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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3134   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Celebrator has a creamy head of tight bubbles contrasting beautifully with its profound dark robe. It is full-bodied and velvety from half a year’s aging. Although it is strong, it is not overpowering. There is a wonderful and complex balance between the various malts, the alcohol and the subtle hops. A complex fruitiness of roasted malt and whole hop flowers make Celebrator great as a party drink with friends and family at celebrations. Despite its richness, it has a faintly smoky dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Pours muddy brown with slight tan head. Aroma is slightly floral, a bit woody (can’t put my finger on it), and a litlte hoppy. Taste is rich...I get strong caramel and chocolate notes, roasted malt (excellent!) and toffee. I sense a bit of a floral hop on the finish. I could drink this all day long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thick tan head. Nose is toffee and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and brown sugar. A great doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, stark fruchtig süß, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (160) - - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a beige head that leaves no lacing. Vague aroma of pine and malt. Lightly bitter taste that is also quite light in the finish. Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation and a brief finish. Balanced but thin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (67) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap it at Unos Hamilton this is a defining Doppelbock. Clear pale amber with no head and just a hint of bitter on the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dunn4040 (84) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Deep brown pour with a thin tan head made of tight forming bubbles. Aroma is dark malts, molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate. Incredibly rich flavor. Dark roasted malt flavors, wood, hints of bitter chocolate. Delicious, rich, and refreshing all at the same time. Sets the standard for Dopplebocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (58) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Nicola. Pours a reddish cola color with tiny khaki head. Aroma is rich roasted grain, prunes, toffee, banana, spice, cherry cobbler, fruity Ethiopian coffee. Taste is plums, ripe cherry, soft milk chocolate, coffee. A beautiful blending of doppelbock flavors with slightly more stout-like roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av karamell, torkad frukt, svagdricka, malt, honung med chokladtoner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (477) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 22, 2014
Mahagony clear colour with fine red wine traces, lightly CO2 propelled with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with light notes of leather, tobacco and dried fruits develop and a hint of metallic off-flavour, too. Full bodied yet pleasantly lively offering a slick texture of sweet roast aroma, light liquorice and tobacco notes. Lasting finish with a malt and alcoholic sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Very malty; roasty malts, coffee, caramel, toffee, smoked malts. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Hoppy; moderate hops. Warming alcohol. Sweet malty fruity throughout; some dryness in the finish. Enjoyable. Nice beer!

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