Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,500 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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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 6.7%.

A - Pours a dark brown with a 1cm tan head. Head reduced to a ring of bubble with some clusters on the surface. Minimal lacing.

S - Lightly toasted bread, brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins in particular), slight nuttiness, hint of grass and a hint of booze in the background. Certainly has a bit of a fruit cake vibe to it. (And I love fruit cake.)

T - Some brown sugar, lightly toasted bread, some dried fruit, hint of coffee, mild hop bitterness. Alcohol is well masked. Flavour isn't too sweet or too burnt. Quite well balanced.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, clean finish.

O - Oh this is quite good. Definitely the best Dopplebock I've had so far.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured down the middle of a Sam Adams glass

A: Near black, 3 finger medium tan, thick creamy head. Very slowly dissipating to thin layer with little lace.

S: Dark wheat bread, yeast, dark cherry and chocolate.

T: Not overpowering. Malty. Some hops, dark fruit. Slightly bitter finish. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Label says Dark, Malty and Rich. Truth in advertising.

M: Smooth and creamy. Hits the front of the tongue and the throat. Nice fizz. Medium body.

O: A very nice Double bock. This hits the high points. Hops and malt in balance, chocolate flavors, smooth and creamy. No alcohol taste. Just like it should be.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost as dark in color as a Schwarzbier, topped with two fingers of foam. Retention is very good and the somewhat sticky head leaves some streaks of lacing. Aroma of sweet ripe dark fruits, toffee, and the floral aroma of noble hops.

The intertwining flavors of dark, toasty malt with the aforementioned dark fruits are the highlight of the flavor profile. There's just a tinge of bitterness on the finish, enough to impart a wonderful balance to the flavor. While some doppelbocks can be one-dimensional and cloying sweet, the roasted malt and skillful hopping here lend complexity. Exceedingly smooth mouthfeel thanks to a soft, fine carbonation.

"Finest Bavarian double bock beer" is printed on the label and is entirely accurate. Despite being low in ABV compared with many other doppels, Celebrator is head and shoulders above the competition.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a clean pint glass.

Appearance: poured dark and thick with a two plus finger width of head however it dissipates fairly quickly, very dark red, black mostly in the glass when held to the light. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: good balance of hops and malt smells, towards the middle a more floral spice is noted.

Taste: Dark roasted notes with heavy and rich nutty malt taste. Hops are very subdued.

Mouth feel: somewhat thin compared to the look at the poor. Dark roasted caramel almost burnt.

Overall: I must say this is a great beer. The “double” makes it stout like while still retaining the caramel malt taste. I like to have this beer with a big filet and pan sauce.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,500 ratings.
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