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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,288 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,288
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 343
Gots: 419 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Bottle into mug) Poured a smooth dark brown with a half finger lighter brown head. The sweet malts dominated the nose, with a nice aroma of a cooked caramel with another strong sweetness that I just couldn't quite place. It is very rich in the mouth, as advertised, with a smooth carbonation that helped pull out some of the roast in the malt, enhancing the sweetness there. Be wary, as the alcohol was not really there, but at almost 7% it could smack you after a few. Finished with the same smoothness, carrying the sweet roast through the end. Highly recommended!

crhensel, Jan 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

FCal79, Nov 06, 2013
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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.

axeman9182, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JandJMD, May 26, 2013
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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...

mwagner1018, Mar 26, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

victory4me, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

rct, Jan 31, 2014
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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

gonzo138, Sep 28, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BradleyR, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Travitten, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

guild337, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

masonacoats, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JohnathanColeman, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Skillz, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jokemon, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Norseman, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dmorgan310, Jan 11, 2013
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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.

Folderol, Jul 05, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

nodder, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Skunkdrool, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sludgeman, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

seangibbs60, May 03, 2014
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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!

stcules, Dec 26, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Seabass1964, May 04, 2014
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
95 out of 100 based on 5,288 ratings.