Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3424   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2002
The nose is banana nut bread with raisins. Hops is not overpowering. This is an incredibly smooth beer. Fairly dry finish with the faintest hint of smoke. It seems simple at first sip, but as it warms it gains complexity. This is the standard setter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
For some reason, I was expecting more. Great doppelbock, but seemed to be lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 love the smell and taste...its a good sweet taste....I like it..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 19, 2002
Dark brown, with decent looking white head (average size but it was thick, after all remember that this is doppelbock). Sweet, slightly roasted malt went well with subtle bitterness. Although it was very nice brew it did not shocked me with any UBER qualities. Drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
I’m getting a little teary as I drink this because I remember the days when I could buy it for $1.85CAN, but those days are long gone. pours dark brown with a big beige head. big aroma of molasses and roasty malt. very nice smooth and syrupy mouthfeel. flavours of toffee, currant, burnt marshmallow, wood, slight smokiness. very complex. beautiful. thanks again, indra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
The best doppelbock I’ve had yet. Full of flavors and aroma. I find something new in every bottle. There’s a slight bitter molassas taste as well that doesn’t appeal to me that well, but is barely noticable. I am a stout man after all. Oh yeah, I love the goat! Have it on my keychain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Nice dark brown pour with a frothy of white head that lingered for awhile. Malt aromas dominate, some sweet and some roasted, hints of nuts throughout. Small hops hanging about as well. Big malt flavors again, but a bit more bitterness in the flavors. A woody taste accompanies the malt, leaving a sticky palate with the hops finishing the beer off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Very worthy of its rating on this site. One of the most full bodied beers I’ve ever had. Huge malty body fills the mouth. The abundance of fruity flavors was great. I had this with some home canned pears and it was awesome. I am also impressed because this has such a low alcohol compared to other top 50 beers. This shows that good beer doesn’t have to be high alc (but I love high % too). World class beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1520) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2002
very dark, but slight garnet color held up to the light...caramelly malty sweet aroma. flavor is sweet with a touch of vinegar sourness in the middle fading into a sweet finish...while this is certainly a very good doppelbock, i think it’s a bit overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Very heavy and rich. The head is a wierd grayish brown color. Totally sweet. Loads of roasted malt, with a very full body. Sort of like a milder version of Samichlaus. My idea of a perfect beer, especially for the frigid months.

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