Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
4.34/5
Outstanding
6,648 Ratings
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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:
A beer that has a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance that at first summons up visions of greaves lard. The first taste is of mild fullness with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste. There is very little of the sweetness that is frequently to be tasted with doppelbock beer.” The Ayinger Celebrator has been ranked among the best beers of the world by the Chicago Testing Institute several times and has won numerous medals.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#385
Reviews:
2,474
Ratings:
6,648
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
576
Gots:
1,047
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,648 |  Reviews: 2,474
Photo of blevinsaj
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Storm_Rryder
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the malty side, love it !

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Photo of Flathead5173
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Ursula1007
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I buy this beer regularly. I especially enjoy it to celebrate Spring. It is also a nice break from the hoppy IPAs that I love.

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Photo of Jmpbrew
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
2.93/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the first doppelbock that I have tried out. Wow the look of this labe art is quite intriguing & it even comes with this white goat necklace strap thingy. Anyways, on to the review. Whoa! this a pungent and aromatic beer. This is very filling for a beer. If you like raisin bread that has been soaked in some brandy or rum then you might like this beer. I learned quickly that I am not crazy about this style of beer but it's worth a try if you have not sampled some already. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ahommell
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MalterNate
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown but can see on the other side of the glass. Thin very light tan head.
Smell is malty. Kind of roasty with some sweet caramel like notes. Mixed with some dark fruits like raisins or dried cherries.
Taste hits you with the sweetness right away. Some caramel a long with the dark dried fruit notes.
It leaves your mouth dry pretty quickly after going through.
Overall, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of postal
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Krusader
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Popkorn615
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great, dark beer! Fragrant, malty, and deep coffee and dark flavors!

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Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of themikekennedy
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Dark, malty and rich." So says the bottle. It is clearly dark but it is not heavy. I love the malt with a good mix of cereal and a nuttiness that opens into a sweetness that is not cloying but just enough to make you want the next sip. Almost smells as good or better than it tastes. Delicious! I have not had one of these in years and bought a 4-pack at one of my local Total Wine stores recently. I originally tried it more than 10 years ago because of BA rating and loved it. I love beer and trying new beers but am now committing to learn more about BJCP and Cicerone and learning the vocabulary for describing what it is that I love about beer.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks so good, a deep brown mahogany, creamy tan head. Dried fruit on the nose. It's velvety smooth with creamy raisins and brown sugar. Luxurious in its feel. A delectable treat.

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Photo of SoCoBeerGeek
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best tasting beers in the world!

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Photo of 8BaconBits
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lebriarjr
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,648 ratings