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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3135   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.


dmschefke's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2010
How the hell have I not rated this? Anyway, what can you say about the best doppelbock available that hasn’t already been said? Pours a nice deep brown with thick tan head, lots of lacing and residual fluff. Aromas deep of chocolate, molasses, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor matches well and puts tons of stouts, imperial stouts, and porters to shame. This is the epitome of grand german craftsmanship. When it is all said and done, they do more with less.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (805) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2014
Not quite getting all the hype here! Pours very dark w/ a foamy tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is quite complex - roasty, fruity, & a hint of hops. The taste doesn’t quite carry the complexity however. The mouthfeel is excellent. It’s rich, creamy & medium bodied. The flavor just doesn’t completely shine through for me. There’s a big roasty kick at the end but it starts off, dare i say, fairly boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft. Pours muddy brown with slight tan head. Aroma is slightly floral, a bit woody (can’t put my finger on it), and a litlte hoppy. Taste is rich...I get strong caramel and chocolate notes, roasted malt (excellent!) and toffee. I sense a bit of a floral hop on the finish. I could drink this all day long.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (184) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thick tan head. Nose is toffee and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and brown sugar. A great doppelbock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, süß, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, stark fruchtig süß, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (162) - - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a beige head that leaves no lacing. Vague aroma of pine and malt. Lightly bitter taste that is also quite light in the finish. Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation and a brief finish. Balanced but thin.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (67) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap it at Unos Hamilton this is a defining Doppelbock. Clear pale amber with no head and just a hint of bitter on the malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dunn4040 (86) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Deep brown pour with a thin tan head made of tight forming bubbles. Aroma is dark malts, molasses, brown sugar, and chocolate. Incredibly rich flavor. Dark roasted malt flavors, wood, hints of bitter chocolate. Delicious, rich, and refreshing all at the same time. Sets the standard for Dopplebocks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (59) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Nicola. Pours a reddish cola color with tiny khaki head. Aroma is rich roasted grain, prunes, toffee, banana, spice, cherry cobbler, fruity Ethiopian coffee. Taste is plums, ripe cherry, soft milk chocolate, coffee. A beautiful blending of doppelbock flavors with slightly more stout-like roast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av karamell, torkad frukt, svagdricka, malt, honung med chokladtoner.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (482) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 22, 2014
Mahagony clear colour with fine red wine traces, lightly CO2 propelled with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with light notes of leather, tobacco and dried fruits develop and a hint of metallic off-flavour, too. Full bodied yet pleasantly lively offering a slick texture of sweet roast aroma, light liquorice and tobacco notes. Lasting finish with a malt and alcoholic sweetness.


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