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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3213   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Nice malty flavor. I haven't decided whether or not I like the aftertaste however. One sip I'll like it and the next I'll hate it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 Tasted in DC from Cairo. Deep dark brown colour, nice white head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, hints of chocolate. Flavour isn't as big as aroma. Subtle malty sweet chocolaty taste. Light hop flavour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Nice deep brown with reddish hues. Small fine head with good lacing. Nice rounded coffee flavor with the right touch of bitterness. A very good doppelbock!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Superb example of Doppelbock style. Poured a deep brown color with a generous head. Rich, luscious, smooth mothfeel. Celebrator was dominated by sweet caramel, raisins, and roasted malt flavors with subtle floral, fruity, and spicy notes. Very complex. A little pricy but very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Damn, this is overrated. I enjoyed it, yes. But I don't see myself having another one soon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Very good beer, sweet not overpowering very clean easy going down. The strength of the alchahol is hardly noticed. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
This beer starts out with a burnt fruit aroma, it smells a bit sweet. Dark brown to black in color. Supprisingly not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. A subtle mild burnt malt taste, with alcohol evident in the finish. Predominantly malty with a bit of hop bitterness evident. A hint of burn raisin flavor in it as well.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TADDYPRTR (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2003 does not count
Gorgeous beer! Dark and thick pour with an oak, malty and aged nose. Taste is full and lingering, chocolate. My absolute favorite beer. Of course i was a bit spoiled, it was my first real beer many years ago.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2003
This beer pours the normal yellow/golden color with a small head and little lacing on the glass. The aroma had nothing special that stood out to me … but my nose isn't great. I found the taste to be a little bitter although somewhat enjoyable for a doppelbock. This was a fairly enjoyable beer, but there are many others that I would prefer over it - it is far more hyped than I think it is worth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 A very beautiful beer. A dark, rich pour, with a porter like head, white, with hints of brown seeping through. Long lasting full bodied flavor with a full feel in the mouth. Chewy flavor, with plums, figs and raisins, very spicy and smokey, with a bit of a bite in the aftertaste. Highly recommended.


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