Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Tried at an Old Chicago and thought it one of the best on their menu. Malty. Chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Pours a deep red color, pretty much black, with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with almost a dark fruity sweetness to it. This beer starts sweet and malty and ends with a chocolate bitter aftertaste. In my opinion the bitterness at the end is a little too strong.. Still a great brew though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has a rich and creamy texture with a hint of vanilla and a nice chocolatey aftertaste. A bit overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Bottle, rerate

Pours a lush brown with amber highlights. Nice head and spotty lace. Aroma is molasses and a touch of plum, with some definite red wine in their as well. Flavor is a touch of smoke, candy, chocolate, and a bit of java. Palate flows smoothly. A bit pricey, but worth it. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a dark, dark brown with very little head. Flavor is slightly bitter with a somewhat warming aftertaste. This is good, but I have to say I think this is a little bit overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Bottled. Poured into snifter, it gave generous head which slowly ceased as the drink went on...looks coal black on the table, blood red when held to the light, some lace, lightly carbonated. A massive Munich malt-type nose, a bit of darker roasty or chocolate in the background. Full bodied brew that drinks like velvet. Flavor is full of melanoidins...carmelized malt. It lingers and lingers a bit more. If there are hops in here, I can’t find them beneath the mountains of malt. Rich beer, extravegant on the malt. A lager I can love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 After many, many tastings and ratings of this here brew. My score will remain the same. This is the beer that , well, started me drinking something other than BMC. However, I find it much less tastey then on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
This is A great beer, I give it to friends at work, when they help me out! It has a high alc content, but drinks very smoothly, Dark, rick flavor, but not overpowering, very nice on the palate, one of my favorite beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours like oil, deep and black. Aroma is like espresso. Flavor is a coffee,toffee and chocolate mix. Very nice and probably one of the best of its kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep ruby red with a very thick tan head that left beautiful lacing all the way down the glass. Rich and full aroma, mainly sweet malts with a slight soapy floral hint underneath. Roasted malt flavor at the start that goes sweet in the middle and gives way to a nice roasted/bitter coffee finish. Hops abounded throughout the entire body. The head was wonderfully creamy and silky and combined wonderfully with the body. [[200th Rating]]

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