Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3269   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
Black is beautiful. Wonderful pure malt aroma. Yeasty, malty flavour that is a bit like vegemite. That's real good folks. Exquisite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Okay, this stuff is just overall great. Dark brown in colour towards the center and lighter on the outside of the glass. Thick frothy bubbly brown head. The nose is full of malts with a sharp kick of hops, Sweet malty yet alchohol-ish. The nose is very kinetic. The taste is very malty and roasted. It starts malty and rich but smoothe and finishes with a very clean charred or heavily roasted flavor. Overal it is very easy to drink and does warm up well. I was actually sad when my glass was empty.

Rerate: 4-3-06. As my palate has evolved I really cant justify having rated this so high. Going down from a 4.5 to 4.2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Very dark amber. Thin head but nice. Great aroma. Roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel. Fruit and smoke on finish. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Good bere. It had a licorice taste, with a hint of prune taste after the first sip. Nice, dark color.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 WOW!This Beer poured a nice dark color with a thin disappearing head.Fantastic malt/caramel aroma.I was hooked on my first sip.Fantastic complex malt flavor.This is my new favorite beer.Awsome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Dark, like the darkest amber but not quite brown. Handsome however slightly thin head. Beautiful aroma is where this bock really starts to shine...roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel, butter, alcohol. Layered, but smoothly transitioned complexities of malt and hops. Fruit and smoke on finish, like BBQ bananas. If this was less pricey it would be ultimate everyday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3164) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
A very good commercial Doppelbock. Rich malty and complex, you won't get it any better unless you brew it yourself. Worthy of all the positive statements others have made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Get some malty caramel with some raisin? in the nose. Pours with a big head. Taste finishes with some malty roast bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate just dance in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Sweet aroma of fruit and English malts and a nice smokeyness. The appearance is nice dark brown with large tan head. The flavor is sweet at first with a smokey malty finish - seems a bit off, maybe an old bottle? Not a huge fan of this one, but then again I'm not a huge fan of anything remotely related to English malts or a brown ale. One night of intense tasting and I'd had enough of them...

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