Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Bottled 9 Feb. 2012.
Pours a clear, dark mahogany, with a short-lived, one-finger, off-white head.
The aroma (3.75) is a fruity mix of medium toasted malts and a dash of hops. There is much more fruit in the mouth than in the nose, with suggestions of prunes, figs and cooked raisins. A subtle hint of butterscotch toffee in the flavor. Some hints of brandy in both the nose and the taste. In fact, the nose is a bit boozy although the high ABV is fairly well hidden in the mouth. Rather sweet, particularly mid-taste but even in the lingering, fruity aftertaste. [Taste = 3.75]
M: medium body; low carbonation that I felt should be a tad higher.
O: A very drinkable imperial dopplebock that is a bit sweeter and fruitier than usual.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2012 01:07:06 | More by chinchill
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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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