Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3475   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Thick, creamy tan head. Body is black, good fruity, malt aromas. Burnt malt flavors, witha slightly bitter finish. Wow, what a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Huge creamy light brown head... almost total black body... slight red hue comes through. I pick up good amounts of fruit in the aroma, but its a bit light in strength. Apple, peach, concord grape. A bit toasty also. Tastes of burnt oak, cherry, blueberry, maple, molasses. Very sweet, but not overly or fake sweet. Slight burnt bitter finish. Fairly thick and creamy. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottk (8) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2004 does not count
Very complex dark to black beer. Delicious creamy head. Full bodied but not overly so. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Dark brown, almost black. Slight head that was creamy in color and consistency. There is a slight aroma of roasted malt that is hard to get a whif of because of the almost over-powering smell of alcohol. It fades quickly and lets through the malt aromas nicely. Smoked malts, alcohol, and a nutty flavor round out the flavors. It coats the mouth but not to the point of drowning out any other flavors. Seems to have more than 6.7% ABV in the taste. I like that. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Clear very deep ruby amber with a thick frothy beige head. Sweet aroma of molasses, plum, fig, cookie dough, light roast, chocolate, ginger and raisin. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Complex, vinous flavor of plum, raisin, molasses, black cherry, red apple, light roast and chocolate with a hint of pepper. My favorite doppelbock, not that I've had many. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Justforkikx (2) - Corona, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004 does not count
Wonderful hop aroma and flavor. Dark ale without being thick. Very smooth finish. Drink at cellar temperature to fully enhance the flavors. This beer offers more distinct flavors than can be listed here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Thick light brown fully lasting head, just like in the picture. Mildly carbonated. Beer is dark dark brown. Smells of molasses and licorice. Tastes of roasted carmel. Very full bodied without being syrupy. Sharp bitter finish fades to smooth maltiness. Very fine lacework. Alcohol becomes apparent towards the end. It's a really belly warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
Deep dark brown with brownish head. Wow. Wonderful aroma of caramel, vanilla beans, and light coffee. Not overly swwet malt with good bitter chocolate notes near the end. Soft hops enrobes the mouth with alcool warmth combined again in post taste. Round mouthfeel. Délicieux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 The best non American or Belgian beer on Ratebeer!! I was really looking forward to tasting it to see if it really is that good...!?
Wow, this is a real beauty! Almost black/deep amber beer with a reddish glow. On top a tall and creamy tan head. Nose is quite powerful; chocolate, malt, nut, toffee, spices - very spicy and aromatic. Flavor is full and spicy. A lot of roasted malt, hops, chocolate, rye bread and nut. Very smooth and complex and quite remarkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetrifecta (29) - Bell’s country, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2004
A dark carmelized molasses roasted doppelbock with great flavors. Unusually smooth taste for this genre. Holds a nice head the whole way through, my favorite dark beer.

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