Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by bigman147:
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pouts a crystal clear orangish brown. Head is light and disappears quickly. No lacing to speak of
Aroma: Very light bready aroma with a slight yeasty sulphidy character. A trace fermented bean black bean paste. All of the aromas are very sedated.
Taste: Bready is not just in the smell. The taste makes me think I am eating a slice of wheat/white bread. Slightly sweet and grainy. No real perceivable hop character. A little thin in body for what I expect in a doppelbock.
Mouthfeel: Thin slightly watery. Carbonation is negligible to low. Very drinkable however.
Drinkability: Its surprising how drinkable this 8% ABV beer can be. It was so thin and had no real perceivable bitterness or off notes. I could drink 4-6 in a session without blinking an eye.
Overall: Clean crisp and refreshing but not the best Doppelbock you will every have.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2007 23:21:10 | More by bigman147
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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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