Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,502 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice. Pours dark brown with a finger length tan head that slowly dissipates. Some transparency can be seen around the edges as well as a few bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates into a nice cap of lacing atop the beer. There are faint smells of dark roasted malt, molasses, and some alcohol. It's bready as well as malty sweet and I can definitely taste the alcohol in the finish. There is some dark fruit flavor as well. The flavors of dark fruit really open up as the beer warms. The body is light to medium and there isn't much carbonation in this beer. It looks like it would be a heavy beer, but it's not. It has a crisp and dry finish. This is a solid beer and a great example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown transparent body. Pours a good three-quarter inch head that dissipates quickly to a ring. No lacing.

Smells of dark malt, wood, coffee, leather, molasses.

Tastes complex, some cola, coffee, prune, chocolate, figs, roast chestnut. There is a lot going on, especially roasted notes. Finish has a note of mint and is dry, with a bitter coffee finish.

Body is medium, not much carbonation, which is lightly fizzy.

A very good and drinkable double bock.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a great head over top of a clear walnut coloured brew. Head settles to a heavy film that gives spotty lace.

Nose is malts, dark fruit, treacle, molasses and alcohol. Noticeably sweet. Sweet and malty to taste, some grain and alcohol. Clean, not sticky. Slightly bitter burned toffee finish, some woodiness. Lots of sturdy flavours, not for the faint of heart.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Gulden Draak Tulip

A - Pours a deep deep clear Mahogany colour with deep red ruby colours. A two fingered tanned head retains well.

S - Massive aromas of malt, molassis, dark fruits, figs and cinnamon.

T - Up front some nice wooded malt. Dark fruits are a plenty, with a touch of vanilla. A little warm on the finish with booze.

M - Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Very silky.

O - Not as flavoursome as I expected, but damn smooth nonetheless. Would rank as one of my top German beers.

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3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at McCoul's in Greensboro, North Carolina. It's a deep dark brown color with a modest off-white head and vague lacing. The aroma is modest malt with a hint of raspberry sweetness. The flavor brings on tasty chocolate- cherry malt with a light licorice undercurrent that balances it out. Very nice. It had mild carbonation and is medium bodied with a smooth smooth feel. In the end, this was a fun brew and easily recommended.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

as the first dopplebock I have ever tried. I must say it is very good. I wasn't sure what to expect so I was very surprised with the flavor. it has some very complex flavors. once it warms up you get more of the fruity notes. for a beer I chose at random. it turned out to be a great buy. will definitely buy again.

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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  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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 6,502 ratings.
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