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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Photo of djbow
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark stout like brown with a deep ruby undertones. 2 finger head of thin off-white bubbles that dissipates fairly fast. Some lacing and minimal alcohol legs.

S - Caramel, toffee, toasted malt, dark tart fruit, bread, and mild alcohol. Subtle, yet complex nose that invites you to drink but does not punch you in the face.

T - Unlike the nose, the flavor of this beer is BIG. Caramel, toffee, toasted malt, dark tart fruit, bread, a bit of yeast (spice) and mild alcohol just lik the nose only amplified in the most pleasant manner. This beer is a very malt forward preparation, however, this inherent sweetness is counter balanced by a gently warming alcohol finish. Thus, balance is achieved.

M - Medium bodied, silky smoothly, easy to drink. This is part of the beer balance.

O - I am a Doppelbock fan and Celebrator is my favorite of this type. It is always consistant, available to me the best example of the style because it packs in big beer taste with just enough alcohol kick to make it fun. This is the point of a Doppelbock. PROST!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Kostritzer pilsener glass.

A: Pours a dark yet lustrous ruby color, with a one finger off white head with unimpressive retention/lacing.

S: Rich dark fruit combined with some dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. An excellent smell.

T: Not quite as impressive as the smell would let on, but it's still excellent, for the most part. There's dark fruit, some caramel, toffee, chocolate, and licorice. All told, it's pretty complex and flavorful - but I think that the chocolate flavors clash with the malt base a little more than they should.

M: It has a medium-to-slightly-heavy body with high carbonation - though perhaps less smoothness than I'd like. Also has a somewhat brief, fleeting finish.

O: The way I see it, if this is like a brilliant painting of the Last Supper, then Troegs Troegenator is like an ordinary but well executed painting of Monica Belucci - I can really appreciate the artful precision that went into making this, but I'd take the Monica Belucci painting instead. Likewise, though it isn't as complex as Celebrator, I'd rather have Troegenator. Don't get me wrong, though, this is a great beer either way.

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Photo of rwill2001
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of papat444
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml. bottle.

Appearance: 3-4 fingers of head but doesn't last long as it reduces itself to a thin ring. Dark brown body with cherry wood hues. Lacing is just ok.

Smell: Can it be chewy? Feels like it. Nutty, dark bread crusts, caramel is strong as is dried fruit and there's a mild smoke in there.

Taste: Shy at first but wood dark berries, nuts and a bit of molasses come out to play. Bready presence is minimal. Rich.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation a tad high but smooth and chewy throughout.

Overall: An easy drinking doppelbock. Just wish is looked a bit better.

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Photo of DougR73
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of blakelive784
3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a deep mahogany/amber color with 2 fingers of surprisingly thin, light tan head. Retention is average.

S - Candied sugar, toasted malt, light spice, dark tart fruit (plum?), bread, and a faint nose of alcohol. Subtly complex, and wonderfully inviting.

T - Follows the nose, though the flavors are much more pronounced. The toasted barley is heavier than expected, as is the yeast. It's a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the malt and candied sugar. The fruit is most apparent towards the climax, where it strangely finishes with an alcoholic bite, though it's not intrusive. I like it quite a bit.

M - Medium bodied, not too thick, and finishes smoothly. Suits the flavors well.

D - It's a very good beer, though it's a bit of a let down given the current ratings. Considering its availability and quality, though, its a good choice.

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Photo of CarpalTunnell
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bullywee
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jadpsu
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the Brick Store.
Had used their on line menu to pick out some world class beers to try, so this was one that stood our.
Poured a dark mahogany in color with an abundant tan head that had excellent side glass lacing.
Smell: Malty, roasted malts and breads along with a little caramel.
Taste: More of the roasted malts and the caramel is there too. Alcohol slowly warms.
Creamy and not as heavy as I expected.

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Photo of garyford
1/5  rDev -77%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of MDunk
5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of hoserking
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of AndyTaylor
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of lommym
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of seanballs
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jcomp21
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Woo hoo!! Now we're talking, this beer is amazing. Love it ya gotta drink it. Reminds me a bit of Chimay blue strangely enough.

A- Very dark red/amber hue, almost strawberry brown.

S- Smells amazing of cherries and plums and a bit of raisony strawberry mix.

T- Tastes cherry and raisony... your darker fruits. Has a slightly belgian carmel taste, very drinkable and tastey

M- Very smooth almost milky texture

Overall this beer is a MUST BUY!

see ya on the next one.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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