Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 slightly transparent brown color with medium head. smells of soy sauce, chocolate and toffee. tastes smokey with hints of toffee and chocolate. Slightly thin. rerate 10/6/2005: still smells of soy sauce. salty, bittersweet, like a cold november rain. very thick this time. felt like i had a mouthful of saltine crackers. huge head. very chocolatey and coffelike

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Just great! I had this at a tasting with some friends the other week but it was near the end and in all fairness I needed to revisit. Beautiful dark brown with a large head that settled in short time leaving nice lacing around the glass. Aroma was malty with a mild smokeyness and overtones of sweet dark fruits. Flavor is rich, bold, and complex. Malt, prune, sweetness to start with the slightest bite of hops and smoke flavor on the finish. A little alchol is present and it blends in prefectly. The mouthfeel, near perfect, creamy and silky smooth. I will enjoy this again in the near future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2003
This is impressive! Dark and malty. Almost like a stout. Very smooth, with balanced sweetness going down. Somewhat smoky too. I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
I was disappointed in the aroma of malt. Good appearance. very dark brown with a small head. Flavors of malt, sugar, port, coffee, fruit, and a little smoke. Rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
I had this beer before and had great expectations to enjoy another great beer. It had a nice aroma great color and head retention. The flavor had a good malt up front but it finshed with a slight cardboard flavor in the finish. This must have been an older beer that wasn't stored properly. The slight oxidation distracted from what I know is a great beer. I'll need to try this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2003
pours dark ruby with large tan head. Aroma is caramel/malt. Flavor starts intense syrup sweet with a massive body. A nice balance with a little hops and stong alcohol finish. A dry astringent/alcohol finish. Very strong brew for a 6.7%. An excellent Dopplebock. This is the style that should be copied more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Ah love the white plactic goat..its right on the key chain!.Also like ye olde fashioned label. Now this has one terrific look about it it pours an opulent dark red, almost deep dark blood red..with a small off-white head that doesnt last too long. Smell as expected with this style is super sweet and malty..so sweet its almost "winey"..but its pleasant not sickening. The taste is slightly strange it sort of comes in waves..first an almost zanyy sweetness hits , then it fades to a small bitterness, then some sweetnes returns and is finished of with a wet unsweetned chocolate bitterness..very odd...but exciting certainlly. Very very nice on the taste buds due to the 'waves" of flavour mention above! A very good dopplebock..but for some reason i still prefer Salvator or Doppel-Hirsch, but this is nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Well this is the first time I had this style and I did like it. Are there many beers I like better yes but this is good. It has a smokey flavor with a creamy mouthfeel. It is a nice black with a hint of red in color. It smells rich and has a sweetness that is noticible. While I enjoy wit, wheat, and labics more overall, I would drink it again. Yet a hint of cough syrup in the flavor makes me amazed that it is SO highly rated. It does desvere a more then passing grade though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Black color with a brown head that is small but long lasting. Very nutty smell. Taste isn't as strong as I'd expected. Somewhat nutty and buttery. Its good, but not as good as its been made out to be, in my opinion at least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (578) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 On tap! This is still my favorite beer ever. It's so rich and has an amazing smooth complex malty fruity taste. Long live the goat!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 305 306 307  308  309 310 311 » 353

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50