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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4,926 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,926
Reviews: 2,195
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 291
Gots: 299 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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 Dmann


5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is with out a doubt the quintessential dopplebock that all others should be judged against. The color and pour were great, with a great off white head and a nice mahogony brown color. The smell was all malt with a bit of a brown ale smell to it as well. The taste reminded me a lot of a nut brown but with an even more pronounced malt character and a hint of spice in there too. As far as dopplebocks go this is the best I've ever had....and it even came with a plastic goat!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2003 09:50:34 | More by Dmann
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-14-2011 20:18:28 | More by lightindarkness
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

09-19-2013 23:58:23 | More by splendidsplinter
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2013 03:43:43 | More by valianes
Photo of BigBarley


3/5  rDev -30.9%

11-24-2012 12:50:09 | More by BigBarley
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-10-2012 00:47:06 | More by Oboogie
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-29-2012 03:05:45 | More by 6demonbag
Photo of hanco005


4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A—pours dark solid brown with a 1 ½ inch head that looks like a cola ICEE, staying power on the head is very strong, lacing is no existent

S—buttery, toffee, raisons, a bit of sweet and sour flavor, ripe plums, very aromatic, malts are plentiful

T—buttery, coffee, caramel, plum, ripe fruits, really strong flavors that make this very good, a slight hint of alcohol as well

M—thick and creamy, perfect, full bodied, mild carbonation

D—only one more for me…it’s thick and so flavorful; that one does the job. I’ll have it again, but it’s one to sip and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 18:20:05 | More by hanco005
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-27-2013 00:00:04 | More by mcc1654
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-07-2014 03:49:57 | More by BrandonOakes
Photo of SteveO1231


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked nice, dark, brown with hi lights of red.Nice thick tan colored head.
Very nice sweet, malty scent.
Very smooth malt flavor accompanied by a sweet fruit and spice flavor.
I enjoyed the richness of the beer.
Pretty filling stuff great beer for "Celebrating" Oktoberfest.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2005 21:40:14 | More by SteveO1231
Photo of rinhaak


4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a famous beer, but it deserves the hype. Unlike many German Doppelbocks, this beer is never too sweet and commands a tremendous depth of flavor that is really (and unfortunately) uncommon for the style.

It pours dark red with a full thick head, though the head doesn't last terribly long. The nose is full of cherry, coffee, caramel, dark sugars and a faint metallic aroma.

There are robust roasted coffee, burnt chocolate, and dark caramel flavors that really contribute to the beer's depth. Though there is some fruit present, it is among the least fruity Doppelbocks I've ever tasted. As it sits, freshly baked bread joins the flavors, but the darkness of the roasted malts always remains in the center.

I cannot imagine a Doppelbock with a better mouthfeel. It's not at all syrupy, never too sweet, and with the right amount of carbonation.

This is well balanced beer that you dancing with every sip. I challenge anyone to find a better example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 22:27:22 | More by rinhaak
Photo of Brunite


4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a nice dark mahogany red color with a tan head that sticks around for a while. Settles to a tan color.

S: Caramel malts and some dark, dried fruits. I am also getting some distinct molasses and some very faint roasted or smoked notes.

T: Similar to the smell, the molasses and sweet malt predominate! Also some light coffee notes. A lingering residual sweetness. I love this!

M: Medium/heavy body...definitely Creamy & smooth as silk going down.

D: I could drink this all day. This is quite worthy of being among the highest rated beers, of its style, in the world! Amazing flavor for a lager beer. Cracks my personal top 15 list for sure...which means I'll always have this on hand in my fridge! An A+ ranking from me.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 00:03:44 | More by Brunite
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a chestnut brown with dense tan head. Fades leaving behind film around the edges of the glass and lacing on the drinking side.

S: Molasses, roasted malt, has a bitter smell that I can't really place. Slight alcohol.

T: Chocolate, coffee, molasses, just a hint of bitter hops and alcohol. Really tasty at room temp.

M: For a smaller ABV beer, this has a pretty full mouthfeel. Almost chewy.

O: I don't have a ton of experience with Doppelbocks, but this is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 01:38:35 | More by titosupertramp
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-28-2012 23:05:29 | More by Pensfan0782
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3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a deep mahogany/amber color with 2 fingers of surprisingly thin, light tan head. Retention is average.

S - Candied sugar, toasted malt, light spice, dark tart fruit (plum?), bread, and a faint nose of alcohol. Subtly complex, and wonderfully inviting.

T - Follows the nose, though the flavors are much more pronounced. The toasted barley is heavier than expected, as is the yeast. It's a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the malt and candied sugar. The fruit is most apparent towards the climax, where it strangely finishes with an alcoholic bite, though it's not intrusive. I like it quite a bit.

M - Medium bodied, not too thick, and finishes smoothly. Suits the flavors well.

D - It's a very good beer, though it's a bit of a let down given the current ratings. Considering its availability and quality, though, its a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 01:50:58 | More by blakelive784
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-04-2012 05:40:42 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-24-2013 02:26:50 | More by wo87810
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-12-2013 17:01:44 | More by xseanprimex
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

08-02-2013 02:04:53 | More by Hobbit
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2013 16:46:08 | More by KevinmusPrime
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4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a rich brown ochre with a coffee colored foam that is so thick it is heavy – and leaves lacing that stays to the end. Aroma has yeasty bread, raisins and molasses, toffee, ethanol, pumpkin pie spices, hops and lots of malt. Initial taste is all of the above with bitter hops balancing out the sweetness beautifully. Plums and currants are present, and the sweet after finish leaves one wanting some spice cake or mincemeat pie. Mouth feel is like drinking a malt. Not much carbonation. Compare side by side with Salvator sometime. Interesting. Love this stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 13:56:28 | More by palliko
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Celebrator...I've waited a long time to try my first doppelbock, and I might as well start with the best...

Poured a dark, dark, DARK chestnut, with ruby tones reflecting light. A strong two-finger head quickly died down to a thin layer of foam. First deep breath revealed a touch of caramel and some spices. Taste was rich and malty, with the same caramel and a nice complexity of spices as well as a roasted edge that's so palpable its almost chewy. Definitely strong on the caramel, though.

This felt a lot lighter and easier to drink than its flavor and complexion would have you believe. I usually don't like brews this soft and malty, but this is good--no wonder it's legendary. Still, and I hate to say it, but to me this is a very good but not great beer--but that's more to do with personal preference than the quality of Celebrator, which I can definitely appreciate even if it isn't my style. My tastes wouldn't stop me from recommending this to anyone, especially if you like stuff along these lines (that means you, Joj and Erti).

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2003 04:42:04 | More by RockyTopHeel
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4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a thick brown head.

Brown sugar, plums, dark cherry, soil, some vinous notes, and cola in the nose.

Starts with lots of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, malt, and persimmon flavors. The middle has a little more fruity edge with prunes and over ripened black cherries. The finish is more or less roasty with a residual sweetness. There is some spice in the finish as well; clovey.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and very pleasant on the tongue. This is an easy drinker especially during the colder months and a must drink for any beer enthusiast. No in your face flavors, just good old fashion balance and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 04:05:05 | More by bosco7
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 02:52:47 | More by pest
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
96 out of 100 based on 4,926 ratings.