Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3193   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2168) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2001
I don’t see what all the fuss is about. Not the best dopplebock that I have encountered. Very dark but thin on the tounge and cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2001
Thick, dark and alcoholic aroma. Thin head on top of root beer body. Delicate Brussels lace clings to the glass like grungy cobwebs. Wonderful palate of soft and mushy mouthfeel. Tastes has many notes, dark and earthy notes like currant or licorice. Alcohol is beautifully managed, I hardly noticed it on the tastebuds. Finish is slightly hoppy and very smooth. Not nearly as sweet as I anticipated- a plus. A very enjoyable drinking experience. This was obviously the inspiration for Anchor Christmas beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2001

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosendale Brewmeister99 (55) - Rosendale, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2001
a fine dopplebock!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Almeter, The Aryan God of Beer (13) - USA - AUG 25, 2001
great beer, the only reason i didnt give it a perfect score is just incase i die tomorrow and there something better in heaven. this stuff is simply awesome. the whole process from taking off the foil wrapped cap to your last sip is enjoyable. the only negative is the price and the fact that i have only found one place in my home town (buffalo) that sells it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2001
The only negative I can find is the prohibitively expensive price. This sets the standard for the doppelbock style; its main competitor, Salvator, doesn’t hold a candle in terms of richness and/or chewiness. Savor this with a thick pepper steak, game, or after the meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 23, 2001
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 what a double bock should be, dark malty sweet, rich and full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2001
Can’t really add much to what’s been said. This is awesome stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1786) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2001
Very, very nice. A thick black color with a nice creamy head. So many flavors that my tastebuds were about to explode. A great beer, but at $5+ a bottle, it’s one I can’t have very often.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2001

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