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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,363 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,363
Reviews: 2,221
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 355
Gots: 445 | FT: 17
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ted, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sabitu, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of trevorwideman
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a mug, courtesy of demcorhip. Thanks man!

Pours dark, thick and nearly opaque with some ruby highlights when held to the light. An almost full inch of head dissipates to a healthy lacing that sticks around. Mellow carbonation from what I can see. Smell is typically doppelbock, Dark fruits, plum, raisins, currants, chocolate and caramel malts, and a little alcohol to push it to the pleasure centre of the brain....

Taste is very nicely balanced. The chocolate toasted malts come on first, but they aren't overbearingly sweet, and are offset nicely by a mild lemonlike sourness. Less fruity than the nose suggests, but that said, there is some plumlike sweetness in the back. Earthy hops are present and subtle. Just enough to help balance this out. Finishes dry with lots of chocolate in the aftertaste. Thick and malty and perhaps a little syrupy, but I don't mind that. Carbonation is mild and befits the style. Drinkability is high for a few reasons: Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness/sourness. Sweet but never too sweet. Alcohol content isn't out-of-control, slides down very easily. Well done, and probably the best Doppelbock I've had yet.

trevorwideman, Dec 26, 2006
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bartender told me that if I liked Troegenator, I'd like this - Celebrator wins hands down.

Pours a beautiful dark reddish/brown color with a nice head and
long-lasting carbonation. Smells sweet (maybe chocolate/hazlenut?) and very malty. I was expecting a super-stong taste - but it was a rush of sweet malt that wasn't as heavy as it appeared. It went down very smoothly and felt great in my mouth. For such a syrup-looking beer, it was surprisingly smooth.

**EDIT**
Had another few samplings of Celebrator, and each time, it fell a little in my rankings.

A heavier mouthfeel than the first I had tried. Taste and aroma were still that of malty cocoa; both were still wonderful. Just not as drinkable as my initial tasting.

JohnnyM2002, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of plfahey
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep dark reddish brown with gorgeous ruby highlights. Clear, but almost opaque. Moderate tan head with fine bead, decent retention, and some lacing.

Aroma-Big toasty, bready, caramel, and molasses malt aromas. Some low dark fruit aromas (plum, prune). No hops. Smooth, rich, delicious.

Flavor-Follows aroma, though not quite as sweet. Caramel, toast, bread, molasses, and some light roast in the finish. The dark fruit esters are very light here, but still perceptible. Moderately dry finish. No hop flavos, very low hop bitterness, and no noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body, almost chewy. Smooth as hell. Very very slight alcohol warmth.

This one is a delicious, rich, malt driven beer. I don't think I could drink more than a few of them, but damn is this tasty.

plfahey, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of DCgolfpro
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

DCgolfpro, May 15, 2013
Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -7.8%

sjstraub, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of BrewerB
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear reddish copper, well formed medium-tan head sticking around a while.

Aroma includes a mix of prunes, toasted malts, and sweet grapes. Alcohol can be noticed but isn't harsh.

Maltiness taking front and center stage with a modest chocolate and toasted bread. Raisin in the medium-dry finish.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Not quite as good as I remember it being. The prominent maltiness seems toned down somewhat. Will have to give it another shot in the future.

BrewerB, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of osuskin
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

osuskin, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of bralston345
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

bralston345, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of tabhill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tabhill, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

hurshybear, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of dbarny76
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dbarny76, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ronricorossi, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of hckyfn9999
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with red hues in it. A creamy white head that disappears quickly and leaves a thin ring of lacing around the glass.

Smells is carmel, molasses, and fruit (bananas and raisons). Alcohol and hops are also present as it warms a bit. Also a bit of chocolate is present.

Taste is very contrasting. Initially very sweet like carmel. Then there is a bitterness from the hops. A little more hopped than I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is creamy and nice.

Drinkablility is pretty good. I could have another right now probably. Don't know if it will make a regular appearance in my stock but I will probably purchase this again.

hckyfn9999, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of Andonato
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Andonato, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ipc2000, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of allboutbierge
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the ambrosia of the gods. I picture myself sitting on Mt. Olympus with Zeus himself after a long day's work. If this beer was a woman, I would consume it like I desire Aphrodite. It is filling, while at the same time satisfying every sense of taste one possesses. While one might desire another, the filling qualities of this brew makes the second one their last.


5KD approved.

allboutbierge, Sep 20, 2002
Photo of SupaCelt
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This little number spreads itself into a nice cranberry jelly coloured darkness that looks almost like grape juice when held up to the desk light. The head rioted over the borders of the glass. Very good looking flow.

The smell summons up thoughts of molasses and caramels. There is certainly a sun dried fruit element to this. Like a shrivled raisin smell, or mashed prune, or something weird. Some goofy purple fruity thing, hell maybe even eggplant. There are surely some chocolate sheets in the breeze. Malty; roasty. Jeepers this thing has alot of odoriferous eminations to it. I think the smell might be taking me over as I review this one.

The taste is just as cumbersome to analyze. There are so many layers in here that it is almost confusing. You get the bitter chocolate thing at first. Then the sweetness shows itself. The weird purple fruit rind taste creeps up at the end. Other suggestions assert themselves randomly into the flavour atmosphere. Each sip poses another question. The end is a fruit juice finish minus the sugary sweetness. Unique is about how I can describe this one. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, just shy of a "syrupy" designation. Drinkability is a non issue. There is no way I could handle the mental aspect of more of these after this one. I really can't tell what it is trying to say.

This brew is alright. I may be persuaded to try this one again. I would prefer to have something else if I had my 'druthers though. Nice goat. Fine beer. No tremendous fuss. Tastes a bit rotten.

SupaCelt, Feb 24, 2005
Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a 4 pack at world market in lansing, michigan. ($9.99)
pours a deep mahogany with a light tan head.
the aroma is malty, plummy, hint of alcohol.
the flavor is malty rich, coaco, hint of hop flavor, lingering minerality.
celebrator is one the worlds best doppelbocks, smooth, clean, and tastes great.

plaztikjezuz, Jul 30, 2006
Photo of DaveFL1976
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Spaten Optimatior is a good doppelbock.
Celebrator is a fantastic doppelbock.

The looks are deceiving with this brew. It looks good, but less than impressive. The head on my beer fell down much quicker than I expected and I was left with only a thin chunk of bubbles on top of the mahogany brown body.

The smell is sweet but a bit spicy. Alcohol probably contributes a bit to the spicyness.

The taste is where this shines. Smoothness galore. It starts out sweet and malty, then transitions into a bit of bitterness that tickles the tongue, then a sweet but clean aftertaste. SUper smooth and not a bit of alcohol is perceptable. This is an excellent brew.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy and velvety, and drinkability is remarkable. A nice overall package.

DaveFL1976, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW! This was an absolutely amazing find. So smooth, so rich.
It poured an near jet black with little foam or carbonation. The aroma contained caramel and some nuts. The taste is simply amazing. Cocoa, caramel, nuts, all in the perfect amount, and so smoothly blended. I am now in love with this beer. And the little goat charm that comes with the bottle doubles as a Christmas tree ornament.

DesMoinesMike, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Number3red, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -7.8%

McBraniel, Oct 19, 2014
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
97 out of 100 based on 5,363 ratings.