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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 2,292
Hads: 5,944
Avg: 4.33
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 464
Gots: 735 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Reviews: 2,292 | Hads: 5,944
Photo of DCP
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tied with many other beers as the greatest for me.

Had it on tap for the first time today at a German pub in town:
extra large head, light and fluffy, smells like warmth in winter
caramel and malt dominate. Goes down perfect.
Only thing is you're hammered before you can drink your fill of it.
Kings Brew

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Photo of bertler02
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Germany’s Finest:

The Mathematics of Carl Friedrich Gauss,
The Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke,
The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach,
A fine Maybach automobile,
The Bayern Munich Football Club,
A genuine Black Forest ham,
and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock.

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Photo of highTempo
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

Big head, about a full inch -- cafe-o-lait color. Very dark body that's opaque until held to the light, then translucent maroon. Nice looking!

The smell has a lot of true malt coming through, almost like malt candy, chocolate, some present alcohol.

Very full flavor, not as sweet as I expected. Very 'roasty'. There's a metallic undertone that reminds me of traditional molasses. Surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. Just a bit smokey. Some cereal coming through. The alcohol is present in the flavor as well, that brings some warmth.

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Photo of MartyMaltose
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. A grand and beautiful beer. Its greatness comes not from any extreme of taste or texture, but rather some inimitable proportion that allows you to dwell in the higher plane of genius just for awhile, like a late Mozart symphony might.

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Photo of KevinRut
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good, and pretty strong. Gave me a headache though, will have to try again. And again gave me slight headache, gas, felt a little ill. A strong beer.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As a fan of doppelbocks, I did like this. I know many consider it the standard by which all doppel's are judged, but I prefer Salvator a tad more. Very intense sustained sweetness to this one, which sort of hands off almost entirely to a fair bitterness at the finish and beyond. For me personally, I think Salvator may "balance/blend" those spectrums a tad more effectively so it's not so pronounced. Nice head and darker color to this: more brown than copper or orange. A little lacing, but not a great amount. Fairly thick mouthfeel and decent carbonation. This one more similar to Eggenberg's doppelbock to me.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark cola brown, nearly black. Big light tan head that recedes gradually. Decent lacing. Ruby highlights, good clarity.

Grapey dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar. Very rich and sweet. Some brighter fruity esters as well. Toasted bread. No hop aroma. A hint of oxidation, but not bad.

Dark fruits and roasted malts. Big and rich, but not sweet. A hint of cocoa. No hop character and low bitterness. Very bready. Impressively clean lager fermentation. The malt shines beautifully. Some mineral notes as well.

Full body with medium low carbonation. Smooth and dry finish with lingering roastiness on the palate.

Big and rich without being sweet. A classic, of course.

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Photo of Gote
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My brother-in-law bought this for me in a little bistro in Columbus. He'd had it before in Germany. Dark and smooth. I read people going on about raisins and caramel but I didn't get any of that. What I got was a good, smooth, dark beer. Oh, and the goat was a plus.

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Photo of 513BeerLover
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. Pours dark with medium tan head. Very smooth taste. Tastes fruity with a hint of caramel. Low carbonation and flavor is amazing. Great beer to drink during a cold winter's night.

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Photo of slusk
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with a dense tan head. Dark fruits and raisin dominate the malt aroma with a good amount of caramel. little hops in the aroma. Decent roast underpinning. Flavor is spot on. Dark fruits and raison balance with a roasted malt base and a beautiful caramel malt base. Big flavor here. Medium full body with a low carbonation. This is hands down my favorite doppelbock. Definitely worth starting a collection of little white plastic goats.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: very dark brownish-black, some head, lots of bubble, very lively.
Smell: The most lovely smell came out even when I started opening the bottle. dark fruit, a lot of caramel, molasses smell, very sweet and lovely. I kept on smelling it the whole time.
Taste: some carbonation, very sweet molasses, malty and yeasty. Little hop, some bitterness at the end, like caramelized sugar. Bread like taste. A meal in a bottle!
Feel: full bodied, chewy, voluptuous, lusty, viscous liquid. Great sweet aftertaste, and I bet my mouth smelled better than any gum out there.

One of the best beers I have ever had, and I'll keep coming back for more. Also, great label, and thanks for plastic mountain goat!

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Photo of curasowa
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark, ruby color with a huge, tan head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: Super malty, molasses, toasted malt, chalky cocoa, nutty

Taste: Taste matches the aroma; huge caramel malt flavor, thick and chewy, a little chalky, some ripe tree fruit, then thins a bit on the finish which is nutty and lingering.

The Rest: mmmm, Tasty. A near perfect example of the style.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I give it a 4.5 all the way across. Tastes smooth but also reminds me more of a Dunkel. I'll say it's a great smooth easy drinking beer. They sneak up on you. Wish they came in 6 packs instead of 4 packs. 7.2% alcohol instead of 6.7%. I prefer Sneider-Weisse Dopplebock but I'd def buy this again.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark with a reddish tint and a tan head

Smell Cherry and figs

Taste Dark fruits and caramel sweetness.

