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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,118 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 73
Gots: 76 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002)
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CloudStrife

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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 02/10/14.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown with a thin cream colored head. Average amount of visible carbonation in the body. Head is fairly quick to dissipate and doesnt leave much lacing.

S: Starts off with a sweet malt character reminiscent of fig and raisin. Some yeastiness comes through adding a banana like dimension.

T: Balanced approach to a doppelbock while still giving the sweet malt flavor that defines the style. A good dose of carmel malt sweetness overpowers the hop backing. Slight touch of alcohol on the backend.

M: Medium body that is perhaps a bit thin for the style. Appropriate levels of carbonation. Clean finish that doesnt leave your mouth too sticky.

Overall it is certainly one of the better American doppbocks out there. That being said there is something about the richness of the German ones that keeps me going to them.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:40:10 | More by CloudStrife
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S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts and dark fruits (cherry, fig, and plum).

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of sweet caramel and toffee malts with moderate amounts of dark fruits present as well - cherry, fig, and plum. Light amounts of earthy + herbal hops which impart a touch of bitterness in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of alcohol similar to what you would find in a brandy.

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.