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 henskejk
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - dark brown color. light brown head that was thick when poured, but faded quickly

S - a lot of sweetness with some dark fruity aroma and a little burnt/caramalized sugar

T - Some molasses-y sweetness and burnt sugar bitterness.

M - smooth, with light to moderate carbonation

O - enjoyable beer, would recommend it.

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Photo of disemgrowler
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of rinhaak
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a famous beer, but it deserves the hype. Unlike many German Doppelbocks, this beer is never too sweet and commands a tremendous depth of flavor that is really (and unfortunately) uncommon for the style.

It pours dark red with a full thick head, though the head doesn't last terribly long. The nose is full of cherry, coffee, caramel, dark sugars and a faint metallic aroma.

There are robust roasted coffee, burnt chocolate, and dark caramel flavors that really contribute to the beer's depth. Though there is some fruit present, it is among the least fruity Doppelbocks I've ever tasted. As it sits, freshly baked bread joins the flavors, but the darkness of the roasted malts always remains in the center.

I cannot imagine a Doppelbock with a better mouthfeel. It's not at all syrupy, never too sweet, and with the right amount of carbonation.

This is well balanced beer that you dancing with every sip. I challenge anyone to find a better example of the style.

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Photo of whendeathsleeps
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours dark brown, two finger tan head, little retention, moderate lacing.

S- Nutty, sweet, roasty.

T- More smokiness, caramel notes, dark fruits, a little chocolate, light hop finish. Complex and brilliant.

M- Smooth, chocolate finish lingers a while, great sweet aftertaste, but balanced out well. Moderate carbonation.

O- Wow. Just try it.

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Photo of JimmyTango
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of cowineaux
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of liveKarl
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of DreamInOrange
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great doppelbock! Pours a deep brown with some clarity through light with a decent off-white head that clings to the glass going down. Smells fantastic, with aromas of brown bread, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is very smooth and well put together. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts with some alcohol warmth at the back of the tongue. Terrific beer!

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Photo of mcgrat07
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of smibroncos
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -7.8%

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jrpapajcik
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jaylew61
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of brianlindman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of chrisbues
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of cdwil
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Jaacob
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of zoolzoo
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours brown, frothy khaki head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malt, toffee, a touch of smoke.

T: Really big roast and wood character to start, right into dark fruit sweetness...mostly raisins. Has some complexity. The finish leaves only a trace of alcohol.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation as well. Fits the flavor profile.

O: Deserving of the recognition it receives. A winter classic for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of arkansastroy
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mullenpc
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of projectflam86
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle.

A- Pours a deep cola brown color with an off-white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- Caramel malt, toffee, and some peat coming through in the nose. A faint whiff of alcohol as well.

T- Dark fruits, caramel, and coffee are all very prominent initially. Prunes, dark candy sugar, raisins, walnuts, alcohol, and toffee show themselves as it warms.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O- Widely regarded as one of the top doppelbocks out there, and IMO it has earned the recognition.

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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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