Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 WOW!This Beer poured a nice dark color with a thin disappearing head.Fantastic malt/caramel aroma.I was hooked on my first sip.Fantastic complex malt flavor.This is my new favorite beer.Awsome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Dark, like the darkest amber but not quite brown. Handsome however slightly thin head. Beautiful aroma is where this bock really starts to shine...roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel, butter, alcohol. Layered, but smoothly transitioned complexities of malt and hops. Fruit and smoke on finish, like BBQ bananas. If this was less pricey it would be ultimate everyday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
A very good commercial Doppelbock. Rich malty and complex, you won't get it any better unless you brew it yourself. Worthy of all the positive statements others have made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Get some malty caramel with some raisin? in the nose. Pours with a big head. Taste finishes with some malty roast bitterness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate just dance in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Sweet aroma of fruit and English malts and a nice smokeyness. The appearance is nice dark brown with large tan head. The flavor is sweet at first with a smokey malty finish - seems a bit off, maybe an old bottle? Not a huge fan of this one, but then again I'm not a huge fan of anything remotely related to English malts or a brown ale. One night of intense tasting and I'd had enough of them...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2003
The smell is of fruits and english malt... which I have developed a personal distaste for following a brown ale tasting... The flavor is somewhat malt, and a bit acidic acctually, perhaps I opened a bad bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2005 A Christmas gift from my secret Santa. Smells like dates, ruby in color, dark chocolate and alcohol flavor (which are both good for me)--very fine pour indeed, great for wasseling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Pours almost black, with a thick tan head. Aroma is of wild berries, earth, nuts, brown sugar, and caramel. It's sweet and almost like a good port. The finish is a bit dry and it has a nice lingering aftertaste. A really good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2003
This may be one of the most... celebrated double bocks around, but I found it to be too much like rewarmed ham and sweet potatoes to be one of my favorite beers. Maybe it was a little old.

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