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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3339   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 Definately one of the best beers I have ever had. Great deep dark hues accented by a head of a beautiful shade of tan. It's funny how the head looks so much better on a beer that radiates an ambrosial aroma like celebrator. Complex flavor, tastes too many things to even begin to describe them. Great all around.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Bottled
Dark ruby color, small steady creamy coffee head. Aroma is very complex: different berries and malt. Taste is full-bodied: bittersweet berries, coffee and roasted malt. Finishing long and bittersweet, very warming. This is an excellent beer BUT overrated. (10/4/6/4/15 3.9)
Re-rated, bottled 33cl (BB 04/2006)
Almost opaque very bark ruby color with cappuchino head. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malts, this needs to be warmed up before you can smell anything. Medium to full bodied, roasted, slightly hoppy, some chocolate and woody notes in the finish. Long roasted aftertaste. This bottle had not bittersweet notes what a bottle a year ago had. (8/5/8/4/17 4.2)
Earlier Rating: 2/7/2004 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle (with label "Winter-bock" the most likely same beer with another label)
Big tanned head. Very dark brown colour, almost black. Malty delicious aroma. Palate a little bit similar to dark Kozel. Not too strong but still enough tasty palate to make this very enjoyable beer. Starts alcoholic, ending slightly bitter and then turning to sweety aftertaste. 39 (8-5-7-4-15)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2445) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Deep brown in colour with a long lasting beige head. The aroma was amazing full of rich malt, caramel sweetness, smoke, molasses and some cookies. The flavour was of molasses, very malty, rich, very creamy, smooth with a bit of gingerbread. Full bodied. Finishes with a long mild bitterness. Many thanks to Steve for sharing his only bottle of this with me. You should have bought more!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Good god what was I thinking. I can't get this one in my local stores so when I was away one time I picked up one of their last two. I decided to only buy one so I had money to buy something else. Now that I realize what a heavenly nectar this is I'm feeling like a road trip.

Anyways, back to the rating: spectacular aroma and appearance. I didn't want to drink it for fear of not having it sitting there to smell and look at. Rich dark brown body with an absolutely delicious looking creamy tan head. Sweet and malty and slightly chocolately and slightly fruity - but earthy fruits - and perhaps some caramel and molasses. Flavour is more chocolately than I expected and reveals greater complexity as it lingers in your mouth. Truly wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2410) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Huge light brown head of very fine bubbles. Excellent aroma of roasted grains, sweet malts, molasses and a hint of raisins. Color is a very dark reddish brown. Flavor is good and complex with notes of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of alcohol. Creamy smooth in the mouth and leaves a thin film remaining. Finish is a little sweet and clingy with a more roasted flavor. A very good beer that deserves to be among the best.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 From a bottle (with the oh-so-cool little plastic white goat hanging on it)- This is simply the best bock beer there is... with a complex, roasted malty aroma and taste, I celebrate Celebrator!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
The Beer Dean (5) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2004 does not count
A thick malty beer. Get a big slice of chocolate torte a fork and go to town.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Very creamy, very well balanced. Something almost fishy about the aroma hidden within the malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 This is the cream of the crop for the dopplebocks. Very smooth balanced beer that goes down very easy. Especially good with a bit of cholate to bring out roast

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
One of the best dopplebocks out there. Dark amber-brown color with a tan head and good lacing. Palate is velvety smooth with a dark chocolate flavor. finish is dry and smokey. This is a great beer.


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