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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3522   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle - Black with ivory head that dissipates quick. Aroma of dark dried fruits, figs, toffee. Flavor is good, slightly bitter with notes from aroma. Good!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
Schwarz und dick wie Öl, dabei aber von überraschender Frische. Röstmalz, Schokolade, Kaffee, Toffee, Dörrobst. Leicht trocken-malziger Abgang.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IlGagario (29) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 8, 2016
In bottiglia, a casa. Colore rosso scurissimo impenetrabile, praticamente nero, con minime venature cola. Testa color crema di caffè, grassa, fitta, da soapy a cremosa, in diminuzione abbastanza celere, a scomparire. Olfatto etilico di frutta scura, tostature e lievito. Carbonazione da media a vivace. Superbo aroma maltato dolce, con note tostate di malto, frutta scura amara, prugna, liquirizia, lievito e pane nero. Finale di beva mediamente lungo, amaro e leggermente piccante, poco secco. Corpo da medio a pieno, un po’ liquoroso, nonostante ciò una buona scorrevolezza e una trama molto accessibile. La regina delle doppelbock, piacevolmente più tostata delle sue rivali, da questo blasonato birrificio bavarese, collocato sempre al top delle categorie di cui si occupa.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (883) - - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from brewdog, manc. Dark clear ruby brown, light brown head. Aroma is bready with treacle, rich and a bit fruity too. Taste is savoury and bitter and a touch tart, with a smoky finish. A nice oily medium body and nice tingly carbonation. Really good, get yourself a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle. Heavy malty aroma of dark fruits, overriped, roasty grain and caramel. Light yeasty aroma. The flavours is sweet at first but finish light bitter. Lingering roasty taste. The body is full and the texture is oily. Average to fizzy carbonation. Nice one...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nephirem (62) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a dark ruby, almost black color with medium, creamy beige head. Beautiful smell of caramel, bread and fruits. Notes of chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with medium yet slightly aggressive carbonation. Slightly bitter taste. Very rich and complex aroma - bread, sweet malts, caramel, roasted coffee grains, fruits, dark berries... Very smooth and very tasty, this is a beer to enjoy slowly. Higher ABV is masked well due to the complexity of the aroma. Overall, perfect beer. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016 Bottle at home. Black with light tan head. Sweet and heavy roasted malts, overripe bananas, burnt toast, chestnuts, autumn leaves, Dutch apple syrup, molasses, hint of ash. Light to medium sweet with ditto bitterness. Body is well rounded and beautifully balanced with light carbonation and a bitter dark chocolate-like finish. Considerably lightweight yet very rich. Lovely drink! Smooth like a cone of mocca icecream.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
A great beer. Haven’t had this in decades, decades of American craft brews, horrible Asian ricers, American adjunct slop, total abstinence for 20 years, and so on along the way. But here it is again, the celebrated Celebrator. World class? Certainly, I have a love of traditional European brews and a mistrust of current American fads and excesses while I do continue to enjoy and explore the contemporary craft beer scene with high expectations and an adventurers gusto. I like my food with beer, but don’t like food in my beer... chocolate, coffee, fruit and vegetables, hot peppers, spices and so on. But the Celebrator... a classic! Velvety, creamy and malty with a smidgen of hops. It’s all in there without additives but in the malt and hops: coffee, toffee, caramel, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar in an exceedingly well balanced, easy drinking beer. Prost!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phfyysik (170) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Brown with very nice top. Malts, fruits and sweetness in aroma. Quite sweet, creamy taste, some caramel as well. Not too sweet and hops sneak into after. Very good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Dark brown, reddish pour with a two finger tan head that left nice lacing. Sweet malt aroma with hints of dark fruits. Some carmel flavor with sweet malts. Slight alcohol flavor. Beautiful double bock.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a large light-tan head. Strong aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of roasted malt, caramel, hazelnut, and bread. A bit earthy, and has a long malty finish with low to medium bitterness. Quite good.


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