Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,507 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:
6,507
Reviews:
2,435
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
559
Gots:
986
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,507 |  Reviews: 2,435
Photo of Rob315
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

Look: Pours a deep dark umber / almost black color with a two finger butterscotch colored head that leaves lacing all all over the glass.

Smell: Dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, sweet maltiness, bready notes.

Taste: Wonderful. Brown sugar with caramel notes, followed by dark fruits and candied sugar. Extremely creamy and chewy, leaves a slight bitterness in the after taste, that fades into sweet again.

Overall: Amazing. Incredibly complex, honestly had trouble finding words to describe some of the nuances. One of my all time favorites, perfect.

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Photo of microbe7
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of eat
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black body with root beer-coloured highlights and a good cover of beige head. Some lacing and decent retention.

Big sweet malt up front on the nose with lots of minerals, plum, pear and browned apples, light roast and a touch of alcohol.

Very malty in flavour as well, though it's perfectly balanced with soily hops and a drying dark cocoa powder finish. Dark fruit, a prominent molasses note and a hint of warming alcohol.

Incredible mouthfeel to this beer, one of the best I've come across in a while. Thick and full-bodied with low carbonation.

Doppelbock has never been one of my preferred styles but this one would easily sit alongside my favourite beers. Complex, perfectly balanced and too drinkable; this bottle disappeared. I wish I had a case of this around for the winter.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of getbehindthemule
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of RedSpecial1
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark brown with dark red highlights against the light. A finger of tan head with small bubbles forms initially, but soon dissipates leaving only a thin layer behind.

S: Lots of dark fruit notes like raisins, figs, and dates. Alcohol is also noticeable, but mixes well. This is all layered on top of a smooth cocoa-malt base. A very rich aroma.

T: The taste mirrors the aroma with more of those sweet dark fruit flavors. The alcohol isn't as noticeable as it is in the aroma. The finishing flavor is that dusty dry cocoa flavor with a sweet dark malt note. Again, a very rich array of flavors.

M: It keeps from being too heavy or sticky sweet on the tongue, but still coats the mouth and has a not insubstantial body.

O: A very excellent example of the style. Sweet and rich without going overboard. A dessert beer, but a complex one that makes you stop and think about what flavors you're getting.

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Photo of raverjames
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of beast464
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JOEnobody001
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of captainbearcat
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of BrewerB
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear reddish copper, well formed medium-tan head sticking around a while.

Aroma includes a mix of prunes, toasted malts, and sweet grapes. Alcohol can be noticed but isn't harsh.

Maltiness taking front and center stage with a modest chocolate and toasted bread. Raisin in the medium-dry finish.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Not quite as good as I remember it being. The prominent maltiness seems toned down somewhat. Will have to give it another shot in the future.

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Photo of mjaggers
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Sloppymilkshake
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jriggins6
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of J23hc
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from pilsner glass. Pours with an appearance much like cola with a ruby red tinge. Good head that doesn't last too long. Brightly sweet malty smell, some fruits, cherry being one, and some cinnamon and ginger. Very full flavored, grassy, smokey, burnt malts, coffee. A little booze and bitterness in the finish. Smoothest and creamiest of its kind that I've had

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Photo of RoryOMoore
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of nicholas527
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CMA
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Boz12
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dmb1tj
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Franz4
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of equincel
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,507 ratings.
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