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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,100 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 71
Gots: 72 | 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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Contagion

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It pours a rich ruby red and brown color. A thick frothy head formed that faded quickly to a film on the top of the beer and then to nothing. There is no lacing. The beer itself is clear. Light and images have no problem passing through.

The first thing I noticed when smelling it is that it has a very sweet smell. It's almost like a barleywine like scent. The sweetness contains a fruity scent or raisins, prunes and tart cherries. A caramel malt scent balances it out. There is also a hint of alcohol that can be detected. The flavor is very much like the scent. Caramel malts with a touch of tart cherries. There is also an earthiness to it that that helps round out the flavor, making it more palatable. There is a slight alcohol taste to it, but not bad based on the fact it is 8% ABV.

This is a medium bodied beer with a touch of creaminess to it. There is a good level of carbonation so that it keeps fresh, but is also easy to drink.

Overall this is a nice doppelbock. It's a little sweeter than what I prefer, but not bad. With an 8% ABV I don't know that I would want to drink too many of them, but it is a good one to sit back on a hot summer night and enjoy one with some friends.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2010 01:04:15 | More by Contagion
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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 1,100 ratings.