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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,282 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 2,282
Hads: 5,900
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 461
Gots: 706 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 2,282 | Hads: 5,900
Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark lavender body. Sticky, persistent, beige head.
Smell: Figs and cola.
Taste: Figs and watery cola.
Feel: Smooth and creamy. Superior finish.

Overall - I have not had this style too many times, nor, am I a big fan, but I am able to identify a top-notch, well-made beer. This is one of them. (309 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ever-so-slightly chilled. For the vessel... I choose you, tulip glass!

A dense knitting of tan froth for a head, and a very, very dark body that betrays hints of rich ruby to the light.

It smells of raisins, cherries, vanilla, and chocolate. The chocolate is actually fairly pronounced. Definite ripe banana, too. You know what? It kinda smells like an ice cream sundae!

Dark fruits such as prunes and the cherries and raisins come out in the flavor, then the vanilla and chocolate. The finish is malty, yeasty, a bit earthy, and reminds me a little of chocolate milk! Delectable.

Really nice feel going on. Smooth, creamy carbonation and a seamless yet fairly thick consistency.

Truly an exceptional example of a most malt-forward style. Nuanced, balanced, and yet substantial in every way. (796 characters)

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby, brown color with a two finger medium dark cream head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, roast and slight bittersweet chocolate. Taste is more of the same with a bit of spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, almost a bit chewy, which I love in a dopplebock. Overall, a very fine dopplebock and a world class beer and example of the style. (360 characters)

Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrator pours a dark ruby brown with a huge light brown head. It smells faintly of dark fruits, earth and herbs. The taste is much stronger of said fruit, earth and herbs. (174 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a one finger tan head.

S - Plums, slight booze, toasted grains.

T - Toasted grains, malts, vanilla, banana. The sweetness is at a good level, not over the top.

M - Great level of carbonation, sits full, but not overly heavy.

O - A very tasty doppelbock. Good level of balance, and is highly drinkable. (379 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Very dark brown with some reddish coloring as well. Pours a one finger, white colored, and creamy textured head.

Aroma- Sweet caramel malts,maybe some chocolate, mild toasted malts, and herbal hop aromas.

Taste- Strong caramel malt flavors and dark fruit at first and balanced perfectly with a toasted malt flavor and mild spicy hops at finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, almost creamy texture, and very smooth in the finish with a very pleasant lingering malt presence.

Overall- This is definitely worthy of being regarded as one of the best doppelbocks out there. What sets this apart from other great ones like Korbian and Salvator is the mouthfeel, which is creamy, smooth, and clean. As far as flavor goes its right on par with the other two, yet unique in its own right. Great beer and a must try doppelbock. (847 characters)

Photo of Wedge35
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque black. Produced a 3 inch thick head that dissipated to a thin line (I poured this too quickly and got a little spill over - FOUL!)

S: Sweet slightly fruity. A slight burnt sugar/caramelized smell.

T: Mild carbonation behind a sweet brew with flavors of malty molasses. It tastes as strong as the 7+% on the bottle.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Carbonation not too bright, but holds up well

O: Great dopplebock! (433 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

-great head, very dark for a lager brewed beer in my opinion
-slightly fruity smell with a crisp yeast scent along with it caramelized
- crisp yet a darker toasty flavor that is complemented with a sweet fruit taste
-rides the palate like a lager, has the flavor of a darker beer though
-overall one of the best beers i have had, have had it before and will buy it time and time again (384 characters)

Photo of braiden
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: very dark coco looking
smell: slightly fruity and caramely
taste: dark undertones yet bright clean taste
feel: smooth and crisp
overall an excellent beer very flavorfull and smooth (186 characters)

Photo of GregJ
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of dried fruit, malty, currant. Tastes of dried fruit, yeasty, cherry, some wheat, really nice malt flavor. Really well balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Dark fruit and malt aftertaste. This is truly a treat. (221 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a dark brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, eventually settling to a film and leaving a bit of lacing behind

S- sweet and bready up front with notes of toasted bread, brown bread, bread crust & fruit cake. Sweet caramel toffee mix with cherry, fig & rum soaked raisin, trace of chocolate

T- bready and malty flavors follow the nose with flavors of dark brown bread, toast and fruited cake. Hints of raisin, black cherry and fig kick in, followed by caramel and toffee. The finish adds a touch of alcohol and cocoa with a continuing sweet linger

M- medium body and medium carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel that feels the mouth and continues into a silky smooth finish, high drinkability

O- a standard of the style that is a malt lovers dream, and the drinkability is simply perfect (903 characters)

Photo of tekstr1der
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Do I love malt. Why, yes I do! This stuff is almost too good. Deepest brown pour with dense tan, clingy head. Aromas of toast, bready malt, some esters and yeast. Flavors similar to smell, with a heavy malt presence dominating the show. There are only a handful of brews, with which if they were the only available in the world, I could be completely content. This is one of them. (380 characters)

Photo of B4PTSD
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good dark beer. I was lucky to find it here in Hawaii. A must try if you like dark malt caramel coffee kind of beer. It has a rich taste. I'm not a expert reviewer I just know a good beer when I taste one. If you don't like dark beer then don't try it, but if you like porter style/ coffee/ malt then a must try.. Just my opinion of course. (341 characters)

Photo of jonb5
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip

A: Jet black, opaque, small tanned head, not much retention, minimal lacing.

