Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3213   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Nice foamy head. Black-chocolate in color. Sweet aroma with a hint of malt. Very balanced in flavor. Interesting play between the sweetness and roasted malt flavors. An excellent doppelbock. Not very complex. This bottle could use a little more aging maybe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2003
I always keep coming back to this beer. Foamy head, rich color. A full bodied flavor with a rich, dry mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced in every way. It's amazing that this beer goes well with so many dishes. Yes, this is liquid bread. Pure heaven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
this was a mother of a beertasting because i almost forgot about this one. here was a welcome depth and beauty of conception that is sometimes lacking in all those big earnest american beers with their lists of ingredients. beautiful aroma of honey, dark malt and hersbrucker herbalness. Taste is beautifully structured - first juicy toffee and deep malt, then hints of nuttiness and rye, then a long dry finish with just a touch of tartness. so deep and malty but not sticky in any way - slides down your gullet almost like a czech pilsener.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
I like these kinds of bocks, not sickly sweet and sticky as a lot of bocks tend to be, this was kind of in the mold of the Andechser. Beautiful soft, lightly buttery, raisiny, caramelly, chocolatey, malts. A touch sweet, but dries out towards the end. Nice texture. A good bock.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2003
An excellent beer. Dark, full bodied but without the burnt tast commonly found in this style. Well balanced malty with adequate hopps. Great nose and flavor to match. I was supprised to some degree. Tan mostly lasting head. A very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Appearance: dark brown with respectable tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, just a hint of hops; overall a slightly sweet very appealing odor. Warm, full, malty, slightly smoky flavor that thankfully lingers. Excellent job of balancing several malts, and hops to create a very complex brew. Of note: a little expensive ($3.99 per bottle) to enjoy on a very frequent basis .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUN 6, 2003
Wow! A really great bock beer. I can't believe I haven't tried it before now, but I know why. It isn't cheap. I paid $10 for 4 bottles of it. Poured out a deep chocolate brown color with a muddy tan head. Left a decent lacing all the way down the side of the glass. Aromas mostly of roasted malts, with a citrus hop aroma to it as well. Looks almost like a stout. Tastes strongly of malts, with an alcohol bite to it as well. Very warming to the old gut. A complex beer if ever there was one. Slight hops middle to it. Coats the tongue & palate with a thick, chewy consistency. Almost a meal in itself. Goes very well with my special meatloaf & roasted potatoes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Finally able to get my hands on some of this brew and it was well worth the wait. Superb aroma of sweet malts, caramel, and some grain in there too, but all is perfectly balanced saying "drink me". Deep rich colors with a generous head that leaves a clingy lace on the glass, Flavor was sweet off the top transitioning smoothly into a solid malt base and finishing dry and clean. Positivly a world class beer that I will now keep in my regular selection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sambo (3) - huntington beach, California, USA - MAY 31, 2003 does not count
Its not often that something with as much aclaim, holds up its end. From the wonderful head when pooured, to the after taste that makes you want more. If this beer was school work, it would definately be on the fridge, or at least in the fridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2003 This is probably one of the best dopplebocks in my opinion. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is earthy and grainy. Almost like an oat aroma that is sweet. Great blending of malts, some obviously roasted. Very smooth and drinkable. Slightly sweet and fruity. Another great beer from a great brewer.

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