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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,122
Reviews: 2,207
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 327
Gots: 368 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

doc17325, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" -- this is #8 of my reviews.

This is a world class doppelbock, maybe the best I've ever had in the style. It pours an incredibly dark mahogany-brown, maybe as close as you can get to black without it being quite black. (It does radiate a very solemn red in its center when you hold it up to the light.)

A very sweet nose: brown sugar, carmel, rum raisins and brandy. Flavor-wise I would venture something like "that combination indicated above dumped in a bowl of very good-quality Scottish Oatmeal, with maybe some blackstrap honey added on top as a garnish." Amazingly the mouthfeel is as silky-smooth as can be, even the grainy-mealy finish is delivered as more of an afterthought than a real kick.

I think this is one of the classic beers out there. I don't think I've ever had a doppelbock that's ever come close to getting as many things right as this one does.

dougbassett, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

BTHU, Nov 27, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled served in a weizen glass. Had this a few times but finally trying it again to review it.

Pours deep dark brown with hints of garnet light on the edges of the glass, the 2 finger khaki head quickly forms and fades fast leaving a minimally sticky lacing and a thin layer of head remaining over the beer.

Aroma is subtle with smokey notes, savory meat, dark fruits, molasses, is inviting but not overly strong. The flavor too is subtle as the start with caramel sweetness on the tip of the tongue that evolves into a smoked meat and a smooth tobacco character flavor on the middle palate with dark fruits, dates, raisins, and sizable molasses and caramel notes. The finish is pretty bitter and the alcohol is quick present which was surprising to me considering the ABV is only 6.7%.

Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, with moderate body, and medium-low carbonation.

Celebrator is a high quality Doppelbock with a really cool but gimmicky advertising goat charm and great label. The beer matches the advertising and though I really enjoyed it, I would not seek this one out but would try it if ever offered.

williamjbauer, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Madskill, Nov 26, 2012
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OldhouseRecs, Nov 24, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been trying to find this for a while, thank you friar tucks in champaign IL. for carrying it.

Appearence: pours an opaque chocolate color with two fingers of tan head that dissipates a little to quick.

Smell: chocolate, coffee, molasses, english pudding

Taste: very tasty, smooth chocolate mocha flavor, some roasted malt notes add to a subtle sweetness that would be a nice after dinner brew.

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as I expected, turns out this is very drinkable. More carbonation than expected as well.

Overall: Lives up to the billing, not sure if i will buy it again but it definately passes the test of a world class doppelbock.

cousineddy, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Thirstygoat, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been locking forward to trying the Celebrator for a while, the time is now. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a deep, almost black, brown with red tinges to it, had a short caramel head, not much lacing.

S: Smells like dark fruit, roasted malts, burnt sugar, grainy, hints of chocolate and toffee.

T: Sweet, brown sugar, fruity, very complex, chocolate hints, roasted malts, bit of hops. Great flavor, it's delicious and well balanced.

M: It's got a bit of carbonation going, it's balanced a bit by the outstanding rich flavor, its fulfilling and refreshing, it's darn good.

O: Overall, I was expecting greatness, and my expectations were exceeded, a well balanced beer, it was expensive but it was worth it, one of the world's delicacies that should be enjoyed.

Mavigo, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

HxC90, Nov 21, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cola colored body, a finger of off white head.

S - Fruity, bready, light amout of brown sugar and molasses.

T - Some dark fruits, lots of malt. Like the nose, bready, brown sugar, molasses. Clean finish.

M - Surprisingly very thin. Little carbonation.

s1ckboy, Nov 21, 2012
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, Nov 20, 2012
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,122 ratings.