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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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5,293 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,293
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 344
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001)
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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.98/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

ktrillionaire, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of blabaer
3/5  rDev -30.9%

blabaer, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of jheberle
3/5  rDev -30.9%

jheberle, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

jtierney89, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Jlk819
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Jlk819, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of sprinkle
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

sprinkle, Mar 27, 2002
Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -30.9%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of cosmonick
3/5  rDev -30.9%

cosmonick, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of HeadyTheElder
3/5  rDev -30.9%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Mythos82
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Mythos82, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -30.9%

crobinso, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -30.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of dradair
3/5  rDev -30.9%

dradair, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of dctriman
3/5  rDev -30.9%

dctriman, May 11, 2013
Photo of Beer_Belly
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Beer_Belly, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of JellyBean2245
3/5  rDev -30.9%

JellyBean2245, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of TucherLover
3/5  rDev -30.9%

TucherLover, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -30.9%

aanth, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of warmstorage
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

warmstorage, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of michaeljstraub
3/5  rDev -30.9%

michaeljstraub, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of CDCNAM
3/5  rDev -30.9%

CDCNAM, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

BiteTheBullet, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

ZekemusMaximus, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark Chestnut with small head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty, roasted grain, coffee

Taste: Malty, fruity, with bitter finish; decent, but not as good as Paulanor Salvator or Andechs Doppelbock

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,293 ratings.