Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer that has a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance that at first summons up visions of greaves lard. The first taste is of mild fullness with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste. There is very little of the sweetness that is frequently to be tasted with doppelbock beer.” The Ayinger Celebrator has been ranked among the best beers of the world by the Chicago Testing Institute several times and has won numerous medals.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#388
Reviews:
2,474
Ratings:
6,649
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
576
Gots:
1,048
Trade:
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Photo of ragnorrox
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A classic!!

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

My absolute favorite beer. Brown/dark reddish caramel color, complex malty smells, medium carbonation with a two finger head that leaves a lingering tan lace. Smooth to the palate, full bodied with rich malt taste, balanced with a host of notes that tickle every taste bud on the way down.

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Photo of Baviera
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of GratefulFC
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic. Pours dark amber, mahogany. Smell is caramel, coffee, brown sugar. Taste is heavy caramel, brown sugar, currants, malt. Cherries and slightest hint of pepper in the back. Bark and earthy comes in after taste. Complex.

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Photo of Bl25
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lovely deep amber body. Aromas are rich with toffee, caramel, fruity yeast ester, and coffee. Tons of banana bread yeast character and a nice toasted sweet maltiness that is not syrupy. Delicious stuff and good pricing

90/100

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: mixture of dark ruby red and murky light brown. thin, tan head on top

s: toffee, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, earthy roasted malts, sweet berries, and a big bready aroma

t: follows the nose pretty close. big hit of toffee, molasses and caramel upfront. brown sugar and light toasted malts behind that. there is that sweet berry flavor in there as well. a mild nutty flavor towards the backend as well. a hint of booze and some more toffee to close out

m: medium mouth with mid-level carbonation

o: fantastic beer. malty and delicious

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Photo of bhawk1
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 330ml bottle. Opaque dark brown with a finger of brown head. Strong smell of brown sugar and roasted malt as soon as I opened the bottle. Medium, slightly sticky feel. Rich, roasted malt flavor with moderate sweetness. Outstanding.

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Photo of renstink
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours brown with a frothy, creamy mocha head. Aroma changes as this one warms from freshly baking brown bread to dark fruits (grapes/raisins/figs). Taste is bready, chocolatey and somewhat raisiny/figgy. Feel is smooth, yet chewy; low-medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent representation of the style and a great beer regardless. Superb drinkability for the style and one I would gladly have again.

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Photo of jdurey
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best dopplebock I’ve had. I’ll spend years trying to find a better one.

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Captain69
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE MY BEST BEERS - JUST PICKED UP ANOTHER 4 PACK -I TRY SO MANY BEERS , IT IS GREAT TO HAVE ONE OF MY FAVORITE NOW AND THEN

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustCamIt
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AmitC
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonehunting73
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've tasted many of the German ales and beers and this by far is my favorite overall. The taste and smell are what makes this beer one to remember.

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent doppelbock. Beautiful deep reddish brown color, creamy, smooth and not overly sweet. A malt bomb with hints of toffee, caramel and brown sugar but not excessive. Just a great beer to sit back and enjoy. Well done!

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

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,649 ratings