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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to black with a ruby irredescence this Doppelbock presents itself quite elegantly. The head was quite fizzy and fleeting, though.

The scent is of raisin and molasses, sweet and dry. Theres a Hint of malt in the back but the molasses wins out.

This is smooth on the tongue, smoky sweet and dry. There's a nice burnt malt flavor but offset by a sweet prune or raisin. The burnt blends well with the sweet and creates a tasty well balanced bock.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, somewhat transparent when held up to light, with a slight ruby tinge. Modest tan head, not much retention and no lacing.

S: Bittersweet malts, soy sauce, sugar.

T/M: Sweet, smooth malty goodness. Some caramel along with that distinctive soy sauce-like flavor. Sweet and sugary up front, followed by some dark roasty notes and a lingering bitterness on the followthrough. Very sweet and malty with just enough edge to make it interesting. Goes down easy and really tasty.

O: This is my first doppelbock and it seems to be the staple of the style, and it definitely lives up to its rep. A really good and interesting beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger undoubtedly makes some of the best German beers exported to the US. Celebrator is perhaps their best offering.

Celebrator pours a dark brown/ruby red in the light. Small off white head that sometimes will cling to your glass, if your glass is clean and the beer fresh.

I don't get a lot of nose from this beer honestly, but what little I get smells a bit like toasted rye bread and a touch of raisin.

The first thing you notice when drinking this beer is the amazingly thick mouthfeel. It feels a bit like a well syrupped coffee, but tastes more like coffee beer with dried fruit on the back end. Very little alcohol spiciness. Deep, dark chocolate, toasted bread, and malted milk.

One of the best doppelbocks - if you prefer your doppelbock to be more fruity, and have coffee overtones, this is the go to for you.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very dark amber/brown color with two fingers of dense off white head. Retention and lacing are superb.

S: Roast, love, prunes, and a hint of banana. Rather mild for the style. As the beer warms, prunes come out more and more.

T: Similar to the aroma. Roast is interestingly quite strong, particularly for a style it's not really expected in. Bready malts are also quite strong - this reminds me of having a rye bread. Raisins and clove come out behind the roast and breadiness, though they are mild.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: Not exactly what I've come to expect for a Doppelbock, but I really enjoyed this beer. It has a distinct roastiness and breadiness that is quite nice, but I could have used more fruitiness and caramel flavors. I also en

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