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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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5,608 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,608
Reviews: 2,265
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 408
Gots: 580 | FT: 20
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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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Photo of BierReise
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best dopplebock in my opinion. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is earthy and grainy. Almost like an oat aroma that is sweet. Great blending of malts, some obviously roasted. Very smooth and drinkable. Slightly sweet and fruity. Another great beer from a great brewer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ultralarry2006
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle. Left a two finger foamy light brown head that quickly dissiapated to just surface skim. Some lacing that did not last long. Color - deepest brown, almost black, and opaque, like coffee ( opaque and almost black ).

Aroma - bready malt, toffee, chocolate, and espresso. Tiny hint of hop lemon.

Taste - pretty much as promised by the aroma. Chocolatety bread and toffee malt with hint of citrus hops, followed with slight cola-like finish. Very good, seemingly rich without the full feeling one can get from rich taste ( full feeling in the stomach, that is ) .

Mouthfeel - very full, light carbonation, smooth, a little bit chewy.

Drinkability - this is very good beer, I could drink several in any one sitting. Abv of 6.7 may intimidate some into just one or two, but not me. Also alcohol is totally not present in taste at all, so that should be something to be mindful of if you're driving, but if not, well, bottums up !!

Photo of rpstevens
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Even more interesting and lively than in bottle. Sweet, malty, creamy, dark sweet fruits, like fig. Always a treat.

Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Johnroby
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice dark brown w/ a copper hue. Pours a very small but very creamy head. It has very little carbonation. The aroma is that of prunes mixed with caramel and dough, the same can be tasted on the palate. This brew was so easy to drink and was so enjoyable! So perfectly balanced and full-bodied! An outstanding Doppelbock! Much like Salvatore and Maximator, very similar.

Photo of demcorhip
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured very dark, similar to a cola, a clear blackness with ruby hues throughout the body when backlight. Nice two finger head formed on the pour. Scant lacing collared this lightly carbonated brew.

Interesting aroma, quite like a date loaf, dark fruit, nuts, some treacle, breadiness, as well as more bitter notes of roasted malts. Some earthy and spicy hops rounded out the nose.

Quite similar to the nose. A liquid date bread, fired in a stone oven, with some roasted and smokey character and a touch of sweetness. Very tasty, and the malts are nicely complimented by the earthy hop spice.

A smooth, very well balanced and crafted medium bodied lager with light carbonation. The rich, slightly sweet, nutty and fruity malts are nicely complimented by their own touch of smokey roasty bitterness as well as the hop spice.

Very drinkable for a rich treat. Not over the top like some other dopplebocks (think sam adams). Also very sessionable for such a deep, rich, and tasty treat. A great example of the style, and also a great way to introduce someone who likes date bread to darker beers. This is something ill come back to again and again.

Photo of jimmygord
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dragonWhale
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Are you supposed to remove the goat before opening?

A beautiful dark brown pour, the glass wears the lace proudly like a negligee.
Toasted malt and a bit of chocolate character. The toast is complex and a bit arrogant.
Flavor follows suit, very little hop notice. Finishes dry and extremely pleasant. I could drink this all day.
A delightful beer that I will attempt to not finish so my lady can try it upon her return. Wish me luck.

Photo of AwYeh
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into tulip pint

A: Pours a clear crimson-brown color much like cola, with a finger of frothy off-white head, with good retention and lacing.

S: A bready, chocolate, tangy smell, with TONS of malts of all types present, very bready- almost a salty bread aroma.

T: Many of the same elements as aroma, with an extra dose of dark fruits- a tangy raisin is most prevalent among these. Nice burnt tones as well. Pleasant bittersweet finish.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy.

D: Very unique and enjoyable; both of these greatly aid the drinkability here. I've picked this one up before, and I'll pick it up again- a great example of the style. Alcohol is well hidden, and sweetness is well balanced, unlike some other doppelbocks I've tried.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at Julians in Providence RI into a snifter
Appears super dark brown with a touch of amber when held to the light. Pretty light tan head lasts for a bit then eventually falls to a nice slim coat. Course lacing all the while.
Smells of dark fruit. It was a bit cold at serving so will get more as it warms. I smell a touch of vanilla as it warms.
Tastes of sweet dark fruit, toasted malt, liqueur, butterscotch. Delicious
Mouthfeel is medium, silky smooth. Low/medium carbonation with subtle bubbles.
Excellent drinkability for a dopplebock. It is so good in the colder months. A real treat to try on tap!

Photo of BarrelO
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Deep reddish-brown with a big white head that coats the glass with lacing.

S: Dark fruits and an ample dose of roastiness.

T: Nice fruity and toffee-ish sweetness. A touch of roasted notes. Just enough hops in the back to make their presence felt and balance everything out.

M: Lighter than the appearance would let on, but not effervescent.

D: The reigning heavyweight champion not only of doppelbocks but of German beers in general. One of my favorite things about DC in the winter is the fact that The Big Hunt has this on tap. I don't necessarily enjoy this as much as I do other beers, and I probably couldn't have more than a couple in a single sitting. But there really isn't a single off note with this beer. Sweet without being cloying, roasty without being astringent, this beer almost single-handedly justifies the Reinheitsgebot.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Pours a deep, deep, dark brown. Nice tan head.

Smells very roasty and sweet...little bits of chocolate, dark fruits, molasses.

Tastes of malt with molasses and coffee notes with brief bitterness. Very smoky character, yet sweet fruits follows for a fantastic balance.

The carbonation seems just right. It doesn't intrude on any other aspect of the beer. Feels nice and creamy, full, and smooth.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown with a red tint shining through, when held up to a light. It had a small tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a hint of roast, dark fruit, and bourbon aroma
T-Malt but not sweet, and with a roasted taste that gives you a slight hop aftertaste with the hint of bourbon in the finish.
M-high carbonation, creamy, and medium body
O-nothing is overpowering. It just gives you a well balanced aroma and taste.

Photo of BigRedN
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer marks my 100th Review. Thought the occasion was worthy of something special.

Appearance: Poured froman 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Brown with a red tint to it. Tan head, rose about 1 1/2 inches, then settled down to a cover over the liquid. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Mostly roasted malt, burnt malt aroma with a sweetness about it, a little bready.

Taste: Malty profile, toffee and caramel flavors. A little bite at the end, either hops or the alcohol coming through.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, creamy medium to full bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: A great beer to sip on and enjoy, savoring it as you go. Its easy enough to drink, but definintely not a session beer.

A very good beer that I will likely have again, for a special occasion. I think this one would be great around Christmas and the New Year.

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,608 ratings.