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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,135 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,135
Reviews: 2,209
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 329
Gots: 369 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

WadeBridgman, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of SethB2
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Served out of a 12oz bottle in my Sacramento Kings pint glass.

A - Very dark, deep redish brown with a nice one finger head. Lacing is great. Good looking brew.

S - Very nice. Lots of fruit and sweet malt. Very complex. I smell something different every time I put it to my nose.

T - Wow. Starts sweet with fruity flavors and then settles into a slight hop bite. This is as close to perfection as I have ever had. Wonderful taste.

M - Smooth as silk. Low on carbonation.

D - No problems here either. I could drink these all night.

O - One of the best beers that I have had the pleasure of sampling.

SethB2, Feb 24, 2006
Photo of Donnie2112
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a Celebrator glass

deep deep brown with gorgeous tinges of red light film of head

nicely sweet aromas of caremel and other burnt sugars. Again the smells are almost exclusively malt

there are hints of dark chocolate and light notes of caramel, there is just a little bit of sharpness and peppery flavor from the alcohol. The ammount of alcohol plus the malts equate to a fantastic balance.

full body and medium light carbonation slightly dry from alcohol

very drinkable I enjoyed this beer a great deal and look forward to trying more from this style.

Donnie2112, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of jimelee108
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

jimelee108, Apr 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

EGreen, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

schneid, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

HuaiDan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of WunderLlama
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into an Ayinger Celebrator glass

Ruby brown, like the color of coca cola but without the carbonation. Dense two finger taupe cap settles into a gentle lid with nice glass lacings. It is dense, dark and barely let's light pass through.

Sweet malt aroma. Deep rich raisins. Bit of licorice. Smells really, really great.

Smooth. Gentle carbonation on the middle of the tongue. Malt sweetness, raisin, molasses, hint of licorice. Hint of alcohol. Delicious. Clean aftertaste of malt.

Medium, medium heavy mouthfeel. Chewy, rich and worth savoring.

There are hopheads in the universe. I am a malt head. Celebrator is one of my all time favorite beers. The taste is sooo good. Back up the truck, stock up the fridge. Drink. Enjoy. Repeat. Frequently repeat because it is worth it.

WunderLlama, Dec 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

BeerRunner, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

MilkManX, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pintofparadise, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Labeorphile, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Northtexan, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of jtw5877
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brownish red with a decent tan head. Smells like malty goodness, deep chocolate, coffee, caramel, tastes and aroma. Straight Up solid tasty one heck of a beer. At a time in my life when I feel like a slave to hops its nice to have malt sneak up and slap me across the face. A really good beer. My gratitude goes out to StevieW for turning me on to this stuff.

jtw5877, Dec 20, 2002
Photo of bassmantin
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a semi-transparent reddish glow into a pint glass. Minimal head; I've got it pretty cold.

Smell is of malty sweetness. Taste is straight doppelbock. Good sweetness balanced by a nice tinge of bitterness in the aftertaste. Very full flavor throughout. I taste a bit of chocolate and a good bit of alcohol.

Very pleasant.

bassmantin, Mar 22, 2008
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4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am a huge fan of German beers and I have been wanting to try this particular beer...forever! Fortunately it is now available in Charleston.

Poured from a really cool bottle into a pint glass.

A. A rich dark brown with little or no head.

S. Strong bready malt aroma. Sweet molasses or brown sugar. Figs or raisins. A slight chocolate aroma.

T. Toasty bread, chocolate and tofee.

M. Like heaven! Goes down smooth with a rich toffee chocolate after taste.

D. Wow, I will have to break the bank, hide the car keys and drink a 4 pack myself.

A classic beer. The epitome of the style.

MarkSCCOT, Aug 01, 2007
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Almost pure black with frothy head that never goes away.

Smells malty, malty, and did I mention malty. Just what you would want out a dopple.

Tastes malt, molasses, some hop and very light alcohol. This is like liquid bread, but in a good way.

Feels almost perfect. Smooth, creamy and coats the tounge perfectly.

Very good beer. I enjoyed mine slowly just to enjoy a little more. The kids loved the trinket, but the beer is worth it.

Homerbag, Dec 31, 2007
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

craigdb, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

yummybeer, Nov 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

JimmyCop, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of sopor
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can sum my thought of this beer pretty quick: "Double Oktoberfest"

Now normally I don't like Munich, Vienna, or German Pale malts as are used a lot in Oktoberfest biers, but the flavors in this brew are rich and welcoming.

Looks like brown sugar and molasses showing ruby light under a tan finger of head. Smells strongly of German malts and a slight coffee bitterness.

Strong caramel and german malt with stinging carbonation adding to a bit of "twang". Hints of chocolate and molasses sneak through with a note of coffee roast bitternes.

Very drinkable for as much German Malt as there is.

sopor, Nov 24, 2005
Photo of andjusticeforale
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured a twelve oz. bottle into a rounded pint glass. It poured out like Pepsi with a scant tan head. It was dark but alive. It seemed like it was well carbonated. It was not dark and oily and big like a stout or porter from the British Isles. This was heavy and consistent in a different way

There was not much to the nose of this beer. No appreciable fruit, yeast, herbs, hops, anything. Just a “beer” smell. A very good beer smell, with all its goodness, but nothing really too interesting. If you read a review that says there is much more, its probably romantic glorification because I swirled and smelled and let the thing sit awhile and swirled and smelled a bit more. Maybe there was some cocoa/coffee smokiness and malt but that is all. There was no “lace” on the glass to speak of. Thats really not the point of this, though, is it?

On first taste, there was a distinct non-sweetened espresso/coffee flavor, and the aftertaste was as fizzy as hydrogen peroxide. This happened again, and I tasted and tasted and searched for complexity. There was a big malt flavor that pre-dominated, along with a stout-like coffee taste that was prevalent.

There was one saving grace here, a really faint hint of sweetness that added a little bit of depth. Don’t get me wrong, there was no alcohol flavor, and there was absolutely no hops bite here, and the mouthfeel was huge and chewy, with a good deal of carbonation present. If this was your type of drink, the drinkability here is very good- 3 or 4 would not be out of the question, if you had the intestinal fortitude and a designated driver.

andjusticeforale, Aug 04, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

alpenglocken, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of colforbin73
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i think Bock and Dopplebock etc... are an acquired taste. i sought this out because i thought i might finally get it. and i think i do now -- this is simple, noble beer.

pours a deep dark brown and foams up a one finger tan head that pits out pretty quickly. but the drink is excellent, well carbonated and sparkles on the tongue nicely.

it's a malt showcase -- not roasty, but deep and sweet. the aroma is very subtle, slight malt sweetness with no hop presence.... i get some raisins and coffee level bitterness... but mostly a deep, complex malt base that really sings -- well cooked barley and wheat, slightly toasted.

eminently drinkable. the alcohol presence is just in the background warmth. you could session this baby!

colforbin73, Apr 29, 2011
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,135 ratings.