Celebrator | 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: German 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:
#663
Reviews:
2,480
Ratings:
6,686
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
Wants:
577
Gots:
1,067
Trade:
19
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Photo of antonyliu
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Look:
Dark mahogany brown. Creamy mocha head (four finger to thin layer) and stuck lacing that lasted the entirety.

Smell:
Brown sugar/molasses oatmeal. Dark fruit ’n prune. Cookie dough.

Taste:
Roasty, malty, sweet and a little tart. Chocolate. Slight alcohol warmth.

Feel:
Incredibly soft. Smooth and creamy.

Overall:
This is a fantastic beer. Don’t hate me but I actually liked Spaten Optimator better. It might be tied with Weihenstephaner Korbinian. It’s time for a three-way battle. Also I prefer more carbonation/fizz. This one has soft and smoothness like no other. Celebrator costs more and in my opinion not worth spending the extra $.

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Photo of JCInman
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boba_Booey
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NicktheBeerlock
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aquaholicc
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rale
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StupidlyBrave
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the berghoff
Nearly black, little head.
Smell is complex, slightly bready
Lighter mouth feel than you might expect.
Very tasty

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

Photo of Jojofine
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartyMoser
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chiefz1
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, a very well retained half inch beige head that leaves excellent lacing. Smell is on the mild side with roasted malts, molasses and an earthy quality. Tastes of roasted malts, toast, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, cloves dark fruits and yeast. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of DamienArk
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jumpa408
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hoponit
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FX4
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.54/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsippel
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwiech
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Olesjm
3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,686 ratings