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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3281   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 yearís 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2002
A very deep burgandy color with a gorgeous frothy head. So full bodied and so malty. Similar to othersí ratings, I find this to have some sweet brown sugar/coffee tones. Very creamy, very nice. This beer is really tasty and has a lot to offer the beer geek community.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2002
As readily available as it is and Iím finally getting around to it??? The color of U-Bet Chocolate Syrup with a fluffy caramel colored head. Very nearly opaque. Aroma of warm chocolate sauce that in it of itself is filling (much in the same way as Storm King Imperial Stout). Sweet and vinuous on the tongue with no noticeable hop feel (probably due to the intense maltiness). Deep roasted chocolate flavor with a bevvy of prunes and dates as well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
Sweet fruity aroma. On taste, the first impression is one of richness. The chewy fruitiness and chocolate dominate, but thereís also mild hoppiness and faint alcohol. The balance of all these flavors is truly remarkable. Warning to parents of young children: once the giant head goes down, youíre left with a beer that looks remarkably like a cola.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 28, 2002
Oooohhh, my 100th rating!! This brew pours a muddy very dark brown with ruby highlights. The titanic creamy and rocky head is the color of brown sugar, has decent lacing, and is fully lasting. The nose is very well rounded and complex. It also changes as the brew warms. Toasted malt, flowers, herbs, resin, earth, raisins, cask wood, smoke, maple syrup, cola, spices and alcohol were the aromas that I could put my finger on. The rich and balanced spicy flavor starts with flowery, alcoholic and fruity sweetness. The long finish is moderately bitter. The full creamy and syrupy soft body finishes with a chalky alcoholic feel. A very good offering from a style Iím not particularly fond of.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2002
Mildly caramel aroma with a hint of coffee. Deep ruddy amber color. Amazingly rich head. A really complex, but balanced flavor thatís sweet and warm. A little like I imagine a chocolate covered strawberry would taste like if it were blended smooth with a little malt and a hearty portion of alcohol. It is thick, rich, and sinfully pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2002
Chocolate, raisins, and some other fruit. Chewy and satisfying.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2002
Rich, thick and chewey. Serve in a snifter to really bring out the aroma of the hops, malt and alcohol. A spicy dry, dark fruit finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
A true Bavarian Doppelbock. Nearly black in color (if you look with a strong light, the color is dark dark ruby red) with a dark brown head. Roasted toffee / chocolate aroma, with hints of buttery toffee and yeast. Roasted munich malt flavor with hints of caramel. Excellent balance in bitterness between roasted chocolate malts and sharp, twangy hops. Finishes with a delicious butter yeast flavor. More roasted flavor and not as sweet as some of the other doppelbocks Iíve had this years (aka. Weinhenstephaner).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
A little bit sweet, but a very excellent doppelbock.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2002
Great doppelbock, malty and sort of sweet, but not too sweet.


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