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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
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world-class

4,954 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,954
Reviews: 2,197
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 298
Gots: 307 | 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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mmcave

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased a four pack of 11.2 oz bottles complete with mini plastic rams at Sam's. Chilled and poured into mini pils glass. One finger light kaki head with decent retention and lacing. The body is a deep dark brown with nice ruby highlights and good gradation. Smells is rich, yet very subtle and light at the same time. I get light scents of dark coco and coffee, toasted malts, nice roasted nuttiness, maybe even a slight salty note.
Taste is flavorful, nice complexity very similar to the smell, slightly more earthy, there is a mild syrupy character to this, which I like. The bitterness is perfect keeps it refreshing and interesting and balances malty goodness perfectly. The mouth feel is great, because it is lighter, but it has flavor attributes of a stout. Its refreshing and hearty, not cloying or over bearing on the palate, magnificent. This has great potential to be both a winter drink and a summer drink, very quenching. Its really good maybe too good I could drink these from sun up to sun down. This is one beer that will be finding an immediate home in my fridges permanent selection.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 20:24:45 | More by mmcave
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SickBrew

Washington

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

Purchased from Biggs Beer Wine and Tobacco in Vancouver, WA.

Poured from a 330ml standard brown bottle into a pint class.

Pours a fantastic dark brown with a creamy off-white head!

The aroma is wonderful, has strong maltiness that is accented by caramel and toasty notes with little or no hop aroma.

Flavor is out of the park and right on for the style. Low hops add to the sweetness and let the malt flavor dominate in grand style.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with a low carbonation feel.

Overall this is an outstanding beer, strong, rich and a must for any doppelbock fans!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 16:59:34 | More by SickBrew
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fropones

Illinois

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

A - Pours a very dark reddish brown, almost black, with about 1.5 fingers of mocha head that fade down a bit too quickly without lace.

S - Strong smells of molasses and a hint dark rum soaked plums.

T - Delicious. A lot more of that molasses flavor, with some nice caramel malt and bread. A bit of hop bitterness rounding it out and a nice semi-sweet after taste.

M - Thick and viscous, chewy, but all in a good way. Very creamy with low carbonation.

D - Good, the alcohol isn't really noticeable. A bit filling, but to be expected from a doppelbock, aka 'a meal in a glass.'

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 04:02:30 | More by fropones
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a watery brown from bottle and sits a Cola brown in glass. A slight khaki head forms but quickly fades to leave some random crisp bubbles.

S- Sweet molasses, rum soaked raisins, spice & fruitcake. Lots of potent sweet aromas. Quite inviting. Reminds me of the holiday season.

T- Lots of christmas spice and sweetness. Similar to aroma, just more compacted. Fruit and vanilla comes out in the middle and finish. Tasty. Could be bolder.

M- Light-Medium bodied. Spice dances on palate for a while. Stays wet for a while and dries at the very end. Somehow carb is detected on tongue.

O- Very easy to drink. Lots of great qualities about this beer. Never had this style before, so nothing to compare it to. Very well done. Perhaps could be a bit fuller in the body and mouth feel. A very different unique style.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 03:14:46 | More by busterthecat
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NewGeneric

California

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

Had this a while back but took notes. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with cinnamon head that faded quick and left no lacing. Smelled of deep malts, toffee, roasted coffee and chocolate. Tasted almost exactly the same. Smooth, but slightly overcarbed. Could drink more of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 20:47:20 | More by NewGeneric
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-04-2013 03:31:27 | More by joelBfrasier
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anabar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2014 05:18:49 | More by anabar
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heffnate77

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-29-2012 21:36:51 | More by heffnate77
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-26-2012 03:11:42 | More by MinnTwins
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Matagal

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-12-2013 01:29:22 | More by Matagal
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-25-2014 18:07:34 | More by xhuang61
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azureoval

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-17-2011 00:28:06 | More by azureoval
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newk340

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-04-2012 21:00:57 | More by newk340
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doldham

