Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3357   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2003
what westvleteren is to strong belgian ales, celebrator is to doppelbocks. that is not meant entirely as a compliment, just to say that it is a classy, inoffensive version of a style that can be intimidating. ridiculously smooth with a lush toffee aroma. sweet, tastes like raisin toast. just lacks the saltiness that i like in doppelocks, i prefer the ayinger winterbock. thanks to duff for bringing this around, i'd been wanting to try it for a long time
Earlier Rating: 3/10/2003 Total Score: 4.5
glad joss shoved this in as i was too lazy to do so. powder coffee aroma. dark purple. hits you with a weird range of flavours as it warms - neapolitan ice-cream, medium-rare steak, cocoa, sweet soy sauce. but somehow it's soft and mellow. makes me look forward to tasting the celebrator some day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2003
very dark, fluffy tan head, sweet malt aroma. Sweet fruity taste with a soft feel and a spicy bitter finish. wonderfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keg18 (4) - Indiana, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2003 does not count
absolutely delicious. even so, i buy it mainly so i can play with the little goat toy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
The "king" of bock beers. Big malt aroma. You can smell the roasty, conditioned malt. Big mouth feel and flavor. This beer just fills up your mouth! Deep, rich, brown, color that even looks inviting. You would hardly even notice that the beer is not strong enough to be in the doppelbock catagory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Worth the hype as far as I'm concerned. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a tan head that diminishes quickly, but leaves lacing. Smokey, soy sauce overtone with a nice bite on the tongue. Too bad this was $14 a 6...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 Looks a lot like a porter until you hold it up to the light, it does let some through. Nice head that recedes, but leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by malt, maybe a hint of smoke? Starts off slightly sweet, slightly bitter on the finish. Superb mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Bottle. Poured dark brown and opaque with orange highlights around the rim and an amazing light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malts, molasses, figs and alfalfa hops. Flavor is sweet and fruity, like rum-soaked fruitcake (yes the really good kind of fruitcake, not the traded among the family for the past ten years kind of fruitcake) soaked in coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Nice brew - I only wish I could have sampled it at the brewery when I was in Munich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2003
The bottle pours a deep, deep amber color with a really nice head that sustains for quite some time. The aroma was sweet, very little hop. The flavor (which could be quite slanted to the sweetness due to my consumption of a very spicy jalapeno pepper sauce) was very tasty molasses malt. This Dopplebock married perfectly with Capsaicin. It was truly great. I will re-rate if appropriate…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Aroma smelled bizarrely like soy sauce. Fruity, leathery flavor, complex taste. I liked this beer, but based on the bottle I had I can't really support a 4+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 Sweet currant aroma, sweet plum first tastesticks around the entire brew could be just a little bit smoother for perfection

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