Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Indybeer:
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
2002 vintage, on tap at BW3's downtown Indy. Was only suppose to be a 16oz pour, but the bartender already had it in a 20oz glass!!! Poured a cloudy reddish brown, with no head to speak of. No sign of any lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet with fruit and caramel hints. The taste was more of the same sweetness perhaps overly so, with some hint of the alcohol thrown in there. There was very little carbonation evident, however it was still smooth and tastey. Alcohol is hidden nicely in this one. At least until I finished!!!
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2004 19:08:55 | More by Indybeer
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3.96/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle into tulip
Appearance - Dark amber, mahogany, about 1/2 finger off white head.
Smell - Malt, bread/biscuit, dried prunes, not getting really any alcohol.
Taste - The beginning flavor has lots of malt, doughy bread or biscuit like flavor, but there is also an underlying fruitiness very close to dried prunes and just ever so subtle fig. The end flavor is closely resembles the bread like character from the start and yeast.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium/high carbonation, crisp and refreshing. Smooth.
Overall - Good beer. In my opinion this beer defintely doesn't drink like an 8abv. Very smooth, very crisp and refreshing. Try one.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 02:00:49 | More by Flopjack
3.3/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
FIrst off, let me say I typed in a long review and hit the delete or back key by accident. (I'm drinking doppelbocks - give me a break.)
So, this could be classified as an American doppelbock. Meaning hops and bitterness. My understanding of the style is malt and sweetness. Right now I am tasting a Spaten doppelbock next to Consecrator. Not too close. As mentioned before, hops and bitterness in the Consecrator. Spaten is more malt and sweetness. And Spaten is not, imho, as good as Ayinger doppelbock - talk about malt!
In summary, Bells is still one of the best breweries out there. And Larry Bell is one of the outstanding craft brewing advocates. Consecrator is a good American interpretation of doppelbock. But some things should not be interpreted.
Larry, if you read this, my review has nothing to do with the fact that my wife's favorite beer is Bell's Two Hearted! Thanks for all YOU do. "Stay Two Hearted" - your autograph to my wife.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 21:55:58 | More by beer_antagonist
Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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