Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3666   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jb (3063) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 Wow. So dark I couldnt see through it, thick brown head. Banana and spices in the aroma. Sweet chewy palate but balanced nicely with hops and added grain. A wonderful beer. I was surprised thinking this was a mass-market offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Its the only doppelbock Ive had so I dont know what it should taste like....But it is chocolatey and carmely and has a rum like quality to it. Medium to low carbonation and a nice thick head. I liked it but I think it has a "weird" taste in the finish that I cant describe and dont like all that much so....Its good....but probably would not buy again due to so many other beers out there that I like more. Its ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Black/dark brown. Creamy tan head. Roasted malt and bananas in the nose. Flavor to match with roasted coffee aftertaste. Hints of chocolate coming into the aroma and flavor as it warms. Subtle hops throughout also. Decent lacing. Medium/full- closer to medium body. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Smells of caramel, chocolate. Roasty. Pours dark with an off white head. Tastes of deep chocolate; very roasty. Smell is very chocolaty half way through. Taste is even more chocolate. after taste is a little bit of bitterness, but not too much. Head moves down with the beer, not clinging too much to the glass. Its getting better as it goes. Much more roastiness towards the bottom. Rerate: Changed a few categories after finishing the beer. Deffinatly gets better as the glass gets lower.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Poured very dark red. Small head quickly diminishing. Aroma is of burnt caramel. Flavor is too burnt for me. Good doppplebock, but not something I would buy again. Lots of better beers out there. Not worthy of the 100 percentile rating that ratebeer gives it. Oh well, nothing new.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours deep carmel with a nice thick cap of tan head. Gentle toasty grain aromas...and something that reminds me of angelfood cake. Amazingly clean and smooth on the palate. Flavors of toffee and carmel with just a bit of roasty chocolate. Not necessarily my style of choice, but never-the-less, clearly a well crafted beer, brewed with great single-mindedness and purpose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2005
pours brown with a nice tan head. flavor is quite wonderful. Kind of bitter with a malty finish. A very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
As a lover of Belgians and imperial stouts, I fail to understand the hype surrounding this beer..I will come back to it at a later time when I expand my tastes. It wasnt bad mind you, just would never choose it over my usual beers. Looked like Pepsi in the glass, the head quickly vanished. Taste was somewhat bititer, not too sweet, and malty. It did go down pretty quick though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Now that it is finally bock season I can sample the brew that I have most anticipated for a long while, and it does not disappoint! A malt lovers dream (yes, thats me) this doppel pours a dark brown with an enormous head, which recedes momentarily and permits filling the glass the rest of the way. Held up to the light, the beer changes from a nearly opaque brown to a beautifully ruddy black cherry. The aroma is thick with malt and dark fruit, as is the flavor. Malty sweetness up front, with more dark fruit in the middle, and a little hoppy bite at the finish. A thick, chewy palate rounds out what may be the best beer on the planet, at least for my personal (and admittedly malt-biased) tastes. The only drawback is that its $11 for a 4-pack. I suppose its a good thing this isnt available here year round, or Id be absolutely broke (and probably weigh 40 pounds more). Prosit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins and syrup. Flavor is very malty with chocolate and plums. Very smooth, alcohol is barely noticeable.

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