Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3324   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 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Very malty but with the right amount of bitterness. has a heavy thick mouth feel. Best on a cold winters night

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Classic Doppel bock, just not unique enough

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Dry finish. Good flavor. Deserves the top rating. Very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slartybartfast99 (7) - USA - JUL 13, 2002 does not count
Excellent color and aroma, much like a stout. Malty and smooth with excellent flavor. This beer is truely great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 2010-12-26, old bottle, (9-10 years old perhaps), 8-4-7-3-15=37
A big gusher, 1/5th of the bottle floes out before reaching the glass; nevertheless, as expected, there is almost no head; the color is deep brown, close to black. The aroma is deep and nice, with caramel, malt, and a shade of oxidation. Dark caramel flavor, with roasted malts and roasted nuts; the body is weaker, but silky; it still has some bitterness. Good, interesting, but without excitement.

2010-01-31, new bottle, bb Dec 2009, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Dark colour, almost black; with a generous creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, then light aroma of cereals. Average body structure; good chocolate flavor; not complex, but the bitterness, higher than the older bottle, gives an extra bite to this beer. Very good.

2010-01-31, old bottle, bb Apr 2002, 9 years old, 8-5-7-3-14=37
Dark color, almost black, with a generous creamy head. Aroma or caramel, roasted malt and chestnut honey, then some oxidisation. Medium body structure; there is dark caramel and chocolate flavor, with light dust and ash feeling; light oxidisation too; low bitterness and a soft alcohol warmth. The dryish and lean final reminds me that it’s an old beer.

2002-07-10, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Brown colour, just a bit darker than the fresh bottle, big creamy head. Very nice (stout-like) aroma, of malt, roasted malts, caramel; deep, harmonious. Full mouth, good body, malty, perfect balance; caramel and light roasted malt; sweet in the front, dryer in the end; a hint of liquorice. Long and well balanced palate. Let’s age it a few years…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Nice creamy/roasty flavor. Well-balanced. Extra points on appearance for the wonderful old-school label and the little plastic goat. A toast to the Kaiser!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2002
This is a strong heavy drink that goes great as an after dinner drink. Quite a kick for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Tap on 6/13/02 (10 4 9 4 18): Very smooth, rich, and creamy. Great balance with a subtle roasted flavor but also sweet with some hints of apple. A great beer! - Bottle on 7/6/02: A finely laced head. A lot more spritzy and carbonated than the tap. It almost bites the tongue. Tasted chestnut, chocolate, and toffee. I was not as impressed with the bottle as I was with the tap, but this is still world class. Bottle 6/8/07 (8 3 7 4 17) A dark brown color with a brown head. Sweet molasses, wood and nuts with dark fruit and apple in the aroma. Smooth and chocolaty with a fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
I was incredibly excited to try this beer. It smelled great, had a nice head on it, and it really grows on you. The first time I tried this beer, I thought that it lacked flavor. It must have been too much Bell’s. It was so smooth that I didn’t appreciate it at first. It has a really nice, rich aftertaste to boot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9847) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer still rocks. Deep, dark Mohagany color. The nose is smoky with hints of prune. I really love this beer.

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