Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 6,521 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:
6,521
Liked:
6,127
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
9.91%
Alströms:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
992
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,521 |  Reviews: 2,440
Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of BlakeAM
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany with a big, creamy, inviting head.

Aroma: This beer has a rich malty smell with some booziness and slight fruitiness. Also some nice molasses notes.

Taste: True to the nose, this is a big, malty beer with flavors of molasses, caramel and dark fruits. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Thick for a lager, with a nice amount of heft, but by no means sludgy.

Overall: A terrific beer, holidays or no. Deservedly beloved.

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Photo of BEERschlitz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Skabiski
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Agold
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zookerman182
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark dark brown color with a 2 finger tan head.
Aroma is massive dark fruit, malty, cherry, and fig.
Taste is extremely complex with raisins, cherry, coffee, and just enough malt to balance it out. Also some bready flavors and maybe even a hint of vanilla.
Mouthfeel is very nice, coats every part and lingers slightly.
I'm very pleased with this beer.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautiful dark mahogany, with an agressive cream colored head. The aroma is all malt, with hints of fruits, spice, and toast. The flavor is rich. Malty sweetness dominates, with toffee and fresh baked bread. The finish is very clean, with a slight hop character. Celebrator has a great silky mouthfeel, and is very easy to drink. This is a perfect example of the doppelbock style, and is definitely a benchmark.

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Photo of dtivp
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark coffee brown with a one finger off white head, good retention and light lacing.

Aroma of malt and a slight hint of dark chocolate.

Taste was sweet molasses, malt and a very slight hint of bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel was medium body, light carbonation , creamy smooth with a nice sweetness.

Overall this an excellent doppelbock that is near the top of its class.

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Photo of Mistofminn
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Little embarassed it took me this long to try this beer, given it's status among the Top 100. Never-the-less I finally got around to purchasing it, and now is the time.

Pours a dark mahogany color. Initial pour produces a very creamy one finger light mocha colored head that has decent retention. Has some nice lacing patterns.

The nose is strong on chocolate and toasted malts, very sweet smelling. There is an underlying fruitiness that I wasn't really expecting, but it makes sense the more I think about it.

The flavor profile is much what I would expect, very sweet, chocolaty and toasty, with the underlying fruitiness. Very smooth and creamy almost like a milk shake.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, like I said, like a milk shake. Soo smooth and creamy, this is really enjoyable. Medium in body, this would be a great beer to enjoy with a very heavy chocolaty dessert. Drinkability is good, you can't put this one down.

I had my doubts about this one, but it turned out to be a pretty good beer. One of the best beers in the world? Maybe. One of the best Doppelbock's in the world? Probably. A good, solid, affordable beer that can be enjoyed on any occasion? Definitely.

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Photo of Kevlee722
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

A- Nutty brown, slight translucence. Medium lacing with a little head. Great looking Dopplebock.

S- Nuttines, malt.

T- A lot going on here. The nuttiness is present. A great aftertaste of toffee and dark fruits.

M- Medium build. Really enjoyable. Nice amount of carb.

O- Best Dopplebock that I have had. A++

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Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Dolfan907
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of karst
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Opened a 11.2 oz bottle to celebrate my birthday and watch my woods fill up with snow. What a brew! Maybe better from bottle than from tap last month in Va.
suggest you set sort to "top reviewers" and read this beers accolades! Your ears, eyes, nose, tongue, and palate are in for a treat starting with the pop-fiz thru the pouring with a malty yeast aroma rishing along with molasses and exquisite esters, taste perfectly blended and well described as "monsterous" includes deep, roasted molasses finishing with the most perfect aftertaste. Carpe diem!

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of scottum
2.78/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful deep dark brown with a nice big everlasting tan head. So very sweet to the tongue. So very malty, but where's the hop balance? Creamy, but too thin to be as smooth as I'd expected. Too sweet of abeer for me; certainly not the best doppelbock I've had. Hype!

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Photo of carln26
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’d had this beer in St. Louis at Cicero’s over Christmas, and while it was good, experience told me I was drinking from an old, untended keg. When this showed fresh at Anam Cara today, I didn’t hesitate to order, and I was not disappointed.
Deep brown to black color with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Wonderful roast malt aroma with mild chocolate and caramel hints. A candy lovers dream! The light roast aroma develops into a milder roast flavor with an amazing sweetness and a mild alcohol warming. Nummy! Smooth mouth feel very drinkable despite the alcohol. This is truly the signature beer of this style.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,521 ratings
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