Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,495 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of scottum
2.78/5  rDev -35.8%
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 -1.8%
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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Photo of Risser09
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz beer poured into a pilsner - Not sure when it was born - Cellar temp

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights. The head is a towering 2.5" with great retention. Ample lacing leaves its mark on the glass.

Smell: Deep nutty aroma mixes with leather. Sugary biscuits. Fruit cake.

Taste: Deep malt flavor is full of sugar. Mild hop presence keeps this beer intact. Biscuits, leather, roasted almonds. Dark fruit of plum, fig and raisin. Intense flavor.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and slightly bittering. Carbonation is ample. Medium high body. Alcohol is a lingering component. Belly warming.

Drinkability: Pretty good. This beer is intense for how little alcohol it contains. Usually a beer with such flavor is higher in alcohol. This is a very good one, but not as good as the Schneider version I enjoyed last night. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of OgreSanchez
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MJ64
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Murchmac
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Havent had this beer in ten years, glad I picked it up again or Zamfir Pan flute master would sacrifice me to the pagan gods.

Pours a brown with red highlights, some ring around the collar. It looks like the dark robes of the pagan master.

Nice bready leather tobacco smell, sweet caramalized sugars like the burning flesh of goats to dionysus.

Great Malt taste. Bready, tobacco, leather, dark dried fruits, changing with every sip, a kaleidoscope of malt that morphs like Zeus into goat form to ravage a young nymph.

Spring is here, and this beer bounds ever eternal with liquid greatness...

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Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedHaze
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown with some really nice ruby highlights around the edges. There's a one inch head that fades to a thick cap, and leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

Smell; a little bit os sweet caramel with lots of dark roasted malts and a somewhat bitter coffee aroma.

Taste; just as the aroma implies, nice and malty. There's some coffee, a light presence of anise, with a little chocolate with hints of caramel, and a just touch of some hop bitterness. I'm more of a hop head, but when I'm in the mood for malts this is a great one. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of magine
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark brown color with a think tan head. The head is fluffy and leaves some lace. The head settles to about a quarter inch the entire session. Pretty good looking brew.

Brew smells chocolaty, dark chocolates. Malty; caramel, some hops in there as well. Has a bready nose in there also. Near coffee like. Maybe dark fruits as well. Has a good smell.

Brew is slightly carbonated and spicy on the tongue initially, then a creamy smooth taste and feel takes over. Dark chocolates, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. A bit of a hop bite as well. Near smoky almost. Can taste a hint of that bready/yeasty flavor as well. Finishes slightly dry, thicker bodied feel. Very good taste.

This is a style of brew that I haven't had much experience with. I definitely like this brew a lot. Has great easy drinkability that would make it an excellent session brew. However I guess I was expecting more, like in a world class kind of way. Again, I haven't had many of the style so maybe I need to research (get drinkin') and come back to it. It is very good stuff, just not an all timer, which I was expecting.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jackndan
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Celebrator Doppelbock: In a bottle, with a small plastic goat hanging from the neck. Deep ruby/black color, with good clarity when held up to the light. The head was thick and rich, with a deep chocolate brown color. The aroma is strong, of cocoa, and raisons. The taste is rich and very nice, and to my taste, seems like a mix of raisons and sweet chocolates. There was a spicy hop bite, which balances the strong malt tastes. There is a nice chocolate richness in the aftertaste, which makes this a great after dinner beer. Some alcohol warmth. I enjoyed this beer very much, but I am a little taken aback that this fine beer rests at number one. Quite frankly, it wasn’t the best beer I had this weekend.

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of seanyfo
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into my Celebrator chalice.

BBE 04/2011

A- 1 finger tan creamy head sitting on top of a dark mahogany body with excellent clarity. Lacing and head retention is low.

S- Munich malts, dark plummy notes,some doughiness, wholemeal bread with a hint of a heavy fruit cake.

T- Dark sweet fruits and strong toasty malt presence a wholemeal bread quality. Creamy milk chocolate in the finish. Alcohol very well hidden, deliciously smooth finish.

M- Medium/full body and medium carbonation, clean finish.

D- Delicious malty doppelbock with a lovely balanced flavour profile. Hint of chocolate creaminess in the finish balances the toasty malt and makes it wonderfully smooth. Excellent.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a dark brown with a huge light brown head – tight bubbles and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel initially with malt and chocolate notes following. The taste is sweet and malty. Once again, caramel and chocolate are quite apparent. The mouthfeel is full and almost chewy. The alcohol has a warming effect that is not overpowering. This is a delicious beer – can’t believe I’ve taken this long to try it!

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Photo of leedorham
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mjw1200
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of kbnooshay
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First of all i have never seen a beer with a plastic ram hanging from the neck so they get creativity points for that. This poured a gorgous deep brown color with a nice creamy looking yet fizzy tean head. The aroma is smoky and sweet, quite malty w/cocoa hint. The mouthfeel is excellent, creamy and smooth. The flavor is malty as hell with some caramel flavor also. A fruityness sneaks in every now and then. This is so robust and rich yet the drinkability of it leads me to conclude that this brew dominates over the optimator.

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Photo of cj8311
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,495 ratings.
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