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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
4.34/5
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6,535 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#365
Reviews:
2,444
Ratings:
6,535
pDev:
9.91%
Bros Score:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
563
Gots:
1,004
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 6,535 |  Reviews: 2,444
Photo of Hefewiseman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of aorloski
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Baab200
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of AOShabaz
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Andrew041180
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

I have been drinking this for about a year now nice chocolate color tan long lasting head nice lacing excellentlacing nice smooth palate coffee and molesses with a slight bitter after taste this brings back fond memories when I was in the Army in Germany in a little town of Illishiem in 1970 sitting in a guest house having a few this is one of the best beers I have had in 30 some years. This is the beer I have been looking for. If there is one better would some one let me know.this is the only beer from my (ratebeer.com) that at this time I have around 278 beers rated that I have reated all 5's

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

11.2oz brown bottle

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock was a deep mahogany color with a tan head. The head had good retention and left some spotty lacing. The aroma was toasty with toffee and caramel. The taste was very malty with molasses, dried fruit, and chocolate. It was sweet upfront with a semi-dry finish. It was medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. Drinkability was excellent. This beer is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of tbrascojr
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Boilerfood
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Leschber
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BlakeAM
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Agold
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zookerman182
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark dark brown color with a 2 finger tan head.
Aroma is massive dark fruit, malty, cherry, and fig.
Taste is extremely complex with raisins, cherry, coffee, and just enough malt to balance it out. Also some bready flavors and maybe even a hint of vanilla.
Mouthfeel is very nice, coats every part and lingers slightly.
I'm very pleased with this beer.

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours dark brown with a brown head. The head retention is good and there are ruby highlights in the color as well.

Smell: There are significant malt aromas the reflect Maillard and toast. There is also alcohol that is noticeable and a wee bit of chocolate.

Taste: There are flavors that are reflective of Maillard and toast. Hints of chocolate are present as well. There is a very slight herbal quality as well.

Feel: Although the beer has some strength and alcohol warming, it is extremely smooth.

Overall, this is a malt driven lager with some strength and a prime example of what a doppelbock should be.

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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautiful dark mahogany, with an agressive cream colored head. The aroma is all malt, with hints of fruits, spice, and toast. The flavor is rich. Malty sweetness dominates, with toffee and fresh baked bread. The finish is very clean, with a slight hop character. Celebrator has a great silky mouthfeel, and is very easy to drink. This is a perfect example of the doppelbock style, and is definitely a benchmark.

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Photo of dtivp
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark coffee brown with a one finger off white head, good retention and light lacing.

Aroma of malt and a slight hint of dark chocolate.

Taste was sweet molasses, malt and a very slight hint of bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel was medium body, light carbonation , creamy smooth with a nice sweetness.

Overall this an excellent doppelbock that is near the top of its class.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Little embarassed it took me this long to try this beer, given it's status among the Top 100. Never-the-less I finally got around to purchasing it, and now is the time.

Pours a dark mahogany color. Initial pour produces a very creamy one finger light mocha colored head that has decent retention. Has some nice lacing patterns.

The nose is strong on chocolate and toasted malts, very sweet smelling. There is an underlying fruitiness that I wasn't really expecting, but it makes sense the more I think about it.

The flavor profile is much what I would expect, very sweet, chocolaty and toasty, with the underlying fruitiness. Very smooth and creamy almost like a milk shake.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, like I said, like a milk shake. Soo smooth and creamy, this is really enjoyable. Medium in body, this would be a great beer to enjoy with a very heavy chocolaty dessert. Drinkability is good, you can't put this one down.

I had my doubts about this one, but it turned out to be a pretty good beer. One of the best beers in the world? Maybe. One of the best Doppelbock's in the world? Probably. A good, solid, affordable beer that can be enjoyed on any occasion? Definitely.

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Photo of Kevlee722
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 6,535 ratings
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