Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3196   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2348) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
Flaske fra Kihoskh, pĺ hytta juli-14: dette mĺ vćre et av de beste kjřpene man kan gjřre pĺ Kihoskh for noen og tyve kroner. En symfoni av aroma og smaker i et velkomponert hele. Eksepsjonet velbalansert og i tillegg farlig lettdrikkelig. Burde hatt en advarsel fra Sundhetsbestyrelsen: denne er vanedannende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Necscv (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Doughy-head, aroma is slightly smoky, salty. Chocolate, cherry, vanilla, complex taste, defininite hop presence. Mouthfeel is round and silky. Lingering taste of licorice, woody.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (638) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The body has a very dark brown color in the glass and when held up to light it has nice garnet highlights. Some small bubbles of carbonation can be seen in the highlights and near the edges of the glass. On top sits a tight head of light brown foam which slowly settles down to small cap that hangs on till the last sip. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink. In the nose I get notes of sweet caramel, fresh sweet bread, ripe fruit and a kiss of German hops. The flavor has a sweet overall character with moderate hoping that comes through in the end to finish things up without becoming too sweet or cloying. Up front are the caramel candy, brown sugar, light molasses and brown pear like fruit notes. Towards the finish bready notes become more toasted and mix with some light hop flavors to temper the overall sweetness. The finish is short and still on the sweet side but in a good way. Carbonation is lively enough to lift the palate of the solid, smooth, and full body and leave you wanting that next sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Another great Ayinger! Pours a dark brown with a gorgeous tan head that leaves lacing and seems to rise. The aroma is of coffee and perhaps some maple-type syrup, or is it caramel? Not really sure. Let’s just say burnt caramel. The taste takes some getting used to unless you’re into stouts, then you’re right at home. Definitely high medium to full bodied and tasty. Not really my flavor but I still enjoyed it for breakfast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MayumiH (79) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Super delicious. Tastes sweeter and fruiter than i expected. Very rich but not too heavy. Top quality yay :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
venom666 (330) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2014
Dark brown color with beige medium persistent head. Nuts on the aroma, with brown sugar, toasted malts and dark fruits. Medium body. Brown sugar and malts are also present on the taste, with toffee, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit hints. Although it’s Doppelbock is not one of my favourite styles, this one is the best on them I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
Sötét vörösesbarna, már-már fekete színe van és a duplabakokra oly jellemző illata. Rendkívül összetett és kerekded ízvilág jellemzi, melyben a komló kesernyéje szinte táncot jár az édeskés zamatokkal és mindezt annyira természetesen közvetíti, mintha e két szereplő által formált jellemvonás egy önálló alapíz lenne. Rendkívüli módon itatja magát, de nem szomjoltó értelemben, hanem az ízlelőbimbóink könyörgését kielégítendő. Íze nem halványul, vagy tompul az idő elteltével. Tökéletes sör összbenyomását kelti egyáltalán nem alaptalanul. 

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
A solid beer and possibly my favorite Doppelbock! Very creamy head and taste at the beginning. An excellent beer to go with a great hearty meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (895) - - JUN 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-4-12- Poured from 330 ml bottle into tulip shaped glass Appearance – Pours a thick looking deep brown color with a large off-white head. The head had big carbonation bubbles entrapped within and faded quite fast. Upon fading it left a persistent film on the surface of the brew. Smell – A big bready brown bread aroma with strong roasted malts aromas. Mixed in with the breadiness there is a nice sweetness of molasses and brown sugar rounding out the roast very nicely. Taste – A thick bready base with big roasted malt flavors greets the tongue nicely. The taste begins a little on the drier side and sweetness as notes of brown sugar and molasses enter the scene. At the end, the roastiness, when mixed with the sweet creates a somewhat sweetened coffee flavor. This brew has some very nice transitions and all the flavors at all times complement each other very nicely. Fantastic. Mouthfeel – Quite a creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. With this the flavors really have a chance to sit on the tongue and really permeate the taste buds. A very soothing and wonderful mouthfeel Overall – Smooth in body and taste transitions with great flavors and aromas. This is one great drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (60) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml, as Ayinger Winter Bock. Pours cloudy dark ruby with a tiny amount of tan head. Big hit of blackcurrent and cherry on the nose, backed up by dark fruits, brown sugar and a caramel malt base, along with a small spice note and a bit of alcohol. Has a somewhat smoky character to it as well. Taste of brown sugar, bready malts, raisin, nutmeg, toffee and some grassy hoppy bitterness on the finish. Soft carbonation and a moderately full body, this one is certainly smooth. The brilliant warming effect makes me wish I’d drunk this in the winter as suggested by the name, rather than the height of summer...

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