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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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Super thick glowing dark brown color with deep red ruby highlights, light brown head of tight frothyness thats about a finger high, faded fast, gets some minimal spotty and stringy lace. Smell is tangy fruitish dark malts, quite a rich full nose with hints of ginger, brown sugar, favorable cookie dough, lightly roasty/toasty, some toffee, with dark fruit of plum and raisin notes. Taste is a ton of nice tangy dark malts, a bit of caramel and toffee up front, middle twinge of chocolate and slight hops into the finish which is mostly dark fruits and toffee with incredible lingering qualities of twingy, fruity malty tanged dryness. Feel is medium bodied, buttery smooth and lightly textured with a light tangy dryness in the finish. Very nice drinkablity, heavenly smooth and excellent creamyness makes for short work of the 12 ounces, need another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Pours a dark mahogany color with a mild tan head. There is extremely mild lacing--barely noticeable. Aroma is mildy banana--sort of like a Heifeweizen. Taste is very mild with a hoppy/bitter aftertaste that hits you a few seconds after you swallow. This is a very smooth beer, but the taste is rather mild and not very complex--maybe I was expecting way too much out of this beer? It’s really good, but I’m not so sure if it deserves such high marks. The palate is rather carbonated with a moderate heavy texture. A very good beer, but I think it may be a tad overrrated.------� aroma is still about the same, but I do detect a bit more roastiness. The appearance will be increased a point to 5/5 because this is gorgeous. The flavor of this is very nice. Slightly sweet to start turning very malty, caramelly, roasted, and slightly chocolatey. This is extremely smooth and doppelbock everyone should try to emulate. I increased the overall to 17 from 16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Very dark brown, almost black. Big frothy tan head and lots of lacing. Malty aroma and flavor with a little bit of sweet. Velvety feel with a dry finish. I'll keep coming back for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Good lacing effect, large head, velvety texture, malty, dark black, with a bitter after taste and the ram charm makes for a stylish bracelet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5254) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Very dark almost opaque with a large tan head. Roasted/maple sweet taste. Very creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Nice foamy head. Black-chocolate in color. Sweet aroma with a hint of malt. Very balanced in flavor. Interesting play between the sweetness and roasted malt flavors. An excellent doppelbock. Not very complex. This bottle could use a little more aging maybe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2003
I always keep coming back to this beer. Foamy head, rich color. A full bodied flavor with a rich, dry mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced in every way. It's amazing that this beer goes well with so many dishes. Yes, this is liquid bread. Pure heaven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
this was a mother of a beertasting because i almost forgot about this one. here was a welcome depth and beauty of conception that is sometimes lacking in all those big earnest american beers with their lists of ingredients. beautiful aroma of honey, dark malt and hersbrucker herbalness. Taste is beautifully structured - first juicy toffee and deep malt, then hints of nuttiness and rye, then a long dry finish with just a touch of tartness. so deep and malty but not sticky in any way - slides down your gullet almost like a czech pilsener.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
I like these kinds of bocks, not sickly sweet and sticky as a lot of bocks tend to be, this was kind of in the mold of the Andechser. Beautiful soft, lightly buttery, raisiny, caramelly, chocolatey, malts. A touch sweet, but dries out towards the end. Nice texture. A good bock.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2003
An excellent beer. Dark, full bodied but without the burnt tast commonly found in this style. Well balanced malty with adequate hopps. Great nose and flavor to match. I was supprised to some degree. Tan mostly lasting head. A very good beer.

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