Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,486 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:
6,486
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
974
For Trade:
20
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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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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2/5  rDev -53.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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

Dark brown appearance, but with a ruby hue when held up to the light. Very nice.

Smells of brown sugar, dark fruit, and some sort of candy. Big on the maltiness.

Tastes similarly, malt and dark fruits dominate, but there are many other flavors I can't quite pinpoint. Coffee and chocolate in the back end maybe?

Mouthfeel is great, one of the smoothest beers I've ever had in my life.

If you are going to try only one doppelbock, make it this one. Definitely one of the world's finest beers.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown verging on black with a nice head and excellent lacing.

S: The aroma gives off nice roast malts, light coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit, as well as some nice deep biscuit/bready malt notes. Light, noble hop presence, as well as some spicy lager yeast notes.

T/M: The flavor matches the aroma well, very rich and malty, crazy smooth for a lager. Well rounded roasted notes with more coffee and chocolate, a little molasses. The is a big munich malt presence underneath that lifts the other flavors, and it tapers off into a more herbal hoppy finish.

Overall: I can see the reason for the high ratings on this one, I have not had a doppelbock that could come close. Amazing beer.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark mahogany, ruby red with light through and 2-inch thick tan head which eventually fades to thin lacing.

S - Malty, hints of raisin or maybe chocolate in there. Notable sweetness along with toasty malt smell.

T - Malt forward with flavors of molasses and toffee prominent. Rich, chewy, layered, the ripe fruit in the nose plays a bigger role here.

M - Extremely smooth. Nice carbonation with a syrupy and chewy mouthfeel. Medium to thick bodied. Slightly sweet aftertaste.

O - I haven't had many Dopplebocks but I can't imagine any better then this. A really great beer that is easy to get.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first review. Cheers!

Split a four pack of the stuff with my buddy.

A: Pretty rigorous pour into a pint glass. Dark reddish brown with a thick beige head.

S: Smells sweet, fruity, chocolatey and a little boozy.

T: Dark fruit, caramel, coffee and a light hoppiness that melds with the sweet finish, with a little bit of alcohol in the finish as well.

M: Medium body with pretty light carbonation.

O: A real treat. Complex and absolutely delicious. Will definitely have this again (and again and again).

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3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Right off the bat, the appearance is fantastic. It's a dark beer the color of molasses, allowing beautiful dark brown tones of color to show through when held up to a light. The head stands about the width of my small finger, and sinks to a sliver across the top of the beer. It is a light tan color, and looks milky smooth across the surface. Lacing is already starting to build.

S: The beer is very light in the scent department. I pick up notes of caramel, some roasted grains are in there. Most of the scent is caramel.

T: There's a nice light smooth roasted flavor to this. It's a very good tasting Dopplebock.

M: It's a very smooth beer. It's medium bodied, and very easy to drink. Very light bitterness.

O: Overall it's a really good beer. It is, what a Doppelbock is. I would recommend it to another person, and would drink it again. I don't pick up much nose from this beer, and the taste is not very complex or rich as I'd want it to be. It's still a good beer.

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,486 ratings.
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