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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,486 |  Reviews: 2,430
Photo of cdub70085
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Harrisam11
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ARMcCo87
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rick_Lewis
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jamesroses
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle

Apearance: completely black, beige one finger head of small bubbles that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, smoked wood, fresh bread, delicate dark fruits, but in a different way than belgian dubbels, for example. Amazing.

Taste: tastes like it smells, with a distinct cocoa/chocolate flavour that is really great. A slight fruity sweetness backed up by some bready notes come through and complete the beautiful experience.

Mouthfeel: alcohol not noticed. Low carbonation makes up for a somewhat watery but full of flavout mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate aftertaste. With a little more of body it would be a 10.

Overall: my first doppelbock ever and feels like I've waited too much to try this. Great beer, would get my hands on it almost everyday if it was available around here. Unfortunately, it isn't, so I'll have to try the Paulaner Salvator and be satisfied wit that.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tpop1005
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mkaram
4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Black with very nice head, dense small bubbles great lacing.

Smell - Plum, dark fruit, molasses, tobacco, bitter chocolate.

Taste - Rich sweet malts, little milder on the chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar, oak finish.

Feel - Heavier body well carbonated, great finish not too dry or bitter.

Overall - The aroma really pulled me in with the dark fruit and molasses the flavor was amazing plenty of caramel, dark fruit and little bit of oak.

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Photo of B_B
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LMSMITH
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

At Biergarten, Prov. RI 9/2/16
A. heavy molasses
C. dark, slight red
F. initial bite, no carb.
T. salted caramenl, coffee chocolate

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Photo of HoboDrinkswell
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First off, I initially rated and reviewed this Sept. 09, 2013, when I was still a newcomer to the beer scene; that initial review rated this beer far lower than where this one stands and I believe shows how a pallete develops over time.

This time around; things start out nicely, deep Ruby hue with a finger-width head, reducing to a small pool of foam. Not much lace to speak of. Smell is all malt; sweet, nutty, bready, yeasty. Rich and flavourful brew; heavy caramel malt, toffee, raisin, fig, chestnuts, hazelnuts, light coffee, baked bread, cherries, so much goodness. Toasty bread lingers in the finish with sweet caramel candy.

Rich, medium body goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more. This excellent brew deserves a proper meal pairing. Simply one of the best, so glad to finally return to this when I can fully appreciate it.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Glasgow's Hippo Tap Room on Sauchiehall Street I spotted this on there bottled beer list. Great looking label, it pours beautifully with a brown/ black body and a beige head. Aromas of caramel & smoked malt. Taste is of caramel, chocolate, cocoa & smoked malt with a medium body. Aftertaste is of a smoked malty caramel. Outstanding Doppelbock, and one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Indy8080
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Here is the top of the line of Doppelbocks in all around taste and quality. The other Doppelbocks just don't quite measure up to it. I buy mine at Kahn's in Indianapolis, where it is fresh with continuous turnover. I don't care so much about how a beer looks, smells, or feels. I just like the Celebrator taste, which is marvelous. It has a full body and well balanced ingredients. Most of the beers throughout the European countries are mediocre at best compared to many of our American craft beers, but not this one.

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Photo of cwalter
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly dark brown in color with slight hues of red. Supports a fluffy tan head about two fingers in depth. Hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans along with caramel in the aroma. Mouthfeel is a medium body. At the forefront of the taste is a nutty character, more similar to toffee than caramel. Then you get subtle waves of chocolate, vanilla and maybe a little oak. Towards the end you get a roasted coffee bean flavor with the lingering roasty bitterness. The toffee/flavor is slightly more predominant, but the flavors all mix very well and one does not completely overpower the other. Really great doppelbock.

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Photo of arizcards
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single in late May from Glendale BevMo for $3.99. No visible bottling date.

Beer poured burgundy brown with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is liquid bread, sweet malty goodness and dark fruits dominate.

Taste follows the nose, very much wheat bread, dark fruits, very soft and wine like.

Feel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a world class brew that is truly a treat if you are into bocks!

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.09/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Scotty_Karate
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kculrich
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 330ml bottle, undated, served in a cervoise.

Pours a deep mahogany with ruby highlights and a finger-and-a-half of silky brown head, short retention, no lacing.

Smells of toasted oatmeal bread and brown sugar, roses and vanilla.

Tastes like brown bread, molasses, chocolate caramels and dates. Finishes with a little burnt sugar-roasted chicory bitterness.

Feel is medium-thick and slick, meaty and chewy. Carbonation is vigorous out of the bottle but disappears almost entirely within a few minutes.

Overall, a super-satisfying, smooth-drinking beverage. I feel like I've just finished a small meal rather than a bottle of beer. Definitely on the list of beers to have again.

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