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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3362   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.


4.1
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2004
The class of the doppelbocks. Unique amongst the competition, with a more chocolate-like finish (as opposed to a sweeter, carmel-like flavor that several others of the style display). Dark, with a foamy tan head. Good lacing and retention. Every time I've done taste-tests with other doppelbocks, Celebrator wins. Long live the king!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Dark amber color with a nice, creamy tan head that sticks around a while. Malty and dark fruit aroma. Roasted caramel, toffee flavors with very little hops. A very good beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 6, 2004
My first beer rate, so don't take me to seriously until I get this down pat. However I must say, I am extremly impressed with this beer. From the bottle, to the aroma, to the head and the taste. It was one of the best beers I've had. Yes my first rate, but not my first beer. I also have plenty if anyone is willing to trade ;-).

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
First of all, this beer comes in one of my favorite bottles. I love the little ram tag that hangs from the neck. The bottle, the label, the pendant, they all say class. And class is exactly what you get when you pour a glass of this beer. From the big creamy brown head that lasts forever and leaves some sweet lacing to the perfectly carbonated cola colored body. This is an incredibly complex beer. The aroma is fruity, malty, bittersweet, smoky, satisfying and lively. Sometimes the aroma is crisp, fresh and yeasty; other times it is that of fresh raw wort. Flavors of malt, hops, lingering alcohol, and assorted fruits combine to create a magical taste experience. With each sip the flavor profile changes: sometimes you get roasted malt, sometimes full hop flavor, sometimes smoky alcohol kisses, always delicious. This is one of those beers that would be great to have on hand all the time and yet is better left for those special occasions where only a beer called Celebrator will do. Simply one of the best!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Thick, creamy tan head. Body is black, good fruity, malt aromas. Burnt malt flavors, witha slightly bitter finish. Wow, what a beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Huge creamy light brown head... almost total black body... slight red hue comes through. I pick up good amounts of fruit in the aroma, but its a bit light in strength. Apple, peach, concord grape. A bit toasty also. Tastes of burnt oak, cherry, blueberry, maple, molasses. Very sweet, but not overly or fake sweet. Slight burnt bitter finish. Fairly thick and creamy. I really enjoyed this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottk (8) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2004 does not count
Very complex dark to black beer. Delicious creamy head. Full bodied but not overly so. Great example of the style.


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