Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,500 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:
6,500
Reviews:
2,434
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
983
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,500 |  Reviews: 2,434
Photo of mintjellie
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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Photo of matthewwiley
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kojevergas
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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Photo of ajramirez1
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prolly best doppel i have had to date, but doppels are in my bottom third of fav styles. Everything on this beer is decent, nice look, okay smell, alright taste. This beer is above average for its style. A good doppel, use this beer to compare to others as well.
A-

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Photo of Whiskeyjack
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of bbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A..Beer looked as it should; a nice dark amber in the glass with no real head to note. A slight lace left behind while drinking.

S..smells as a dopplebock should. A good amount of roast Malta with some hints of chocolate and coffee.

T..More complex than I was expecting. I consider Salvator the gold standard when it comes to dopplebocks, but I admit this offering is equal in quality. Great malt taste.

M..Easy enough to drink. After a glass there is a slight dryness from the alcohol, but not much.

O..Great dopplebock, well worth the time. Superb.

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Photo of cheeseburger
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Cozzatoad
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle

A- Very dark brown, almost black in colour. Light brown head with quite huge bubbles, not very good retention but still a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass

S- Bready and caramel malts, with a bit of roastiness. Brown sugar is in the mix. Sweetness is balanced by a touch of earthy/slightly grassy hops and by a nice amount of undernotes: chocolate, coffee, dark fruits

T- The smell was promising, the taste is no let down. Bready malts, with prominent but never too strong caramel notes. Notes of chocolate and liquorice, expecially on the palate, with a touch of hop bitterness/earthyness to bring balance. Some dark/dried fruit notes may also be detected. A delicate touch of alcohol and spices gets in the mix, bringing a bit of life. Aftertaste on the earthy/sugary side, not dry or particullary refreshing but somehow still extremely pleasant. Many beers are bolder in flavour, but this one feels so perfectly balanced

M- Medium body, low carbonation, but just the perfect amount for this beer. Super smooth mouthfeel on both tongue and palate. Flavours and creamy smoothness linger on your palate for as long as the beer is there. Amazing

O- Complex, amazingly drinkable, perfectly balance. Many doppelbocks tend to feel a bit heavy on the stomach but this one sure does not. Awesome beer

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Photo of RollBounce
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

yeasty nose, creamy mouthfeel, earthy, dark chocolate fudge, roasted finish, malty, great yeast, enjoyable bitterness, slight dust on the finish and nose.

overall, i really enjoyed this beer and feel that this would be a great beer for people that appreciate porters

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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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  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of stover4
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellence Doppelbock, probably one of the better one's you'll ever taste.

The Germans did it again, boy do they know how to make Doppelbocks. A delightful mouthful of malty goodness.

This is a beer you let sit a little to really bring out the flavor. Prost!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown to almost black with reddish hues and a two finger tall foamy light beige head. The beer has very good head retention and exhibited moderate amounts of lacing.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, and some fruit. Subtle in smell but still showing some complexity.

T: Flavors are caramel, toffee sweetness, and bitter chocolate. Lots of complexity and a very big/bold flavor. Some light hints of alcohol and fruit are also present as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very creamy.

O: Very nice complexity in both the smell and taste and a very consistent beer - I have had this beer many times over the last 5 years and always been pleased. A great example of the style. I recommend this as a beer for people new to the style and wanting to explore it. I will likely have many more of these in my BA experience.

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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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