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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3562   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
JerseySlim (1) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
Thick, almost syrupy palate. Pours a nice dark brown color with a tan head. The lacing is quite good. Flavor is outstanding; very smooth, with the smallest bit of sharpness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2005
A very pleasant doppelbock. Nice dark amber color, mine had a thin head. Slightly sweet, slightly metallic taste. Good, but I do feel its overrated.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RockYerFaceOff (32) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost like cola. Hints of ruby coloring. Has a big, thick creamy tan head. Aroma is intoxicating (inadvertant pun). Very rich aroma full of varying fragrances. Amazing taste. Very dry finish with a bit of smoke. Very rich flavor. Slight metallic tinge to it By far my favorite. Truly a treat to the senses. Itís too bad itís so expensive. Will rerate later on to make sure that my senses arenít numb because itís late.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This is a great beer. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with molasses, anise, maple, vanilla, and a bit of woodsiness. It seems like I detect a new flavor every time I take a sip, too many to list - do yourself a favor and try this brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Great beer. Worth trying it despite its price. Best double bock Iíve ever had. Light brown full bodied head is lasting. Beautiful dark cherry color. Malty goodness for sure, ends with a slight hop flavor. Good balance- nice compexity

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Re-Rate- Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Clear very dark brown color, brown head. Nose is dark fruit, malt dominates both the nose and body as it should. (My Goat fell in during the pour!!!!) Pours a dark deep brown with beautiful thick foamy off white head. the lacing sticks to the wall of the vessel as is poured. Aroma is full of cereal (wheaties) and dark malt. Lots of cherries and darker fruits as well. Flavor is big and malty, full of dark fruit, and roasted toffee/caramel. Palate is somewhat acidic/sour. Finish is uneventful. 7-4-8-3-15

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jb (2756) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Wow. So dark I couldnít see through it, thick brown head. Banana and spices in the aroma. Sweet chewy palate but balanced nicely with hops and added grain. A wonderful beer. I was surprised thinking this was a mass-market offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Its the only doppelbock Iíve had so I donít know what it should taste like....But it is chocolatey and carmely and has a rum like quality to it. Medium to low carbonation and a nice thick head. I liked it but I think it has a "weird" taste in the finish that I canít describe and donít like all that much so....Its good....but probably would not buy again due to so many other beers out there that I like more. Its ok.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Black/dark brown. Creamy tan head. Roasted malt and bananas in the nose. Flavor to match with roasted coffee aftertaste. Hints of chocolate coming into the aroma and flavor as it warms. Subtle hops throughout also. Decent lacing. Medium/full- closer to medium body. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Smells of caramel, chocolate. Roasty. Pours dark with an off white head. Tastes of deep chocolate; very roasty. Smell is very chocolaty half way through. Taste is even more chocolate. after taste is a little bit of bitterness, but not too much. Head moves down with the beer, not clinging too much to the glass. Its getting better as it goes. Much more roastiness towards the bottom. Rerate: Changed a few categories after finishing the beer. Deffinatly gets better as the glass gets lower.


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