Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3362   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Quite dark in the glass, small head, lovely aroma hints of caramel toasty malt. Alcohol content is well hidden by this medium bodied and well balanced brew. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Dark brown color; bubbly head with creamy dimpled top; mild carbontion visible. Aroma is complex - alcohol, sherry, nuts, raisins, malt; flavor is slightly vinous, smooth and somewhat sweet. Fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Dark brown/Black w/ tightly packed mocha head. Rich, malty aroma w/ notes of caramel, nuts, & toast. Thick, chewy, full feel. Sweet malt at first (molasses, caramel) w/ notes of toffee & butterscotch, giving way to a pleasant roastiness (smoke?) & a dry, elegantly balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2003
This almost-black beer with auburn glints has a creamy light brown head. The nose is heavy with burnt, caramely grains with the slightest tinge of green hops. The medium-bodied palate isn't as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe, yet echoes the well-toasted grains and a very subtle molasses-like sweetness toward the slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Beautiful pour, rich, dark body with a thin white head that stays the whole way down. Superior retention. Rich and full, with alcohol, ripe fruits and a definite vinuous character. Hints of smoke as well, followed up by some dry chocolatey/caramely malt tones. Great, full body all around the mouth, soft and smooth. A VERY well balanced beer, tons of malt complexity and a subdued fruitiness. Some nutty/roasted notes on the roof of the mouth as well. Thick, rich and almost chewey. Just straight up Superior beer! Caramel comes through sweet and sticky with an unsweetened chocolate finish note. An Absolute symphony of complexity!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 I like Bocks but I did not like this. After many tries all I could come up with is that it taste like dark molasses mixed with vegetable oil, sweet with a oily clinging aftertaste. Have tried as a first beer and after having a couple of beers but always came away with the same rating. Stout like black color with a creamy tan head. The alcohol is well hidden. Hints of citrus in the aroma. I would recommend Paulaner and Capital for a doppelbock and Lakefront for bock. I even liked the Guatemala bock Goza(?) over this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blackman (2) - USA - JAN 25, 2003 does not count
This stuff tastes terrible, but I got DRUNK as heck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2003
The head is creamy, a little more than off white, but not quite tan. Dark with ruby tones. Slowly diminishing. Chocolatey, malty aroma. Very malty. The flavors are somewhat subdued, so I'm going to let it warm some more before finishing the rating. Complex malts, alcohol is completely concealed. I love Ayinger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
albasini (11) - USA - JAN 21, 2003
Full body, great dark flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Dark red brown color topped by a thick lasting tan head with good lace. slightly sweet strong malt aroma with a slight nuttiness. Slightly sweet strong malt flavor with a nutty smokey background. Great flavor. full bodied, slightly dry and fairly smooth.

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