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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3168   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2002
For my 100th rating i wanted something to really tickle my tastebuds and i definitely was not disappointed with ayingers celebrator dopplebock. The aroma permeates the nose with raisins, vanilla, roastiness, coffee, chocolate and numerous other small things come to mind. The Celebrator pours a beautiful dark dark brown with slight hints of dark ruby seen in the light...and it head was minimal at most, though mildly creamy for the first sip or two. The carbonation is the true key here and Ayinger has captured the magic of little bubbles tickling the tongue in just the right manner. The taste is of major roastiness...coffee and mocha are apparent, but definitely something fruity and lambic like...extremely complex and thats why im digging it so much as i drink and write this. It has a nice acidic, dry ending with those subtle hops doing their part leaving a sweet malty aftertone and an extremely happy palate. I must say that im very impressed here. Well... 100 down, 2475 more til i catch Oakes...away i go! The liver must be punished :-) RERATE 12/25/02: It was time for the true test to put my top couple of beers head to head and get a true feeling of what is the king out there. Aside from my description last time, i found the flavor in this bottle to be highly lacking the usual kick found in this dopplebock. Im knocking it down a rating or two based on the fact that i was way too drunk last time to give it a true raing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Rich, pipe-tobacco like aroma leaning towards over-ripe fruit - not overly pleasant - but not bad. Tight, white, thinly lacing head. Fresh brewed coffee-like color - strong - like Starbucks. Complex flavor - different every sip - hard to describe. Little bit of raisins, a lot of malt, tad bit of alcohol seeping though - but does not overpower. Not for the weak of heart - and not meant for multiple consumption. Thanks out to Aurelius for supplying me with this classic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2002
Big cloud like fluffy tan head ontop of a deed ruddy brown/black. Creamy malts with that undeniable bock charactor. Nutty and creamy with traces of alcohol and coffee. Small amount of bittering on the sides of the tongue. Long malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 probably the best of the widely distributed Bavarian dopplebocks, Would rate it 1st. 2nd Augustiner, 3rd Paulaner/Spaten toss up.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2002
The nose is banana nut bread with raisins. Hops is not overpowering. This is an incredibly smooth beer. Fairly dry finish with the faintest hint of smoke. It seems simple at first sip, but as it warms it gains complexity. This is the standard setter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
For some reason, I was expecting more. Great doppelbock, but seemed to be lacking something.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 love the smell and taste...its a good sweet taste....I like it..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2002
Dark brown, with decent looking white head (average size but it was thick, after all remember that this is doppelbock). Sweet, slightly roasted malt went well with subtle bitterness. Although it was very nice brew it did not shocked me with any UBER qualities. Drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
I’m getting a little teary as I drink this because I remember the days when I could buy it for $1.85CAN, but those days are long gone. pours dark brown with a big beige head. big aroma of molasses and roasty malt. very nice smooth and syrupy mouthfeel. flavours of toffee, currant, burnt marshmallow, wood, slight smokiness. very complex. beautiful. thanks again, indra.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
The best doppelbock I’ve had yet. Full of flavors and aroma. I find something new in every bottle. There’s a slight bitter molassas taste as well that doesn’t appeal to me that well, but is barely noticable. I am a stout man after all. Oh yeah, I love the goat! Have it on my keychain.


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