Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
4.34/5
6,529 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:
#366
Reviews:
2,443
Ratings:
6,529
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
559
Gots:
1,003
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,529 |  Reviews: 2,443
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into 19oz unbranded pilsner flute glass.

Appearance: Pours black with copper tones, with a large tan head.

Smell: All malts- sweet and roasted. Coffee and chocolate tones. The smell is very inviting.

Taste: Sweet at first, and finishes with roasted, coffee flavors. Very rich and flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, creamy, and smooth. Very slight carbonation.

Drinkability: Another beer hyped up a lot before I tried it and it more than lives up to its reputation. I paid $12 for a four pack of this which, for a college student, is rather steep. In this case, it was worth it. Not something I will buy regularly because of the price/availability, but something I would love to get again.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark black with a one finger tan head.

S - Plums, slight booze, toasted grains.

T - Toasted grains, malts, vanilla, banana. The sweetness is at a good level, not over the top.

M - Great level of carbonation, sits full, but not overly heavy.

O - A very tasty doppelbock. Good level of balance, and is highly drinkable.

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Photo of corysmith01
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLapadura
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mrchrisray
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Photo of Mikus
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My scores on this one were all over the map with the appearance and mouthfeel exceptional, and the aromas and flavors on the side of (Borat-voice) 'very niiice'. An opaque brew (seemingly black) with vinous red highlights around the base of the snifter in the light. Rich and malty on the nose, opens up to some nice dark fruits (plums, raisins) and hints of tobacco and light chocolate notes. Nice, but really had to work on the 'smell' portion here. Just a hint of tartness up front on this one, moving into the dark fruits which came in as some nice cherries on the mid, and alcohol warming noticeable. Aftertaste actually brings up more of the malty and chocolatey notes sneaking in. Nice coating mouthfeel and creamy carbonation. Drinks like a bigger ABV beer. Comes together well, and now I have a benchmark doppelbock.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

333 ml bottle Brewer's Droop, Bristol - Pours dark brown with a creamy frothy head. Strong carbonation. Smell - Caramel, plummy. Taste - Caramel, malts, light hoppy finish. Great dobbelbock, smooth and easily drinkable.

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Photo of herrburgess
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of helios7
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of afksports
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As dark as a doppelbock gets, and with great head and lacing, this Ayinger creation is pretty damn smooth. The smell is what really blows me away. It's burnt malts, sweet, but then there's some sort of tang I can't place. Almost sour.. or funky. It's distinct. Taste is great too - the sweetness continues with some nice hop notes in the middle. It fills the mouth - the bubbles take care of that more than the body.

With the low abv and the nicely complex taste, this one is a redrinker if you're into it. To be honest, I'm not that much. It's a little off for me.

I could see someone drinking a whole pack to figure out the taste. But I only bought one. So I'll just content myself with looking at the nice little animals on the front of the bottle.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
3.04/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark cola brown with a short bubbly tan head.

Nose is very mild and subdued. Watery dark fruit. Raisin. Plum. Prunes.

Flavor is similar to the nose but a little better. Again mild watered down dark fruit. Plum, prune, figs and raisin. Some dark euro malt.

Mouth is light bodied with med+ creamy carb.

Overall this is a little bit of a disappointment after not having one in about 6-7 years. I remember it being better. I think my palate is just better trained now. Not a bad beer by any means. Easy to drink. Just nothing special.

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Photo of KevinL
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jim_carignan
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Traquairlover
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pilsner.

A = Very dark, when held to light is a clear reddish amber, good foamy tan head slowly dissipates leaving light lacing on glass and a continuing layer of foam on surface.

S = Rich roasted malt, caramel-spiked milk chocolate, hazelnuts. Very well balanced and very complex. A really good smelling beer.

T = Rich milk chocolate with walnuts and hazelnuts, good bitterness as from walnuts in the mid-palate, caramel, as with the smell, a really, really good beer.

M = Medium-heavy mouthfeel, very creamy textured while still retaining a lagered crispness, good mouthcoating, carbonation is at a good level to help fill mouth with flavor without overdoing it with foam or cutting the tongue too much.

D = This is probably my favorite doppelbock. Very high drinkability, it is just such an easy beer to drink. Highly recommended.

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Photo of KalanM
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of stewart124
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a very dark mahogany color with a huge foamy tan head taht lasts. The smell is a rich blend of roasted malts and a slight hint of chocolate. Very smooth body with with a creamy feel. There are rich flavors of sweet chocolate, carmel, and traces of molasses. Hops are slightly present and a nice medium carbonation.The aftertaste is a dry burnt flavor.
This is a very nice beer and I didn't want the bottle end. Another plus to the beer is that it comes with a little plastic ram. Outstanding!

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Photo of Hopbully
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of timontheroad
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizenbier glass. Big three-finger thick head. Settled to a thin tawny layer that lasted to the bottom. Smell is roasty and chocolatey, with some light caramel tones and a bit of molasses. The dark roast really shines in the taste, with a slight bit of dark chocolate. This is a really big-bodied beer, very silky smooth. Overall, this is one of the best bocks out there, with a great price!

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -53.9%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,529 ratings
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