Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.34/5
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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:
#371
Reviews:
2,458
Ratings:
6,592
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
565
Gots:
1,020
Trade:
19
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Dark brown but can see on the other side of the glass. Thin very light tan head.
Smell is malty. Kind of roasty with some sweet caramel like notes. Mixed with some dark fruits like raisins or dried cherries.
Taste hits you with the sweetness right away. Some caramel a long with the dark dried fruit notes.
It leaves your mouth dry pretty quickly after going through.
Overall, I enjoyed it.

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4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Popkorn615
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great, dark beer! Fragrant, malty, and deep coffee and dark flavors!

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

Photo of themikekennedy
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Dark, malty and rich." So says the bottle. It is clearly dark but it is not heavy. I love the malt with a good mix of cereal and a nuttiness that opens into a sweetness that is not cloying but just enough to make you want the next sip. Almost smells as good or better than it tastes. Delicious! I have not had one of these in years and bought a 4-pack at one of my local Total Wine stores recently. I originally tried it more than 10 years ago because of BA rating and loved it. I love beer and trying new beers but am now committing to learn more about BJCP and Cicerone and learning the vocabulary for describing what it is that I love about beer.

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4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks so good, a deep brown mahogany, creamy tan head. Dried fruit on the nose. It's velvety smooth with creamy raisins and brown sugar. Luxurious in its feel. A delectable treat.

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

One of the best tasting beers in the world!

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

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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. No dating information found on label or on bottle.
Dark brown body. Presents clear with red highlights. Light tan head settles to partial cap and ring. Some lacing on glass.
Aroma is darker malts presenting as dark bread, with dark dried fruits. Some caramel and candied sugar.
Taste is slightly sweet bread, with raisin, dates, and prunes. Burnt sugars and dark chocolate. Wisp of smoke.
Medium mouth feel, easy drinking.
Very solid example of beer style. Presents well, drinks smooth, with complex and enjoyable taste.

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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

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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 6,592 ratings