Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 5,468
Reviews: 2,234
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 373
Gots: 501 | FT: 17
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Celebrator Doppelbock is truly one of the best doppelbocks available. I've been disappointed by highly touted brews before, and I thought that Celebrator was going to follow that same trend. I will admit that I was glad to be wrong, and that this brew definitely stands out amongst its doppelbock brethren.

Celebrator pours a very dark brown color with some ruby hints visible in the right lighting. A finger of tan foam forms and lasts for about 1 minute. The aroma was nice, but a bit typical of doppelbocks. Just some average "dark malt" scents, which included some roasted notes, caramel, and light chocolate in the nose. Nice, but not groundbreaking. The mouthfeel was something to behold. This was a rich beer, yet so easy to drink. It slides across the tongue in a velvety fashion that is so soft yet invigorating. There are a myriad of "dark" flavors here. The notes of caramel, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, burnt grains, "dark fruits" (such as plum, black cherry) make this a liquified Black Forest in a bottle. Quite sweet as well, as I didn't notice any dryness or bitterness worth mentioning here (just a tiny bit of "roasted bitterness"). The aftertaste has a nutty flavor to it, along with some more (albeit light) burnt notes. I expected this to be an alcohol monster, but there is only some alcoholic warmth to end this one. Quite deceptive!

I usually consider myself to be a bit tough on reviewing highly recommended beers, but this one is worthy of the hype. Go buy a bottle today, drink it and save the goat figurine so that when you look at it, you can remember your first "celebration." In summary: top of the line doppelbock all the way.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hello, beer,you are one beautiful looking brew! A jet black but with some dark red hue around the glass when the light shines through. A creamy head with large bubbles which melts after sitting around a bit. The foam hangs around the glass in cloud-like formations.
Put my nose deeply into this one for an aroma of black cherries. On the end of the aroma is a baked bread flavor, no doubt from the malt.
When letting this beer sit in the mouth, I am finding more and more flavors come to life. The instant taste is of banana bread, nuts and candy. The fruit flavor (dark cherries, as I mentioned in the aroma) comes out as well.
Surprisingly light in the mouth, this goes down with ease. The finish is more and more overtaken by the malt, as I can sense a roasted veggie/baked bread taste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle from 4 pack with the little plastic icon

poured into sam adams' new pint glass

A- Dark brown, nearly black with red/auburn hues in light. Half finger of head recedes quickly to minimal head retention, with creamy brown color.

S- Molasses, maltose/malt sugars, dried fruit (persimmon?) Upon exhaling, alcohol leaves nasal passages with a slight burn reminiscient of hot spices/chiles.

T- Malt sweetness is immediate, almost too sweet at first but is balanced by hop bitterness in the finish that is just enough. Scorched caramel, coffee, slighty bready flavors take a backup role but are present. Well balanced.

M- ridiculously smooth- silken on the tongue, carbonation hits quickly, but becomes mild as it finishes quickly and lifts away the malt sweetness, preventing it from being overpowering.

D- overall, I grew to like this beer more and more as I drank it (and I have issues with maltose/molasses flavors). I don't know if I could drink more than one at a sitting- I feel it needs food cause the abv seems to sneak up on you due to its insane smoothness going down, perhaps a meal of sausages or game with german black bread. Definitely something to warm you during the cold winter, goes great with a hearty stick-to-your ribs meal (heavy bean stews- had it with Publick House's cassoulet before).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked nice, dark, brown with hi lights of red.Nice thick tan colored head.
Very nice sweet, malty scent.
Very smooth malt flavor accompanied by a sweet fruit and spice flavor.
I enjoyed the richness of the beer.
Pretty filling stuff great beer for "Celebrating" Oktoberfest.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,468 ratings.