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

Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,030 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1030
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%


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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Reviews by Strix:
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Strix

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange-brown, good initial head that fades to nothing.

Sweet malty smell.

Sweet and bready malts, caramel, cherry, slight alcohol note.

Smooth mouthfeel.

This was nice, but not one of Bell's standouts in my opinion. Quite drinkable but lacks uniqueness.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 02:13:35 | More by Strix
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Smell - Dark ripe fruits, dark roasted toffee, fresh baked wheat bread, very light amaretto, and a light vanilla carmel.

Taste - Very much like the nose, this starts off with sweet dark ripe fruits and dark toffee, and right behind you get a semi-sweet baked dark wheat breadiness, then a hint of alcohol and amaretto flavor joins in, then very light breadcrusts and some faint minerals, and finally a hint of grassy hops that round out a lightly bitter finale. But this does not finish clean, and I like this here - nearly all of these flavors remain in the mouth (especially the corners) long after each sip.

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.