Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3431   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Dark colored beer with a proper tan head. Sweet malty, powerful aroma. A really great smelling brew. What an outstanding beer. Complex, sweet malty flavor. A complex beer that meshes the malt and hops very well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Wow!!! Obviously the standard by which all doppelbocks will be measured. What a delight to smell. Dominant aroma is malt in many layer with many interpretations. Included are bread, molasses, coffee, and alcohol, oh and dont forget the roasted nuts. Beer pours up beautiful creamy light brown head which is partially retained. There is some light lacing. Color of beer is ruby-brown. Flavor is wonderful and complex. Layer after layer of sweet malt and just a touch of chewiness. This is an experience worth repeating over and over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8702) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Slightly less than dark black. Brown head. Stuffy and musty stale roasted wood aroma. Thick murky burnt campfire smoke and bourbon are the most prominent flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Super thick glowing dark brown color with deep red ruby highlights, light brown head of tight frothyness thats about a finger high, faded fast, gets some minimal spotty and stringy lace. Smell is tangy fruitish dark malts, quite a rich full nose with hints of ginger, brown sugar, favorable cookie dough, lightly roasty/toasty, some toffee, with dark fruit of plum and raisin notes. Taste is a ton of nice tangy dark malts, a bit of caramel and toffee up front, middle twinge of chocolate and slight hops into the finish which is mostly dark fruits and toffee with incredible lingering qualities of twingy, fruity malty tanged dryness. Feel is medium bodied, buttery smooth and lightly textured with a light tangy dryness in the finish. Very nice drinkablity, heavenly smooth and excellent creamyness makes for short work of the 12 ounces, need another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Pours a dark mahogany color with a mild tan head. There is extremely mild lacing--barely noticeable. Aroma is mildy banana--sort of like a Heifeweizen. Taste is very mild with a hoppy/bitter aftertaste that hits you a few seconds after you swallow. This is a very smooth beer, but the taste is rather mild and not very complex--maybe I was expecting way too much out of this beer? It’s really good, but I’m not so sure if it deserves such high marks. The palate is rather carbonated with a moderate heavy texture. A very good beer, but I think it may be a tad overrrated.------� aroma is still about the same, but I do detect a bit more roastiness. The appearance will be increased a point to 5/5 because this is gorgeous. The flavor of this is very nice. Slightly sweet to start turning very malty, caramelly, roasted, and slightly chocolatey. This is extremely smooth and doppelbock everyone should try to emulate. I increased the overall to 17 from 16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Very dark brown, almost black. Big frothy tan head and lots of lacing. Malty aroma and flavor with a little bit of sweet. Velvety feel with a dry finish. I'll keep coming back for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Good lacing effect, large head, velvety texture, malty, dark black, with a bitter after taste and the ram charm makes for a stylish bracelet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5656) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Very dark almost opaque with a large tan head. Roasted/maple sweet taste. Very creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Nice foamy head. Black-chocolate in color. Sweet aroma with a hint of malt. Very balanced in flavor. Interesting play between the sweetness and roasted malt flavors. An excellent doppelbock. Not very complex. This bottle could use a little more aging maybe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2003
I always keep coming back to this beer. Foamy head, rich color. A full bodied flavor with a rich, dry mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced in every way. It's amazing that this beer goes well with so many dishes. Yes, this is liquid bread. Pure heaven.

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