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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,925 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 290
Gots: 299 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-24-2014 10:06:21 | More by jmsedgwick
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-04-2014 12:47:33 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip a thick dark brown, almost black color with a stubborn finger and a half of a creamy beige head.

Nose is rich caramel malts and what seems to me like anise. More subtle notes of toffee, nuts, and brown sugar/nutmeg with a very light fruity hops presence in the background.

Spicy and sweet. The complex malt character is dominant; mostly toffee and caramel, but the hops stand out a lot more than they did in the aroma as well. Alcohol presence is also fairly strong for a 6.7% but in now way overpowering.

Thick, chewy mouthfeel Very warm and tasty, but definitely leaves the palate dry.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2006 03:46:01 | More by Phocion
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jdubjacket

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This should be a staple in every doppelbock's lover's refrigerator. Pours a deep brown with minimal lacing. Taste is very well balanced between the hops and the malts. Beer is very nearly chewy when you're drinking it. It's drinkability is relatively high due to the mere 6.7 ABV.

Highly recommend this brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 13:30:22 | More by jdubjacket
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weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-06-2013 21:55:20 | More by weerezboy
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-05-2014 18:27:37 | More by bulldogg915
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Realale

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very deep reddish brown - its shading toward black (my wife asked if it was a Porter!). Big small-bubbled head settles somewhat slowly to a small ring of foam.

Nose is all about malt. A rich slightly sweet maltiness predominates, but there are supporting notes of prune, molasses, and burnt sugar. Very complex.

In the mouth, it disappoints a bit, but only when compared to the stunning nose. All of the maltiness is there, and prunes, etc. show up again, but it seems a bit hollow in the mid-palate, and could use a bit more carbonation to keep it lively. It is surprisingly light, and the malty sweetness is not over-powering at all.

The finish is nice and well integrated, with the burnt sugar note keeping the malt in check.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 04:56:45 | More by Realale
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gr0g

New Jersey

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

Almost as dark in color as a Schwarzbier, topped with two fingers of foam. Retention is very good and the somewhat sticky head leaves some streaks of lacing. Aroma of sweet ripe dark fruits, toffee, and the floral aroma of noble hops.

The intertwining flavors of dark, toasty malt with the aforementioned dark fruits are the highlight of the flavor profile. There's just a tinge of bitterness on the finish, enough to impart a wonderful balance to the flavor. While some doppelbocks can be one-dimensional and cloying sweet, the roasted malt and skillful hopping here lend complexity. Exceedingly smooth mouthfeel thanks to a soft, fine carbonation.

"Finest Bavarian double bock beer" is printed on the label and is entirely accurate. Despite being low in ABV compared with many other doppels, Celebrator is head and shoulders above the competition.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 00:16:16 | More by gr0g
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StoicBeast

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-29-2012 10:12:41 | More by StoicBeast
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caverog

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

05-10-2013 23:00:21 | More by caverog
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-05-2012 18:23:18 | More by hotsudge
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a deep chestnut color, nearly opaque. One finger of khaki head has good retention but minimal lace.

S: Sweet, roasted malts, cloves and a little bit of bubble gum.

T: Very mellow sweet malt up front, with a bit of fruit and bubble gum. Followed quickly by coffee, somewhat stout-like finish with a little smoke and chocolate. There is also a metal quality in there that is hurting the overall impression and keeping it from being a 5. But the rest is zo good that it's smoothing over this flaw to an extent. About half way through the glass, the metal seems to disappear.

M: Medium-heavy, smooth, a bit oily. Menthol feeling (more feeling than flavor) builds through the glass.

O: A very nice brew. Really wish the metal wasn't there, would be outstanding without that. Will have to try again to see whether the metal taste is typical or just an odd bottle. A good fit for this cold and dreary day.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 01:28:51 | More by AmericanGothic
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RWACKO

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-15-2012 22:44:39 | More by RWACKO
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abcsofbeer

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MMM, good. Excellent double bock. Pours a very dark, brownish color with reddish amber around the edges. I poured this one pretty fast and came up with a 2 inch head that was light brown and frothy. The lace is very abundant from top to bottom.

The aroma is very malty with a nutty undertone. Also hints of toffee or sweet coffee.

The taste is excellent, also malty, nutty and sweet caramel. The aftertaste is definitely coffee tasting and slightly alcoholic and also very malty. This is the champion of double bocks in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2004 23:33:46 | More by abcsofbeer
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thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-19-2014 16:45:26 | More by thufflife
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-18-2012 22:39:23 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2012 14:43:55 | More by robieobie1
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time I'm rereviewing a beer, with a bit more experience and I think a better or fresher bottle of it.

It pours a dark ruby-root beer colored body with a finger and a half of persistent off-white head. The smell, while pleasant, is faint and is the beer's major weakness. The mouthfeel was chewy and perfectly carbonated at first. As the beer warmed, the caramel scent grew stronger, improving the aroma, but the mouthfeel weakened, becoming more watery and one-dimensional. If there's some perfect temperature sweet-spot where the two trends lined up it would be marvelous.
The taste is certainly the selling point. Leads off with a burst of caramel that drops off slowly leading up to an aftertaste of chocolate and toffee. These guys know their malts.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 16:00:37 | More by RichardMNixon
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-03-2013 17:55:39 | More by Bjlps
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-17-2013 14:59:55 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-19-2013 03:01:09 | More by hannydawg
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

05-15-2013 03:41:26 | More by DCgolfpro
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-10-2013 03:03:29 | More by reitzbrewing
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 14:10:59 | More by seangibbs60
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Dmann

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is with out a doubt the quintessential dopplebock that all others should be judged against. The color and pour were great, with a great off white head and a nice mahogony brown color. The smell was all malt with a bit of a brown ale smell to it as well. The taste reminded me a lot of a nut brown but with an even more pronounced malt character and a hint of spice in there too. As far as dopplebocks go this is the best I've ever had....and it even came with a plastic goat!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2003 09:50:34 | More by Dmann
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,925 ratings.