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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3198   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Had this beer on tap at a local pub... surprised as hell actually when they came out with it in a glass... great dark color, substantial frothy head, apricot, grapeish aroma... taste is roasted malt, licorice, grape, apricot, molasses... so many flavors and a few I couldn’t put a finger on. Great balance of hops and malt really... they kind of seesaw back and forth; finish was classic plum, raisin and quite bitter with a hint of sweetness... First sip was interesting, but as I drank it down, I began to really enjoy this one... recommended highly. Fairly rich and wonderful. thank you

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Very nice and fairly light aroma, with hints of almond, toffee, caramel, fruit essence, and alcohol...Color is dark brown with ruby tinges---great flowing head and ink-blot lace...Flavors are exceptionally well-blended--overall of moderate intensity but a seamless rainbow of taste sensations. Finish is a most understated but encompassing dryness with sweet creamy tones underneath...As elegant a brew as one is likely to encounter...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
On Tap. Incredible. Much more complex than Paulaner Salvator and Spaten Optimator. Has a forceful malty character that reveals more light and shade than any of the aforementioned brews. Seemed a steal after having a bottle of Westy 12.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
eddieerb99 (4) - battle creek, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002 does not count
a nice palate, but the overwelming metalic finish snuffs the life out of this overpriced brew- but the little plastic goat on a string makes a nice Christmas ordiment!- my girlfriend didn’t think so either

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Lots of flavors.... chocolate, malt, fruit and some sweetness. The best of the Doppelbocks!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Beautiful dark brew, nice presentation. Aroma is blackberry and roasty. Flavor is a distinctive coffee/toffee/berry. Dense palate with trailing bitter. Pricey, but a must-try.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Mahogany color with creamy tan head - my girlfriend said it looks like root beer. Great aroma, malt, chocolate, fruit. Flavor mimics the aroma, initial sweetness followed by a bitter aftertaste. Amazing mouthfeel, so smooth. This is far and away the best beer I have had.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Man this beer is just great! I taste molasses, nuts, malt, and a tinge of alcoholic bite, as it should with 6.7%. This is my favorite beer to just sit back and drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
It took me a while to stop playing with the plastic ram and drink the beer, but when I did, it was not a disapointment. Has a light fruity sweetness with a smokey character. And most importantly, this is the only beer that comes with a free toy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Very nice. Great complex flavor, beautiful head, nice aroma. Very good.


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