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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3168   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 I've sampled this one numerous times. It used to leave me feeling "underwhelmed". The flavors are subtle and tend to come together very late... near the last sip. Strong cola elements have also interfered with my ability to completely fall in love with this beer. However, after repeated samples and finally finding the temperature that works best with it, I'm growing increasingly fond of this complex but subtle and delicate brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2003
One hell of a double bock. Full-bodied, dark brown, malty with excellent aroma and flavor. Hints of chocolate, carmel, and molasses with a toasted flavor in there somewhere.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2003 Pure heaven! Dark brown, nice tan head. Aroma is malt, toffee. Toasty, full bodied.. molasses, malty. I'm in love.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Oh wow this is good. Creamy with a bite. Full-bodied and complex. Toasty with molasses and a bitter finish. This is a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 10, 2003
Brown body, great beige head. Caramel, smoked, molasses aroma. But the best part is the taste, rich in toasted malt and toffee, but yet smooth and balanced. Medium/full body. Persistent, delicious bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Excellent brew,a bit strong though. Malty and flavorful. Kinda hard to find.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
malty and flavorful, but im not a bock man.. was not aware of the high ranking of this beer until after purchase... i dont feel it should be a top ranked beer or top dopplebock

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Dark colored beer with a proper tan head. Sweet malty, powerful aroma. A really great smelling brew. What an outstanding beer. Complex, sweet malty flavor. A complex beer that meshes the malt and hops very well

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Wow!!! Obviously the standard by which all doppelbocks will be measured. What a delight to smell. Dominant aroma is malt in many layer with many interpretations. Included are bread, molasses, coffee, and alcohol, oh and dont forget the roasted nuts. Beer pours up beautiful creamy light brown head which is partially retained. There is some light lacing. Color of beer is ruby-brown. Flavor is wonderful and complex. Layer after layer of sweet malt and just a touch of chewiness. This is an experience worth repeating over and over.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Slightly less than dark black. Brown head. Stuffy and musty stale roasted wood aroma. Thick murky burnt campfire smoke and bourbon are the most prominent flavors.


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