Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
4.34/5
Outstanding
6,552 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
Ranking:
#364
Reviews:
2,450
Ratings:
6,552
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
563
Gots:
1,008
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,552 |  Reviews: 2,450
Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Socramahis
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A: Presents a nice 4 finger head. Deep brown and red. Pretty opaque for a beer in a skinny pilsner glass.

S: Mmm..caramel. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit and some butterscotch.

T: The toffee and caramel hit first accompanied by a perfect amount of roasted malt. Really nicely balanced. Finishes somewhat bitter with biscuit and phenol alcohol.

M: Medium-to-light carbonation despite the initial gratuitous head. May actually be slightly under-carbonated for my liking.

O: Easily one of the best dopplebocks I’ve had. The interplay between the caramel, roasted malt and biscuit is a treat. I’d probably enjoy this the most in the cool late-autumn months.

 700 characters

Photo of jheberle
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Rudrajit
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a dark brown with milk chocolate brown rings on the edges. 1/2 inch tan head and great retention with some circular lacing

Smell: Molasses, bread, brown sugar, and a malty sweetness that make the nose very complex and amazing

Taste: Figs and raisins are in the forefront with some chocolate and molasses slightly behind that and finishes with just the right touch of coffee and bread

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated and creamy

Overall: Just a world class beer. I have enjoyed this beer as a go to beer for about a decade now and I will never stop drinking this. I absolutely love this and recommended it and it is hands down the best dopplebock on the planet

 687 characters

Photo of mbabble
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of edwardkersh
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of horshack7
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very dark mahogany almost brown with a beige head only about an inch tall.

Aroma: Brown bread, brown sugar, burnt hop notes. Raisins, molasses, plum mixed in as well. Faint wisps of vanilla bean.

Taste: Quite the malty backbone to this one notes of molasses, dark bread, raisins. The mouthfeel is very much smooth. Caramelized sugar, with a touch of smokiness in the back.

Notes: A very malty backbone very hearty. The drinkabilty of this is very good a dam tasty meal in a bottle. Cheers.

 511 characters

Photo of dkistner
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Stoutsman
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of prisdefer
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of quirkzoo
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours much darker than I was expecting, almost black but when held to the light it is a very nice dark-dark brown with just a touch of ruby around the edges, with a nice tight, two finger light tan head. Tons of sweet caramelization, molasses and bread up front, with some dark fruits right behind it. The taste is more of the same with a perfect balance of warming alcohol and just enough hop bitterness to cut through the primarily sweet flavor profile. The mouthfeel on this one is absolutely insane, probably the best beer I have ever had. Overall, this is a very nice beer and definitely worth seeking out. It presents itself as a whole unit, with every part working together to create a wonderful experience.

 714 characters

Photo of tclapper
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Eurytos
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Auror
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of alex228
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of hippityhophead24
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of uziangis
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of irishkyle21
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of tbeer40
2/5  rDev -53.9%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,552 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.