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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3307   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rskillz (4) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2008
One of my favorite Lagers. Pours very dark almost black. Extremely smooth and very drinkable. Easily one of my favs. A must try.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (753) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red colour with a nice looking one-finger tan head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste is of malts, caramel, chocolate, spices, nuts and coffee. Sweet but with a bitter and slightly tart finish. Full body and average carbonation. Very interesting and quite good - could do without the tartness though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
FR_Brabo (3) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
Koffie, noten, kruiden, geroosterd, caramel, houterig. Super bock bier. Lekker. . .

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minkenbraeu (12) - GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
Der Celebrator Doppelbock ist ein dunkles Bier mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma wird dominiert durch Röstmalznoten. Der süßliche Geschmack verbindet sich perfekt mit den Aromen von Dörrobst. Außerdem besticht das Bier durch eine gewisse Cremigkeit. Ein schönes Bier für kalte Tage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (165) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with a light brown head that is short-lasting, transforming into a light brown foam ring with some foam bubbles on the top. Aroma is smoke, hop resin, nuts and caramel. Taste is raisins, caramel, accents of smokiness with a slightly bitter and long finish. Full bodied and creamy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
plaugher (212) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
12oz bottle into a chalice. Pours a very dark brown with a slight tan ring of head. Nose is of roasted malts, plum, subtle hoppiness; rich and full bodied with dried fruit sweetness and caramel. Very slight sour note and a bit oaky on the finish. Complex, robust, warming. Simply gorgeous.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hammered_ales (3) - USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Pours dark brown, great sweet malty aroma and taste. Thick and smooth, absolutely one of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (46) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Aromas are fairly subdued; a hint of sourness. Malts dominate with a touch of nuttiness. Hint of earthiness. Color is very dark brown with a slight light tan head. Taste is somewhat sweet, fairly light bitterness and some mild sourness. Body is light to medium, texture slightly slick, carbonation just a bit below average. Finish shows carbonation and sourness. Overall a decent beer but for my taste not a 4.0 beer. It’s a bit different and somewhat interesting, but there’s just not much that really grabs me.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 15, 2015
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013. S: Chocolate, slight coffee, very malty. T: Coffee dominates. Chocolate is there too. Some bitterness also. O: This is a coffee bomb. I loved other doppelbocks, but the bitterness in this one was too overwhelming. This was sadly a drain pour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (734) - - JAN 13, 2015
33cl flesje via 8 Zaligheden, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6,7% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin, weinig schuim Aroma en smaak: caramel, chocolade, donker fruit, ijzertje Conclusie: wist niet dat deze de beste doppelbock was van ratebeer toen ik hem kocht, volle smaak inderdaad met een warm gevoel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (282) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a deep dark ruby cast. Excellent head volume, World Class lacing and retention. Light nose of molasses coupled with a bit of dark fruit (plum, fig) and a slight undertone of spice. Medium bodied with a nice smooth texture that has creamy aspects. Below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the finish. The World Class flavor profile is reasonably intense, very complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a wave of sweet malt that is, at first, caramel and slightly burned dark sugar then flows into a rich molasses. In the middle as the molasses fades, dark fruit becomes evident as does an ever so slight hop bitterness. The finish is a slow sweet fade with notes of alcohol.


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