Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,486 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:
6,486
Reviews:
2,430
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
552
Gots:
976
For Trade:
19
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
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 -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

*11.2 oz. bottle*
Look: Very dark ruby red body, off-white lacey ring around my glass.

Smell: Strong notes of toffee, dark red fruits, licorice, well rounded vanilla, faint hint of cocoa.

Taste: Toffee, slight cherry, licorice, bitter cocoa, subtle hints of spice, toasted nuts, vanilla, well balanced dryness that finishes slight bitter.

Feel: Medium-light body, poppy carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty and to the point. I can see why this is called Celebrator. At nearly 7%abv, there is a lot going on. The flavors are pronounced yet seem individual other than just being a mess in a glass. The dryness leaves you wanting more. This is recommended.

*Originally reviewed on 10-18-2013*

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge beige head with stout-like action. Retention is excellent. Brew appears a solid black, but when held up to the light, reveals garnet and brown highlights and some translucency. Nice but scattered lacing.

Nutty, bready, fruity aroma: dark fruits (prunes), yeast, dark bread. Yummy. Smells like a lighter, yet sweeter, Belgian Dubbel.

Tastes like one, too! Very, very sweet, almost syrupy; liquid bread with a huge prune and yeast presence. Slightly boozy. Some caramel malt presence.

Mouthfeel is light and very drinkable, a clear indicator of the style, despite the huge flavor profile. Again, a little boozy on the back-end, despite being only 6.7%.

This is a nice, super-drinkable dark beer that goes down easy.

No bottle date I could detect.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Celebrator

Poured into tulip glass

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a himt of ruby highlights when held against the light.
(This should be interesting)

S: Fig, raisins, roasted malts and some other dark fruits.

T: Very intense deep dark fruits up front. Followed in the end by a nice, pleasant sweet touch on the end . . . Probably from fruits.

M: Full bodied and crisp to thick feel in this one.

O: A good spring brew. A tried and true German favorite. Would not hesitate to pick this up again.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,486 ratings.
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