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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kosh (20) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 last night i had a salvator for the first time, tonight i had my first celebrator! even though these two tastings were a day apart, my first thought was that they tasted very similar, but after a few sips of the celebrator i noticed it had a more roasted flavor but certainly not overdone! like the salvator, hops are barely noticable but balance out the malts quite well. celebrator costs about .75 cents more per bottle than salvator. both of these are great beers but even if they were the same price, i’d have to give a slight preference towards the salvator. celebrator is ’indeed’ a great beer, but perhaps a bit overated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QueenRubyHound (1) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2004 does not count
Hrm...this is the first beer I’ve tried in a while. Some very hoppy beers kinda put me off for a while. Anyway, I slurped away for a while at this one. It was very malty and tasty! Chocolate, figs, good stuff. Gave me a slight case of the carbonation sniffles. Two paws up! Arrroooo!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 2012-08-10. Very dark brown body, modest tan head. 3+ Modest aroma, dusty malt, caramel and toasty malt accents, very light earthy hints. Flavour is quite malt forward, sweet malt has caramel and sugar notes, light toasty malt and caramel accents balance it a bit, but there is little bitterness. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate. Enjoyable, very malt-centric. 7/4/7/4/16 Bottle from LCBO approximately a year old

2004-07-XX. Nice ruby tinged brown body sports a light brown/beige head. Aroma is slightly roasted malt, which becomes more prominent as the glass goes on. Medium to full bodied it progresses pleasantly across the tongue. Flavour is dominated by sweet malt with a hint of roast and nuttiness, but mostly a sweet maltiness with just enough balancing bitterness. Long lingering aftertaste, this one grows on you quickly after a few sips. 8/4/8/18 - 4.1 Thank you Mustang3 for this bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Smells like vanilla Coke. Nice dark brown color with creamy head. Hint of fruitiness among the excellent roasted malts. Enough sweetness to keep me happy and no alcohol burn or taste. Very, very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Cost me $12 for four 11.2 oz bottles. Very dark with an off white head. A roasted sweet aroma. Thick and malty with a sweet chocolate taste, as well as fruit and a slight hint of coffee. Not worth the price I paid, but very smooth and tasty. I think this would be even better during the cold winter around with the fire going.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Like reddish chocolate. Caramel and molasses. Complex with flavors coming from several different directions. Perhaps I even tasted a hint of vanilla. Wonderful all around beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Bottle. Dark beer with a big off-white head. Nice roasted sweet malt aroma with some molasses. Roasty flavor with a sweet malt and some fruitiness. Well balanced, but it has a slight sweetness that hides the alcohol well. Very well done, rich and complex but easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 beautiful beer. blackish with some dark red shining through. decent head that very slowly dissipates. extreme malt flavor that as described below has many complexities. definate molases taste. some chocolate. feels thick in the mouth. dry alcohol finish. an unforgettable ride

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Near black pour with red shining through on the edges. Powerful aroma you can smell from 2 feet away. Aroma of yeast, malt, molasses, chocolate, vanilla.. it goes on and on. Taste is complex and I’m not sure my description could do it justice. Chocolate, malt, fruit, coffee, bread, yeast and those hops just tickling the palette throughout. Finish was dry, slightly bitter and an excellent end to this excellent brew. Probably the best dark beer I have had thus far. Actually lives up to my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10786) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 Bottle. Pours dark brown and clear with a medium sized, light tan head, persistent with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toffee) with sherry-like notes of plum and grape. Low earthy hop notes. Melanoidin rich aroma. Flavor is a strong malt with fruit notes (plum, prune, dates) and a light, spicy hop finish. Some alcohol is present but not harsh. Very clean lager character. Medium-full body with a clean creaminess. Carbonation is medium-low.


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