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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3268   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - DEC 15, 2009
500ml bottle. Light brown head. Deep dark brown colour, almost opaque. Aromas of roasted caramel malts, banana, raisins, toffee. Somewhat oily palate, medium carbonation. Flavor is sweet banana, wheat, roasted malts, sourish end. A little bit too sweet for my liking.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3166) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle at home courtesy of mctapps, cheers Sabine
hazy peaty brown with tan lacing. Fruity prunes, sultana and milk chocolate. Lively carbonation, full bodied, sweet, dry, a little cloying and heavy, fruity, toasty notes, vegetal notes. Smells better than it tastes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (715) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2014
11.2 oz bottle, dark mahogany pour with beige lacing. Malt and honey nose. Figs, caramel, molasses, breads, sweet rasins, well blended and smooth. Big flavors, but easy to drink. Roasty dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (95) - - NOV 22, 2014
Braun schwarz im Glas, malzig süßlich in der Nase, malzig nissig im Antrunk, süßliche röstnoten, netter Bock

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (448) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
I haven’t had many Dopplebocks but this is the beer that makes me want to have more. Damn it’s good. Oatmeal, roasted barley, burnt toffee, kibbles, leather, nuts and smokey tobacco come forth in both nose and wonderfully matching flavour. This fine specimen pours a colour akin to a watery dark roast coffee with a creamy tan head. The body, however, is quite rich and creamy with a nice smooth mouthfeel despite a light prickliness from the carbonation. A bitter bock that does it smooth as velvet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (46) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2014
redish brown, clear color, brown, light foam. in the nose malty, chocolate and some fruits. little carbonation, tastes malty, bitter, medium sweet finish. good body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (680) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a fine tan colored head. Malty aroma, some fruits and caramel also present. Sweet, malty, caramel. Not my favourite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1136) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark red/brown body with a tall head. Aroma has a warm bready roast with all kinds of red berries. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Bready taste with a nice roast and pleasant hop bitterness. Chewy finish with more roasty bread. Great balance. So fulfilling. Maybe it’s because the timing is just right but tonight it feels almost perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregner (15) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Dark brown/black in appearance. Tan head, sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel and raisins. Smooth taste with roasty sweet malt, slight coffee and hints of caramel, and raisins. Medium body, low carbonation. Low hoppiness, light bitterness. My favorite doppelbock to date.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (233) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from Mogwai Mat&Bar. Aroma of malts, raisins and dates. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Taste is very sweet and full of malts. Palate, though, is very thin and drinkable. Overall a disappointment, heard much good stuff about this beer but I guess it is not my type of beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Optimatorjoe (5) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Very smooth caramel flavor. Excellent beer, one of my favorites along with Optimator. Only negative is that is more expensive than Optimator.


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