Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3703   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2005
dont worry about how old this beer is on the shelf of the liquor store. i am planning a trip to munich this fall,see you at the brewery.one of the top ten beers ive drank!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
Man those little goats are neat. So dark- black with amazing white head. Aroma really burned, roasty, no sweetness. Bitter, roasty, stout-like. Im wondering where the sweetness is. Its so subtle. Light and smooth, but meaty. Alcohol is hidden. As good as its reputation, probably because the doppel sweetness is subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with frothy thick head. Smells of fruit, malt, and alcohol. Tastes of light chocolate and roast with a hint of smoke flavor. Not my favorite style but a decent doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2005
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a DEEP ruby with thick sandy fluffy head. Aroma is chocolatey, malty and theres some anise present along with some raisins and nuts. Thick, rich and smooth. Starts with some sweet malts and a little tanginess and is then complemented by a little bit of bitter hops making this a very well-rounded beer. Roasty, a little nutty and milk chocolatey while being very crisp and refreshing at the same time. This beer tastes EXACTLY how it smells. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2692) - California, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2017 Pours a dark brown body, nearly black, small tan head. Aroma is malt dominated with notes of caramel, chocolate, nut, light hop presence. Silky mouthfeel, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
Ive always been reluctant to crown this beer the quintessential dopplebock. Id like a bit more carbonation. Otherwise, its outstanding. It pours an almost black color, and the mix of chocolate and malt is great. Its the aftertaste that has always baffled me. Its a mix of chocolate, malt and alcohol. But I aint bitchin either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottle. Ahhhhh..... I had forgotten just how good this is. This is simply quintessential. There are other good doppelbocks, but nothing compares to this one. Body is a deep chestnut with glints of ruby; clear. The head is packed with mostly very small bubbles; it thins out considerably as it warms, but what remains floats on top all the way down. The malts in this just come rolling out of the glass; how do they pack so much in...? This is so rich that the flavors and mouthfeel have more in common with an imperial stout than with your run-of-the-mill doppelbock. Yum. Loads of fruit (plums and raisins), syrup and nuts in the nose. And yet, its sweetness doesnt overpower. Im making a point to try this on draft to see what, if anything, changes. But its hard to imagine it being much better than this...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 Cinnamon-raisin-smoky-malt taste. A superbly balanced mix of flavors. Has a creamy mouthfell. Deep wet palate that finshes well. [$9.99/4pk]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2005
Smoke burned aroma of malts. Poured black with a tan head that dissipated. Had a vanilla taste to it. Was dry on the palate for the most part but a couple of times throughout the beer it seemed watered downed. Good beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2005
Dark, dark brown... nearly black with tan head. Aroma is sweet, a bit bitter, and malty. Malts are brown sugar sweet and roasted. Some sour malt flavors are first plesent. Subtle roasted malts mix nicely with the sourness and there is a creamy feel and finish. Also, fruity and sour bitterness.

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