Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,486 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
Ratings:
6,486
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
975
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,486 |  Reviews: 2,430
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany color aroma was heavy with roasted malt. An excellent version of this style and would seek this beer out. Taste was loaded with malt and was sweet,thick,heavy,but not sickly sweet. Well balanced and really flavorful,a really well made beer

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Photo of omeliast
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown. Smells of toffee and coffee.

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Photo of jmarod7
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. Love this beer. Has a smell of dark fruits with a dark roast finish. Taste like a coffee roast with a strong finish. Would drink again.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twage04
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with medium carbonation. Aroma is of dark fruit, malt. Taste is much of the same, lots of dark fruit back up by toasted malts and a hint of sweetness. The beer is smooth in your mouth and very easy to drink. You might find a trace of roast in this but it's still a great "black beer" for those who would normally avoid a porter or stout.

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Photo of mnine
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of polaroidcaesar1995
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pau622
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey_L
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to shaker pint glass. Mahogany liquid shot through with garnet topped by a creamy khaki head. Aroma and flavor are full of roast, toffee, caramel, dark fruit (raisin, fig, prune, dark bread, molasses and finally cocoa. Balanced like a goddam champ. Fuller in feel, rolls over the tongue and down the throat in a creamy wave. Would have again and again.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Pilsener glass. A deep ruby brown color with a modest light tan head. Aromas of raisins, cherries, brown bread, and plums. The taste was just as rich - spices, bread, dark fruit, and bready malt. Really focused on the malt without any distracting floral or citrus notes. The yeast is also in the background. A world class beer.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schuler
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best dopplebock I've tasted thus far. Among the better beers I've had. Pours deep red-brown with nic fluffy head. Smells and tastes of spice, dried prunes, raisin, an dark chocolate. Taste is rich and complex, evolving as the roasted dark malts warm in the glass. Medium bodied and rich. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No visible date. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany brown with a thick, frothy one finger of sandy head. If there is carbonation, I can't see it.

S: this is straight out of the fridge, but even at that temp it is emanating fruity and malty aromas. My first thought is a cherry tootsie pop after you have lost patience and bitten it open. Red cherries, chocolate, toasted barley sugar (like cheerios), molasses.

T: lightly sweet arrival, turns toastier, then the molasses roast and sourness come through. Much less sweet on the palate than the nose, but still a sweet beer. Lingering clean lager yeast and malty chocolate.

M: this is where this thing really shines. Medium to full bodied, but somehow magically retains this crispness that makes it feel light on the tongue. Slick finish.

O: I have wanted to try this forever, and it was totally worth the wait. A rich and malty sipper that doesn't get cloying. THE definitive example of the style. Salvator has nothing on this.

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Photo of samEBC
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akacojack
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just as the bottle indicates; dark, malty and rich. Very good looking and tasting bock.

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Photo of handmuffin
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from 330 mL bottle into glass at home. Pours deep brown with a reddish hue, practically opaque with small tan head. Some legs are noticeable on the glass after movement. Strong malty aroma with dark fruit and hints of chocolate and coffee. No detectable hop aroma. More malt and dark fruit flavor and even stronger chocolate, creating a kind of chocolate covered raisin flavor. The dark fruit is definitely not overpowering, in fact the flavor is almost ephemeral: disappearing from the pallet quickly after finishing. No hop flavor is detectable. The finish itself is somewhat sweet but not cloying, with very low bitterness and a small amount of alcohol flavor. Medium full body with low carbonation. Overall this beer is full of rich dark flavor with the smooth crisp clean lager quality expected from a century old German brewer. This beer is very enjoyable, easily drinkable despite the strong flavor and a perfect example of the style.

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Photo of schavuytje
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

full malts with a brand and a bitter edge to the soft acid released CO2 and full esters taste gekaremeliseerde sugars full of flavor and yet not violently hit

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Photo of gefinley
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.12/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,486 ratings.
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