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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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yeastsipper

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3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Dark copper brown with a nice head after an aggressive pour. Smell is very sweet. Lots of honey, brown sugar, raisins and . Taste is of bread and bananas with some yeast. Mouthfeel is nice but the beer is just too sweet. It seems to be big for no real reason. I would prefer a little more subtle and drinkable beer for the style. Pretty decent, but there are other better, and for me, more accessible examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 05:58:24 | More by yeastsipper
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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.