Moutfeel was very sticky and thick, stuck to my tongue, throat, and all over my tastebuds.

D- My second doublebock and this one is to be reckoned with. This is truly a masterpiece. Do not drink more than 2 of these in a sitting unless you want to fall asleep!

Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of terence
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Romulux
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of suspect
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Perfect mahogany color...almost opaque. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger light brown head that sticks around for a minute or two before disappearing and leaving a small ring around the glass. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S: Toasted malts, toffee, caramel malts and a hint of spice like nutmeg. Really nice nose on this one but not totally overpowering.

T: Dried fruit, huge malt profile and some hop bitterness to this one. Easily one of the best, if not *the* best dopplebock I've had. Although I'm a relative dopplebock newby, I'll be revisiting for sure.

M: Sticky but not over powering, slight bitterness, a touch of alcohol and perfect carbonation.

O: A really nice beer. This is why I feel like a trip to Germany is in order. Beers like this have been around for *hundreds* of years and it shows in near-perfection. It makes me happy that they export!

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of huskermike12
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of gutbuster
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of fellowrs
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of TheDM
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite style. I could not have planned this better! This brew formed a medium light brown head of medium to small bubbles. It has a very nice malty aroma and a beautiful opaque dark chocolate brown body. It has a chocolaty flavor with a hint of coffee. It was very smooth and very much to my liking. Now this is a brew I can drink all night! But still not as good as the memory of the Andechs doppel bock dunkel!

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of cnally
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came as a recommendation from one of the beer aficionados at the great Indianapolis establishment, Kahn's.

The Celebrator! Okay then, I shall begin celebrating. The beer poured out with a deep brown hue. We are talking Midnight Brown. Light has trouble getting through, and when it does, it picks up that brown visual with a touch of red. The head evaporated pretty quickly. The scent is a subtle nutty, woodsy aroma with some mocha. Caramel is the first flavor, which quickly settles into a convocation of coffee, mocha, molasses & almond flavors. Really deep complex flavor, where all the pieces come together one-by-one, creating a new experience. There is a bit of alcohol burn in the back of your throat if you don't watch it, but the beer is smooth enough. Absolutely a pleasure to drink and attractive in more than one sense.

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rogerthegill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JOrtt
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of scooter231
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, dark beer. Tan head that will not go away. Looks slightly intense. Smells of dark fruits, and coffee and chocolate- it's hard to get, have to take a big whiff, even when warm. Light hops and malt in there- just so hard to find.

Taste is stouty, lots of coffee and roasted flavors in there. Chocolate and caramel complete the background, with a hint of hops somewhere in there. Tasty. Mouthfeel is chewy and bubbly and full, and I'd say this is decently drinkable- it's a solid beer, but a tad too heavy to drink a lot of. Still, a tasty concoction, one I'd have again.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark black color with a thick brown head and tons and tons of lacing. Smells of roasted malts, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes is a little different. Plenty of tasty roasted malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and only slight hints of prune, plum and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with a mild carbonation that springs life into the palate. Drinkability is very high.

Photo of fostachild
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very dark red/brown colour. good amount of tan head with some nice lacing that sticks around for a bit.

smell was nice - sweet, fruity, and some roasted malts.

taste was similar but not quite as good - roasted malt, sweet/fruity, bit of molasses. wasn't the best thing i've ever tasted but definitely still a good beer, i enjoyed trying it.

Photo of jpaulsen
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Poured into a snifter.

Pours thick and dark producing a refined and controlled two full fingers of creamy head that slowly falls to form a half finger layer that laces wonderfully and retains well. Body looks black in low light, but when back-lit, the light that manages to penetrate takes on a deep ruby color of exquisite hue. World class appearance.

The nose is not as strong as I expected, but the general make-up is spot on. A full array of malts greet my sense of smell, from medium crystal malt to much darker roasted malts. This whole body of smells doesn't stray into the dark fruit realm that some of this style or the barleywine style can, but stays more to the center of malted barley spectrum. Hop presence in the nose is minimal but enough to keep things in balance.

Rich roasted malts are powerful and delicate in this flavor profile. Burnt sugar, dark caramel, and hints of chocolate rush through the mouth as this excellent lager swirls over the tongue. There is a reason this is one of the main benchmarks for this style. A true malted barley experience. Alcohol is as hidden as can be. Hops are present only to keep things in balance and they do that job well.

The mouthfeel is full and smooth, in a word- rich. Drinkability top notch for this "meal in a bottle". Flavors are full, body is thick, and the alcohol is nowhere to be found. What more could you desire from this style?

Conclusion: A superbly crafted lager. The low ABV is remarkable considering the full body, complex flavors and overall power of this beer. This goes to show that tons of alcohol isn't needed to make a big beer that tastes wonderful. One of the best beers ever to swirled in my glass.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,467 ratings.