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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,254 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,254
Reviews: 2,216
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 339
Gots: 417 | 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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Photo of Beerzebub
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a big wine glass at 54 F/ 12 C.

Dark red-tinged brown, creamy dense beige head, latticed finely textured lace. Head looks solid, but then does not stick around for long.

Rich malty aroma, like Grape Nuts, caramel, honey, and chocolate.

Tastes malty and sweet, with balancing roastiness and a faint herbal hop flavor. Grain, caramel, honey, chocolate, prune. Lingering chocolate and mild alcohol.

Rich smooth texture. Quite drinkable.

Tasty expression of the malt.

Beerzebub, Nov 05, 2008
Photo of Redwood21
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A blackish brown beer with a ligth borwn head that lasts and trails down the side of the glass at times.
S: a nice roased malt caramel type smell not very strong but it smells right
T:Exremely good imo, caramel light chocolate roasted malts. a little bitter but not very much. extremely good caramel chocolate flavor
M: a little lighter than i would like for the style but regardless a nice smooth creamy flavor and feel.
D:i could drink this all day, the relatively high abv means i probably should not, but its very very good smooth and tasty....what more could you want?

Redwood21, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +15.2%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a berry colored brownish red, with a great thick head, leaving behind great lacing.

S: Dark fruit, and caramel, malt.

T: Just as the nose leads on, sweet fruit up front. It is backed with a sweet malt flavor.

M: Medium body, but maybe thinner than I expected. Slight creaminess to it.

D: Great taste, low ABV, easy to drink.

mostpoetsdo, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of core42
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

core42, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Dawkins
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Dawkins, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of genog
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich and bold brown color with a big tan head resting on top, that will die down after a few moments leaving very little in its wake. Smell is of a smokiness, roasted malt, some dried fruits. The bouquet awakens as this one warms in your hand. Taste is complex and full bodied. After sipping on this one for so long I felt like I was drinking my meal. It certainly is filling.

genog, Dec 20, 2007
Photo of rtratzlaff
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3-27-2008
The Celebrator bottle remains one of the coolest looking around. The tiny trinket with each bottle is a nice tough. When you open one of these, you know something special is inside. A pretty hard pour revealed a dark brown to black body with ruby hues. Slow but steady carbonation from the buttom f the goblet I poured it in. decent head off-white dissipates slowly to a small layer that floats throughout.

Smells of caramel, bananas, fresh baked bread. Slight hop presence?

First sip is sweet and malty up front, giving way to a slight bitterness from the darker malts that lingers on the tongue with a toffee like flavor. Further sips reveals some tart apple like flavors.
As this beer has warmed, the sweetness of the malt is not nearly as present.

Mouthfeel is a good body without being too much.

With the thickness of this beer, it can sit pretty heavy on the stomach. Think of this one as food.

07-01-2006
Poured a dark ruby beer with 1" thick head that is massive and billowing. A wonderful appearance for a beer.

Smell is sweet malt and dark fruit

Taste is of malt with a licorice/anise flavor midway and a good roast malt/bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great: thick and creamy

I could drink a couple of these bad boys and be pretty happy. Unfortunately they are pretty pricey. Get one of these and do as the name suggests: celebrate.

rtratzlaff, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of SykDoc
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It appears a deep brown, although not cloudy. A 1.5 inch light brown head is formed initially which quickly decreases to a thin film. There are sweet notes in the scent, with primarily malt/chocolate tones.
The taste is initially again, quite malty and sweet with some roasted nuts. There is a medium body and some bitterness at the end.
It sits in the mouth nicely and has a lower level of carbonation. It is quite smooth.
Overall, this is an easy beer to drink and is great to enjoy on a cold autumn evening.

SykDoc, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany with tan head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smells of sweet malted barley bread. Also of freshly mowed grass, and molasses.

Sweet molasses followed by malty mouth feel crisp grass freshness, and finishing with grape wine notes slightly dry. A very nice double bock.

Chickenhawk9932, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev -7.8%

AaronBurr, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Bubbalito
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Bubbalito, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of ThurmondTX
4/5  rDev -7.8%

ThurmondTX, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All around great beer. It poured a nice dark color. It had a great sweet taste. I really enjoyed this beer, from beginning to end. I could sense the malt, and the carbonation was just right. Perfect!!

bewareOFpenguin, Dec 24, 2002
Photo of TommyW
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark red/brown body with a beautiful tan head.

S- Very bready with undertones of caramel and molasses. There is also a very faint hop aroma mixed with alcohol.

T- Huge malt base that creates a taste of bread, molasses, caramel, nuts and some toasted bread crusts.

M- Very full mouthfeel, basically chewy. Just the right amount of carbonation to support the huge malty base.

D- An incredible doppelbock; second to very few. Definitely a must try.

TommyW, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of swetsastonic
4/5  rDev -7.8%

swetsastonic, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Michigan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Michigan, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ipc2000, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of tabhill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tabhill, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Jon
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overrated? I think not. Celebrator pours a deep, dark ruby color with a massive tan head. Leaves nice lace all the way down the glass. The nose is quite diverse with notes of raisins, chocolate, alcohol and a hint of coffee. Notes of sweet maltiness, caramel, chocolate and a nutty flavor reign in the taste department. Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and creamy. Drinkability is up there with the best of them, as well. A magnificent, world-class beer.

Jon, Oct 20, 2002
Photo of callmescraps
3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoy goats. We'll see about the beer.

Appearance - Surprisingly black. I'd say a very deep brown, but almost no light gets through at all. An inch of off-white head dissipates quickly.

Smell - A hint of dark fruits and a lighter, sweeter malt smell. Lots of roasted malt.

Taste - Lots of sweet roasted malts. Very rich. There is a burnt aspect on the finish that I'm not loving. A hint of molasses as well. Definitely some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation, but it's not as rich as I might like. Very light and crisp.

Drinkability - Not bad, but that lingering roast is not helping the matter.

This is a fine beer. Not a huge fan or anything. It's got a nice roasted malt thing, but seemed a tad one note. I guess it's just not a favorite of mine.

callmescraps, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of TEAMHOLT
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

TEAMHOLT, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Heretic42, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of pburland23
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark mahogany. Almost looks like a glass of Coca Cola. The head is thick and khaki in color. Head doesn't stick around very long though.

Smell is of sweet bready malts, a little caramel and a touch of fruit...cherries and plums. Very complex in taste. It starts off slightly tart before moving to a smoky, not quite rauchbier flavor before ending with a savory rye bread finish.

This is a medium bodied beer with an appropriate level of carbonation. As for drinkability, the breadiness of a doppelbock limits how many of these I could drink in a sitting. It doesn't mean I wouldn't love to make a session out of Celebrator.

A world class beer...I fell in love with Celebrator while traveling in Germany a decade ago. It remains true. Always an enjoy pint.

pburland23, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of dbrelsfo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

dbrelsfo, Feb 06, 2014
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 5,254 ratings.