Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3619   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This is...an amazing beer. I thought I had rated this already earlier in the week when I had it, but somehow I forgot. I feel almost guilty for having nearly forgotten this wonderful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
Fantastic is all I can say!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3078) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Saw the ratings so I had to try it, and boy did it live up to its hype. Pours out dark brown with a nice frothy head. It has a nice sweet fruity aroma with some notes of coffee. The taste is very smooth and complex ranging from very malty to roasty to fruity. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Nice Doppelbock. Kick the can and run me over. Dark as Lake Erie and kickn’ like coffee in the morning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
Very dark but not quite opaque in a mug, thick tan head and a strong date toffee coffee aroma. Flavour is more rich date toffee coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Strangely enough, this was one of the first ’real’ beers I ever tasted. I guess I was lucky back then to try one of the best there is. Pours richly into the glass, with a latte colored head. I love watching the flurry of nearly microscopic bubbles surge slowly to the top. A rich aroma, coffee, malt. It bites back a bit as you drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ohknaks (44) - USA - SEP 14, 2004
11.2oz Bottle: Pours dark black with a tan head. Very rich taste with a bitter aftertaste that lasts long after the beer is gone. Overall a very good dopplebock, but not my style of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
A color as black as night, and a toasty tan head. Strong and seductive aromatics: sweet and candyish, with notes of toffee, anise, and cocoa, and a slightly burnt character that perhaps derives from the higher alcohol. Taste is huge with malt, highly warming (note the ABV), full, rich, and delicious. A perfect aperitif beer. Three things ring above all else: malt, coffee, and caramel. Solid, bold, and loaded with coffeeish flavor. One of the world’s greatest brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2004
Dark ruby colour with a frothy tan coloured head. Very nice chocolate, red wine, toffee, dark fruits, rum, and light cherry aroma. Dark chocolate bitter flavour dominates, along with rum and slight toffee. Flavour is a letdown after the aroma. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, but lightly fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Bottle. Head is not as creamy as advertised. Very dark brown but not opaque. Rich delicious thick malt and spicy hop aroma. Smokey start to the flavour, followed by long roast, alcohol and fruit notes. Nice balanced finish of hop bitterness and dry roasted notes.

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