Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.34/5
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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:
#383
Reviews:
2,461
Ratings:
6,616
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
570
Gots:
1,032
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 6,616 |  Reviews: 2,461
Photo of matthewrdale
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

On draft from local German Restaurant. Dark brown with head that disappeared quickly but was aromatic and pleasing while it lasted. A dark fruity smell that matched its smooth rich taste. Sweet, fruity, chocolate taste with a touch of bitter. Not a frequent repeat at $8 a tall glass but definitely memorable.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice dark brown with good head (and retention). Nose is figs, plums, bread, nuts, and caramel. Taste is divine. Beautiful mixture of figs and plums, with a hint of sweet and bitter. Lingering notes of toffee and chocolate. This is so great. Mouthfeel is medium, but really coats the mouth and sticks around.

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Photo of cuy50
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.97/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a dark ruby brown with a modest head, soon reducing to thin ring. Malt and raisins in the nose...and mouth. Enjoyable, but my bottle may be a little old as it is not stellar.

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Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: nice dark brown with a finger head that fades too quickly and light lacing
S:strong malt sweetness over whelming molasses
T: follows the noise and fruit cake like raisin with roasted malt and coffee undertones
F:Nice carbonation not overly sweet or chewy but all in a good way

O: a nice beer well done to the style and glad I have a four pack and did. Not grab the single

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

Photo of Nace4
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chasegator
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Tracker83
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ICTguy21
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown with a thin head and no lacing. Faint sweet malty smell. Taste is malts with a bit of chocolate and dark fruit. Overall this is a good beer, meal in a glass is an accurate description.

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RDW
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlendonTT
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sethcroisant
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trllte
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

hoo dang, yum

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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of StormAles
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rufus1
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark chestnut with ruby highlights into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature of the beer. Two and one half fingers of amber/brown head that lasts to the bottom. Sticky clinging lacing everywhere.

The nose finds a wonderful blend of sweet malts and dark fruits. Add to those some English walnut and raisins. Bready and rich. Some spicy notes.

Tastes of Heaven. Dark whole grain nutty bread combines with huge sweet malts and dark fruit. Maybe plum? Sweet. Touch of hoppy bitterness but still finishes sweet on the palate. Heavy body. Thick and chewy. Mild carbonation.

A wonderful example of the Double Bock style. The best I've had by far. World class indeed! Cheers!

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Photo of joshautry
2.96/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,616 ratings