Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany


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RATINGS: 3715   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Pours deep brown with a beautiful beige head. Malty aroma with hints of dark fruit. Incredible malt taste with a bit of tongue-prickling carbonation. Chocolatey notes in the middle. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2004
semi-sweet at first, with a pleasently bitter finish, mild aftertaste. malty aroma with hints of plum. deep rich reddish brown appearance, very thin head, looks great in a stem glass. goes great with thanksgiving leftovers ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
I dont get it. Ive bought this a few times over the last few years. This shit is avg. in looks,mildly roasty toasty in taste and character and way overpriced = lame. Ill take Salvator dopple or Saxer Jack Frost ANY day over this over rated mediocre false god of beerdom. BLAH!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Nice deep amber body with a moderate beige head. Malty rich aroma with lots of caramel and a hint of roastiness and nuts. Flavor is silky smooth with lots of caramel malts and a hint of fruit in the background. Finish is semi-dry and slightly sweet. Great doppelbock despite the low alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Relly great beer. Fruity and thick woth out being overly sweet. Had it bottled and on tap and Edelweiss in Fort Worth. Havent tried many dopplebocks but if this is waht there all about Im hooked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Ruby. Seriously stunning aroma of figs, grapes, caramel and chocolate. Just a deep and malty aroma. Characterful and complex malty flavor with notes of figs, fruits, caramel and chocolate. Very sweet flavor. Subtle hopping. Silky and coating feel on the palate. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours dark brown with tan medium sized head. I cant imagine a dopplebock beeing more perfect than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Poured a deep ruby red color...Big tan head that emits wafts of malts and darker fruits...Nice full bodied beer...What happened to all the fruit in the nose???NIce caramel maltiness to balance the somewhat bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 This is a difficult beer for me to rate. I am not a huge fan of the Doppelbock style and have learned from experience that I hate the bottled version of this beer. It is far too vegetal for my liking. But I recently had an opportunity to try the draft. So with ratebook in hand I delved into a glass of draft. The beer poured a black color with a large fluffy brown head. The aroma was faint but had some pleasant sour malt elements. The flavor was heavy and malty with a bit of molasses. The finish is sour malt. The beer is surprisingly sweet and far less vegetal than the bottle. A decent draft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Re-Rate, Jan 1, 05. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Wonderful rich malt aroma, chocolate, toffee, and sweet. Nice body, initially sweet, ending dry. Sweet roasty malts, chocolate and toffee again, with a little alcohol, good body. Nice rich flavor. Definately one of my favorites!

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