Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3422   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7644) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hangover (1094) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Excellent. Apperance and flavor are close to a sweet stout. Very smooth and easy to drink. Well worth the extra cost. A must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Pours almost opaque dark brown in my tulip glass (close as I could get :P). Shines a brilliant red if held up to a light. Head is decent and rocky, but quickly fades to a ring and a few scattered bubbles. Aroma is of dark malts, a bit nutty, slightly alcoholic. Has a bit of a sharp hop essence to it as well. The flavor is very subtle... not a lot jumps out at the beginning. As it warms up, some roasted character comes through in the aroma and flavor, a bit of smoke, rich malts. It remains a bit subtle and subdued for my tastes though. Body is thick and creamy throughout. Very enjoyable, I’m glad I went back to it, as I really didn’t enjoy it the first time I had it. Probly drank it too cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Pours a very enticing brown amber, reminiscent of a scotch ale. A large 1’’ cream-colored head gives off an aroma of burnt sugar, nutmeg, and subtle hints of orange peel. The flavor follows through with nutmeg, chocolate, coffee, and tannin. This stuff is super-smooth, making it even more of a pleasure to drink. Superb!

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