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:
#665
Reviews:
2,479
Ratings:
6,683
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
Wants:
577
Gots:
1,066
Trade:
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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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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

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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

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

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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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours dark brown with a frothy khaki head that hangs around for a while and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Toasty, roasty, earthy, lots of dark fruit, and toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty, a little roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a touch of coffee, big dark fruit, fig, raisin, and plum, earthy, a hint of smoke, and toffee sweetness.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth.

O: Can't say I'm all that familiar with this style, but you can tell pretty quickly that this one is world class. Really impressive beer.

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4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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