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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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96
world-class

5,551 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 5,551
Reviews: 2,254
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 393
Gots: 554 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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

The Celebrator! One of the true legends. Not the strongest of doppelbocks, but probably the best tasting. Not as overly malty and sweet as some of this style, and ultimately quite drinkable. Pours a quite impressive glass of beer. Virtually black, huge head initially (watch for the "over-pour"!), foamy lace remains throughout. Dark, expresso-like flavor, chocolate notes, but not excessive. Quite different from Salvator, which is equally as good, but a very different beer. You owe it to yourself to seek this out. One of the best! (and does any beer have a cooler bottle?!)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Very deep amber in color, light brown head.

S- A very bready, lightly hoppy beer.

T- Well balanced, sweet, but not as sweet as other doppelbocks.

M- Medium body, dry finish.

D- Not a session beer, but very good for the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like Doppelbock's, this one is outstanding.

Had it at the Flying Saucer Beerfeast in Sugar Land, Texas.

All the typical DPB flavors. Really was great. Had to go back for more on this one at the festival.

I wish I could have tried it side by side with Real Ale's 16th anniversary Dopplebock. Would love to compare them head to head.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm really not sure why it took me so long to try this beer. I really enjoy dopplebocks, and considering this is one of the standards, I should have had it sooner. Plus, I really like the little plastic goat. This review is on a bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours super dark, more like a porter or stout. It is darkest chocolate brown, almost black and very opaque - not viscous, just not clear at all. A short, 1 finger, watery tan head fades immediately to a well-retained skim with milky-looking bubbles. Light washes of tan head cling to the sides of the glass throughout the drink and slide back down slowly into the liquid.

Smell: The smell isn't incredibly prominent, but is strong enough. The bulk of it comes through in nicely chewy and toasted malts, with a little bit of toasty grain and sweet caramel.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Delicious. This is a very full-flavored and well-bodied beer. The taste is really satisfying - full of chewy, bready grains and lightly roasted malts that have hints of caramel and coffee. The aftertaste hints at slightly citrus hops and the fairly well-masked alcohol. Feel is wonderful. It definitely complements the heavier flavors well, lightening them up with a mouth-filling fizziness that spreads the flavors around the palate and makes the beer more refreshing than expected.

Drinkability: Really, really high. I appreciate the fullness of the flavors paired with the lighter, well-carbonated feel. It is a satisfying beer that's still quite refreshing.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Celebrator Doppelbock is truly one of the best doppelbocks available. I've been disappointed by highly touted brews before, and I thought that Celebrator was going to follow that same trend. I will admit that I was glad to be wrong, and that this brew definitely stands out amongst its doppelbock brethren.

Celebrator pours a very dark brown color with some ruby hints visible in the right lighting. A finger of tan foam forms and lasts for about 1 minute. The aroma was nice, but a bit typical of doppelbocks. Just some average "dark malt" scents, which included some roasted notes, caramel, and light chocolate in the nose. Nice, but not groundbreaking. The mouthfeel was something to behold. This was a rich beer, yet so easy to drink. It slides across the tongue in a velvety fashion that is so soft yet invigorating. There are a myriad of "dark" flavors here. The notes of caramel, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, burnt grains, "dark fruits" (such as plum, black cherry) make this a liquified Black Forest in a bottle. Quite sweet as well, as I didn't notice any dryness or bitterness worth mentioning here (just a tiny bit of "roasted bitterness"). The aftertaste has a nutty flavor to it, along with some more (albeit light) burnt notes. I expected this to be an alcohol monster, but there is only some alcoholic warmth to end this one. Quite deceptive!

I usually consider myself to be a bit tough on reviewing highly recommended beers, but this one is worthy of the hype. Go buy a bottle today, drink it and save the goat figurine so that when you look at it, you can remember your first "celebration." In summary: top of the line doppelbock all the way.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,551 ratings.