Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

6,486 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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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany with tan head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Smells of sweet malted barley bread. Also of freshly mowed grass, and molasses.

Sweet molasses followed by malty mouth feel crisp grass freshness, and finishing with grape wine notes slightly dry. A very nice double bock.

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Photo of jman005
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Pours a deep brown and ruby. Tan head does not stick around long.

Smell is sweet malt,yeasty dough and slight cherry aroma.

Sweet toasted malt flavor up front. Slight hop bitterness detected, balances the bigger malt flavor well.

Has a full mouth feel but not too heavy. Drinks smooth but the flavor stays with you.

Very drinkable, higher abv but drinks easy. Alcohol is a bit warming but does not hurt the drinkability.

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

Photo of horshack7
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a very dark mahogany almost brown with a beige head only about an inch tall.

Aroma: Brown bread, brown sugar, burnt hop notes. Raisins, molasses, plum mixed in as well. Faint wisps of vanilla bean.

Taste: Quite the malty backbone to this one notes of molasses, dark bread, raisins. The mouthfeel is very much smooth. Caramelized sugar, with a touch of smokiness in the back.

Notes: A very malty backbone very hearty. The drinkabilty of this is very good a dam tasty meal in a bottle. Cheers.

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

Served at Aroma's Cafe and Wine Bar in Augusta, GA. Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a mug.

Pours deep chestnut-mahogany, with reddish highlights when held to the light. The thick, fluffy, light brown head reaches a high peak before settling slowly, clinging nicely to the sides of the glass.

A thick, sweet, malty aroma fills the nose, with notes of toffee and chocolate. Some light herbal hop notes make their way through as well.

Full-bodied, with a rich and chewy mouthfeel, flavors of sweet caramel, toffee, and chocolate dominate the palate. Hop presence is minimal, with some herbaceous, slightly bitter hop notes balancing things out in the middle. Finishes with a thick, lingering sweetness, but one that is far from cloying.

A delicious drinker, and seemingly less-filling than many Doppelbocks out there, though perhaps owing to its minimalist serving size; either way, it retains all of the characteristics that make the style great, with the ubiquitous plastic Bock to go along with it.

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

A- Deep burgundy with a creamy light brown head.

S- Rich malty nose with raisin, burnt toffee, a milky sweetness, and a hint of molasses and cola.

T- The taste is sweet but not overly so. Dark milk chocolate, dates, woody, and root-like.

M- Silky and smooth for a very pleasant drinking experience.

D- A bit of warmth on the finish makes this a perfect cool weather beer.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotstuff
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle.When poured into my glass, this beer had a small head.I found this particular Doppelbock to be dark and creamy.There was some chocolate and fruity flavor to it.Not an overpowering Doppelbock.All in all, I was impressed with this Dopplebock and would definitely like to drink this brew again.

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Photo of loren01
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark brown with good sized white/brownish head, slight lacing down the glass
S: Smells very sweet, chocolatey scent also coming through
T: Roasted malt flavor, dark fruits, black licorice. Finishes slighly dry and bitter
M: Full bodied, a little too carbonated
D: Pretty good beer, wouldn't consider it a session beer but 1 worked out just about right.

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Photo of WakeandBake
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown, almost black, with a big creamy light brown head. Outstanding malty aroma with nutty roastiness, dark chocolate, caramel and some dark fruits. Flavor is sweet,earthy, rich, and malty with chocolate, some coffee, some roast. A caramelly sweet finish with mild notes of spicy hop bitterness and wood smoke that linger at the dry finish. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel ,Really great. A very complex malty treat that I would like to have again.

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Photo of Morakaton
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Popped a 12oz bottle and let it sit a moment. After about 2 minutes I had a touch of foam coming out of the neck. Poured into a tulip glass.

A nice deep brown with just a bit of ruby showing through when held up to light. Got a good foamy tan head that leaves a nice lacing.

Smells of dark roasted malts, prunes, nuts, and alcohol. Quite lovely indeed. I would say if heaven came out of a bottle it would be put in there in Germany.

Taste is fruity and nutty, a rich plum/prune flavor with a slightly bitter alcohol finish. This is really thick and complex. I will savor every taste of this one.

Nice, warming, fill-you-up kind of beer. I can see why the monks brewed this to get through their Lenten fast.

Highly recommend this one. It's my first authentic sampling of the style and I'm intrigued to say the least.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 6 & Save in New Kensington, PA.

Poured in a Gulden Draak tulip, a dark brown, near black with lots of ruby highlights throughout. Thin wisp of head, mild lacing.

Smell is great: bold caramel & toffee, like a Sugar Daddy. Stand-out.

Taste is greater, as it carries that smell up front, then builds in complexity with a tingue of bitterness midway, combined with slight heat from booze. Finishes the mouthfull with a grape & peach-like fruity tartness, & then steps up again with the caramel & toffee int he aftertaste. Gains a barley-wine like toasty intensity with some warmth. Sweet & very complex, love it!

Mouthfeel start moderate with a little bite to keep it from being a flat dessert drink. Builds & gets creamy.

KA-BOOM! This is awesome. So great to get a flavorful, malty brew that goes through so many movements & is complex enough to stay interesting til the end. My first exposure to this was years ago, was an eye-opening experience at the time, & it's wonderful to see it's held up so well over time. Definitely my favorite representation of the style.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Westuh
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of kevinlater
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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

Unknown vintage; drank 9/2/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle in the glass.

Brown/black/purple hue.

Big kaki head; decent lace.

Brown sugar, cinnamon & mild black coffee nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Root beer, cinnamon & black licorice flavor; mint smacks the lips as this warms. Drinkable & unique but a bit odd.

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Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Buckeye982
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of poskok
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachpaschal
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice beer here. Chocolatey malts with a little hop kickback, true to style. Some mocha caramel going on here. I felt the body was a little thin, but that way it, oh, and slightly overpriced. But a fine recommended beer and a very good brewery in Ayinger. A little head, disappated quickly and left a little lacing. Smell nothing great except a few fruit esthers. But an overall good brew!

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