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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,033 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,033
Reviews: 2,200
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 303
Gots: 339 | 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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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

12-07-2012 02:22:08 | More by Garrett092112
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jcmagsino

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-07-2012 00:26:14 | More by jcmagsino
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 05:04:06 | More by fdig23
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mullenite

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-06-2012 00:08:34 | More by mullenite
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-05-2012 05:58:19 | More by Sarunas7
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-04-2012 20:35:36 | More by ncstateplaya
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +9%

Had only had this once, out of the bottle, years ago. Why haven't I had this again? Wow!

Among the darkest (if not THE darkest) and thickest-looking doppelbocks I can recall. The foam is a bit lighter than I would have expected (no roasted barley, just decocted?). Despite its appearance, it doesn't look like a (dry) stout. Looks heartier, that's for sure.

First impression of the smell is the unmistakably molasses, almost ginger snap aroma. Comes across like a dark, dense, molasses-y German bread with a bit of underlying dark fruit (black grape, cherry), and a kiss of alcohol.

While the taste, like the smell, screams "dark-toasty, lightly-spiced, dense, dark bread", I can't help but get a little peppermint(?!), as in, candy cane. Super rich-malty. The overall taste, maybe more than any other (German) beer, is that of "liquid bread". The body, for me, exhibits a filling-smooth, almost doughy quality. Perhaps it could be a little cleaner - but that's only what I'd expect from a lager. Can't argue with what this offers though. Such a rich malt character! - Dark-toasted bread - dark, but not roasty or bitter - bold molasses and background cherry. The depth of the malt flavor is excellent - sticks around on the palate for what seems endlessly.

This beer has some complexity but also very (unique) bold/loud flavors - more character and depth, but less clean than most. Whatever - I'm rambling here - it's a fantastic drink!

12-04-2012 18:07:14 | More by Bouleboubier
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TThurling

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 19:48:43 | More by TThurling
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aaronc528

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-03-2012 08:20:17 | More by aaronc528
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zenithberwyn

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-03-2012 07:53:25 | More by zenithberwyn
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swinker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-03-2012 01:32:18 | More by swinker
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-02-2012 04:58:40 | More by BYOFB
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2012 00:03:16 | More by doc17325
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-30-2012 22:24:17 | More by jucifer1818
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-30-2012 03:52:54 | More by KalanM
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

11-28-2012 23:13:38 | More by Gschaf
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-28-2012 23:05:29 | More by Pensfan0782
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-28-2012 13:07:43 | More by InspectorBob
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-28-2012 02:40:01 | More by AltimusPrime
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-28-2012 01:46:33 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" -- this is #8 of my reviews.

This is a world class doppelbock, maybe the best I've ever had in the style. It pours an incredibly dark mahogany-brown, maybe as close as you can get to black without it being quite black. (It does radiate a very solemn red in its center when you hold it up to the light.)

A very sweet nose: brown sugar, carmel, rum raisins and brandy. Flavor-wise I would venture something like "that combination indicated above dumped in a bowl of very good-quality Scottish Oatmeal, with maybe some blackstrap honey added on top as a garnish." Amazingly the mouthfeel is as silky-smooth as can be, even the grainy-mealy finish is delivered as more of an afterthought than a real kick.

I think this is one of the classic beers out there. I don't think I've ever had a doppelbock that's ever come close to getting as many things right as this one does.

11-27-2012 23:32:06 | More by dougbassett
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BTHU

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-27-2012 20:08:05 | More by BTHU
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottled served in a weizen glass. Had this a few times but finally trying it again to review it.

Pours deep dark brown with hints of garnet light on the edges of the glass, the 2 finger khaki head quickly forms and fades fast leaving a minimally sticky lacing and a thin layer of head remaining over the beer.

Aroma is subtle with smokey notes, savory meat, dark fruits, molasses, is inviting but not overly strong. The flavor too is subtle as the start with caramel sweetness on the tip of the tongue that evolves into a smoked meat and a smooth tobacco character flavor on the middle palate with dark fruits, dates, raisins, and sizable molasses and caramel notes. The finish is pretty bitter and the alcohol is quick present which was surprising to me considering the ABV is only 6.7%.

Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, with moderate body, and medium-low carbonation.

Celebrator is a high quality Doppelbock with a really cool but gimmicky advertising goat charm and great label. The beer matches the advertising and though I really enjoyed it, I would not seek this one out but would try it if ever offered.

11-27-2012 15:34:49 | More by williamjbauer
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Madskill

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-26-2012 20:18:46 | More by Madskill
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,033 ratings.