Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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

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Photo of Urk1127
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Bustersuess
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, almost black coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells of roasted, bready malt and dark fruits, fig stands out, with a hint of chocolate. Taste follows the nose, with a rich roasted, dark bread malt dominated taste with notes of fig, raisin, chocolate and toffee. Nice, velvety mouthfeel. An expertly balanced beer. Although the malt is so dominant, there's still a lot of complexity to it and it doesn't feel too sweet or heavy at all.

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Photo of StartedwithSAM
4.86/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a pilsner glass at approximately 55F.

This beer is dark amber in-color, light penetrates around the edge of the glass giving it an almost completely opaque center. The head is foamy, beige in-color, and takes a minute or so to dissipate with little or no lacing through consumption.

The nose is big roasted malt, bready, and subtle dark fruit. The dark fruit is more prominent as the beer warms.

Mouth is full-to-medium-bodied, malty, almost chewy, with some carbonation.

The taste corresponds to the nose, bready, roasty with taste of bitter cholocate, rounded out by smooth dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

Overall an absolutely enjoyable beer that fits the style with a simplistic yet balanced taste of roast and sweetness. I would definitely suggest this to anyone looking for an anchor to the style.

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

Photo of stebbi7833
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcwitko1986
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Branlott42
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deg
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Look: Opaque cola black with ruby highlights when held to the light with medium khaki head. Medium activity.

Smell: Pungent sweet notes of banana bread, raisins, leather, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon, and tobacco leaf. Smells like raisin bread in a glass.

Taste: Taste is more subtle then the nose. The attack is all raisin bread with hints of cinnamon. The attack fades out a bit watery to a full body with notes of dates, leather, figs, and light smoke. The finish has a bit of burnt baguette bitterness, molasses, burnt brown sugar, and raisins.

Feel: Medium body. Mild alcohol that build as the beer progresses. Prickly natural carbonation. Sticky sweet but still quenching. Dry finish.

Overall: A Doppelbock that is exemplary of the style. Raisin bread in a glass with slight burnt edges. It’s somehow both full body and sticky while staying refreshing. World class.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrunkenSuperman
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SBlobaum
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a dark brown with a moderate head. The aroma features rich milk chocolate, dates, figs, banana bread, mild roast coffee, prune, honey, cinnamon and licorice. The flavor is redolent of fig, date, and prune, with slight bitterness in the form of coffee and dark chocolate, with background baking spice and licorice flavors. The mouthfeel is fairly full with moderate carbonation. Overall this is a world class beer for a reason. The depth of flavor is enormous, and the richness is well balanced with a hint of bitterness.

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Photo of JColin
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into

A - Brown sugar with a creamy finger of head. Big bubbles. Lots of carbonation

S - Raisins and prunes really coming through. Dark fruit throughout. Malt character. Real pleasant

T - Malt more prominent. Some caramel and dark fruit

F - Heavy and grainy. Typical of the style. Booziness grows on the finish and as the beer warms

O - A meal in a bottle. Very good beer. Would buy again.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review: 0,33l. Bottle of Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock: ABV: 6.7% vol

Nice brown bottle with a lovely old fashioned design and striking label, very nice. Also have a cheapish looking ornament, in the form of a plastic white goat, with it tied around the neck, which is a bit silly, but there you go. A goat of course representing the fact that it is a doppelbock.

On pour got a darkish brown coloured beer, almost black in fact with purple/reddish looking highlights, with a nice decent sized tan head, some good carbonation going on too, and overall the appearance looks pretty damn good. It all looks very appetizing, nice n frothy.

The smell is equally as good. Got a wide variety of smells, was very malty, got some fruity smells of raisins and prunes, and with strong hints of alcohol.

Loved the smell which was strong and pleasant on the nose.

Taste, got some nice creamy tastes and very filling mouthfuls. Nice hoppy aftertaste which can be felt at the back end, nice and manageable.

Can taste the fruits, and, of course, the sweet malts and caramel.

Nice enough, a slow burner and definitely one to relax with and sup.

If there was one negative is that I did get a little bit of dryness in the mouth.
The alcohol is also well hidden, very well hidden.

It’s alright, is very tasty for sure and I got a fulsome feeling. A nicely balanced beer with a lot of flavours to be had.

On the second pint the alcohol was finally hitting me, got the beery taste. It is 6.7% after all, but it is manageable and not overpowering.

Over all yeah its a good beer, not bad and a nice and tasty brew, very drinkable and not very sour or bitter.
Was a bit tipsy after the second pint, but it was easy enough to drink overall.

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Photo of Vaulmas
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | 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 6,619 ratings