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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,244
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 337
Gots: 415 | 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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Photo of sevenarts
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, somewhat transparent when held up to light, with a slight ruby tinge. Modest tan head, not much retention and no lacing.

S: Bittersweet malts, soy sauce, sugar.

T/M: Sweet, smooth malty goodness. Some caramel along with that distinctive soy sauce-like flavor. Sweet and sugary up front, followed by some dark roasty notes and a lingering bitterness on the followthrough. Very sweet and malty with just enough edge to make it interesting. Goes down easy and really tasty.

O: This is my first doppelbock and it seems to be the staple of the style, and it definitely lives up to its rep. A really good and interesting beer.

sevenarts, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

oglmcdgl, Jan 09, 2013
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Harvey98
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Harvey98, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Franch
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Franch, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

DevonTheUsurper, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of acelin
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

acelin, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown color with two fingers of dense off white head. Retention and lacing are superb.

S: Roast, love, prunes, and a hint of banana. Rather mild for the style. As the beer warms, prunes come out more and more.

T: Similar to the aroma. Roast is interestingly quite strong, particularly for a style it's not really expected in. Bready malts are also quite strong - this reminds me of having a rye bread. Raisins and clove come out behind the roast and breadiness, though they are mild.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: Not exactly what I've come to expect for a Doppelbock, but I really enjoyed this beer. It has a distinct roastiness and breadiness that is quite nice, but I could have used more fruitiness and caramel flavors. I also en

coreyfmcdonald, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

andthevolcano, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of benoit917
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

benoit917, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Nolegirlmitch, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

thlayli87, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

corneliustoad, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

AlexFields, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

djkrause, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

gamanley, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark Brown, light khaki head, very nice lacing, barely translucent but cannot see thru brew, head is slow to dissipate

S - Deep rich carmel, earthy, chocolate, bread

T - Rich carmel and chocolate, light hops, molasses, figs

S - Carbonation is excellent, froth is excellent, thick full body, exactly how you want a dopplebock

O - Excellent representation of style. Carmel is deep. Mouth is awesome, flavors are balanced very well. Says 'Finest Bavarian Doppelbock' right on the bottle...this may not be a lie.

weonfire, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Giantspace
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Giantspace, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RustyBucketBrewing, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bostonryan, Jan 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Tawny, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of thehyperduck
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle from the LCBO; no packaging/best before date. This is one of those beers that I've basically never heard anything bad about, ever - it's been on my 'must try' list for a while, and I'm glad to finally scratch it off that one. I must point out that I haven't had a lot of doppelbocks, and the few that I have tried didn't really impress me that much... but maybe this one will turn out to be the brew that changes my outlook on the style. Poured into a mug.

Pours a deep brownish-black colour; looks nearly opaque, but under the light I can make out some crimson tinges and the translucency of the brew. Topped with two fingers of puffy, creamy, off white-coloured head that wilts slowly over the next few minutes, leaving behind a smooth, dense cap about 1/2 a cm thick, and smears of lacing on the sides. The aroma is pleasing and intensely malty, with hints of raisins, butterscotch, figs, fruitcake, brown sugar and sweet potatoes. I might be imagining the smoky notes, but with or without them the bouquet is rich and enticing.

And that richness carries over into the flavours, as this is one of the tastiest dark lagers I have had in my many years on BA. Some light brown sugar or molasses sweetness is quickly overpowered by figs and raisins, some toasted, biscuity malts, with the smooth finish being dominated by bittersweet notes of baker's chocolate and a pleasant demerara sugar sweetness. The aftertaste is mostly lingering roast and a weak hint of booze. On the heftier side of medium-bodied, with mild carbonation that gently prickles the tongue. The mouthfeel is silky-smooth, and even though it's extremely easy to drink this stuff, the small sample means I'd rather savour what precious little I have.

Final Grade: 4.73, a nearly flawless A+. Ayinger Celebrator was just what I needed - a doppelbock to convince me that I don't hate doppelbocks. I have trouble envisioning a more finely-crafted bock than Celebrator - it really is the gold standard; the doppelbock that other doppelbocks should aspire to be like, and an amazingly drinkable strong lager that I will definitely pick up again at some point. Highly recommended to newbies as an introductory bock, and something worth stocking up on if it isn't always available in your area.

thehyperduck, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of cancino45
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

cancino45, Jan 04, 2013
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,244 ratings.