Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,502 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:
6,502
Reviews:
2,434
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
984
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,502 |  Reviews: 2,434
Photo of VoxRationis
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,creamy,khaki colored head that dissolves quickly.Black / brown with ruby / red hues,limited light showing through the glass.Moderate carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly dark roasted malts,and some fruits.Also getting some dark sweet breads.

The palate follows the nose with dark roasted malts,and dark sweet breads in the lead,accentuated by some fruity flavors.

The body is full,and on the border of wet and dry.

Out of all the imported beers I have rated,this one is probably my favorite.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a birch beer brown with a two finger fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated to none. Light lacing at first followed by no lacing. I am not getting the aroma like others have reported . . . just faint toasted malt. The taste is surprisingly non-complex for such a highly rated beer. The taste was more one dimensional and only of malt with a slight bitterness on the tail end. Medium-heavy body with a lighter fizzy carbonation. Not sure what is going on. I was expecting a much more complex brew and am considering this tasting as a potential fluke. I will try again . . . :(

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Photo of opieo
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fair warning...this is my favorite style of brew. That said...holy crap. This is awesome. Dark, rick malty. Full bodied with complex flavors. Chocolates fruits roasted heaven. Get this if you like dark malty brews.

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Photo of chris826
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of donspublic
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of DanielCole
3.51/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NappyB
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown colour with red hints when held to the light. Big off white head with good retention and lace. ARoma of dark fruits, plums, molasses, roasted malts, coffee. Medium body, creamy palate, carb onation is good. Taste is a bit smoky, coffee, plums, caramel. Alcohol is noticeable. Good one.

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

Photo of ordybill
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a black color with hints of red and has a medium sized tan head. The aroma is all malt, and that is wonderful. The taste matches the smell. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of Tinfang
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fig, dates, molasses, light roast, light earthy, bitterness, raisin, caramel, yeast esters

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hman43
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours dark brown with a brown head. The head retention is good and there are ruby highlights in the color as well.

Smell: There are significant malt aromas the reflect Maillard and toast. There is also alcohol that is noticeable and a wee bit of chocolate.

Taste: There are flavors that are reflective of Maillard and toast. Hints of chocolate are present as well. There is a very slight herbal quality as well.

Feel: Although the beer has some strength and alcohol warming, it is extremely smooth.

Overall, this is a malt driven lager with some strength and a prime example of what a doppelbock should be.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly black with two fingers of khaki head. Good retention and lacing. Notes of roasted, nutty malts, molasses, and dark fruit. Flavor profile is rich and malty, with notes of roasted, nutty malts, molasses, dark fruit, and plum. Very pleasant to sip. Mouth feel is smooth, filling, and a medium-thick consistency. Overall, a fantastic classic beer that provides plenty to think on and savor.

Served in a 0.5L Celebrator glass at Grünauer.

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Photo of Ben_
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Brown on the pour black in the glass. Light tan head. The smell is of honey and sweet sauce (sort of like soy sauce). Taste of honey with spice followed by an earthy malt flavor. Mouthfeel is full and slick. Overall, a satisfying and well rounded beer.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, dark, rich black coffee color with a frothy latte-like head of a khaki color.

Aromas of dark bread crusts, kilned rye, licorice, coffee.

Flavors are rich and layered...starting off with stale bread, then smoke, peat, dark malts, chocolate, more peat and smoke, roast malt, chocolate. Gets better the longer it stays on the palate.

Lighter bodied but it IS a lager...still not bad, roasty with a creaminess.

Overall, maybe not world class, but still a great Doppelbock. Great to celebrate with as Trump pulls his victory.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,502 ratings.
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