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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3601   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6251) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Black, but thin bodied, with a nice roasty nose. Smooth as silk with an easy alcoholic aspect, almost like a chocolate liquer. Exceptionally balanced mouthfeel and understated for a powerful brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2005
I have been waiting to try this for a while. Very dark ruby, burgundy color with a large frithy light tan head. Good lacing. Very malty, cherry aroma. Nice malty, sweet first sip. Med/thick body. Good roasted malty taste. Tasty. Slight alcohol aftertaste. Thin finish. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Pours dark with a slight red hue. Frothy tan colored head. One sniff and the term "malt-bomb" comes to mind. Dark fruits and candy aromas as well. Creamy mouthfeel with flavors of prunes, raisins, chocolate and somthing sort of burnt tasting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours a reflective dark dark amber brown. Cola coloured head. Not too big. Was warned but didn’t have a problem. Taste had a roasted malt flavour carried afterwards by a good balanced presence of raisins, a little hop, skip, jump and awayy...nice in one sitting and still kind of...hrm....smacking of the lips with an enjoyable aftertaste. I beat out however, bought as a single and got the bottle with the goat. boh!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Pours dark brownish amber color with a nice thick head that dissipates to a lasting thin head. Tastes malty, with a touch of hops. I detect a caramel flavor. Finishes dry. Probably the best bock beer i’ve ever had. The goat ornament hanging around the bottle neck is a unique touch.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2005 Medium aroma, light tones of malts and hops. Appearance is very nice. The tan head stays on in a thin layer for some time. The body of the glass is solid brown to black. The flavor has hints of licorice mixed into the roasted malts. A very even body, with slight bitterness on the tail end. A very full mouthfeel, almost feels like you can chew on it while it sits on your tounge. This might not be my alone on an island beer, but it makes the top 5.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Deep and red in color with a thin tan head. Appealing aroma of caramel, dark fruit, a bit of cocoa and alcohol. Good body and a quick finish with a lingering bitterness. Definite "smokey dryness" . The subtle flavors are of burnt raisen, malt, chocolate, leather. It has a bit of tartness also. Good, but somehwhat over rated IMO.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Wow. Well what can I say. I had about 4 or 5 sips of this beer but it blew me away. Sultry, but smooth. Delicious and delectable, but not offensive. I will look forward to having this again and again. Very much a good beer for a celebration. Yay Germany.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
disappointment of the century! I had really looked forward to this beer, but when i finally tasted it ... yac! A dark brown and very beautiful beer with a sour aroma with hint of hops. It tastes sour and harch like biting in a rope from the local fisherboat (i know from xp). Still a good beer, but too harch to match my dreams!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a large beige creamy head. Smells of sweet malts, syrupy. Tastes very smooth, sweet chocolately malt, doesn’t taste like it’s 6.7%. I don’t usually like this style, but this is pretty drinkable.


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