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100
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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Doppelbock
Aying, Germany

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3644   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 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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 2010-12-26, old bottle, (9-10 years old perhaps), 8-4-7-3-15=37
A big gusher, 1/5th of the bottle floes out before reaching the glass; nevertheless, as expected, there is almost no head; the color is deep brown, close to black. The aroma is deep and nice, with caramel, malt, and a shade of oxidation. Dark caramel flavor, with roasted malts and roasted nuts; the body is weaker, but silky; it still has some bitterness. Good, interesting, but without excitement.

2010-01-31, new bottle, bb Dec 2009, 7-5-8-4-16=40
Dark colour, almost black; with a generous creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, then light aroma of cereals. Average body structure; good chocolate flavor; not complex, but the bitterness, higher than the older bottle, gives an extra bite to this beer. Very good.

2010-01-31, old bottle, bb Apr 2002, 9 years old, 8-5-7-3-14=37
Dark color, almost black, with a generous creamy head. Aroma or caramel, roasted malt and chestnut honey, then some oxidisation. Medium body structure; there is dark caramel and chocolate flavor, with light dust and ash feeling; light oxidisation too; low bitterness and a soft alcohol warmth. The dryish and lean final reminds me that its an old beer.

2002-07-10, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Brown colour, just a bit darker than the fresh bottle, big creamy head. Very nice (stout-like) aroma, of malt, roasted malts, caramel; deep, harmonious. Full mouth, good body, malty, perfect balance; caramel and light roasted malt; sweet in the front, dryer in the end; a hint of liquorice. Long and well balanced palate. Lets age it a few years

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19174) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Tap at Jimmys No. 43, during the Mike Lovullo Tasting Session. Poured deep, dark brown with ruby highlights and a large, strong beige head. Heavy malt aroma, some fruit and loads of sugar. More dark, sweet malt in the flavor, molasses, licorice, some maple syrup, and mild tartness. Hints of smoke in the finish. Full-bodied with smooth though crisp carbonation. Velvety, a bit syrupy. Certainly one of the the preeminent bocks out there. Delicious and well-rounded.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18731) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Bottle at Bishops Arms, Skvde. Dark amber beer, very nice lasting, beige head. Roasted toffee aroma, malty, chocolate, figs, raisins. Malty roasted flavor, toffee, caramel, figs, chocolate. Lovely body, roasted toffee finish. Old rating: 7/4/8/4/14 Dark amber color, beige/brown head. Malty roasted, somewhat sweetish aroma. Sweet toffee and chocolate flavor, roasted and a little spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (18105) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Clear dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Full bodied, soft and smooth. 280411

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koelschtrinker (17993) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 6, 2011
Dunkler, tief malzerner Geschmack. Das Bier ist beraus vollmundig und sehr ausgelichen was die Aromen angeht, alles ist in genau richtigem Mae vorhanden. Das Ganze ist dabei beraus sffig, phnomenal fr einen Doppelbock! Im Nachgeschmack ist das Bier fr einen kurzen Moment SEHR malzig. Bestes deutsches Bier? Es geht definitiv in die Richtung. Test vom 1.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,13,14,15,11,14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17621) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein dunkel rtlichbraunes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch rstmalzig, s, fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack rstmalzig, stark fruchtig s, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17579) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at JF tasting, IP trade from Essex Jim, labelled as winter bock - 29/12/12. Hazed chestnut brown. Nose carries dark malts, yeast, light vegetal tones, toffee, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark toffee, sweet sugars, dark malts, bready notes. Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation and a little bitter sweetness in the finish. Decent drop.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2005
33cl bottle. You cant 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle ad Ayinger WInter-Bock from Systembolaget. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, nuts, caramel, malt and hops. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle. Celebrator pours a clear dark ruby body and a small, beige head. The aroma surprises me a bit, as it feels quite weak. Theres a roasted, slightly smoked start, followed by dark berries and a sweet maltyness. As it warms up, theres also a slight vegetal touch, cooked cabbage I think, some alcohol and a more pronounced fruityness. In the far back, theres some cocoa and coffee. Sure a complex beer, but I still expected more. Maybe Im not being nice now, its sure a good aroma, but I prefer Aventinus. Another style, but not that different, and its sweeter. Maybe its just my sweet tooth talking. The flavor brings out the berries more evident, and dried fruits also does a proper job. Theres also the dry, roasted flavors from the aroma, as well as sweetness and a little bitterness, but the vegetables from the aroma is fortunately not tasteable. Quite sticky, full and quite warming in the mouth. It finishes with a long, roasted flavor, and shorter flavors of dried fruits, malty sugar and some hoppy bitterness. To sum it up, its a lovely beer, maybe deserving a higher rating, I would be happy to lift my rating for aroma and flavor by .5 point, but thats not possible, so 3.7 it is. I have more bottles, so a rerate might be appropriate. (080318)


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