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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,926 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,926
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 291
Gots: 299 | FT: 17
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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nikbullet

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-08-2012 16:05:51 | More by nikbullet
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cosmicevan

New York

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

picked up locally. enjoyed from a bell's tulip.

a - brew poured a deep purple that settled as black in the glass with a small creamy almost belgian looking head. lacing was spotty and slippery and hardly held onto the glass at all.

s - YUM. dark fruit, nutmeg, figs, raisins. roasted and toasted malts. smells perfect to style.

t - FANTASTIC doppelbock. grapejuice, nuts, some brown sugar. some faint hints of cocoa.

m - awesome creamy feel with great carbonation.

o - overall, one of the best, if not the best doppelbock i've ever had. i love this style and am kicking myself for not trying this one sooner. i am blown away and in love with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 01:01:20 | More by cosmicevan
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JohanB

Austria

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-06-2012 23:13:05 | More by JohanB
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jrbeer

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-06-2012 22:42:16 | More by jrbeer
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BrewBastard

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -77%

10-06-2012 21:11:07 | More by BrewBastard
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-06-2012 19:58:16 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Geiseman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-06-2012 18:26:44 | More by Geiseman
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-06-2012 16:39:56 | More by Nutwood
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-05-2012 20:05:41 | More by Johnhaley1989
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PGVG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-05-2012 04:16:10 | More by PGVG
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-04-2012 17:38:22 | More by JohneHoodlum
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-04-2012 02:19:50 | More by sparx1100
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Prestonlegal

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-03-2012 18:57:52 | More by Prestonlegal
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GMB

Japan

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock pours a black body that turns deep crimson red when held against a strong light source. A moderate pour and some vigorous swirling fail to produce any head to speak of.

The beer's nose is very nice: Roasted malts suggest molasses and chocolate; the yeast and alcohol contribute the smell of raisins and prunes. There is a faint tinny aroma at first, but it seems to disappear after the initial sniffs.

The taste follows the nose, but is much richer: chocolate and molasses. The taste of alcohol is nicely balanced; present but not intrusive. As the beer warms, the flavor of dark raisins moves to the fore and mingles with the buttery yeast-derived flavors. Imagine butter-braised raisins and prunes, molasses, and bittersweet chocolate.

The beer's body is full and rich, as one expects from doppelbocks. There is perhaps too little carbonation. Creamy froth would augment the appeal of these flavors.

The nice balance of alcohol-derived and roasted-malt flavors that one finds in Ayinger's Celebrator places it among the best representatives of the Duppelbock style. This is a delicious beer, and I'd gladly drink a more. Still, I hold out hope that one day I'll run across a rendition of this style that delivers at every level. This one didn't.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 23:28:32 | More by GMB
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GregoryMo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-02-2012 07:29:40 | More by GregoryMo
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jvons

California

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-02-2012 00:50:29 | More by jvons
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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-01-2012 17:35:50 | More by flyingmick
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ctc862

Missouri

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-01-2012 04:02:57 | More by ctc862
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pkalix

California

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i got a very dark (ruby around the edges) pour from this, with very little head on top.
the smell is of a very toasted, malted elixir, very reminiscent of an age long passed. i'm happy this stuff still exists, though.
the taste is sweet and dark and i absolutely love this stuff! i love the sweetly malted taste and the beautiful smell i get when i put it to my mouth.
i like the round feeling of carbonation with the thickness of the taste.
overall, although i have had a couple of these within the last year, i realized i hadnt reviewed one yet and i'm at a loss to explain the difference of the recent tastings versus the tastings of 20 years ago. this is certainly one of the best beers i have had in the last couple of years and the fact it comes from Ayinger doesnt surprise me.
20 years ago, the little goat hung from the neck of the bottle in a thicker, red and white intertwined rope; today's offering is a pathetic little red string i could floss my crowns with. yes, it was noticed. i still have several of these GOATS hanging from my DER BARON's mug from yesteryear and this pathetic little note confirms the cheapness the old empires have sunk to. and 20 years ago, though, i didnt like this beer much . . . . i'd love to find this stuff on tap...

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 02:33:38 | More by pkalix
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MikeConklin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-30-2012 02:04:17 | More by MikeConklin
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Jspoelst

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.2%

09-30-2012 00:59:29 | More by Jspoelst
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shauncav

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

09-29-2012 21:11:09 | More by shauncav
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DAR


5/5  rDev +15.2%

09-29-2012 06:25:39 | More by DAR
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leansean88

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-29-2012 01:07:44 | More by leansean88
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-28-2012 23:47:29 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,926 ratings.