Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
#374
Reviews:
2,458
Ratings:
6,591
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
565
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1,020
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Photo of Theniz
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of PaulyB83
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can see any kinda of bottle date.

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Looks deep dark brown in the glass until you hold it up to the light to reveal the deeps shade of garnet. Good clarity, two finger light brown head.

S- Pumpernickle and raisins.Maybe a touch a alcohol.

T- Similar to the aroma, pumpernickle, dried dark fruits, a very slight roast, little bit of hop bitterness on the end.

M- On the lighter side of medium, pretty easy drinking really.

O- This is one of my favorite beers and one of the first I had when I got into drinking craft. It has a bit of something to it that is different than all other doppelbocks that I've had. It is very smooth in all aspects and has a nice roasted touch to it. It is certainly the darkest doppelbock I've found. One thing is that I find many doppelbocks have too much of a fruitcake like flavor to me but that is not so with this beer. I try to pick up a single every few months and am lucky enough to live in a city where a few bars get it on draft. Probably my favorite German beer!

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

Pours to a deep, dark brown color with ruby highlights. Forms a thick, creamy, light brown head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is malty, fruity, with a bit of chocolate. The flavor is malty, with a bit of roastiness and chocolate. It has a hop fruitiness and bitterness. It is a medium-full bodied beer, with a balanced malt and hop bitterness. A very smooth drinking beer.

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Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of nollie77
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of sfr26
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ncvbc
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark in appearance, near black. Tough to see through even when held to light. Thick, creamy head with some decent lacing. Lovely smell with sweet fruits and some caramel and chocolate malts. Some alcohol. Great taste with the chocolate making its presence felt in this dark version of the style, alcohol present once again but faint and actually helps create some balance. Sweet malts also come through. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel that is smooth and creamy, silky even. Not the greatest drinkability but still up there in the good ranks. I would recommend this highly, well worth the price.

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Photo of DCgolfpro
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of ypsifly
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany with a tan, 1" head that lasts a few minutes and doesn't leave a whole lot of lacing.

Smells of sweet, almost chocolaty malts.

Tastes much the same as the smell, with a clean malty finish. This could be a good after dinner drink. Nice mouthfeel: not too heavy,but I would like just a little more hop.

Although I'm not a fan of this style (with the exception of Aventinus), this beer impressed me. I can see why so many people give it high marks. I'm encouraged to explore other brews from this style.

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

Pours a very dark color with ruby highlights. Big, foamy, tan head that falls slow. Nice sticky lace.

Nose is all malts. Sweet.

Big malt taste. Sweet but with hop flavor present. Hop is mild though so no bitterness obviously. This brew is all malt, yeasty and bread-like.

Medium bodied and chewy in the mouth.

Awesome malty brew.

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Photo of LostHighway
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BHansen214
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TechBrew
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of ledouge
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BreweryRun
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of kevinlater
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of wingnutter
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lunch
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of confer
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fantastic beer. From beginning to end it is great in every aspect.
I starts with medium brown color and one finger tan head. Lacing all the way down the glass.
The smell is just amazing. It smells like caramel being heated up.
Taste is a little more bitter than the smell. It is creamy and smooth.
I could drink this all year long, but it is perfect for cool fall evening.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,591 ratings