overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3725   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 yearís 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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0.5
Reozil (1) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2005 does not count
Bought this beer in november tasted very good for a dark beer perhaps the best i have tasted. Color is good and there is enough of alcohol in it. The taste is good also it has nice touch of chocolate in the end.

3.7
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & tupalev - courtesy HogTownHarry. Dark ruby-brown with a small tan head. Aroma is rich and quite malty, with some dark fruit notes (especially grape). Body is pleasant, wth a mellow mouthfeel. Flavour is toasty and moderately bitter - nice, but seemed rather simple. Definately a very good beer, but I find it hard to think of it as being worthy of the Top 50.

4.5
harrisoni (18413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2005
33cl bottle. You canít always choose your milestone beers, but this one I did. So many, many thanks to Maeib for this one. Very happy to have a top 50 beer to be my 1000th, so hats off to Mark for allowing me to celebrate with this. Very dark brown with thin beige head. Attractive aroma which is oily and has molasses, choc, coffee with intense hops as well. Choc is very bitter. Its full in the mouth with good chracter. Excellent finish of molasses, bitter choc. Really nice finish. Good quality beer. Cheeers Maeib!

3.4
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 Iíve had it.

3.7
HogTownHarry (6622) - 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.

4.7
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Whoo! Thatís some powerful stuff. Pours an impenetrable brown like Tootsie Rolls. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and burnt caramel/brown sugar. Nose is huge; itís 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.

3.6
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

4.6
artfink (28) - Iím everywhere Fokker!, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2005
one of my all-time favorite beers. I must have hundreds of little goats layiní 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.

4
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.

3.8
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.


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