Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3134   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2002
I would be hard put to choose over this or optimator. Both are smooth with a chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 On the 7th day the Lord said, ’Let there be Celebrator Doppelbock.’ and it was good. Dark appearance with a hint of ruby coloring, pours a big rich head. Malty fruity aroma that is irresistibly enticing. Silky smooth with chocolate overtones and hints of fruit. Smooth finish of hoppieness and chocolaty malt. Currently my favorite beer in the world. Rerate: I loved it the first time I had it, and this time its even better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2002
This is a really nice doppelbock (thanks legion242). Malty, pleasing aroma - the comfort food of beer. Dark, dark brown with off-white head. Smooth, pleasing palate. Wonderful taste (even my wife enjoyed this) with nice finish. Well-balanced - would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2002
A mighty complex brew. Lovely chocolate brown with a thick mocha head that stuck around. Nice scent here--plenty of chocolate. Also pleasing notes of cookies, very warm and fresh. Taste is predictably rich with the expected load of chocolate with a surprising bit of fruitiness. Finish is nice, with some nuttiness and smokiness, with the alcohol being more prevalent at the end. Good texture, nice and creamy. Improves as it warms. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 A very fine dopplebock. Complex with heavy notes of caramel and chocolate. Personally I’d rather have an Aventinus or Salvator. Re-rate 10/24/06: Pours a deep clear brown with a lasting beautiful lace. The aroma is biscuity malts, lots of caramelization, and a faintness of alcohol. The body is only med., and very highly carbonated making the beer seem far thinner. The flavors are super clean malt, chocolate nougat, and browned toast sprinkled with cinnamon. Unfortunately the beer is both pasteurized and overcarbonated. The overcarbonation is distracting but the pasteurization makes the beer far less complex than many of the finer US versions, including Sam Adams, a fine doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 Excellent! Malty, dark, with a full-bodied bite without too much bitterness. This is like drinking alcoholic chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2002
Medium bodied, rather sweet, a bit chocolatey. Not malty enough for my liking. Slightly metallic. I’m not impressed.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2002 Total Score: 3.8
Dark brown. A good malty double bock. Full bodied, chewy and flavourful. Doesn’t have the outstanding malt chraracter of Andechser though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Yes, them's some tasty suds. Rather 'bocky', as it should be. The model for all bock-wannabes to aspire to become.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Ah... my 100th rating. Figured I would go for the best. I think this beer is pretty close to it as far as I am concerned. Very dark, opaque in color. Soft, billowy beige head which left a nice lace in the glass. As far as taste goes, there is a very caramel, sweet malt flavor present with just enough toasty bitterness to balance. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Nice full body with a lot of malt flavor. A great dopplebock.

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