Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3625   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 oh baby. this is hitting the spot. the head isn't as creamy as in the commercial description, but boy does this beer deliver on taste. tastes like lightly salted plums grilled with a few wood chips. a bit of a pleasant dry finish. i wish i had another one...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2004
I'd been dying to try this, and it is definitely the best Dopplebock I've had to date. Very thick mouthfeel, malty, with slight bitterness in the end. Well-hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Tan head with a brown color body. Huge malty aroma. Thick beer with a great malty taste. Very sticky. Slightly noticeable alcohol but a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
Nice but quickly diminishing light brown head. Deep mahogany colour. Toasted malty aroma mildly hoppy. Full body huge malts, bitter with a good dry bitter finish. Ah crap ! my glass is empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 (Bottled, re-rate) Very dark, reddish brown color with an average, creamy and lacy, completely fading head. Roasted-malty aroma with coffee, licorice, bread and brown sugar. Very roasted-malty, ashy, bitter and dry coffee flavor with a sticky, slightly syrupy-sweet finish. ABV is perfectly hidden. Medium to full-bodied with a dryish, creamy mouthfeel, and very smooth carbonation. A very enjoyable and balanced doppelbock - not as heavy or sweet as the Asam-Bock.
Earlier Rating: 11/23/2003 Total Score: 4.1
(Bottled) Very nice, dark reddish-brown color with a large, tanned and lacy, quite lasting head. Rye-puddingy-malty toffee-caramely aroma with bitter hops and pear hints. Very roasty, very malty, well-balanced flavor with coffee, licorice, and quite strong hops. Hides the ABV with no problems. Bitter, chalky finish. Quite full-bodied, ashy, sticky-malty, but not too sugary, a bit foamy palate. An excellent, quite full-bodied and well-hopped winter brew. Not very complex, but enjoyable! (2003 version was 6-4-7-4-15=3.6)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Dark brown, nice head, great lacing. Very full strong malty sweet aroma. Flavor is malty and buttery, there is a salty teriyaki (or vegemite) character to it as well. A very malty yet dry finish. A great bock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
Black is beautiful. Wonderful pure malt aroma. Yeasty, malty flavour that is a bit like vegemite. That's real good folks. Exquisite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Okay, this stuff is just overall great. Dark brown in colour towards the center and lighter on the outside of the glass. Thick frothy bubbly brown head. The nose is full of malts with a sharp kick of hops, Sweet malty yet alchohol-ish. The nose is very kinetic. The taste is very malty and roasted. It starts malty and rich but smoothe and finishes with a very clean charred or heavily roasted flavor. Overal it is very easy to drink and does warm up well. I was actually sad when my glass was empty.

Rerate: 4-3-06. As my palate has evolved I really cant justify having rated this so high. Going down from a 4.5 to 4.2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Very dark amber. Thin head but nice. Great aroma. Roasted malt and subtle hops, caramel. Fruit and smoke on finish. Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Good bere. It had a licorice taste, with a hint of prune taste after the first sip. Nice, dark color.

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