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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3357   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2012
330ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a half finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving just a tiny bit of foam on top. No lacing. Aroma is full of malt. Lots of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar along with an almost soy sauce like character but it is not off-putting. A touch of chocolate as well. The flavor is very heavy on the burnt sugar/caramel but it doesn’t become astringent. This leads to some milk chocolate and a touch of coffee and toast. A little hop bitterness towards the finish but it is far in the background. Malt dominates. Mouthfeel is full and sticky/sweet but stays just below being cloying. Overall, one of the best Doppelbocks out there. This is probably one of my least favorite styles but I can appreciate it for what it is; a nice, malty, cold weather beer and this one really packs in tons of flavor.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (655) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
The nose never lies and this beer’s pear dropish deep prune bouquet is everything this beer sould be. Dark rich brown in colour with perfect carbonation and a smooth body with good sap makes this such a stupidly easy beer to love. An undisputed world classic which should be way ahead of all those Frankenstein beers on the ratebeer Top 250.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (365) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 26, 2015
330ml bottle from Piligrim. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread, smoke. Taste is sweet, treacle, dark fruits, and a bit of smoke.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gteubal (6) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 26, 2015 does not count
Amazing beer. Powerful, tasty, bitter Strong. It is one of The Best I've tried so far

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (184) - München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Does not get much better than this beer when fresh. On tap at Ayinger Munich. Aromas of dried fruits such as plums and cherries, toasted malt, caramel, with hints of chocolate, licorice, Clear dark amber to brown with beige head that lingers and laces.Flavors of caramel, toast, bread, raisin, plum, with hints of umami. Mouthfeel is medium but light for a DB making it the most drinkable DB out there.Carbonation is medium high. Balanced medium finish. Wow!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (318) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
Brown/red with bubbly tan head. Nose is German malts, creamy, raisin, maybe a hint of smoke. Taste matches, dark malty, some dark fruits, brown sugar, almost a toffee on the finish, a hint of smoke. Tastes very German, both yeast hop and malt profile are classic doppelbock. Creamy yet thinish mouthfeel. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
Bottle thnx to biersmurfke. Pours dark, very dark clear caramel brown. Smell is earhty leaves, bit caramel. Taste is rather bitter. Sharp, yet elegantly complex.... High carbo. Very rich, but all aspects are subtile. An agreeable beer, to say the least. I am obligated to admit that i am impresse, given the fact these styles of beer are not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (59) - spain, - APR 22, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Aspecto: Ayinger Celebrator tiene un color caoba con ribete castaño. Desarrolla una espuma color café con leche densa y persistente. - Aroma: Aromas muy particulares. Delante aromas empireumáticos (malta muy tostada) detrás lácteos (queso), aceituna negra. - Cuerpo / Sabor: Entrada ligeramente dulce. Rápidamente aparecen los tostados (pan muy tostado o incluso quemado, café) y caramelo. Es plena y densa, poco atenuada, de media-baja saturación de carbónico. Los anillos que deja la espuma en el vaso delatan el número de tragos (síntoma de su calidad). Alcohol muy bien integrado. Largo final de boca dominado por los tostados muy intensos, y elegante y seco amargo.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredxyz (23) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
Deliciosa, cheirosa, cremosa! Colarinho belíssimo, marrom. A cerveja bem tostada, fortes notas de café. Amargor é balanceado com um pouco de doçura que disfarça o álcool. Ótima carbonatação e textura. Merece muito repetir!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (201) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Malt Attacks. Dark brown, large beige head, rather quickly disappearing. Aroma malts, dried plums, hints of chocolate. Medium full body. Taste malts, bread, some liquorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (149) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2015
330ml bottle, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: Dark malts, very malty, light caramel

Appearance: solid black, tan head

Taste: Heavy sweet, light bitter

Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation

Overall: Very malty, slight roasted malts. Very rich. Slight fruity or raisiny taste. Very sweet. The perfect example of a Doppelbock. A very slight chocolate taste. No hop aroma or bitterness. Very smooth and warming impression. Can’t taste the alcohol.


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