Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3369   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Wow, this is a hell of a doubble bock. Great looking beer with a serious foam crown. Roasted malty aroma with a definate presence of yeasts. Thick roasted malts taste with a slight bitter hoppy after taste. Great balance and a smooth palate make this d-bock a solid winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2004
am giving this brew the ultimate in high rankings because of its greatness, and I can see everyone else who has tried one agrees. I have been drinking this one for years. last night a friend and I had a few over at my place, and I took some notes. Pours deep chocolate brown, nice tan head with excellent retention. Thick lace adheres well to glass. Aroma is like cookie dough and bread combined. Malty sweetness is the first thing I come up with upon drinking, and then this flavor rapidly grows to a warming, nutty mouthfeel. Drinkability was exceptional. I had four bottles and wanted more. Didn't have any left, so we went to the Ayinger Marzen, and it simply didn't match up, as good as it was. One of my all time favorites, and I don't see a lot of this style to compare to. I wonder if the guys at Victory could do something like it?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2004
The best Doppelbock, period. Abundantly fruity and yeasty, perfectly balanced, and eminently drinkable. Just wish it was easier to find!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Don't get me wrong this is a nice doppelbock, great color ,nice tan head, essence of roast malt and prunes. Maybe it's the fact that I think almost all of the Ayinger products are overated. Good beer but not in my top 5 D'bocks!1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 oh baby. this is hitting the spot. the head isn't as creamy as in the commercial description, but boy does this beer deliver on taste. tastes like lightly salted plums grilled with a few wood chips. a bit of a pleasant dry finish. i wish i had another one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2004
I'd been dying to try this, and it is definitely the best Dopplebock I've had to date. Very thick mouthfeel, malty, with slight bitterness in the end. Well-hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Tan head with a brown color body. Huge malty aroma. Thick beer with a great malty taste. Very sticky. Slightly noticeable alcohol but a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice but quickly diminishing light brown head. Deep mahogany colour. Toasted malty aroma mildly hoppy. Full body huge malts, bitter with a good dry bitter finish. Ah crap ! my glass is empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 (Bottled, re-rate) Very dark, reddish brown color with an average, creamy and lacy, completely fading head. Roasted-malty aroma with coffee, licorice, bread and brown sugar. Very roasted-malty, ashy, bitter and dry coffee flavor with a sticky, slightly syrupy-sweet finish. ABV is perfectly hidden. Medium to full-bodied with a dryish, creamy mouthfeel, and very smooth carbonation. A very enjoyable and balanced doppelbock - not as heavy or sweet as the Asam-Bock.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2003 Total Score: 4.1
(Bottled) Very nice, dark reddish-brown color with a large, tanned and lacy, quite lasting head. Rye-puddingy-malty toffee-caramely aroma with bitter hops and pear hints. Very roasty, very malty, well-balanced flavor with coffee, licorice, and quite strong hops. Hides the ABV with no problems. Bitter, chalky finish. Quite full-bodied, ashy, sticky-malty, but not too sugary, a bit foamy palate. An excellent, quite full-bodied and well-hopped winter brew. Not very complex, but enjoyable! (2003 version was 6-4-7-4-15=3.6)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Dark brown, nice head, great lacing. Very full strong malty sweet aroma. Flavor is malty and buttery, there is a salty teriyaki (or vegemite) character to it as well. A very malty yet dry finish. A great bock.

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