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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3366   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Really nice might be buzzing.....:-P...:-o.............................

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BarleyandVine (47) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
There is nothing as magnificent as this German Doppelbock! One of the most difficult beers to brew! Get a taste of this soon!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (253) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is intense: coffee, chocolate, iodine, smoke. Creamy, full body. Bitter ending, long and round. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astrozombie (38) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Coco and malt aroma strong on the coco. Nice appearance dark brown with tawn head. Taste is very balanced for a dark. Coco, malts, cherry some hops. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Pours a deep hazy brown with receding tan head. Lovely smooth doppelbock flavours, rich and comforting and a decent malt sweetness. Could’ve easily sunk a pint of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (348) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber, red in colour, white head. In aroma malty, melanoidin notes, also bread, dried fruits and some chocolate?! In taste caramel, toasted malt, fruitsŁ raisins and plums. Medium bodied, oily in texture, medium carbonated with medium bitterness at the end. Really well done beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Really tasty beer. Brings the heat off the edge. This is a medium looking beer and really nice taste and palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4958) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
330 ml. bottle from Malt Attacks. Shared @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. A very, very long time want. I have been wanting to try this one since forever. BBF 09/2015. Dark ruby amber, little tanned head. Nose is rather umami, fish guts, DE lager profile with lots of sugar, malty, umami, note takes a bit away from it for me, light nuts & oxidation. Taste is big umami, fish guts, DE yeast, strong DE lager with a reasonable amount of sugar sweetness, spices & herbs figure big time, quite herbal, umami,… Typical body for the style. Seeming faint oxidation. I am not the biggest fan of this king of profile. Looking at my rating, I am not a particularly big fan of doppelbock’s in general. Decent but I would have loved to have enjoyed this more. Bummer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3765) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
On bottle from Ølbutikken. Dark amber color, ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, some caramel. Medium/full body & complexity . On the sweet side. Very Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (739) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
The nose never lies and this beer’s pear dropish deep prune bouquet is everything this beer sould be. Dark rich brown in colour with perfect carbonation and a smooth body with good sap makes this such a stupidly easy beer to love. An undisputed world classic which should be way ahead of all those Frankenstein beers on the ratebeer Top 250.


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