Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3611   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
signel (1) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
Armoa was standard bock with a hit of sweetness. Appearance was brownish with thick white/tan head. The flavor was excelent with a bit of bitter aftertaste that was perfect. Overall this is a top of the crop dopplebock. If only shiner could come up with something similar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Lovely creamy head on this one. I got hits of licorice and caramel with a slight touch of smokiness. Felt bubbly against the tongue but not distractingly. Peppery finish lingered on pleasantly afterwards. Very elegant beer. I think I’ll need to try a few more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Okay, I’ll admit this beer is pretty good, but the best doppelbock available? Not in my book. A little too bitter, and less flavorful than others. Still a solid offering by Ayinger, but certainly overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2005
this beer is smooth, dark, and just plain good. Strong malty flavor dark and rich -- finishes slightly sweet and wanting more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2005
pours dark brown with a light head that sticks around. body is smooth and flavor is crisp. little aftertaste remains after swallowing that i dont care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours dark brown with about a half inch of tan head. Has a slightly chocolatey aroma. Mouthfeel is a little thick. Not as much taste as I was expecting. It kind of tastes like a watered down imperial stout. Malty and some subtle hops. Pretty good but not one of the best beers in the world, in my opinion. But what do I know?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3403) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2006 Malty, creamy, full bodied, and velvety. slightly smoky dryness in the finish. Re-rate now that I know a little more about these things. Very nice and well balanced beer. Reminds me of fresh bread. Yeast is apparent but the malt and complexity take over.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CajunCelebratr (6) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005 does not count
My first Doppelbock experience -- how could anything else compare. A nice creamy head on an almost black body. Liquid chocolate. Can taste the malt, but it is not overpowering. Hints of vanilla on the nose with a hint of spice. Clean, dry, crisp finish. My first love. . .I will never forget you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 pours good and dark with a nice foamy off-white head, aroma of citrus, nutty, and of slightly roasted malts, good taste same as the aroma, no hidden surprises, a damn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 26, 2005
Pours deep brown with a small off white head. Malty nutty aroma. Very full nutty, malty taste as well. Dark fruit taste as well. Lingering aftertaste. Well made.

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