Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
4.34/5
6,529 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
Ranking:
#365
Reviews:
2,443
Ratings:
6,529
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
559
Gots:
1,002
Trade:
19
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown tree bark/ruby, but clear. Thin tan head that gets even thinner over time, not much lacing, nor carbonation.

S: Rum fruitcake, plums, raisins, plus a little bit of wet dog. Not super appealing.

T: Raisin, hints of caramel. Some sips hide notes of spices such as cinnamon and clove- surprising, but welcomed in this otherwise heavy-handed brew. The total lack of bitterness leaves the mild sweetness unrestrained and especially noticeable, like a kid holding a bank hostage because he's the only one with a gun; it's an odd dynamic. Lasting finish.

M: Full-bodied, soft, with fine but mild carbonation.

O: So, so malty. Doesn't really contribute many flavors that I usually seek out, although it does somehow present them better than other beers with similar profiles. My score is boosted for its perfectly representing the style, however different it is from my preferences. It is pleasant, but a slow sipper for sure... or maybe pound it.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle
L - nearly opaque dark brown body with ruby hues when held to light. Tall tan head slowly fades leaving some lacing on the glass
S - faint aroma with some sweet malts, brown sugar, and spicy hops; raisin and some booziness come through as it warms
T - complex and rich, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, bread crust, toffee, raisin, faint chocolate with nice earthy and spicy hops, which all meld for tremendous balance of flavor
F - exceptionally creamy and smooth, finishing semi-dry and fairly clean but with some spicy hops lingering
O - gets the 5/5 as it is one of my all time favorite beers. Just as good as always and a must try for any beer lover.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer puts the Doppel in Bock (that was bad). This beer is legen, wait for it... Smells like a German angel who bathed in molasses syrup and worked 8 hours in a candy- bakery shop combo. Aromas and flavors of toffee, figs, molasses, carmel, malt balls, and taste like you put a sweet swizzle struessel dessert bread in a blender with the DNA of a 1500 year old monk. Not too thick and hard to drink like it would lead you to believe, but fairly full and creamy. It even comes with a souvenir goat. What more could you ask for? ...dary!

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,529 ratings
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