Ayinger

Celebrator Doppelbock

A rich, dark elixir with cascading layers of malt complexity balanced by elegant hops. Notes of toffee, caramel, graceful dark-malt roastiness, and the essence of barley. Lager fermentation leads to clean flavors and pinpoint conditioning. Semi-dry finish.

Style
complex complex lager Rich
Stats
ABV: 6.7% - OG: 1.074 - IBU: 24
Ingredients
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
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History

Doppelbocks (“double bocks”) were probably first brewed in the 17th century by monks in Bavaria – a stronger version of bock beers that originated in Einbeck, Germany. Doppelbocks are usually rich, malty lagers; usually dark-colored; the names often end with the suffix “-ator.” Ayinger Celebrator is probably little changed from the doppelbock first brewed at Ayinger in 1878; Ayinger’s doppelbock was once called “Fortunator” but this global classic is called “Celebrator” around the world now.

Serving Suggestion

Pastries and desserts, roast goose, cured ham, smoked duck, wild turkey, filet with Dijon sauce, chanterelles, Tournedos Rossini, Châteaubriand. Enjoy with a fine cigar after dinner. Serve in stemmed tumbler at 50 °F.

Stats and Nutrition

Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 24 per case with plastic goat on neck (case of six 4-packs)
30-liter kegs.
Stats
ABV: 6.7% - OG: 1.074 - IBU: 24
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Nutritional Info
Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 260; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 23 g (8% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 3 g (5% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Accolades

US Open Beer Championship
2021
European Beer Challenge
May 2021
World's Best Lager - Strong
World Beer Awards
2019
Ratebeer.com
September 2020
Men's Health
Dec. 30,2019
World Beer Awards
2019
Country Silver
World Beer Awards
2018
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
2018
Beeradvocate
January 2020
World Beer Championships
2017
Gold Medal, Strong Lager
World Beer Awards
2017
"Best Dark Lager"
Canadian International Beer Awards
May 2017
"Number Twelve Beer of 2015," 95 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
December 2015
One of the Top 100 Beers in the World
Men's Journal
November 2015
Gold Medal - Germany's Best Doppelbock
World Beer Awards
2015
Gold Medal, Amber/Dark Lager/Bock category
Calgary (AB) Beer Fest
May 2015
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
May 2015
Ratebeer.com
Feb. 2015
Men's Journal Magazine
Nov. 2014
Ratebeer.com
Feb. 2014 & 2015
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
2014, 2010
97 Points - a "well-balanced, classic doppelbock"
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
2014
"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection
A. Tierney-Jones
2010
Platinum Medal & Top-Rated Doppelbock
World Beer Championships
1995, 96, 97, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11
Best International Lager
Calgary Brewfest
2008
Five Stars ("Supreme")
Beverage Experts
Jan. 2007
Gold Medal and "Top Strong Lager,"
Helsinki Beer Fest
2004
"World classic"
Michael Jackson