Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by trancefishy:
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
pours nicely the colour of iced tea. nearly nonexistent head.
aroma is faint and of malts mostly, a little breadiness.
taste is malty goodness, with a decent alcohol presence.
mouthfeel is a bit watery for my liking
decent beer. seems to be better than last year's version, which i didn't care for at all. still not spectacular, i expect better from bell's. i'll probably get this again though, it's good and all, it just doesn't "wow" me all that much.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2005 23:25:18 | More by trancefishy
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4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of light golden tan head, you can hear the effervescence as you pour, body is a translucent red copper, with lots of carb in the body. The beer retains a solid cap throughout the session.
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.
Mouthfeel - The level of sweetness and bold flavors make this a medium weighted beer, the carb is lighter side of medium and silky smooth, almost foaming across the tongue, but then leaves some nice tingling edges at the sides.
Overall - Really a well done dopplebock imho, just delicious, a very nice balance of flavors, all complimentary. While this is definitely a sweeter beer, the boldness of the dark fruits, roasted malts, grassy hops and light minerals, and even the faint alcohol heat all balance out the sweetness perfectly - I don't consider this overly sweet or syrupy in the least. Glad I got a case of this, will definitely pick up another case next spring - highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 02:32:40 | More by blackcompg
Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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