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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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black. Small but well retaining beige head.

S: Caramel, dark malts, hints of chocolate.

T: Bitter, dark, caramel, chocolate & hints of coffee. The aftertaste is slightly on the Belgian side.

O: I'm rather indifferent to this beer style but I'll give it a solid four.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Rich coca cola caramel tones. Short creamy light dark head. Mild perfect carbonation for Doppelbock.

S: Sweet malt and caramel. Incredibly complex, rich smell.

T: Rich yeast, with roasted caramel. Mild bourbon notes and toasted bread. It's amazing. Doesn't have many peers.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Medium body and strong. Extremely drinkable. I just want to keep drinking this.

O: This is a work of art! Nothing is in excess. Well balanced, complex yet completely drinkable. Expensive but worth it in every way. Good luck finding it.

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4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Sam Adams "tulip' glass, no freshness date

App: dark chocolate hue, half finger foam which dissipates quickly but leaves saturn ring around glass throughout

Smell: Variety of roasted coffee beans, peat and earth, hickory beef, sweet spice

Taste: complex roasted malt profile, like a great IPA with hops but only malt, molasses first bourbon finish

Mouthfeel: not sticky for complex malts but buttery and smooth; not puckering but comforting like a fine dessert, a little chewy even

Overall: there's not much to knock here, rich like a Belgian without the spice, not too sweet like an overblown wee heavy; at a respectable 6.7 you can have one or two more because you're gonna want another, a real winner....enjoy!

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4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

All doppelbocks bow to Celebrator. With over 2,000 reviews now, there is nothing left to be said about it. I will say that the one thing I particularly like about Celebrator is that, despite its thick & sweet flavor profile, it doesn't feel overly sticky or chewy which is something other doppelbocks I've tried would benefit from. All in all it's just a fantastic beer that quickly made its way onto my top 20 beers list.

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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We pour a deep nut brown brew, which lightens up to a clean chocolate coloring around the edges. A one finger medium brown head sits on top, showing okay retention. There is no lacing to be found until little rings appear as the beer disappears. There is, however, a nice bubbly sheet with a flick of the wrist. There is mild haze, no sediment, and carbonation appears standard. The aroma is rich with caramel, toffee, and bittering molasses. Warm cashew nuttiness mixes, with chocolate malts, a hefty roastiness. Chalk, chocolate syrup, and salt round up the end. Our first impression is that there is fantastic depth to the malts. As we sip, buttery roast, bread, coffee, and tinny metallics open the floor. Brown sugar sweetness and a nice banana sweetness help to cut any initial bitterness. The middle peaks with caramel, white sugar, tin, and buttercream. These pull us to the end, where milky cream and butter enhance and mix with a final drop of char before a tidal wave of caramel malts to wash. The aftertaste breathes with brown sugar, grassy bitter hop balance, caramel malts, sweet toffee, and alcohol. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is light to medium. There is beautiful slurp, cream, and froth with each sip, and there is a robust stickiness left around the mouth. The palate is cooled and coating, with a final lick of astringency. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is excellent.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. It was savory, sweet, and salty, exhibiting the perfect malts bill for a doppelbock. There was a great level to the sweetness, but an evenly mixing bitterness for the balance. This beer is highly satisfying, and an instant classic amongst any of the German originals.

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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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