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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,053 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,053
Reviews: 2,203
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 311
Gots: 346 | 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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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2013 23:32:25 | More by AlexFields
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djkrause

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2013 00:39:59 | More by djkrause
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2013 18:40:50 | More by gamanley
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weonfire

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

01-05-2013 17:03:39 | More by weonfire
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2013 04:52:17 | More by Giantspace
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RustyBucketBrewing


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-05-2013 03:34:49 | More by RustyBucketBrewing
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-05-2013 02:27:46 | More by bostonryan
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Tawny

Michigan

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-05-2013 01:53:10 | More by Tawny
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.73/5  rDev +9%

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.

01-04-2013 23:36:08 | More by thehyperduck
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cancino45

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

01-04-2013 22:11:40 | More by cancino45
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wildcat29

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-04-2013 00:10:47 | More by wildcat29
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cincybranr

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-02-2013 00:08:06 | More by cincybranr
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Peg2009

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-01-2013 03:23:52 | More by Peg2009
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BeerEdPr


3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2012 20:15:43 | More by BeerEdPr
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tbryan5

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-31-2012 00:32:49 | More by tbryan5
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Coax

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2012 19:21:19 | More by Coax
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BoRaeCho

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2012 09:20:37 | More by BoRaeCho
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Misfit2209

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

12-30-2012 03:04:32 | More by Misfit2209
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Kurt92118


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2012 01:46:32 | More by Kurt92118
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cburns48

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-29-2012 19:55:32 | More by cburns48
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TheAntipop04

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-29-2012 19:48:41 | More by TheAntipop04
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-29-2012 02:13:08 | More by d5001986
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Danflurry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-28-2012 16:17:40 | More by Danflurry
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11.2 oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Brooklyn Brewery tulip.

Celebrator pours a bit short of solid black, as a good amount of ruby highlights are easily appreciable. About a finger and a half of khaki colored foam crowns the beer and shows a little bit of endurance. Lacing leaves something to be desired though. The nose is comprised of a very nice blend of biscuit and toffee aromas. The flavor profile has a bit more depth, as a light dusting of chocolate serves as a bridge from the toasty bread to caramel centerpieces, and a subtle dried fig note appears during the finish. If at least of those secondary characteristics was a bit more developed, everything would be just about perfect. The body is picturesque, full and sturdy, while remaining as far away from viscous as a sub 7% ABV beer should. Carbonation is nicely understated. It's easy to see why Ayinger's Celebrator is considered a classic version of the style.

12-28-2012 06:14:16 | More by axeman9182
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Zach136

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a deep deep ruby-brown, with a thin off white head. Nose is cereal and toffee. On the palate I get a roasted barley, moderate toffee sweetness, and slight hints of soy-sauce/salt. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and light. Great amount of carbonation.

Overall an amazing beer I'm very happy to revisit. I seem to remember more pronounced sweetness from the last time I had it.

12-27-2012 02:48:46 | More by Zach136
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,053 ratings.