igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Appearance: bright red copper color with light effervescence. A full fluffy beige head with limited retention and a sticky lace. The taste is very astringent with a sweet middle (malt, caramel) and a lingering bite. Aroma: Malt, spices, caramel and aroma hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, some effervescence and a lingering bite. IMHO: Too abrupt with the astringent bitterness. Not well balanced with other (sweeter) characteristics EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Full thick golden head and a beautiful copper color. It smells rich and gummy like a good dopple should. The hops and malts are evident. A bit sour with a taste that fills the mouth with hops, fruit and roasted chestnuts. Pretty good, but a bit bitter at the end and a dissapointingly light stay on the taste buds. Celebrator still rocks my world. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
dark brown, malt aroma with a slighty sweet banana flavor. Round and full and delicious. It does taste a bit different from other beers, but this is because it is my first dopple... can’t wait to try some more johndoughty (5438) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
Full of body and taste this is a classic dopplebock.Dark brown appearance with flavour that hits you hard.Needs to be treated with respect - a truely excellent beer. Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2004
This was one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Did not have a lot of bitterness. It also had a slight fruity taste to it.
jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - AUG 29, 2004
Amber with a quickly dissipating head. Malty aroma with roasted notes. Fruity flavor, mostly plum, some spices, malt. Light bitterness at the finish. Round body, with mild carbonation, warms up the mouth. Bittersweet aftertaste stays long in mouth. n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Sweet aroma. Nice dark redish brown color. Smooth tasting. With hint of banana... Decent medium lasting head. pintbypint (3630) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Sample taken from 330ml brown bottle. Brownish red hued, fizzy head vanished quickly. Sweet malt in the aroma. Sweetish sticky body, caramel, some spiciness. Some bittereness and alcohol warming in the finish. Maxawk (1) - USA - AUG 21, 2004 does not count
Very smooth, sweet, caramel flavor. Stronger alcohol taste than other bocks. AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Clear red body with a thin off-white head, sweet nose with hints of alcohol and fruit, complex sweet flavor that touches on over-ripened fruit, caramel and syrupy maple notes, concluding with with a bitter alcohol finish, I feel like kind of a jackass having this with hungry howies cheesey bread, but I’ve never clamed that I’m not a jackass, and this is after all just the pre-game for the celebrator.