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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4,874 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,874
Reviews: 2,194
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 279
Gots: 288 | FT: 18
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from a Piggly Wiggly at the Common Market in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Poured from bottle in to my Aventinus glass. This bock is just plain sexy. It pours an extremly dark ruby color. The beer is pour black with the exception when light is beaming threw it, then you can easily the ruby color to it. The head forms easily and does not take much, color is an light tan color to it. The lacing sticks around to show this beer is a piece of art.

Smell is a great as it plows threw and makes you think of a certain fruit you have had. Everytime I took a wiff a new fruit sensation would take over.

The taste is some thing that makes you sit back and think. It is a very complex brew and certain flavors seem to come in the foreground with every sip. Mainly the taste is of a dark fruits with a molasses sweetness. With every taste I sat there and analyzed it untill about the fith sip, as I was hit with a bit of realization. This beer had asked me to sit back and relaxed outside and enjoy it.

The body is great and thanks to the perfect level of carbonation it helps the flavors and aromas greatly. The body and alcohol level makes this brew something I could drink threw the night. As I would relax and take my time with it as it rightly deservs it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 15:01:39 | More by BZero007
Photo of Heatwave33


4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Dark brown, molasses, color with a tan head.

Smell: Nice malts with a great alcohol aroma.

Taste: Heavy malt flavor with a slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slight carbonation, thick with a dry finish.

Overall: This is a great German Dopplebock. I love the heavy malt aroma and flavor. I wouldn't drink this all the time but definitely enjoy it when I do. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 15:34:50 | More by Heatwave33
Photo of swungomonkey

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

10-25-2012 20:56:18 | More by swungomonkey
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4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown colour topped by a beautiful thick head. The aroma of the beer is chocolate, coffee and caramel hints. The taste of this fine doppelbock is malty and moderate caramel flavour. Celebrator Doppelbock, in my opinion, is the FINEST German Doppelbock Style beer

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2002 02:15:36 | More by ipogios
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-02-2012 11:46:15 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2014 05:18:49 | More by anabar
Photo of AaronOp


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-19-2014 01:44:29 | More by AaronOp
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-08-2013 21:28:48 | More by GumDropButtons
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2014 23:31:53 | More by tsp247
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a solid brownish color with a quick disappearing head. Sweet currant like aroma lofted up from the glass. The first taste was plum drenched malt, one of the most satisfying first sips I've expierenced. This mix did not seem to diminish the entire glass. It just lacked a certain smoothness, or else it would have been perfect marks up and down. I wouldn't have more than a couple of these at a sitting, but its become my second favorite beer in the world.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 23:07:53 | More by grynder33
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-18-2011 06:13:30 | More by eristicrat
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New Jersey

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

Poured into oversized wine glass

Had this at Porter's in Easton, PA. Poured pitch black with a one fingered head, no lacing. Smells of yeasty bread with dried fruits. Taste is very nice, very bread like with dried fruits in background and really nice finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, very nice for a doppel. This is a heavy beer I can have a few of, very smooth without the smallest scent of alcohol.

Overall my favorite doppelbock, absolutely outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 03:45:13 | More by BigIrishman
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2014 19:46:05 | More by mellowmark
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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This brew poured a very dark brown color. It had a nice tan, sticky head that had some amazing retention. The head, leads to some amazing lacing that follows the glass to the very end.

The aromas begin with some toasted malts and toffee/caramel sweetiness at the front. There is a bit of spice and some citrus, herbally hops that come in as well. It finishs with bit of an alcohol smell that warms, but not to big.

The taste on this brew is nothing more then amazing. There is so much going on, but it all come together to make one amazing brew. There are some great malt flavors up front. This flavor leads into the caramel sweetiness that smelled in the aroma that gives and blends well with the citrusy, spicy hops. When you take the bitterness of the hops and the light fruit flavors and the toasted bread/biscuit flavors, you have one killer brew.

The mouthful on this brew is as I have said many times on this brew, amazing. It was cream, full bodied and thick. This super smooth brew, has a great carbonation level that makes it go down that much better.

The drinkablity on this brew is pretty good as well. I could probably session this beer with out a problem, but others might have a problems with such a thick brew. This was one amazing Dobbelbock. No wonder its found on the Top 100 brews of BA

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 05:33:01 | More by mattgreger
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-10-2013 02:28:02 | More by WaterCzar
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-28-2012 17:16:00 | More by sennin
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-29-2013 01:05:14 | More by bpk59
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes 9-22-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Black pour with a very creamy deep tan head that settles moderately slowly and has very mild retention.

Smell: Dark toast, sweet malts. Very bready. Smells inviting with all the malts coming together in a nice bready but sweet combination.

Taste: The taste is strongly of malts--virtually no hop presence--dark malts especially coming through to give the beer a definite bready quality.

Mouthfeel: Thick, rich, silky smooth feel with medium carbonation. This is a heavy and creamy beer that is a pure delight for the mouth to sip on.

Overall: A super thick, rich, and creamy beer that is filling and delicious. Can stand alone or pair well with a host of foods. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 15:55:18 | More by pBRale
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2013 18:40:50 | More by gamanley
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3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, but I'm not complaining because I get a cool plastic goat. Poured into a Mac & Jack's pint glass, reviewed on 4/26/11

A: Pours a deep dark brown with tan head dissipating to a collar that leaves little lacing around glass.

S: Doughy dark malts with some soy sauce and a touch of molasses and spices.

T: Dark toasted bread-like malts, bitter herbal hops, burnt sugar and a hint of salty soy sauce.

M: Creamy and smooth medium body with some carbonation.

O: Decent beer, don't love it and don't hate it. Looks and feels good but I don't really enjoy the smell much. This tastes better than it smells but the soy sauce that I pick up in the aroma and taste definitely cost this some points. Fairly drinkable for a dark 6.7% ABV beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 01:57:50 | More by Azurescens
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-03-2013 13:26:14 | More by thedoer
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-30-2011 20:48:33 | More by Daveychu
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North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-06-2012 23:35:21 | More by olliegaff
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

06-19-2014 01:19:31 | More by Comparison_Ford
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3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting big things out of such a highly reviewed BA selection. It poured purely black with a woodsy cranberry odor. I'm tasting a roasty licorice flavor intermingling with a dry bitterness. The aftertaste feels more nutty but remains dry. It makes you thirst for more! I did enjoy this brew, it's obvious this beer is carefully taken care of.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2003 09:37:12 | More by Hhawk06
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,874 ratings.