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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of pkalix
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i got a very dark (ruby around the edges) pour from this, with very little head on top.
the smell is of a very toasted, malted elixir, very reminiscent of an age long passed. i'm happy this stuff still exists, though.
the taste is sweet and dark and i absolutely love this stuff! i love the sweetly malted taste and the beautiful smell i get when i put it to my mouth.
i like the round feeling of carbonation with the thickness of the taste.
overall, although i have had a couple of these within the last year, i realized i hadnt reviewed one yet and i'm at a loss to explain the difference of the recent tastings versus the tastings of 20 years ago. this is certainly one of the best beers i have had in the last couple of years and the fact it comes from Ayinger doesnt surprise me.
20 years ago, the little goat hung from the neck of the bottle in a thicker, red and white intertwined rope; today's offering is a pathetic little red string i could floss my crowns with. yes, it was noticed. i still have several of these GOATS hanging from my DER BARON's mug from yesteryear and this pathetic little note confirms the cheapness the old empires have sunk to. and 20 years ago, though, i didnt like this beer much . . . . i'd love to find this stuff on tap...

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Photo of MikeConklin
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Jspoelst
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of shauncav
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of DAR
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of leansean88
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of henryhampton
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

330ml bottle served in a mug.

Review nr. 500 deserves a worthy beer!

A: Pours a clear deep and dark amber color. Nutty. Forms a big beige and bit creamy head when poured. Medium retention and only few lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Very toffee. Roasted malts, brown bread ans Lager yeasts. However, it's quite fruity with notes of raisins and figs. Oak. Lovely

T: Sweet upfront. Toffee, roasted malts, caramel malts, brown bread, Lager yeasts. Notes of chocolate. Light hoppy/roasted bitterness in the end

M: Medium body. Slightly molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Aftertaste is roasted and light bitter

O: Excellent drinkability. State of art German Doppelbock

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Photo of codyhaskell
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of falconxman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ChopsMeister
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of meaghan2k
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Hazy
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MisterE
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CitizenGrain
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of nickfran
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Incredibly dark brown, looks black until held to light. Minimal carbonation and head. What head does form is off-white and creamy. Clear and still. Some nice deep reds as well.

Smell: Cocoa, chewy, nutty, roasted malts. It's liquid bread. Nice roasted character with some nice caramel malt sweetness. Incredibly bready. Fresh-baked brown bread. Backing bite of alcohol. Raisins and figs. Some minor grass. Fruity and malty.

Taste: Fruity esters mix with bready, sweet caramel malts. Cocoa, some milk chocolate, and a touch of nibs. Apple, caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. Mild toasted edge. Some fig and plum. Brown bread. As it warms the alcohol becomes a bit more pronounced with the sweetness. Caramelized malts.

Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a medium body. Nice and clean.

Overall: You could live off this. It tastes of a meal.

Bready and delicious. If I had to drink this as my only meal, I think I could manage. Drinkable and smooth.

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Photo of Jwren5
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of T100Mark
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce brown bottle (with a small plastic goat hanging around the neck) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown/amber color. Light tan colored head that never entirely disappears.

Smell - Burnt marshmallow. Steak on the grill.

Taste - Black liquorice. Portobello mushroom. Teriyaki. Tobacco.

Mouth - Full bodied. This is not a shy beer.

Overall - Where do I start? This beer overwhelms the senses. Even by Doppelbock standards, this is a complex beer that is loaded with personality. I really enjoyed this lager.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pure black with no head and some bubbles fizzing on the surface.

The smell is dark rich malts, plums,rasins and treacle. There also a sweet smokiness to it.

The taste is much like the smell, rich and malty with dark fruits, raisins and plums. The depth in taste increases with every sip.

The mouth feel is quite thick and chewy with some slight carbonation.

Overall a decent beer but I think there are other dopplebocks just as good at a lower price.

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Photo of alelover
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mrebeka
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,551 ratings
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