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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,938 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,938
Reviews: 2,196
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 294
Gots: 298 | 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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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Celebrator pours a bit short of solid black, as a good amount of ruby highlights are easily appreciable. About a finger and a half of khaki colored foam crowns the beer and shows a little bit of endurance. Lacing leaves something to be desired though. The nose is comprised of a very nice blend of biscuit and toffee aromas. The flavor profile has a bit more depth, as a light dusting of chocolate serves as a bridge from the toasty bread to caramel centerpieces, and a subtle dried fig note appears during the finish. If at least of those secondary characteristics was a bit more developed, everything would be just about perfect. The body is picturesque, full and sturdy, while remaining as far away from viscous as a sub 7% ABV beer should. Carbonation is nicely understated. It's easy to see why Ayinger's Celebrator is considered a classic version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 06:14:16 | More by axeman9182
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2013 00:58:31 | More by JandJMD
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mwagner1018

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very nice deep red tint, deep dark chocolate, nice creamy caramel head, about 1-2 fingers worth.

S- Nice strong toasted caramel malt note, not a strong aroma to this beer, but there is a nice creaminess to the head that spawns that sweet roasted barely...

T- Really well rounded, a relatively low (in my opinion 6.7%) doesn't come through at all, nicely balanced, caramel, roasted nut, deep coffee character, chocolate...very nice.

M- Creamy, yet carbonated and smooth, very clean rolling character in the mouth, flows over the tongue like a liquid roller coaster, enticing and tantalizing all of the taste buds...

D- Nice and drinkable for a dopplebock, could certainly have a few of these on one of those cold- not quite spring days, with the hint of winter still in that air...nice and rich...well crafted...

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 18:21:30 | More by mwagner1018
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-25-2014 03:59:29 | More by victory4me
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rct

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-31-2014 01:18:58 | More by rct
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gonzo138

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a very rich brown with a rich creamy head that retains for quite a while, hangs on side of glass beatiffuly

S- rich malty sweetness, has hints of caramel, and a little bit of bannana-hef type smell

T- almost overwhelming taste of deep and rich malted sweetness, bannana taste is there but not as present like in smell

M- thick, but also very smooth, low-moderate carbonation

D- very drinkable, goes down very smooth with a sweet finish, could drink quite a few more of these, a great beer definitely a must try for you malt lovers will definitely buy again, bring on the oom-pah music

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2006 08:21:33 | More by gonzo138
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2013 21:17:36 | More by BradleyR
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guild337

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-20-2012 22:36:31 | More by guild337
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masonacoats

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-31-2012 01:15:57 | More by masonacoats
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-12-2014 00:54:51 | More by JohnathanColeman
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Skillz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-02-2014 02:14:59 | More by Skillz
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jokemon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-08-2013 23:46:21 | More by jokemon
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-20-2014 00:02:03 | More by Norseman
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-11-2013 22:19:17 | More by dmorgan310
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Folderol

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow. This is damn near a Baltic Porter, it's so dark. Everyone seems to have their own definition of doppelbock, and Ayinger thinks it should be rich, roasty, chocolatey, slightly bitter and really smooth. This one definitely deserves its world class reputation.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 01:36:19 | More by Folderol
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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-09-2013 18:42:02 | More by nodder
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Skunkdrool

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-07-2014 00:26:42 | More by Skunkdrool
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-08-2013 00:51:31 | More by Sludgeman
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 14:10:59 | More by seangibbs60
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stcules

Italy

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark color, almost black, with mahogany reflexes. Brown beige foam, average.
The smell is dry fruit (hazelnuts over all), earthy and dusty, and a liquer-like finish.
Dust, earth, cocoa, hazelnut and hint of coffe in the taste, in a roasted malt background.
The aftertaste is of malt, dry fruit, raisins, and then cocoa and chocolate, and a point of astrngency. All in following waves, pleasant.
Absolutely to try!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2005 13:26:35 | More by stcules
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 23:05:39 | More by Seabass1964
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2neardead

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-15-2012 02:25:59 | More by 2neardead
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-01-2013 01:23:27 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2013 01:18:25 | More by DLS168
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Lothore

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful deep brown, almost black, with a robust tan head that fades to some lacing. The smell was sweet, almost fig with coffee hints. The taste was very good, cream, coffee, grain. The mouthfeel was creamy smooth, slightly thick with a bit of carbonation. The drinkability was very good, this is a beer i like to savor for a while but its highly drinkable. Just because of the richness its not a brew I could have too many of in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 01:05:44 | More by Lothore
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,938 ratings.