Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3422   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice but quickly diminishing light brown head. Deep mahogany colour. Toasted malty aroma mildly hoppy. Full body huge malts, bitter with a good dry bitter finish. Ah crap ! my glass is empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 (Bottled, re-rate) Very dark, reddish brown color with an average, creamy and lacy, completely fading head. Roasted-malty aroma with coffee, licorice, bread and brown sugar. Very roasted-malty, ashy, bitter and dry coffee flavor with a sticky, slightly syrupy-sweet finish. ABV is perfectly hidden. Medium to full-bodied with a dryish, creamy mouthfeel, and very smooth carbonation. A very enjoyable and balanced doppelbock - not as heavy or sweet as the Asam-Bock.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2003 Total Score: 4.1
(Bottled) Very nice, dark reddish-brown color with a large, tanned and lacy, quite lasting head. Rye-puddingy-malty toffee-caramely aroma with bitter hops and pear hints. Very roasty, very malty, well-balanced flavor with coffee, licorice, and quite strong hops. Hides the ABV with no problems. Bitter, chalky finish. Quite full-bodied, ashy, sticky-malty, but not too sugary, a bit foamy palate. An excellent, quite full-bodied and well-hopped winter brew. Not very complex, but enjoyable! (2003 version was 6-4-7-4-15=3.6)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Dark brown, nice head, great lacing. Very full strong malty sweet aroma. Flavor is malty and buttery, there is a salty teriyaki (or vegemite) character to it as well. A very malty yet dry finish. A great bock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
Black is beautiful. Wonderful pure malt aroma. Yeasty, malty flavour that is a bit like vegemite. That's real good folks. Exquisite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Okay, this stuff is just overall great. Dark brown in colour towards the center and lighter on the outside of the glass. Thick frothy bubbly brown head. The nose is full of malts with a sharp kick of hops, Sweet malty yet alchohol-ish. The nose is very kinetic. The taste is very malty and roasted. It starts malty and rich but smoothe and finishes with a very clean charred or heavily roasted flavor. Overal it is very easy to drink and does warm up well. I was actually sad when my glass was empty.

Rerate: 4-3-06. As my palate has evolved I really cant justify having rated this so high. Going down from a 4.5 to 4.2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Very dark amber. Thin head but nice. Great aroma. Roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel. Fruit and smoke on finish. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Good bere. It had a licorice taste, with a hint of prune taste after the first sip. Nice, dark color.

   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 (3263) - 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.

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