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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3339   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tight, tan head. Toasted bread hits you right away with a bit of dark fruits vanilla. Taste progresses from a malty vanilla character to a bitter dark chocolate to a dry, smoky roast, finishing with some subtle hops. Full and creamy on the palate. Phenomenal.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (149) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Doftar russin och mörk fruktkompott men också en aning felplacerad metall. Mörk brygd med vacker rubinröd ton. Perfekt, tätt skum med lång halveringstid. Mycket smakrik bock med bränd malt, kakao och kaffe. Mycket bra balans mellan en mjuk sötma och mild beska utan att bli mesig. Avslutningen är lätt rökig. Aning oljig viskositet i en medelfyllig och lätt kropp. Låg kolsyrehalt och välintegrerad alkohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle: Black center with dark, ruby-red, translucent edges. A big, creamy, light-tan head form on top with nice retention. Powerful nose, right from the get-go. Dense caramel, sweet brown sugar, raisins, plums, heavy molasses, milled & charred grains, burnt toast, a touch of wine, & a bit of soy sauce in the latter half. Alcohol is pretty noticeable on the palate with a good amount of boozy sting to it. Feels heftier than 6.7% ABV. Lots of dark fruit meshes with the alcohol gives a mild wine-like flavor up front that transitions into a very sweet mid-palate. Molasses, syrup, black licorice, anise, char, & strong, rustic dry cocoa underneath. Lots of toasted caramel & burnt toffee in the finish, too, with a little bit of an herbal character from the hops... Almost tea leafy at times. Dark fruit, molasses, & heavily sweet malts linger in the finish. Kind of earthy? Definitely lots going on here. I know this is the quintessential example of doppelbocks, & I can definitely appreciate the craft behind it, but I have never found myself to love or crave this beer. It’s good. It’s definitely good. But I tend to prefer slightly more timid examples of the style.... Whatever that means.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Birra scura, schiuma abbondante. Aromi complessi di lampone e cioccolato. Corpo pienissimo, sensazione avvolgente. Carbonazione abbondante classica dello stile. Bilanciamento sorprendente.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (185) - SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours deep brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is treacle and molasses, taste similar with subtle hop balance. Nice but not spectacular

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lownote (181) - USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours black with an off white tiny head into stemware. Aroma is sweet with a bit of tanginess. Taste is nice and sweet without cloyingness. Some nice bitterness as the end. Light mouth and sharp carb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (729) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of smoke; taste is caramel, chocolate, roasted malt with hints of dark fruits and smoke; dry finish with a touch of smokiness; this is nicely balanced and very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
10.1.2014. Hyvin tumma vaaleanruskealla vaahdolla. Tuoksussa mallasta, suklaata ja salmiakkia, hieman makeutta. Maku maltainen, hieman leipäinen, pehmeä, hieman makea, hieman paahteinen, hieman suklaatakin. Suutuntuma täyteläinen ja pehmeähappoinen. Melko monimuotoinen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (327) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a very dark color with an average but dark head. Aroma is raisin, fig, rich caramel, HUGE malt, dates, toffee, smoke. Taste is rich, creamy, malt, raisins and fig with a spicy caramel taste, some slight bitter hop, toffee and caramel to smooth it out, and a dry finish with a great smoky note. Fantastic beer, thought we rated it before, definitely an prime example of what a doppelbock should be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (435) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, nuts, figs,dates, weak smoke. Taste is nuts, dark fruits, malts, toffee, caramel, weak butter, some pilsner notes light smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (61) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma resin, raisin, dry fruit Appearance red, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate light body, thin feel, average carbonation, Overall not a bad beer I would suggest this beer to a friend


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