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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,064 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,064
Reviews: 2,203
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 312
Gots: 349 | 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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vkv822

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -32%

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a very dark brown, near black. Deep red edges when held to light. A foamy light tan head, leaves some lacing.

Dark fruit, raisin or prune perhaps, with some light caramel and faint cocoa.

The taste follows the nose pretty well.

A medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

A decent beer I suppose, but the dark fruit notes were a bit dominate for my liking in both the aroma and taste.

02-03-2012 09:13:52 | More by vkv822
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -32%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a dark tawny brown with some ruby highlights at the edges. A massive beige head billows out. Great retention; left lost of sticky lace in its wake. Scents of plums, currants, wood, booze, and some roasted malts. Nice.

The body on this is much thinner than I'd like. Carbonation level is low. This feels flat and unimpressive. The flavors are malty in character. Some roasted malts at the onset, but then this gives way to a dark fruity flavor, and finishes with some alcohol heat. All in all, I did not care for this beer. I know it's one of the top 100 beers, but I have had better of the style for sure. Won't have this again most likely.

04-07-2010 12:53:06 | More by Onenote81
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -32%

A - dark with blood red shine through when held to the light. Tall tan head.

S - sweet but with a minor V8 juice scent. Some malt as well.

T - not as sweet as the scent would make you think. Typical doppelbock flavor, not bad, but nothing special.

M - medium coating but no tingle or anything.

D - drinkable., but not a first choice or anything like that.

05-09-2010 18:54:39 | More by biglite351
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VTaler

Vermont

2.95/5  rDev -32%

A - Dark reddish color. Small head with little lacing
S - Smells like an amber ale. Hops and sweet malt.
T - Kind of an off taste at first. A little bitter. Has a not so sweet caramel flavor. Personally I do not really like this beer but maybe that is because I just do not like bocks in general. I really do not like this beer at all.
M - Kind of cloying, Not that carbonated
D - Very drinkable.

08-05-2010 14:40:55 | More by VTaler
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ktrillionaire

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -31.3%

I know this beer is very popular, and held in some degree of esteem, but I don't get it.

A - Very dark, little off-white head, looks thin.

S - Huge breadiness, sweaty German hop, almost a wet dog smell, or like a dog that was out in the yard messing with dead animals. A very unsavory sweetness.

T - The taste is much better than the smell, but still not great, too sweet and gamey tasting for me. Basically, everything about this beer rubs me wrong.

M - Normal mouthfeel for the style. Medium body, good carbonation, slightly slick finish.

D - Blahhh. None for me. I really don't like it. You might though.

I think this beer is significantly outclassed by Tucher's Bajuvator and Weihenstephaner's Korbinian, both of which tend to be cheaper as well. And don't even mention Aventinus, they aren't in the same league.

01-01-2010 17:37:05 | More by ktrillionaire
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blabaer

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

10-26-2013 03:51:31 | More by blabaer
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jheberle

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.9%

01-18-2012 15:20:34 | More by jheberle
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -30.9%

Pours a very very deep ruby/brown with a tan head which recedes to a thin lace. Smells of dark fruits, licorice, and a hint of caramel.

Thick and full in body. Dark malts and caramel up front, raisins and dark fruit on the back end with a mild hop presence to balance things out. Lets you get that dark fruit taste without the lingering fruity after taste. Also has some earthy under tones.

Tastes are good and alright but nothing spectacular. I also expect a bit more out of a Doppelbock. This bottle aslo has some age to it though and is almost a year old now, so maybe some of the flavors have died down. Oh well.

11-16-2011 02:39:52 | More by jtierney89
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Jlk819


3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-12-2012 01:04:22 | More by Jlk819
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sprinkle

Michigan

3/5  rDev -30.9%

Pretty disappointed in this beer.Its not a bad beer but desent color of brownish/black.Not much nose on it.Not to malty in your mouth,just a little bit to light.I read somewhere that this was the mother of all dopplebocks...not quite

03-27-2002 17:54:37 | More by sprinkle
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -30.9%

03-08-2014 14:46:43 | More by tbone64
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cosmonick

Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-18-2012 04:38:12 | More by cosmonick
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-26-2013 15:14:21 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Mythos82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.9%

04-22-2013 07:47:57 | More by Mythos82
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.9%

12-22-2012 14:03:28 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -30.9%

07-04-2013 21:00:52 | More by crobinso
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-07-2012 02:35:07 | More by cfalovo97
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dctriman

Virginia

3/5  rDev -30.9%

05-11-2013 10:28:37 | More by dctriman
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Beer_Belly

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

10-21-2012 03:45:19 | More by Beer_Belly
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JellyBean2245

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.9%

08-10-2013 21:35:05 | More by JellyBean2245
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TucherLover

Florida

3/5  rDev -30.9%

07-31-2014 02:31:06 | More by TucherLover
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-18-2011 03:12:01 | More by aanth
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warmstorage

California

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11.2 ounce bottle from BevMo Sacramento (Arden Way), poured into wide-mouthed wine glass, cold cellar temp. Silly plastic horse tschotke hanging on the neck (silly since it's a waste of resources, and I'll throw it away.)

Pours with a medium dense brown head that mostly goes away.

Aroma is chocolate and roast and metal.

Taste is fruity, thick, chocolate, roast, plum, (fig?), with distinct smokiness. Not as much metallic taste as the nose would have suggested, but still unpleasantly there.

Finishes warm with alcohol and tingly mouth.

Overall, a good DB, and a good beer, but I don't really see what all the fuss is about. Really, a pretty average beer.

11-30-2006 03:07:36 | More by warmstorage
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3/5  rDev -30.9%

04-21-2014 23:55:35 | More by michaeljstraub
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-08-2013 01:12:10 | More by CDCNAM
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,064 ratings.