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-11-2014 21:50:53 | More by doldham
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sennin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-28-2012 17:16:00 | More by sennin
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Theheroguy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-23-2012 01:59:54 | More by Theheroguy
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -30.9%

04-15-2013 21:23:55 | More by plato
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justwork

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2013 07:14:11 | More by justwork
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trevor_s

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2014 02:05:43 | More by trevor_s
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DarthMalt

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was not very impressed by this beer. Being a big fan of
d-bocks, I was ready to be taken away, but instead, I just sort of sat there, looking at the beer, wondering what all the fuss was about. Instead of a masterpiece in comlexity and depth, this beer had the sort of 2D, flavor-by-numbers that you often get with domestic brewpub styles. It was dark and smoky like a stout, and boozy like a double bock.

There is this "classic" double bock flavor which I have come to expect now from any d-bock. I don't know if this quintessential flavor lies in the type of malt used, the hops, some sort of decoction mashing, or what, but the one thing I do know is that, I know it when I taste it. Sadly, Celebrator does not have it. Neither does Sam Adams, btw.

The only six I have had, so far, which exude the "classic" double bock flavor are:

Allgauer Cambonator
Tucher Bajuvator
St. Martin Dunkler
Paulaner Slavator
Spaten Optimator
Augustiner Maximator

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PS - I also thought the little billy goats dangling around the bottlenecks--while cute--were a little hokey.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2002 12:12:22 | More by DarthMalt
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MarshallMan

Kansas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-12-2012 21:20:43 | More by MarshallMan
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Jordan

California

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

Huge efferescent whiffs of cocoa's and alchohal's and hard toffee candy. Frothy and lumpy pale tan head, deep dark brown with a tint of dark red. Full body, creamy silky smooth texture. Slight roasted caramel and brown sugars on the palate. Quiet whispers of a bitter hops presense.

Compared to Optimator and Salvator, Celerbrator Doppelbock is much more mellow. Soothing to the touch, and relaxing to drink. Truely exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2002 04:25:36 | More by Jordan
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Admiraldinty

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby with a bigy, frothy tan head that lasts until the end.

Malty, burnt caramel nose, some molasses I think.

Chewy malt with a sharp hop bitterness that burns a little on the way down. A little bit of fruit. The taste kind of dies right at the end and does not leave much. I was a little disappointed in this regard.

Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and rather full-bodied.

This is a great doppelbock, but it seems rather overrated. I actually prefer the Paulaner Salvator myself, as it offers more in the way of flavor. The Celebrator had a nice start, but no real finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2003 02:10:00 | More by Admiraldinty
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radshoesbro

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours dark dark red with a finger and a half head that fizzles down and leaves a veil of bubbles over the top of the beer. for some reason when i smelled this all i could think of were concord grapes...even though there is absolutely nothing that has to do with concord grapes and this. very odd. anyway, there is a nice roasty malt and hop nose and it brings to mind bannana nut crunch cereal. i actually held up a box of this to my nose then smelled the celebrator and i'm quite positive thats what it smells like. there's also prevelent alcohol in the nose. alright, time to taste this!! well, well, this is not what i expected to taste! the only other doppelbock i've had is hooker's liberator and that had a tremendous chocolate taste. this on the other hand tastes of bread, crackers, cereal, etc. definately very interesting and triguing. i could drink this all the time if pressed. going to definately be picking up a four pack the next time i go to yankee.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2005 01:28:36 | More by radshoesbro
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kdoc8

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at the Willamette Market of Choice, Eugene, OR. It pours out a very dark brown color with some faint red hints. It's got a thin bubbly head that's tan-brown and long lasting. Not much lacing. It doesn't smell too strongly - just a bit bitter but mostly a sweet smell. The taste is slightly acidic/bitter up front, but then erupts into a roasty sweet chocolate taste on the end which dominates the aftertaste. Very drinkable and delicious - nice bitterness to balance out the sweet roast. Plus it's got a funky little goat necklace for some reason. You don't find too many beers with necklaces....

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 18:31:07 | More by kdoc8
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,954 ratings.