Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,507 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

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Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

Very deep brown color with deep amber tinge when hits the light, it tops up with one finger of frothy tan head that stands with good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving some lacing patch and spot. The everlasting effervescence head keeps building upon each swirl.

In a nose, here comes the burst of malty goodness ranging from molasses, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, dark bread, roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, to toasted biscuit, as well as hint of dry fruit with suggestion of cherry, prune and raisin, yet spicy herbal hop.

It is still loads of malt here and there though the palate sensation with wide varieties of character of molasses, sweet caramel, charred nut, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, roasted, coffee, and dark bread. Also with suggestion of prune, raisin, and cherry while hop bitterness is there at the end with some bite.

The body is full but not sticky with smooth mouthfeel from its moderately crisp carbonation through the palate. Finish is very dry. Such a great Doppelbock, it is crafted with full malty affair.

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Photo of Brob245
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sethlzimmerman
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, 6.7% ABV, 24 IBU. Pours dark brown with no head on a careful taproom pour. Nose is malty sweetness, taste follows, with very little bitterness. A little overcarbonated, but decent mouthfeel. Overall pretty good.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a very dark brown with not much carbonation, but I am not sure how old the bottle I bought is. Despite its dark color it is clear. There is not much of a head but the thin layer stays most of the drink. I get a nice sweetness of malts and caramel and dark cherries. It follows the nose but not as sweet. The berry or cherry tartness stands out a lot more and a slight bitterness. The beer does have a nice carbonation feel to its medium body.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours dark burgundy red with a creamy tan foam head. Smells like big fresh grapes, rich caramel, toffee, molasses, brown bread, raisins, dried fig, pear, apple, with some earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes very malty and dark with rich caramel, toffee and molasses notes, slight chocolate, coffee, toasty brown bread, raisins, dried fig, pear, apple, grapes, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice doppelbock.

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Photo of bonns42
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with the goat "necklace" poured into a pint glass.

Presents as a dark brown, nearly black, translucent liquid that appears to be roughly the consistency of milk. Puffy, off-white head fizzles away rapidly, leaving just a light lacing on the glass.

This one smells of dark berries again, much fruitier than the Troegenator. The aromas are noticeable from over a foot away from the glass. As it warms a bit, a sweet milk chocolate aroma starts to push through.

This is definitely more bitter than the Troegenator. Quick attack of fruit esters (blackberries maybe?), followed by dark chocolate bitterness and some roasted coffee notes that linger through the finish. As I drink some more, the bitterness fades a bit and is replaced by another flavor, like a mild sourdough bread, and some fresh green grapes, that cleans up the lingering coffee.

Feel is medium to thick, a little thicker than milk, with medium-to-light carbonation that gives just a bit of fizz in the back of the mouth. The feel lingers on the tongue for a while, along with some of that sourdough.

Overall, this is super tasty and way more complex than I was prepared for. I was put off by the coffee flavors at first, and I was glad when they faded into the dark fruit sweetness. I really enjoyed this, although it's definitely not for regular consumption.

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Photo of berben30
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a beer that has not had anything extra special added it is a great tasting beer. Bark appearance, fruity smell and every mild and pleasant taste.

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Photo of Ri0
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into tulip. Deep dark brown with a 2.5 finger effervescent light brown head. Slowly fades into a cap and deposits fine lacing on my glass. Copious amounts of fresh baked molasses bread, caramel and dark fruit fill the air. Flavor is heavy malts with bread, molasses, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit galore. Feel is so smooth and creamy, liquid velvet carbonation. Outstanding Dopplebock, not sure why it took so long for me to write a review.

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Photo of darktronica
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is clear, deep brown with ruby highlights. Holds a nice thick tan foam cap. Aroma is all malt. Caramel, licorice, cherries, and plums. Taste is caramel forward with less emphasis on the dark fruit and licorice. Distinct toasted character. Mouthfeel is medium with a slight creaminess and low carbonation. Finishes with a toasted malt flavor and leaves some lingering caramel flavor on the tongue. Hop character is minimal

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Photo of DallasK
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acashk
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head.

S: Dark fruits, black licorice, toasted nuts, caramel

T: Follows nose. sweet. But not too much.

F: Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Creamy.

O: I've had some doppelbocks before and I'm not sure why I haven't had more. This will change. I will pick this up regularly.

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Photo of spikehou
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickklein9
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyhat
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tgf17
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nothalfbad
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear dark brown with thicjk beige head, good retention.
Smell - caramel, toasted, nutty, roasted.
Taste - caramel, wood, chocolate, toasted malts.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown in color, extremely deep ruby in the light. Ample light brown head, very fine, silky, creamy appearance. Retention is good. Excellent aroma, rich maltiness, toasty. Phenomenal flavor. Big, rich malt presence. Again toasty, with mild notes of dark fruit. Perfectly rich and subtly complex. Medium-full body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth. A superb doppelbock.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,507 ratings.
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