MF- Creamy

OVerall- Great doppelbock, perhaps the best.

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Photo of cujocon
3.33/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock
7.2% ABV
330 ml brown glass bottle with crown $4.00 at State Street Northampton MA
Appearance: dark dark with thin brown/tan head turns quickly to big bubbles that pop and leave a ring of lace
Smell: dried fruit, prunes and cherries
Flavor: creamy but not milkshakey, malty and just a bit fruity with a touch of bitterness but not citrusy hoppy
Overall: 3.5/5 The mildness of this is nice since most of what I've been tasting is overwhelming in one area or another.
I like how rich it is, but for me, I'd like to get a bit more of something and a touch less bitterness.
I think I'll stay away from doppelbocks for now.

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Photo of BeerConny
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional beer! I gave the smell a 4 only because it is not very strong but as other people have mentioned before.....we are not drinking this for the aroma. Doppelbocks are similar to stouts except they are not as bitter and they are more sweet. That is how this beer is. Wonderful taste and a good creamy mouthfeel. I can hardly taste any alcohol. Great for colder months. Though mine was 7.2 abv and this says 6.7. What gives?

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Photo of E-McFarden
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

dark brown in color with lasting khaki colored head. I get raisins and dates paired with a leathery background for the scent. Toasty and oaky flavors come through with subtle notes of dark dried fruit in the end. Heavy and creamy on the palate with a slightly dry finish. This beer's flavors balance nicely with its alcohol content. After the first couple sips the strong toasted flavors make way for more of the noticeable hop profiles. Great beer overall

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Photo of Bone53
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Brown pour with a beautiful red tent when put up to the light. Half finger of tan head

Smell: Fresh figs, raisins, caramel, toasted grains. Incredible aromas

Taste: Figs upfront, chocolate and vanilla mid palate, with toasted grains on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light medium body and a little thin, but its very creamy and i detect zero alcohol. Moderate bitterness on the finish

Overall: Being a fan of good American porters and brown ales, i highly enjoy this as i find some similarities. The dark fruit, light chocolate and vanilla, caramel, toasted grains, etc. The taste actually reminds me of a weaker version of Dogfish's Palo Santo Marron. It packs a lot of flavor and is extremely dribkable. A winner in my book

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Photo of thebeers
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown in color with a meaty, chocolate-tinted head that lasts. Breadiness, coffee and caramel in the aroma. Smooth and creamy, with rich coffee, fig and cherry flavors, flat root beer and a quick burst of malt sweetness. The total package. Pairs exceptionally well with high-quality chocolate -- and it comes with a toy for the kids, too.

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Photo of mabermud
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark lavender body. Sticky, persistent, beige head.
Smell: Figs and cola.
Taste: Figs and watery cola.
Feel: Smooth and creamy. Superior finish.

Overall - I have not had this style too many times, nor, am I a big fan, but I am able to identify a top-notch, well-made beer. This is one of them.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ever-so-slightly chilled. For the vessel... I choose you, tulip glass!

A dense knitting of tan froth for a head, and a very, very dark body that betrays hints of rich ruby to the light.

It smells of raisins, cherries, vanilla, and chocolate. The chocolate is actually fairly pronounced. Definite ripe banana, too. You know what? It kinda smells like an ice cream sundae!

Dark fruits such as prunes and the cherries and raisins come out in the flavor, then the vanilla and chocolate. The finish is malty, yeasty, a bit earthy, and reminds me a little of chocolate milk! Delectable.

Really nice feel going on. Smooth, creamy carbonation and a seamless yet fairly thick consistency.

Truly an exceptional example of a most malt-forward style. Nuanced, balanced, and yet substantial in every way.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby, brown color with a two finger medium dark cream head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, roast and slight bittersweet chocolate. Taste is more of the same with a bit of spice on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, almost a bit chewy, which I love in a dopplebock. Overall, a very fine dopplebock and a world class beer and example of the style.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrator pours a dark ruby brown with a huge light brown head. It smells faintly of dark fruits, earth and herbs. The taste is much stronger of said fruit, earth and herbs.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a one finger tan head.

S - Plums, slight booze, toasted grains.

T - Toasted grains, malts, vanilla, banana. The sweetness is at a good level, not over the top.

M - Great level of carbonation, sits full, but not overly heavy.

O - A very tasty doppelbock. Good level of balance, and is highly drinkable.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Very dark brown with some reddish coloring as well. Pours a one finger, white colored, and creamy textured head.

Aroma- Sweet caramel malts,maybe some chocolate, mild toasted malts, and herbal hop aromas.

Taste- Strong caramel malt flavors and dark fruit at first and balanced perfectly with a toasted malt flavor and mild spicy hops at finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, almost creamy texture, and very smooth in the finish with a very pleasant lingering malt presence.

Overall- This is definitely worthy of being regarded as one of the best doppelbocks out there. What sets this apart from other great ones like Korbian and Salvator is the mouthfeel, which is creamy, smooth, and clean. As far as flavor goes its right on par with the other two, yet unique in its own right. Great beer and a must try doppelbock.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.