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:
#383
Reviews:
2,462
Ratings:
6,617
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
570
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Photo of cinderblocks
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jkblr
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz undated bottle poured into a .3L Celebrator pokal at fridge temp 6.7% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a hint of lacing. The aroma is toffee, caramel and dark fruit. The taste is semisweet burnt sugar with some dried fruit highlights. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and smooth. The finish is slightly sweet with a hint of caramel, yet not cloying as it is very cleanly lagered. Overall, excellent. There is no way, for me, to accurately describe everything this beer has to offer. If you start cold, let it warm as the flavors only become more layered and delicious. Recommended.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-12-05
330ml bottle served in a tulip. If there is a date, I don't see it.

Pours dark brown with a slight ruby tint around the edges, medium to small head with a lot of carbonation. Smell is nutty and sweet, dates and raisins.

Taste is not as sweet as it smells (which is a relief for me). The dates and raisins come through more than the nuttiness. A bit of roast characteristic.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, effervescent. Overall, very nice beer. Not an expert on doppelbocks, though.

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Photo of OntheLambic
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark as night with thin lacing and some coca-cola appearance. Smell is of smoked malts, Belgian yeast, and chocolate. Taste is quite similar to the taste with a thin mouthfeel. Glad to drink this at room temperatur, definitely holds up but isn't as flavorful as I had hoped yet more I drink more I enjoy. Had a distinct hoppiness and dryness that has now acquired my liking.

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Photo of JR0cker95
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear brown so deep as to appear black. Ruby highlights appear when held to the light. The pour produces barely 2 fingers of mocha, foamy, tight bubbled, shortlived head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is pumpernickel, toast, toffee, molasses/burnt brown sugar, baked sweet potato, dark chocolate, dark fruit & a hint of earthy hops. Taste is fronted by toasted dark bread, roast, dark chocolate, molasses, baked sweet potato, raisins, figs & roasted nuts. Finishes with a little earthy hop character & a hint of peppery spiciness among the molasses, baked sweet potato, bread & light booze. Aftertaste is earthy, char, sweet potato, dark chocolate & dark fruit mixed with a hint of hop bitterness . Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth, extremely creamy & silky, lightly chewy, with a nice spicy prickle in the latter half of the sip. Very rich but also very drinkable. A fine example of the style & my go to dopplebock when available.

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

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pure_guava_
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best doppelbocks there is

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

Photo of dazedman
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Had at BJ's Oktoberfest dinner 2017 so took no notes. It was my favorite beer of the 9 I tried though. Strong dark winter lager.

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Photo of Cameo64
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent Doppelbock with great flavor. Its just bitter enough to be satisfying, with a nice roasty flavor. Not too sour, not too sweet. In my opinion, I opened the bottle ice cold, but the flavor improved as it warmed a bit. The bottle's presentation is also entertaining.

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Photo of Willvoll
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The best dopplebock around, drink it

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

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MilaMila
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinerBob
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer. Pours dark with a tan head. The smell is raisins, dates with a hint of chocolate. The flavor is fruity raisin but extremely smooth. Overall a great beer!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.57/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours dark brown with a two finger head. The aroma is fairly sweet, with caramel and molasses. The taste is boozy and sweet with a late bitterness. Medium body and some noticeable carbonation.

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Photo of dandy14
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BobW696
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,617 ratings