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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3208   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 yearís 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Nice dark brown pour with a frothy of white head that lingered for awhile. Malt aromas dominate, some sweet and some roasted, hints of nuts throughout. Small hops hanging about as well. Big malt flavors again, but a bit more bitterness in the flavors. A woody taste accompanies the malt, leaving a sticky palate with the hops finishing the beer off.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Very worthy of its rating on this site. One of the most full bodied beers Iíve ever had. Huge malty body fills the mouth. The abundance of fruity flavors was great. I had this with some home canned pears and it was awesome. I am also impressed because this has such a low alcohol compared to other top 50 beers. This shows that good beer doesnít have to be high alc (but I love high % too). World class beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
very dark, but slight garnet color held up to the light...caramelly malty sweet aroma. flavor is sweet with a touch of vinegar sourness in the middle fading into a sweet finish...while this is certainly a very good doppelbock, i think itís a bit overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Very heavy and rich. The head is a wierd grayish brown color. Totally sweet. Loads of roasted malt, with a very full body. Sort of like a milder version of Samichlaus. My idea of a perfect beer, especially for the frigid months.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Certainly the finest doppelbock in all the land, awesome sweet malty aroma, full body, strong flavors but like the description says up top there it isnít too overpowering, just right, hints of chocolate in the flavors, nice tan head, awesome doppelbock

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2004 Finally,fresh bottles.Dark,dark,mahogany with a creamy,pillowy,head. Strong,rich,aromas of raisins,german malts,fruit.Silky,somewhat spritzy mouthfeel.Perfect carbonation.Fruity,sweet,toastiness in the mouth.Such a subtle hop/smokey finish.Vinous,smoke also appear in the aroma,after breathing.Dark fruit flavors and strong malt take over the mouth and some strong malt presence in the finish develops as well. For the strength and richness this go down easy as can be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2002
A very nice bock nice cramy head that didnít fade away to quick.Malty aroma and taste with some hints of fruit in it,raisin for sure with a dry finish well done in my opinion

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Finished off with this one, and I must say it was incredible. Medium head, and leaves a nice lace on the glass. Alcohol is apparent, but not overpowering. Very full flavor, with one coming right after another. Fairly dry finish, and also a bit malty for the style. A definite top ten.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Wonderful! So complex and rich, extremely tasty. I donít know if someone with such an undeveloped beer palate (like me) can appreciate it, but I know that its good and I will definitely get it again.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Beautiful mahoghany brown with fine, swirling light tan lacing. Complex malt aromas and flavors (lots of raisins, dates, walnuts and milk chocolate), and these complexities are accentuated by a very balanced sweetness. Some roastiness makes a showing towards the end of the sip. Excellent overall, with a finish that is somehow both dry and pleasantly sweet.


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