Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3403   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Toasted aroma and a bit sweet smelling. It has a strong toasted malt flavor and hops can be tasted at first but that fades. The alcohol is not hidden sort of like a good scotch the clean alcohol favor is a pleasant part of the flavor. The more I drink the more a hint of currents comes out. This is a clean mellow but extremely complex beer that only gets better the more you drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
silverbullet (17) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2003
Looks chocolatey, and is not my things, Aroma of dark chocolate is nice, with not much else. Taste is UGH! Kind of like tar. Definitely not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 30, 2003
Molasses and almost dark chocolate aroma. Not much hop. I think I got some ginger aroma too. Nice off-white head with good lacing. Dark red-brown. Starts off moderately sweet with a sort of bitter finish. Nice long finish. Body is medium to full, and somewhat dry. Metallic finish? Overall, I enjoye dthis beer, but perhaps my expectations were too high, because I was not overwhelmed. An excellent beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
Black with a medium tan head that slowly desipates. Medium body. Smells sweet toffee and wet dog. Taste like carmel and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
A dark brown to black body with a tan head. The nose is of sweet toasted malts, toffee and syrup. A sweet flavor of toffee followed by espresso and a dry finish. Nice smooth medium body. Good brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
Great looking head -- first impression. Hoppy, a sweet initial taste, then you get the chocolate, the coffee, and... is that burnt toast? Light for a double bock, good overall brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Beautiful dark brown nearly black beer with a coffee colored head. Immediate nose of hops, coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste of chocolate, coffee, malt, with a long lingering bitter finish. Mouth feel not a big as a stout like Brooklyn Black or Storm King (of course!) but taste as complex. Only drawback here, and most people may not consider it a drawback, is that the bitter hoppy finish lasts longer than other flavors. Truly a great beer, and without a doubt my favorite of the German beers. // And again, this time draft at Brasserie Jo in Chicago ... maybe less hopped, maybe more chocolate, maybe less balanced than I remember. Still wonderful, but less spectacular than I remembered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
I am a huge German Doppelbock fan, but this one has way too much of a chocolate taste. This one will not be in my frig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5160) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Uncanny! This is the perfect beer for me to rate as my 100th rating! This is my favorite style. I could not have planned this better! This brew formed a medium light brown head of medium to small bubbles. It has a very nice malty aroma and a beautiful opaque dark chocolate brown body. It has a chocolaty flavor with a hint of coffee. It was very smooth and very much to my liking. Now this is a brew I can drink all night! But still not as good as the memory of the Andechs doppel bock dunkel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2003
Bottle.Head was thin.I found this doppelbock to be dark and creamy.Some chocolate and fruity flavor to it.Not an overpowering doppelbock.All in all I was impressed and would definitely like to drink this brew again.

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