Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,485 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,485
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
974
For Trade:
20
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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%

The beer that eats like a meal

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into nonic at Republic in OKC. Pours a deep brown with an off white head and good sticky lacing. Smells of dried fruit, malts and sweet chocolate. Taste is fantastic! Dried fruit malts chocolate, maybe slight licorice?? I don't know, this is fantastic. So full of flavor and easy to drink. Its almost like a bock met an imperial stout...then sat around for a while.
All I can say is wow...go get one!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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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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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A black beer. A warm off-white head, good lacing and good curtains.

Sweet smells, dark fruits, raisins, Christmas spices.

Black sweet bread, licorice, brown sugar, dried fruits, dates, sherry and spices.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a light dry finish.

Very potent, very sweet and a good dessert.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pour is extremely dark reddish brown with a tab head and a few large bubbles. The nose has very little roasted malt, may e none at all but there is something there akin, lots of berry sweetness, light bitterness and some marker. The taste is heavy in toffee and berry. Brown sugar and caramel and faint coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is a touch slick, lighter than anticipated, nice carbonation, semi dry finish. Sweet but seemingly well attenuated and the bitterness fades with time. Toffee and berry start to blend. A touch singular but tasty.

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4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 release. 330ml bottle...

A - Pours a marvellous dark mahogany/reddish brown coloured body, with a rich light caramel head. Excellent lacing and good head retention.

S - The beer has a very rich and complex malt smell (caramel, chocolate, toasted bread) with some hints of vanilla, cherries and dark fruit (prunes, dates).

T - This is complex like no other doppelbock out there! It starts out fairly typical, with lots of caramel and bread and a slight fruitiness to it, but then I get a massive chocolate and vanilla taste, which ends with a very nice and lingering finish, with hints of toast, coffee and prunes. There are also some minor vinous qualities and a slight hint of honey in the after-taste.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Very smooth and velvety on the palate. The alcohol barely shows, even after the beer has warmed up.

O - Hands down, this is the pinnacle of the style. Paulaner Salvator might be the original doppelbock, but it seems that Celebrator is... well, the most flavourful. It's also impressive that being so big in flavour it's less than 7% in alcohol.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,485 ratings.
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