Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3613   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2005
This is the first Doppelbock I have really liked. It poured very dark like an Imperial Stout. The head is very creamy and resembles the St. Bernardus 12. The aroma was fruity, chocolate, malty and with hops. I’m not someone who knows about malts. There were certainly a variety here. There was basically raisin, chocolate, malt and berries in the taste. The sweetness of this beer was great. If you want a great beer experience, pair this with the Schneider Aventinus. I recommend that combination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2005
This is a fantastic beer.I had it on Draught last night Dark brown with a thick creamy tan head.Big malt flavor,sweet at first but drys out in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Its not easy finding a top 50 beer in North Florida, so I was grateful to find this one. Beers with ’bock’ in the name usually disagree with me so I was also a bit hesitant, but I couldn’t wait any longer to try it.. Clear dark brown pour with a huge creamy tan head that stayed for a while and laced all the way down. Beautiful. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor as deep and complex as the best belgian strong ales, sweet, thick, chewy, and perfectly balanced with the bitter finish. Oh, man this is wonderful. So smooth and delicious.. You can bet I’ll be buying more of these. Dark rum, dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, nice hoppy character. Very full body of tasty malts. the flavors just keep coming.. Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Has aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor is smokey and malty with some fruit notes. Nice and Thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Good, solid doppelbock. I had my expectations set a little higher from reading the reviews before going into the tasting. Started off beautifully - poured thick with a deep brown color and small off-white head. Smell was as expected. Tasted smokey, almost like the smell of a wood-burning oven; chargrilled. Accents of pepper and black licorice. Descent grainy, chocolatey, roasted malts. I kept waiting for this beer to come full-circle and wow me, but it seemed to come up just short from possessing the sort of complexity you look for in a doppelbock. That being said, it was a damn good doppelbock, just not the best.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OldFritz (1) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2005 does not count
Hmmmmmmm Yummy! For me, this is one of the best beers ever made in germany. Aying is also one of the best brewerys! DELICIOUS

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Chestnut brown pour with a fluffy tan head and very good lacing. Very sweet aroma with roasted/crystal malt overtones. Interesting combination of maltiness, fruit, and rummy alcohol in the flavor. Surprisingly clean and dry finish with some peppery spice. I really liked this beer and would gladly serve it to other beer geeks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (798) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2005
11.3 oz bottle. This bottle is over 1-1/2 years old. not quite sure on the age, but it was bought as a single out of a six pack, and these come in 4 packs now.
Pours out dark reddish brown with a 1", quickly disapating head. Head settles to a thin cap. alcohol visible floating on top.
Aroma is malty, fruity, rum, brown sugar, mollasses.
Flavor is fruity, raisin, prune, burnt sugar. nicely balanced bitter/sweet finish.

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