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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,544 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,544
Reviews: 2,254
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 385
Gots: 548 | FT: 19
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyFikes
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Mcwill51
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dwarbi
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a lovely khaki head that settles itself into a comfortable film for the duration of its existence. The beer is the color of cherry-stained wood. Determined lacing. A very inviting beer. Nutty, semi-sweet aroma. Fantastic roasted coffee taste. Some burnt toffee. Feels nice in the mouth. Chalky yet rounded.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of brewsclues
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First experience with Ayinger Brewery. The Celebrator Goat trinket is now hanging on our Christmas tree. Excellent.

I haven't had a ton of doppelbocks - maybe 4 or 5? - but this one comes out of the factory lookin' and smellin' great.

A - awesome deep, deep mahogany brown, almost opaque, but when held up to the light it has a nice reddish hue. No haze, perfectly clear. Head retention is outstanding - three fingered tan head to start, and lacing that looks like a skeleton crumbled apart while crawling up my glass.

S - Tons of malts, first off, but there's so much going on here: caramel; raisins, figs, and prunes; a very distinct bready nose with some hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Off the charts good.

T - Big, sweet, malt flavors with plenty of raisins, toasted bread, and deep bitter chocolate finish. I love the caramel taste at the end, but it's not cloying at all. With this many flavors mixing together, it's got a real nice balance. Outstanding.

M - I love the smooth, creamy finish and the mild carbonation. A softer finish that you might imagine, and I like that the coffee/chocolate finish lasts quite a while after the sip. It is a bit sticky, however.

Overall - This is one heck of a beer, one of the best I've had, period. Coming from a hop-head, any lager this interesting, flavorful, intense, smooth, and rewarding as this is worth noting. At first smell, it was hard for me to imagine ever having more than one of these in a sitting, but it's actually quite drinkable for a robust, sweet-ish lager. This is a world-class example of a doppelbock.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Riccymon
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured black though not quite opaque from the 330mL bottle. About one finger of brown head resulted and quickly dissipated. I found some nuttiness/malt in the aroma, which actually seemed really muted, though perhaps I was a little congested. First sip was deliciously roasty, and I tasted coffee notes. As I continued through the glass, the malt and nutty flavors stood out more. While very tasty, I found the high note of Celebrator to be its perfect, creamy mouthfeel. I'm happy to have tried Celebrator at last, and I'd gladly drink a couple of these in a sitting.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jmhart
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Munich at the Ayinger brauhaus across from Hofbrau

Deep brown, almost black, in color with black cherry elements when held up to the light. Firm walnut head that fades quickly with minimal lace. The blackness of the color almost worried me. Darker than any German beer I have ever seen before.

Typical darkly roasted malt elements. Dark fruits come off most prominently. Rich prune with a strong coffee aroma and minor cocoa hints. The aroma is very rich and full bodied. The aroma alone will pull me back to this beer again and again.

The dark fruits that were present on the nose take a backseat in the taste, and the coffee and sugar/malt really come through. The taste is strong of caramel, but not sugary, and incredibly well balanced. Subtle hints of tobacco.

Velvety with a bite. Relatively minor carbonation, but present acidity. Smooth to consume with a long drawn out finish.

Overall a truly fantastic brew. The sweet, rich fruits of the smell combine with the rich roasted elements in the taste to make something very special. I will recommend this and consume it whenever I come across it.

Photo of ramseye4
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a phenomenal looking dark chocolate brown color with a 2 finger head that fades away , leaves nice lacing down the glass.Aroma is very sweet, with toffee, caramel and sweet malt. Taste is primarily of sweet malt with the toffee and caramel evident, with a bit of dark fruit in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky, drinkability is great as this beer washes down quite easily

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown verging on black with a nice head and excellent lacing.

S: The aroma gives off nice roast malts, light coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit, as well as some nice deep biscuit/bready malt notes. Light, noble hop presence, as well as some spicy lager yeast notes.

T/M: The flavor matches the aroma well, very rich and malty, crazy smooth for a lager. Well rounded roasted notes with more coffee and chocolate, a little molasses. The is a big munich malt presence underneath that lifts the other flavors, and it tapers off into a more herbal hoppy finish.

Overall: I can see the reason for the high ratings on this one, I have not had a doppelbock that could come close. Amazing beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of techfed87
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle with a tiny plastic ram tied onto it, which is a new thing for me. Color is dark, dark amber. Head is similar in shade, as well as being full in body.

Smell is quite malty, with darker tones mixing with that of lighter lagers.

First sip is quite nice, with a nice caramelized dark malt flavor. It's bitter and malty and clean all at the same time with an absolutely classic aftertaste. And being made for the standards of the Reinheisgebot makes it an that much more interesting as a beer. Hands down, my favorite Doppelbock. It's really that good.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,544 ratings.