Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,495 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:
6,495
Reviews:
2,434
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
979
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. No visible date marking.

A: It pours remarkably dark, like molasses mixed with blood. Opaque, with the merest ruby glints in direct light. Almost black in the shadows. Thin head disperses quickly.

S: Big, boozy, and full of grapes (and other fruit). Sadly, once the first sip is taken, all the allure of the nose vanishes.

T/M: Delicious! A really great doppelbock, a perfect example of the style. Thick and almost syrupy, dripping with dark fruits and full malt. Very little bitterness; no hop presence. A smooth mouthfeel with a touch of carbonation that prevents the sugary fruits from being oppressive.

O: This beer is very highly rated, and deservedly so. A really excellent German beer, dark and sweet, and highly recommended. Would drink again. Easy drinking and rewarding.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- dark brown with enough light passing thru to tell the clarity. Medium pour produced a nice one inch off- white head that stayed for a couple of minutes. Minor lacing.

S- Caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, bread, sweet coffee. Really nice and promising.

T- Wow, this is what a Doppelbock wants to be when they grow up. I taste the caramel/chocolate sweetness up front, fig/plum earthiness mid palate, enough hops to balance on the finish. Also a little alcohol on the finish. Well blended as the flavors seem to change while still being as one.

M- Outstanding mouthfeel, silky smooth without being creamy or sticky. Easy drinker. Not heavy, not light, just right

O- This is the gold standard for the style, worthy of the good reviews and hype.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

A dark brown pour with no clarity and a very large, big-bubbled dark brown head that rises quickly to the top of the tulip and stays perched there for quite some time. Gorgeous beer, though surprisingly, it doesn't leave much stick down the glass.

A rich aroma of dark fruits, black bread, brown sugar, and molasses. Complex and appropriate.

The flavor follows similarly, with the dark fruit and molasses coming together to create something lovely. Low bitterness and a rich malt character balance this out without being overly sweet.

If anything, I was a touch disappointed with this beer's mouthfeel. Even after the huge head, this beer seemed under carbonated upon drinking. The only disappointing aspect of this beer.

Per the style, this is damn near perfect.

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

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich and dark mahogany brown, topped by two fingers of tan head. Poor retention and very little lace. Aromatic notes of toasted bread, raisin, dark brown sugar, and delicate chocolate. Rich and malty up front with note of dark bread, followed by dried fruits and light molasses flavours, finishing with a mild bitterness. There is a very mild smokey undertone to everything that lends another level of complexity and depth to this beer. Medium-bodied with low carbonation and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its strength. Simply delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high given its high rating balanced against my usual disdain for bocks. A hanging plastic goat lends the presentation a unique characteristic. I like the cover art.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues were anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and okay retention - though the retention problem seems unlikely given the mere 6.7% ABV. Colour is a nontransparent solid black. Nothing strikes me, though it is appealing.

Sm: Chocolate, vanilla, caramelized malt, cream, and some toffee. Maybe some alcohol. A mild strength aroma.

T: Chocolate, with some dark malts as the foundation. Hints of cream and vanilla. Well balanced and built, if simple. A hint of nuts. Hints of roasted barley. Some mild layering, but nothing impressive.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not creamy enough. Coarse enough to allow the flavours to come through without being unpleasant. Neither too thick nor too thin, but not perfect either.

Dr: Very drinkable. I do like it, but I don't know that it's the best doppelbock ever brewed. If it is, that doesn't bode well for doppelbocks as a style in my book. I'd certainly have it again, ideally on nitro-draught.

High B-

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,495 ratings.
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