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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3353   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
Excellent example of the style. Appropriately sweet with a carbon-brown sugar aftertaste. great mouthfeel. Best, of course, on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (molasses, bread, roasted grain/nuts), trace hops (herbs), with light notes of cardboard / nut shells. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Haven’t had a notable bottle of this in a LONG time. Not much going on in the nose or mouth, a dull and boring beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - APR 13, 2004
Very sweet, chocolatey. A profound but not too dark robe encircles this beer. Flavourful but not bitter. My daughter cannot get enough of the goat charm. A true 'celebrator.'

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (972) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2004
Poured out of the 12 oz. bottle with a cool little goat pendant hanging on the neck into a 16 oz goblet. Dark brown opaque dense body with ruby red highlights when held up against the light. Nice two inch tall khaki colored head formed after pouring, but soon dissipated to a thin soapy ring of bubbles. Lacing around the glass is relatively moderate. Aroma was that of plums, raisins, and hazelnuts. Taste was vinous and fruity with notes of sweet molasses, caramel, dark fruits, roasted nuts, and spices. There were also some burnt smoky flavors evident. Creamy mouthfeel is smooth like satin. The aftertaste was dry and the only place where the hops stepped out. Nice find at Ziggy’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2004
What else is there to say. Creamy head with chocolate, coffee and caramel. Great lacing. Mouthfeel is phenomenal. Smooth as silk. Excellent brew for any occasion or no occasion. Highly recommended. A little pricey but well worth the investment. My favorite beer to date.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 4, 2004
Damn this is good! The aftertaste melts into the tongue. Smooth smooth smooth. Did I mention it was smooth?

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2004
Pours very dark with an off white head that doesn't stay around long. Chocolate, coffee overtones with a malty, chewy texture. It wasn't winter when I drank it, but this would be a nice winter beer because it has a nice warmness to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2004
translucent cherry-brown with red-orange edges. thick & creamy dark tan head and long lasting lace. sweet roasted malt nose. faint floral note. taste starts sweet like a mocha, then light hop finish. mild carbonation in between. bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. It's great that such a good beer is so widely available.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Bottle (Thanks Mike!): Dark opaque brown, nice creamy tan head that trails lace profusely. Nose is carmel, brown sugar, maple syrup with a malty, full aroma. Roasted malt prevails with subtle hop support. Tastes less weet that most other doppel bocks, full mouthfeel, roasted malts forward with rich roundness of flavors--hops, chocolate, brown sugar, praline--no single part overwhelming in iteself. Finish is semi-sweet with a residual roast malt taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 Tan head with a very creamy foam. Deep malt aroma, very aromatic caramel smell with no hop aroma up front. A fruit nose detected upon warm-up. Dark brown to black in color leaving a lovely lace behind. Sweet chocholate dominant flavor. Alcohol on tip of tongue. Nice hop back taste with a rich full body of malt middle. Milky finish. As close to a hot fudge sunday as a beer can get. UPDATE 4/11/6: If you allow this to sit for about 90 minutes in your glass, it actually smells like CHEESE!


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