baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well deserving of its world fame. I first had this on tap at Chicago’s Map Room, later bottled; good both ways.
All4Grog99 (22) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good dark beer, but lacks the complexity that would set it past the best of its class. Dark and
malty with licorice and alcohol overtones. Brought forward through a light body and malty
aftertaste. Very good especially for the price, but doesn’t rank too highly among my favorites.
chump99 (1) - USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the original beer! Check the label - ’Since 1397’(!) Everything else came after. This is a beer that counts. 2 shovels dig your grave twice as fast. Best enjoyed when alternating with Carlsberg Elephants.
Christian99 (3) - USA - DEC 7, 2001 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was hyped up as one of the world’s best dopplebocks. I am used to Augustinerbrau Maximator and it just doesn’t compare. I don’t find this to taste bad, but it was not worth all the hype.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good beer from legendary brewery; hardly the best of the style.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit on the sweet side. some caramel and maple taste. I enjoyed this, but this isn’t a six pack to drink all in 1 night. This is more of a ’2 beers with a steak dinner’ kind of brew.
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, this is Munich in its essence. The darker full flavored malts make for a beer which speaks of the gristing of aromatic grain. Deep dappled copper with orangy highlights and a profoundly rocky and stable head. A touch of sulfer claims this beer as ’Lager’ and proud of it, cleaning the palate from the robust malty character. Strong yes, but well attenuated and not overly sweet. This is a fine beer from one of Munich’s best breweries.
EJB9299 (1) - Gig Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer for those who love porters or doppelbock’s. The beer is always best when on tap. I will agree that on occasion it has faltered in it’s consistency when bought off the shelf in a bottle, but overall it’s one of the best beers I’ve ever had, and you don’t even need to drink that much of it either (7.5%). Good color, aroma and wonderful flavors (coffee, nuts and hops). Great Beer!
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t like the sweetness, but I love the undertow dark flvours and the richly textured body.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, nearly brown colour, nutty aroma. The flavour is nutty and malty with hints of caramel and maybe some toffee. The complexity might be a bit lacking, but the beer is wel rounded with a nice sweet finish. This beer is right up there with Salvator as a quality authentic doppelbock, but the two don’t even come close to matching Celabrator.