Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3213   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Great malty texture. Good color and head (darker than picture) - one of the best finishes of this type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1065) - ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
Dark brown beer, small beige head. Nose is yeast, chocolate notes, malt, caramel, slight metallic edge. Flavor is fruity-malty, caramel, noticeable alcohol presence, dry and bitter finish with lingering bready notes. Lacks that plentiful malt character for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (445) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours super dark with a cream tan head and a roasted malt aroma. Toasty, bready malt flavor with some hints of banana and dark fruit. A touch of smokey flavor as well. New style of beer for me, and I enjoyed this a lot. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (494) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Flasche (33 cl). - Tiefdunkles Kastanienbraun, üppige hellbraune Schaumkrone. - In der Nase dichte Malzsüße, Kaffee, Rosinensüße. - Im Antrunk starker, gut gesüßter Kaffee, Röstmalz und Karamel, dazu eine vornehme Fruchtigkeit (eine Andeutung von Pflaumenmus). Schwach rezent, dicht und schwer im Mund. Der Abgang ist leicht trocken, etwas rauchig und bringt wieder Mokka, Lakritz und ein wenig holzige Herbe - für Hopfenaromen bleibt hier verständlicherweise kaum Platz. - Perfekt ausbalancierter Doppelbock mit vornehmen Röstmalz- und Bitterschokoladearomen, den man erst so richtig schätzen lernt, wenn man etliche „verbockte“ Böcke verkostet hat. Was natürlich fehlt, ist die reiche Fruchtigkeit obergäriger (belgischer) Starkbiere - hier muß ein untergäriger Doppelbock einfach passen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TexasYarddog (1) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Nice clean finish. No bitter back. Head lacing was just ok. Head retention almost non existent. Clean bock with light chocolate undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (334) - Compostela (Galiza), - SEP 18, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted the 13/09/2014. Dark colour with a tan creamy and medium to long head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, toffee and some herbs. The taste is complex and well balanced with presence of the hops, caramels, dark fruits and roasted malts. Aftertaste is nice with a good mix between dry and bitter. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1230) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is very deep nut brown and with a big, creamy, light brown head. Compact aroma of chocolate, dried fruit, some smoked meat, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the background. More roast in the flavour with rye bread, ash, sweet chocolate, wood and some coffee. Has a rich and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A well balanced and roasted doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque black with tan colored head. Aroma of malts and some dark fruits. Taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (91) - ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
33 cl in snifter. Pours a dense almost stout like dense thick beige medium head; deep dark impenetrable black/browny colour. Smells sweet and roasted malts, balck forest cake, dried fruits raisins, banana, vanillaish ; that’s nice. Taste is very balanced and overall not that sweet as you would imagine from the smell; the roastiness from the malts it’s always there, then cherry, sort of fruity, and cocoa taste going towards a light bitter finish. Perfect carbonation, balanced, tasty, rich but very drinkable too, as the best germans. See it as a sort of mix between a dark belgian ale and a small touch of a stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a coffee-black color with a tan, creamy head. Vinous, raisiny, Whoppers malted milk balls aroma. Perfect carbonation, perfect malt balance. Overall, a classic in the Doppelbock style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (859) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A - Pours dark nut brown with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a thin film, leaving small wisps of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of rich caramel malt, toffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits like raisins and figs, and some light booze. Pretty sweet smelling overall.

T - Starts off with a mix of toffee and sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to hints of chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, and some dark candied sugar. A bit of booze begins to creep in toward the end of the glass.The finish is a mix of dark sweetness and light dryness, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Rich, sweet, feel with plenty of sweetness lingering through the finish.

O - This one is very sweet but it has plenty of flavors going on to keep you interested. I wouldn’t say this is the best dopplebock I have ever had but it is up there.

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