Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,485 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:
6,485
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
975
For Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,485 |  Reviews: 2,430
Photo of SneakyPotato
3.03/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pleasing to look at, and the head was beautiful while it lasted, which wasn't long. It did retain a small froth on the top, all the way to the end. I was very pleased with this. As the head subsided, there were small white "floaties", which I haven't seen in other beers. My glass was clean.

S- I was not really expecting how sweet and light this beer smells when it's compared to it's looks. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until I read somebody else's review, but it definitely smells like raisins and malt, with a slight alcohol smell on the nose.

T- Initial taste is sweet malt and raisin, followed by a dry yet smooth middle, finished by a slight alcohol taste on the tongue. After my pint was half finished, the initial flavors seemed to have subsided and all that was really present was the bitterness, but not the roasted malt kind.

M- This beer definitely coats your mouth, but I personally don't really like the flavor that it leaves. Its reminiscent of drinking cold medicine and having that taste in your mouth afterwards. It's not a heavy beer at all, despite what some people say.

O- I gave this beer a fair review, and I can definitely say there's a lot of good about it. I just recognize that it really isn't my cup of tea (or beer). It was definitely worth a try though, and I would recommend it heartily to people that don't enjoy lighter beers and dislike the charred coffee taste of stouts and lagers. It's sweeter and not as harsh as some of the stouts that I enjoy, but I wasn't much of a fan of the alcohol on the nose and palate. I feel like it needed more body and more complex flavors to compliment the alcohol finish.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jmsedgwick
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hairylikeapeman
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Ackerman651
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of SammyMacAttack
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of AndersonGT
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mellowmark
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

A: Dark brown with a quickly dissipating head. Nearly no signs of carbonation.
S: Molasses, Coffee, caramel make this a great experience for the nose.
T: The first flavor that hit my tongue was the sweetness. This is most likely the reason why this beer is so popular. It's unique in that you don't expect that taste when drinking such a dark beer.
M: Warm, smooth coating all around. Very enjoyable!
O: I don't have a long history with bock beers, but it this is any indication of the experience, I might have found a new favorite type of beer.

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Photo of josh32219
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of core42
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Honus1
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of topdown
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Devman171
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of nh_hawkeye
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jonnypopgun
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of TripelMark
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,485 ratings.
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