Ayinger Celebrator

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Type: Doppelbock
  • Brewed by: Brauerei Aying
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Guam, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, USA
  • Aroma: Miscellaneous
  • Aroma Description: Dough / Sweat
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Mugs
  • Website: http://www.ayinger-bier.de/
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  • 6.70% 
  • 1373/3686 
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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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  • Mar 8, 2012
    cpilbeam (39)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Dads
    4.3
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    In the "ator" family of beers, I find this one to be my favorite. Bold and very complex flavors (probably from the aging). Has a smoky taste and dry finish. In an era where many beers are duplicated, this is an original taste that isn't copied by anyone.
  • Feb 28, 2011
    angelo3 (29)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Beer Heaven
    4.3
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    This excellent German style beer has a very sweet malty aroma with a dark burgundy color. Served with a nice thin creamy head. Slight effervescene in the mouth leads to a nice creamy finish with caramel, toffee, and malt flavors. An excellent beer on tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY
  • Feb 15, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer Drinker
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    Celebrator pours an inviting mahogany with a thin tan head. There's a malty must in the smell with some spice in the background. Very similar flavors in the taste. It's full of malt but is subtly sweet, bread, and just a kick of spice at the back. Aftertaste of some chocolate and hazelnut. It's smooth, creamy, and amazingly drinkable
  • Sep 9, 2010
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Dimpled mug]

    Rating: 4.4/5.0

    Poured a rich dark brown almost black in color it had a nice light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. The aroma was moderate of toasted molasses and coffee malts with a resin hops and doughy yeast scent. It tasted mildly sweet in the beginning and finished slightly bitter-sweet, with the flavors lingering around for a nice long while.Mouthfeel was surpisingly medium in body and it was very creamy in texture.Overall an exceptional brew. I had sampled years ago and have to say it still tastes as good as I remember!!
  • Apr 30, 2010
    generallee (312)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a stange glass. The back label lists the abv at 6.7% however there is no freshness date.

    Appearance: The body has a very dark brown color in the glass and when held up to light it has nice garnet highlights. Some small bubbles of carbonation can be seen in the highlights and near the edges of the glass. On top sits a tight head of light brown foam which slowly settles down to small cap that hangs on till the last sip. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass as I drink.

    Smell: In the nose I get notes of sweet caramel, fresh sweet bread, ripe fruit and a kiss of German hops.

    Taste/Palate: The flavor has a sweet overall character with moderate hoping that comes through in the end to finish things up without becoming too sweet or cloying. Up front are the caramel candy, brown sugar, light molasses and brown pear like fruit notes. Towards the finish bready notes become more toasted and mix with some light hop flavors to temper the overall sweetness. The finish is short and still on the sweet side but in a good way. Carbonation is lively enough to lift the palate of the solid, smooth, and full body and leave you wanting that next sip.

    Notes: All I need to say here is outstanding!!! When I think about Doppelbock beer this is the beer I will think of and compare all others to.