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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3180   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - JAN 10, 2002
Huge creamy beige head. Big complex malty aroma. Nice flavor balance between malty sweetness and chocolate malt/hops. This is about the best Bock available!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 28, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste carmel, chocolate, fruity. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rockana (208) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost black with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, caramel, dark fruit, smoke, roasted malts, toffee. Creamy. Medium to full body. Really niice surprise, great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OsuStu (32) - - JUL 26, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Pours nearly black with a thick tan head. A roasty, malty aroma...coffee and milk. Sweet malts, molasses, smoky...lightly bitter. Smooth mouthfeel. Fairly thick lacing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djaquay (112) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Thick rich taste, smooth malty caramel finish, thin tan head, very very good, worth the trip just for this beer.  At Hofbrauhaus in Helen GA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Famous Bavarian Doppelbock, one of the references in its style. Dark brown beer with a creamy, tanned, dense and mousse-like head; aroma invitingly malty with appealing notes of dark fruits and gentle spicy yeast; taste chocolatey and caramelly but very purely malty, the fruitiness and spiciness from the aroma dancing on top of it, full and creamy palate, finish - unexpectedly - quite serious and perfectly hopped to balance out the frivolity from the onset with just enough bitter. Masterpiece of balance, in my opinion.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EvilCat (53) - FRANCE - JUL 24, 2014
Bouteille. La Cervoise 91. Robe marron profond, mousse beige crémeuse. Nez de malt noir et torréfié avec une dominante fruitée sur le pruneau. En bouche c’est suave et caressant. De belles notes de sucre brun, de malt grillé, de café et toujours ce pruneau avec ses notes de fruit noir confit légèrement acide. Une doppelbock incoutournable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Red/brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and caramel. Taste has chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, smooth hop bitterness, slight alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel. After taste is chocolatey and herbal bitter.
Paired this to a thick ham, cheese and leek crepe. Great combo!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (768) - HONG KONG - JUL 18, 2014


330 ml bottle with custom plastic ‘Bock’ pendant bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen.

Looks: Opague Cola black colour; One-quarter finger head and beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant, sweet and rich dark malt which can be smelt as soon as it was popped, with strong caramel, toffee, coffee, brown sugar, light cream, roasted nuts and faint grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet dark malt, with very strong roastyness, light nuts, shades of smoke, caramel, light toffee, veruy light dark fruits, light Cola, molasses, very light black coffee, very light lemon and very light bitter hops and faint grass.

Body: Mid to light; Slick and smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Stout-like dark malt in a moderate to thin body with superb roastyness - probably the most roastiest dark malt I’ve tasted so far - plus light roasted nuts, matching caramel and toffee. Black coffee and cream are light. Good light molasses, Cola background. This is a Doppelbock proper, but more akin to a good Stout. Wooooo!...

Hoppiness: Faint grass nose, very light lemon and faint grassy taste. Bitterness is fairly low-fi in background, match well with roastyness and sweetness for a nice low-bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is really unique among most Doppelbocks: its aroma, taste, looks, body and palate really resembles how a nice Stout should end up and tasted. Its roastyness takes the centre stage and clicks with all other light elements. If you are expecting something like Paulaner Salvator or other sweet strong Doppelbock then you are in for a surprise. Subtle and nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown with a frothy head. Nose has loads of sweetness, raisins, figs, vanilla and prunes. Taste has light yeast, loads of dried fruits, caramel and vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Rich brown sweet bread, a bit figgy, medium-thick velvety mouthfeel, practically chuggable, delicious.


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