Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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96
world-class

5,475 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,475
Reviews: 2,236
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 370
Gots: 506 | 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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a really dark shade of brown from an 11.2 oz bottle, with ABV printed on the label. Couldn't find a date of bottling or freshness date.
I used a Duvel glass for this one, and ended up with two fingers worth of off-white foamy head that dissipated slowly.
Aroma is predominantly malty, lots of caramel, sweet esters, dark fruits and some notes of alcohol.
Taste is slightly sweet upfront leading to a massive malt backbone that completely coats the palate. Wow, some alcohol burn in the finish. Completely unexpected from a double bock, but it is a pleasant finish. Lots of flavor packed in this bock.
Not a lot of lacing, but the mouthfeel was very good. Silky and feels almost full-bodied for a bock.
A delicious brew that lives up to it's name. One of the finest doppelbocks around.
Definitely worth a try and comes highly recommended. Cheers!!!

Photo of kpattonunc
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of jumbopanda
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of slimntubbs
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black with amber highlights and a thin brown 1-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace and a slight trail down the glass.

S: Sweet caramel aroma with a great malty scent.

T: Smooth, dark, rich ale with a generous sweetness and a dominate caramel flavor. Great toasted malt background and mild hop bitterness.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Awesome dobbledock. Smooth and flavorful and went down way too easy.

Photo of thatdavegy
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of uustal
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pure and dark brown with a slight lighter brown head. Awesome color to this beer. Aroma of burnt sugar, molases, vanilla, toffee. Just a bunch of malty goodness. Flavor surely follows. Molasses, burnt sugars and caramel malts lead the way. Some more subtle dark fruit notes and a hint of earthy hops close this one out. Really malty, really sweet, but strong without being overpowering.

Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of StoicBeast
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of 6demonbag
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rogerthegill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of lilnicky068
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of sponger
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mdconatser
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Rob315
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

Look: Pours a deep dark umber / almost black color with a two finger butterscotch colored head that leaves lacing all all over the glass.

Smell: Dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, sweet maltiness, bready notes.

Taste: Wonderful. Brown sugar with caramel notes, followed by dark fruits and candied sugar. Extremely creamy and chewy, leaves a slight bitterness in the after taste, that fades into sweet again.

Overall: Amazing. Incredibly complex, honestly had trouble finding words to describe some of the nuances. One of my all time favorites, perfect.

Photo of microbe7
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Opaque black body with root beer-coloured highlights and a good cover of beige head. Some lacing and decent retention.

Big sweet malt up front on the nose with lots of minerals, plum, pear and browned apples, light roast and a touch of alcohol.

Very malty in flavour as well, though it's perfectly balanced with soily hops and a drying dark cocoa powder finish. Dark fruit, a prominent molasses note and a hint of warming alcohol.

Incredible mouthfeel to this beer, one of the best I've come across in a while. Thick and full-bodied with low carbonation.

Doppelbock has never been one of my preferred styles but this one would easily sit alongside my favourite beers. Complex, perfectly balanced and too drinkable; this bottle disappeared. I wish I had a case of this around for the winter.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of RedSpecial1
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown with dark red highlights against the light. A finger of tan head with small bubbles forms initially, but soon dissipates leaving only a thin layer behind.

S: Lots of dark fruit notes like raisins, figs, and dates. Alcohol is also noticeable, but mixes well. This is all layered on top of a smooth cocoa-malt base. A very rich aroma.

T: The taste mirrors the aroma with more of those sweet dark fruit flavors. The alcohol isn't as noticeable as it is in the aroma. The finishing flavor is that dusty dry cocoa flavor with a sweet dark malt note. Again, a very rich array of flavors.

M: It keeps from being too heavy or sticky sweet on the tongue, but still coats the mouth and has a not insubstantial body.

O: A very excellent example of the style. Sweet and rich without going overboard. A dessert beer, but a complex one that makes you stop and think about what flavors you're getting.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,475 ratings.