Celebrator | 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: German 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:
#648
Reviews:
2,478
Ratings:
6,660
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
Wants:
575
Gots:
1,051
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 6,660 |  Reviews: 2,478
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
4.39/5  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

Celebrator from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,660 ratings