Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3625   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 yearís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankieboy007 (1) - Pottsboro, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
Poured a dark brown, a small tan head, without much lacing. Strong brew with a smoky, bitter flavor, but a nice aftertaste. Seems like a bitter chocolate taste, with some hints of fruit in the aftertaste, and a nice alcohol finish. Havenít tried many dopplebocks, but this is the best Iíve had, will definitely buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Interesting! Purs very dark like a stout or a porter. A small off-white head, no appreciable lacing. A distinct aroma, but canít place it. Mouthfeel a little on the light side. The taste is also hard to place, maybe toffee and malt, but something else to. A very slight bitterness. I like it and will have to try it again to try and figure it out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2005
After many times having this beer, I cannot for the life of me figure out its main flavor, which is delicious! But itís almost frustrating and keeps me buying it again and again to figure it out! Pours dark brown, unlike the image on this page which is more red. The head is just like the image, light tan. Okay, the mysterious element of this brew is experienced in the nose and taste. Letís see. Its some brilliant combination of dark toffee, strong nutmeg, spicy vanilla, hazelnut, jesus I donít know, but Iíve never tasted its flavor so pronounced in other doppelbocks. Extremely drinkable. Iíll be dwelling on this one for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Pours a deep dark ruby with a nice 1 finger tan head that dissapears fairly quick. Aroma of... plum? Toffee? Something dark and sweet lurks within. First sip... boy, thatís smooth. Flavor - sweet yet bitter chocolate. Or a dark caramel. Bit of pepper on the aftertaste. A great bock. Full of flavors, smooth, and very drinkable.

   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 Iíll need to try a few more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Okay, Iíll 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 (1672) - 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?

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