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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3214   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2003
A legend. Beautiful head with nice lacing. Body is dark and rich. Taste is slightly sweet and rich of flavours hinting at coffee and fruit. Finish combines sweetness, roasted notes and a dry goodbye.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Dark colour, very small amount of tan coloured head. Not much in the nose, just a bit of malt, thats about it! Taste is nothing to be happy about, some malt, other complex flavours, but in my mind not the best doppelbock! Perhaps my bottle was old (purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY--which has a tendancy to stock old beers).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2608) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 This is a nice beer. Dark appearance with nice lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet with a chocolate flavor. It hides the alcohol well. A real winner but I don't see how this is one the best beers in the world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Strong aroma, roasted, butterscotch, malty and a little yeasty. Dark brown, light brown almost creamy head, good lace. Strong flavors as well, butterscotch, very sweet, soft, little sugary (what a pity). Long lasting finish, first sweet, then roasted and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Celebrator is perched high on many fellow RB'ers top ten lists, on that recommendation I picked up a bottle. Just outside of Camden, NJ a 12 ounce bottle of Celebrator costs me $3.15. I'm the first to admit that I spent my money wisely. Aroma came on strong and yeasty, evident imeadiately after opening. Foamy pour to start out with but after 90 seconds head subsided. Enough was left though to lace my glass throughout the 45 minutes I savored the doppelbock. I'll agree with the commercial description of hops, alcohol and malts in harmony. I can imagine these Celebrators give you a nasty buzz after three or four bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2003
First impression was that this is smooth and thin, almost watery. It allows the malt flavors to slow themselves into your mouth. The aroma is strong of coffee, and smoked flavors. The hops in this beer are not very slight and subtle like it says. Color is almost a dead ringer for pepsi, and has very little head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
surprisingly little head - maybe it was just this bottle; very smooth; just a hint of bitterness in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Good doppelbock. Coffee, caramel, and malty flavors. Finishes smooth and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2003
I usually don´t approve of Doppelbocks, but this is one of the exceptions. A dark malty taste that feels through the firm head and ends with a astonishing bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Rocky head that bubbles away. Deep earthy brown in color. The malts shoot straight up your nose when you take a whiff of the beer. A velvety smoothness with hints of tiny grains is left on my palate. It warms my throat as it goes down. The malts seem smoky or roasty. The hops in this beer are so slight you almost have to imagine that they are there. A great beer, definitely my favorite doppelbock yet.


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