Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 6,519 ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#367
Reviews:
2,440
Ratings:
6,519
Liked:
6,125
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
9.91%
Alströms:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
992
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,519 |  Reviews: 2,440
Photo of corby112
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Teresa's in Wayne, PA

Pours a very dark brown with foamy tan head that forms a lacing that lasts throught the whole glass. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate, toffee and roasted coffee. Very quaffable, smooth and easy to drink with malty chocolate flavor, caramel, toffee, and roasted malt.

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Photo of cjhofelt
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown with a tinge of red in the glass. Not a verry impressive head, but what was there left some sticky tan lace.

Wonderful, heavy boquet. Warm malt with a bit of toffee and chocolate.

The flavor is delicious. Malty and carmel from start to finish. There is a tiny bit of bitterness in the finish to take the candy edge off. Very well balanced and tasty. Did I say it tasted good too?

Nice mouthfeel. Nothing to complain about there.

Almost too drinkable. I could see killing a sixer of this and passing out. Good thing I don't have a sixer, but I do wish I had another.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark brown body with a three finger mocha colored head that hung around for a long time.

S: Deep roasted malty aroma. There are dark fruits in there as well.

T: A rich malt flavor. There is a spicy belgian character in the back of this beer as well.

M: Nice heavy body with a decent carbonation.

O: A great beer. Well worth picking up.

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Photo of anon
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First off, I initially rated and reviewed this Sept. 09, 2013, when I was still a newcomer to the beer scene; that initial review rated this beer far lower than where this one stands and I believe shows how a pallete develops over time.

This time around; things start out nicely, deep Ruby hue with a finger-width head, reducing to a small pool of foam. Not much lace to speak of. Smell is all malt; sweet, nutty, bready, yeasty. Rich and flavourful brew; heavy caramel malt, toffee, raisin, fig, chestnuts, hazelnuts, light coffee, baked bread, cherries, so much goodness. Toasty bread lingers in the finish with sweet caramel candy.

Rich, medium body goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more. This excellent brew deserves a proper meal pairing. Simply one of the best, so glad to finally return to this when I can fully appreciate it.

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Photo of Happyyb
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aoampm
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryanocerus
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was a very drinkable beer. It poured a very dark brown with very thick head, which ups the appearance. The chocolate malt aroma carried through into the flavor. An excellent doppelbock.

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

Photo of biboergosum
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, this was a favourite at an office party where I provided the input to the beer selection, a few years ago, at least now. Time to enjoy it while off the clock, I suppose.

This beer pours a moderately hazy, deep dark cola colour, with a multitude of foamy, bubbly, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves some solid spidery lace around the glass as it gradually settles.

It smells of musty caramel/toffee malt, softly bittersweet sticky molasses, muddled black fruit, bready biscuit notes, and floral, spicy hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel malt, well-aged dark fruit, slick cafe au lait, ethereal chalky cocoa, a twinge of salty nuttiness, tobacco ash, and adequately bitter leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite mild, but hardly absent from its underlying duties, the body medium-full in weight, subtly rich, and decently smooth by the same measure. It finishes in a nicely balanced manner, the lingering malt complexities and noble hops acting like they've been through this a few times before.

Nothing surprising here - the effusive, long-running hype is more than well deserved. Call it what you will - the blueprint, the (almost) progenitor, whatever, this is a deftly rendered, crazily easy to drink, amped-up dark lager, for all your latent winter-despising needs.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a beautiful dark brown with a slight amber red tinge. Head pours a light caramel, is 2-3 fingers thick, great retention, and the lace is fine and sticky.

Smell - A lot of caramel, coffee and toffee aromas on the nose.

Taste - A complex array of various dark, sweet flavors; cappucino, caramel, toffee. It's all there, and in abundance. Very rich.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy. Full-bodied.

Overall - Works great as a dessert beer. As a session beer? Not so much. The richness can get a bit overwhelming, but when sipped and enjoyed over a decent amount of time, it's quite rewarding.

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Photo of ADG2995
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Served in a Sam Adam's glass. When poured it came up to a very nice high suede head. Maybe because I poured it a little too fast. However it made the beer that much more enjoyable to me.
NIce color, head and lacing. Loved the smell, not over powering at all. Mouthfeel was very pleasing,
so much so that It went down very fast, way faster than I intended. Looked down at it and, Poof my
Doppelbock was gone. This was a very good drinkable brew of which I have not had too many.
Don't know if its Ayinger's version of Double Bock that I liked, or just Double Bock, but I intend to
get more of it.

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Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle- excellent presentation (bottle)- nice packaging.

A- A dark mahogony color- dark brown/maroon- thin tan head, no lacing.

S- Smell was of cherry, spices...

T- Taste was wondefl. Dried fruits (cherries, some dates), cinnamon, nutmeg, malts, and a distinct alcohol flavor.

M- Moutfeel was very sticky and thick, stuck to my tongue, throat, and all over my tastebuds.

D- My second doublebock and this one is to be reckoned with. This is truly a masterpiece. Do not drink more than 2 of these in a sitting unless you want to fall asleep!

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

Photo of eat
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black body with root beer-coloured highlights and a good cover of beige head. Some lacing and decent retention.

Big sweet malt up front on the nose with lots of minerals, plum, pear and browned apples, light roast and a touch of alcohol.

Very malty in flavour as well, though it's perfectly balanced with soily hops and a drying dark cocoa powder finish. Dark fruit, a prominent molasses note and a hint of warming alcohol.

Incredible mouthfeel to this beer, one of the best I've come across in a while. Thick and full-bodied with low carbonation.

Doppelbock has never been one of my preferred styles but this one would easily sit alongside my favourite beers. Complex, perfectly balanced and too drinkable; this bottle disappeared. I wish I had a case of this around for the winter.

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Photo of nyrblue2
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theopholis
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a deep, ruby/maroon with a medium sized tan colored head that leaves a hint of lacing.

Aroma- The aroma is inviting with a nice malt presence, and plenty of malt sweetness. Some toasted malts.

Taste- Wonderful mix of malt sweetness, with the perfect undertones of toastiness, bittering and flavoring hops, a barest hint of coffee. Very well done.

Mouthfeel- Almost perfect. Slightly heavy, syrupy body with the perfect level of CO2 to drive the flavors up front without killing your taste-buds.

Drinkability- this is a very good beer that you can always rely upon when you've got a craving for a malty treat.

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

Bottle purchased from AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Poured into my Abandon Brewing snifter. Deep, dark brown. Looks kind of like a stout, really. 1 inch head. Small amount of lacing.

Smells bready and sweet, with some dark fruits, like plums.

Tastes pretty similar, with roasty bread like flavors, intermixed with sweet plum flavors. Gotta be one of the maltiest beers I've ever had.

Full body, low carbonation.

The classic and archetype for the dopplebock style, and one I always enjoy.

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

Photo of mtomlins
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of largadeer
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown (not quite opaque), small but lingering tan head. Has that "signature" doppelbock taste and smell. Roasted and toasted malts, chocolate, bit of smoke. Rather dry and light for the style. Velvety mouthfeel, medium-bodied like a porter and crisply carbonated. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black with barely any head which dissipates within seconds. Smells of roasted malts, yeast, and some chocolate. Taste follows the nose almost exactly. Medium in body and medium-high carbonation. Overall this is a great doppelbock, about on par with Weihenstephaner and maybe a little better

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,519 ratings
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