S: Prune, grape, oak, dark chocolate, biscuit, burnt caramel and some
diacetyl.

T: Tawny port was the overriding taste, molasses, dark chocolate, lots of roasted barley at the finish, some bitterness. Hint of a boozy burn as it warmed.

M: Smooth in, coarse out because of the booze, low carbonation, heavy chewy texture.

O: Oozed class, would love to make a loaf of bread with this. I’m also intrigued to know what a year of aging would do. (570 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an iconic 12 oz. bottle, complete with miniature plastic ram, in to a small glass mug. The assertive carbonation yields a massive, mounded head of foam that resembles an oven-rising baked biscuit. The beer has a deep chestnut brown appearance with tawny accents. It smells of fresh-baked whole grain bread and a vague notion of sweet nuttiness. Earthy accents of soy sauce and molasses are present in the nose as well. The flavor is very malt-forward, but steers well clear of the cloying sweetness that so many other malt monsters convey. There's some dark fruits, with hints of subtle tart black cherry. A mild earthy hop profile perfectly accentuates the distinct Bavarian flavors. Suggestions of smooth, sweet dark coffee and minerals linger in the aftertaste. The texture of the beer is phenomenal. Rich and creamy velvet perfection. Oh so easy to savor. For such a hearty beer, this is sooo easy to drink. It's simply a masterclass. I've yet to try a dopplebock, foreign or domestic, that I put in the same league as Celebrator. From the iconic artistic style, to the wonderfully smooth texture, to the refined Bavarian taste, this one is just incredible. The definition of world class. (1,204 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; brown with ruby clearly evident; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: all malt - caramel, prune, toffee;

T: rich; molasses all the way; a little roasted/smoky grain at mid-palate; flavor faded relatively quickly; ABV completely hidden;

M: smooth; medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very enjoyable; the roasted/smoky note I got at mid-palate is out of place for the style, but I liked it; (456 characters)

Photo of arvidkoval
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark red in color. Smells chocolatey. Tastes chocolatey as well. There is a hint of that lager flavor. Nice amount of carbonation and fairly creamy. This is quite tasty. (171 characters)

Photo of ajm5108
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got more dark fruit znd raisin than I was expecting..even some faint cinnamon,,,.definitely has the hefty bread mouthfeel and flavor you'd expect due to some great malt notes...a little burnt sugar and molasses in there as well...a meal replacement beer for sure... (267 characters)

Photo of StuartLACA
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly one of the most delicious beers in the world. The Paulaner monks practiced making awesome double bock beer for several centuries and they definitely got it right. If you are in LA, you can find this beer at Nick's in Beverly Hills. It is the only place I have ever seen it. (282 characters)

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

look - dark brown to black color, ruby red when held up to a light. creamy tan head that dissipated fairly quickly. good lacing

smell - roasted malts, coffee

taste - follows the smell, very rich

feel - full bodied, smooth, and slightly creamy

overall - didn't live up to the hype for me. It is a great beer, no doubt, but there was no wow factor or any reason that it should be above the rest (396 characters)

Photo of LordofthePings
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours dark and smooth with medium head. The smell is malty and NO hops. Taste is sweet and Carmel, molasses, sweet corn. Silky and smooth, lacy. Not my favorite beer style so while i appreciate this beer and how well made it obviously is, it's only an occasional drinker for me. (287 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a deep dark ruby cast. Excellent head volume, World Class lacing and retention. Light nose of molasses coupled with a bit of dark fruit (plum, fig) and a slight undertone of spice. Medium bodied with a nice smooth texture that has creamy aspects. Below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the finish. The World Class flavor profile is reasonably intense, very complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a wave of sweet malt that is, at first, caramel and slightly burned dark sugar then flows into a rich molasses. In the middle as the molasses fades, dark fruit becomes evident as does an ever so slight hop bitterness. The finish is a slow sweet fade with notes of alcohol. (730 characters)

Photo of glh11
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent mouth feel med-full bodied. First aroma is malt followed prunes/plums, caramel then raisins. Some may think molassas but think about what prunes/plums smell like. Very malty in fact-melanoidins, gotta love that decoction mash and long boil. Hop addition is perfect. This brew is made to perfection for a doppelbock. Nice tan head followed by lace. I also reccomend the Smuttynose S'muttonator, a doppelbock. These two are my favorite doppelbocks. (457 characters)

Photo of rdilauro
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

First time in a long time since I had a Doppelbock. I did enjoy this. It reminded me of an American Stout in body but without any coffee or chocolate overtones.

No hops, no dryness to this one. Just tones of balanced malt coming at you. (239 characters)

Photo of Sandalwood
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown color, with a soapy light tannish head. There does not seem to be too much carbonation, and there is a little lacing. The odor is malty, sweet, slight roasted note, slightly nutty, some coffee and dark fruits. The taste is very rich, silky at first, malty, vanilla, dark fruits, dark berry, a slight dry bitterness at the very end. (358 characters)

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.