Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3683   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Celebrator has a creamy head of tight bubbles contrasting beautifully with its profound dark robe. It is full-bodied and velvety from half a years 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle. This is good stuff, why its in the Top25 is a bit beyond me. On the positive, notes of clove, cinnamon, prune on the nose lead into more of the same on the palate. Banana meets malt and whole wheat bread as well. Rather thin and excessively carbonated. Better on tap the times Ive had it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - my bottle. Poured clear deep ruby-brown with a small white head. Aroma strongly of grain and dark fruits (prunes, raisins, black olives), with a red wine pungency, roast malt in the background. Taste follows the nose, very fruity and bitter, the black olive sourness is stronger in the taste, it ultimately seems salty, almost burnt. Overall decent, not carbonated, a little too unbalanced for me to rate it a 4.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Whoo! Thats some powerful stuff. Pours an impenetrable brown like Tootsie Rolls. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and burnt caramel/brown sugar. Nose is huge; its almost satisfying enough just to sit and sniff. Thick and chewy mouthfell, with very malty flavors. Quite warming, but alcohol is somewhat hidden by toasted bread, caramel, and a pleasant hoppy dryness that keeps it from being sticky. Big, balanced, and dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Very stong for me at this point in my beer career. Nice, rich. Very dark, slightly redish tint to the blackness. Rich tan head. Very hoppy. RICH

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artfink (28) - Im everywhere Fokker!, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2005
one of my all-time favorite beers. I must have hundreds of little goats layin around. a deep dark red color and aroma that never fails to put a smile on my face. dried fruits and spice compliment the maltiness with just a hint of hop presense. best enjoyed at a spring festival at the Germania club in columbus, ohio. you can imagine my excitement when I found out they were serving Celebrator!!!!!! close second would be Salvator.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Deep reddish with a light brown head. Malty aroma with a sweetness from both dark fruit and chocolate. Dried dark fruit sweet flavor with a chocolate note and a balanced alcohol finish. Thanx Rene ( sk8viking) for sharing this nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2005
By far the darkest of the Ayinger offerings I have had to date. Small brownish head dissipates quickly. Toffee Malty fig nose. Dryish slightly sweet Malt toffee flavor. A touch of smoke and bitterness on the finish. I think this is amongst the best of Ayingers. Available at Down town wine and spirits in Somerville, and Colonial Wine and Spirits in Acton.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours darker than cola brown with a generous, creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, burnt raisins. Not very pleasant. Good gracious, first taste is dominated by roasted coffee flavor. Hazelnut and bitter raisins come out after a few sips, but it is still sweet at the same time. Feels nice and thick, and sorta kicks you in the back of the throat on the way down, though not unpleasantly. Finishes with the coffee bitterness, a little hop. What a strange beer. I dont think Ive never tasted anything like it before. Im torn. Its complex and defiantly interesting, though I cant really see myself craving another anytime soon. I do, however think that any beer lover should try this once. Im going to have to try it twice. Extra points for complexity and uniqueness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark, quasi-opaque reddish, black-brown with a head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the rim. Smellsof roasted malts, caramel, ripe plums. Tastes slightly burnt, dry roasted coffee, malty, slightly metallic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2005
The plants in my house are all hung with little goats! Smooth, dark, creamy, this is a great example of a double bock. Rich black, beige head, always a nice moment when I get to have one of these again of, "Oh, right, I do like lagers too!"

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