Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3638   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bottle: Filtered
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Celebrator has a creamy head of tight bubbles contrasting beautifully with its profound dark robe. It is full-bodied and velvety from half a year’s 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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sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Super dark brown beer poured from a bottle with a nice creamy head. Sugar cane and maple syrup on the nose. Malty, roasty, toasty chocolate flavor with a hint on smokiness in the finish. The sweet flavor of this beer makes for a great after dinner treat.

DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Beautiful dark brown with a frothy tan head. Sweet malty nose with hints of caramel. Coats the tongue with roasted malt flavor that just lingers on and on. Sweet molasses finish with practically no hop bitterness in evidence. Doppelbocks just don’t get any better than this.

bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Pours a dark rubby brown with a huge tan frothy head. Has a sweet hoppy and raisin aroma with a bit of roasted malt caramel. Wow, what an incredible taste! This beer has a perfect balance of roasted malts and floral hops to make it simply delicous. Complex taste of molasses, raisins, banana nut bread, and a hint of chocolate. Great creamy feel in the mouth as well with soft carbonation. Excellent finish that leaves a lingering sweet smoky taste. Only negative is that it is slightly too sweet.

madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint when held up to the light. Thin off white head. Very roasty and caramel aroma with some molasses coming through. Taste is more of the same, mostly molasses, toasted nuts and caramel. This is a very strong tasting brew, but very balanced. This is my first real rating away from the American micro community. Very good.

dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005 does not count
Beautiful dark pour with an almost perfect nutty head. Roasted flavors dominate this dopplebock: chocolate, vanilla; while amazing traces of nutty-banana flavor blend nicely with the aftertaste. Very malty! It’s like drinking a dessert.

tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Rerate:
I had to rerate this at some point, because I really wondered if it was worth the score I gave it early on in my rating career. Soft palate. Caramel dominated, with some vanilla and fruits. Fairly simple, yet effective within the style. Not as good as my original score indicates, yet solid within it’s style.

Bottle: Dark brown color. Off-white head. Good lacing. Very typical for this style. Malt dominates this brew. Taste is molasses, some vanilla, chocolate. Lots of strong flavors which are nicely blended together. This is a good dessert type beer.

Original Rating
Aroma: 9
Appearance: 5
Flavor: 9
Palate: 4
Overall: 17
Total Score: 4.4

BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 [bottle @ Bukowski’s] Pours a super dark brown color, with the perfect head. Flavors are molasses, toffee and dark malts. Extremely smooth. This is one of the best.

ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Oh so much roasted, malty deliciousness. Wow. Pours dark brown molasses color and is definitely celebratorial.

gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 This beer was extreamly good. We had a case of it to "Celebrate" my best friends 21st birthday. Very smooth and silky compared to most doppelbocks. The best ive had.

MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2005
12oz - Aroma raisin, carmel, and roasted malt and a touch of hops. Pours a deep brown with a huge off white head and great lacing. Flavor is chewy carmel, raisin ,and plum. Palate is creamy and smooth. A very tasty brew.

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