Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
#382
Reviews:
2,468
Ratings:
6,630
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
573
Gots:
1,038
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 6,630 |  Reviews: 2,468
Photo of BrieCheese
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Aroma is mostly of roasted malts with subtle caramel notes. The taste is slightly creamy, very malty. Overall, a very smooth beer. The aftertaste and retronasal is great. Very warm and somewhat smokey. Overall a great doppelbock and one of my favorite beers.

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Photo of pejohnson46
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful balance between clean aroma, dense malt flavors and creamy mouthfeel. Simple hop additions, wafts of fresh bread, pilsner and dark malt backbone, and smooth lager finish makes this something to savor.

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Photo of ssjmalt
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Put this in your cold cellar for a few years. Enjoy. Yummy!

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Photo of jrc1093
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown-amber with a massive off-white head. Smells of smoky malt and grainy, sweet rye bread. Taste is excellently balanced with string notes of bread, spice, sweet malts, and bits of caramel. A great buffet of flavor for the palate, and a really enjoyable intro to the style.

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Photo of NRMeadmore
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ceddd99
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown appearance, much darker than the image on the bottle. Rich molasses smell and matching flavor but without being overly sweet. Also some nutty, roasty flavors reminiscent of a brown ale. What I like most about this beer is the mouthfeel. Its incredibly creamy and rich. Overall very good, I need to explore more beers of this style.

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Photo of FalconOne
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of s4s
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hairnic
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brp94
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy_Brown123
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zknight
3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrenaica
4.92/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle
6.9% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario)
October 7, 2011
$3.60
The beer poured a translucent dark brown with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and yeast. The mouthfeel was creamy, full bodied with good carbonation. The flavour was dark fruits, molasses, roasted malt, and more yeasty notes. An excellent beer.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nuggetz
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blevinsaj
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,630 ratings