Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
6,529 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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
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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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beer poured a cola color with a quarter inch tan head. Nice carbonation was noted. Good lacing was present. Nice swirl of carbonation left on top as it was consumed.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma noted. Caramel and chocolate notes more apparent as the beer warmed.

Taste: Nice malty flavor, not bitterness to speak of. More chocolate flavors noted near the end of the glass.

Mouthfeel: Really creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Carbonation is good as well.

Overall: A smooth creamy beer. Liked the malty, chocolate flavor without the bitterness.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a very dark red brown with slight head and lacing. Pleasant sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt and dark fruits throughout, finishing with a light malty, pleasant fruit finish. Almost perfectly balanced and pleasant. Bravo.
I have had interesting results aging this beer. Most bottles at 2 or 3 years old have lost some of their intense malt and fruit flavors, but have mellowed and integrated into an interesting malty bock. Some bottles lose most of their flavor and are not that interesting. A few others develop into a superb creamy, malty uber-bock that is very delicious. Most of these bottles were from a case that I cellared, so the differences are probably not due to batch differences. The worst of these is still ok to drink and most are still very nice, so it has been worth it for the exceptional aged bottles.

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

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a snifter glass

A- The beer pours a near black color, There is blood red hints around the edges. It poured with a one finger off white/tan head that stayed around for a minute or so. Slight alcohol legs.

S- I get a lot of roasted malts up front, theres a hint of chocolate as well. This beer also has some dark caramel tones. A slight bitterness and fruity ester. Lager yeast.

T- The first thing I notice is that this beer fills your mouth with a unique creamy smoothness. There is a perfect balance of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. The flavor profile is not strong but is very nice and keeps you coming back for more.

M- This beer is extremely smooth and creamy, it has the perfect amount of flavor that keeps it drinkable. It has high carbonation which works well with the feel of the beer.

O- Superb Doppelbock, A textbook example of the style yet unique to many I have had before. I cant recommend this enough, this beer is without fault.

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

A: Pours an excellent coca-cola color with about half a finger of a light khaki colored head. The foam settles quickly into a thin ring along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is malt, sugar, yeast, caramel, and light toast. I'm also picking up some plum, raisin, and toffee notes. Smells great.

T: Ohh. This is nice. It starts out sweet like caramel. There is a bready yeast note, but it works well. I get slight toast and stone fruit all through the middle. The finish is sweet and savory with caramel coating.

M: Medium bodied beer. Super smooth, a little coating in the finish. The drinkability of this beer is through the roof. I'm halfway done this pint and I haven't even finished the review.

O: This beer is fantastic. It's smooth, sweet, roasty, savory, and just darn delicious. I might be putting this beer into my regular rotation.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,529 ratings
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