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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 3353   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanEric (1101) - Meppel, - NOV 17, 2012
Brown to black coloured, small off white head, low carbonation. Aroma has chocolate, cacao, mocca, some sweetness also. Bitter tste, not sweet at all, full bodied, with again mocca and chocolate. Long long finish, smooth, bitter, a very nice doppelbock!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (318) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
Brown/red with bubbly tan head. Nose is German malts, creamy, raisin, maybe a hint of smoke. Taste matches, dark malty, some dark fruits, brown sugar, almost a toffee on the finish, a hint of smoke. Tastes very German, both yeast hop and malt profile are classic doppelbock. Creamy yet thinish mouthfeel. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4344) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
Bottle thnx to biersmurfke. Pours dark, very dark clear caramel brown. Smell is earhty leaves, bit caramel. Taste is rather bitter. Sharp, yet elegantly complex.... High carbo. Very rich, but all aspects are subtile. An agreeable beer, to say the least. I am obligated to admit that i am impresse, given the fact these styles of beer are not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (57) - spain, - APR 22, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Aspecto: Ayinger Celebrator tiene un color caoba con ribete castaño. Desarrolla una espuma color café con leche densa y persistente. - Aroma: Aromas muy particulares. Delante aromas empireumáticos (malta muy tostada) detrás lácteos (queso), aceituna negra. - Cuerpo / Sabor: Entrada ligeramente dulce. Rápidamente aparecen los tostados (pan muy tostado o incluso quemado, café) y caramelo. Es plena y densa, poco atenuada, de media-baja saturación de carbónico. Los anillos que deja la espuma en el vaso delatan el número de tragos (síntoma de su calidad). Alcohol muy bien integrado. Largo final de boca dominado por los tostados muy intensos, y elegante y seco amargo.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredxyz (23) - BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015
Deliciosa, cheirosa, cremosa! Colarinho belíssimo, marrom. A cerveja bem tostada, fortes notas de café. Amargor é balanceado com um pouco de doçura que disfarça o álcool. Ótima carbonatação e textura. Merece muito repetir!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (200) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2015
Bottle, Malt Attacks. Dark brown, large beige head, rather quickly disappearing. Aroma malts, dried plums, hints of chocolate. Medium full body. Taste malts, bread, some liquorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (148) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 15, 2015
330ml bottle, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: Dark malts, very malty, light caramel

Appearance: solid black, tan head

Taste: Heavy sweet, light bitter

Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation

Overall: Very malty, slight roasted malts. Very rich. Slight fruity or raisiny taste. Very sweet. The perfect example of a Doppelbock. A very slight chocolate taste. No hop aroma or bitterness. Very smooth and warming impression. Can’t taste the alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1259) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle, 330 from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours reddish brown with off-white head. Malty caramel, ripe fruit, sweet, bit roasted. Complex. Good brew, but can’t say I’m impressed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cutitoutdave (53) - - APR 12, 2015
Pours deep copper from 12 oz bottle with full tan head. Malty, warm aroma. Tastes appropriately sweet with deep complex malty flavor to follow, hints of figs, plums, chocolate. Not much on the hops. Warm alcoholic mouthfeel with full body. Fantastic beer from a legendary brewery. Not designed for mass consumptions, though beer doesn’t get much better than this.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
robto (47) - Belas, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2015
33cl bottle at O menu café bar in Sintra, Portugal. It pours a dark-brown colour with a bubbly beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is very smoky, dark fruits, caramel, molasses, syrup, herbs and some oaks. Taste is sweet, caramel, smoked stuff, raisins, syrup, dark fruits, plums and a little hoppy. It has a medium to low body with average carbonation with a slight dry and hoppy finish. Definitely one of the best German beers I’ve tasted. I will drink this again in the future.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Avetixz (23) - Wolfsburg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2015
Smoky, fruity aroma. Dark fruits, herbs, roasty malt and some hops. Pours dark brown translucent liquid with a white head that disappears quickly. Bitter in the taste with a very malty and definitely "dark" flavour, smoky and dry with a hint of fruit. Definitely has some wine characteristics. The alcohol is not too noticable and blends well with the flavour to create a nice balance. Full body with an oily texture and a bitter and dry finish. Definitely a good strong beer for celebrations and other events, which judging by the name it was meant for.


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