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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,103 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 71
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
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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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-14-2011 06:46:30 | More by tbeq00
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award0705

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-17-2011 00:38:22 | More by award0705
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-17-2012 19:24:32 | More by TimRasmussen
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carlborch

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bell’s Consecrator Dobbelbock demonstrates clearly what M. Jackson described as a "moreish beer." It is impossible to take a single sip and not return to the glass almost immediately. As the ABV suggests, this is not a session beer, but if you need to loosen up a bit, or are seeking a little comfort and warmth, this is the perfect beer. The beer has a beautiful mouth-feel that lingers. It pours a dark, dense brown with an intensely contrasting, compact head. While the hops are restrained and the malt forward and enveloping it is well balanced. This Dobbelbock is a perfect meal replacement during lent. It is also a fine companion for meals that we may seek when weary and hungry. This beer can stand up to the richest of dishes, but is also a fine beer when you need to round out your meal with a touch of hops and full-malty richness. I would also sip it as an after-dinner alternative.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 19:02:45 | More by carlborch
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Toasted malty aroma with a hints or raisins and plums. No hops or dieacetyl are evident. Medium sized dark tan head fades quickly to a thin film. Glowing dark brown beer with ruby highlights. Rich malty flavor is mildly sweet. Plum and dark sugar flavors peak their head in later on. A very slight bitterness cut the sweetness in the finish, but that bit of hops never threatens the malt dominance. There is a pleasant warming in my chest from the alcohol. Moderately carbonated with a fairly full body, but the sweetness never becomes overbearing. A great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 23:58:02 | More by HappyHourHero
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-17-2012 16:55:37 | More by Zachb4au
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Duwey

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25%

05-29-2014 01:39:43 | More by Duwey
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +25%

02-19-2013 04:33:02 | More by harrylee773
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +25%

02-26-2012 07:04:07 | More by 6demonbag
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murraymj

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-17-2013 23:55:08 | More by murraymj
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-26-2014 04:44:18 | More by JakeBarnett
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wrightst

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-13-2014 21:12:08 | More by wrightst
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NJB145

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +25%

05-19-2013 00:58:55 | More by NJB145
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Buddha

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +25%

05-18-2012 00:53:54 | More by Buddha
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bigkingken

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light brown, bordering on amber. A gentle pour brings little to no head to speak of, and what there is dissipates quickly. Clear, no haze. Smells malty of molassas and licorice with a touch of hops to counter. Mouthfeel is light and delicate with just the right amount of carbonation. Goes down extremely smooth. Sweet up front with a tinge of alcohol. Fairly complex follow up with notes molassas and honey. Tastes like a dopplebock should, in short. Has zero bitterness in the finish. In fact, a sweetness lingers on the tongue making you want more.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 20:23:42 | More by bigkingken
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass. Copperish color and little head. Smells of chocholate but that's it taste is exceptional but mouthful dwindles as the beer dwindles. Good beer but not exactly what I expected from this company. Bell's usually hit the spot but this one is a tad mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 21:18:24 | More by yuenglingfan101
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cbl2

New York

4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

8/25/2006 $2.00 12 oz. 8.00% No best by date, but coded 6656.

Appearance:

Pours a dark brown that is embued with highlights of ruby red, that glows with a crimson intensity when held to the light. Relatively still with no head, and just a wisp of white that lines the circumference of the goblet.

Aroma:

Sweet roasted toffee, with hints of ripe starfruit and a tinge of alcohol. Bursting with malty goodness.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Nice chewy mouthfeel with intense caramelized sweetness that grows in intensity as this warms, blossoming into an almost caramel apple sensation towards the end. Phenominally well blend of flavors, and one of the best dopplebocks I've ever sampled. High ABV is masked nicely with only a hint of its heat making an appearance towards the end. Complexity of the malts only deepens as this warms.

Wow, this is an amazing beer, extremely drinkable, though as I continue to sip, I can feel the alcohol start to work its will on me. This would be perfect on a cold winter night, and it works quite well with a heat index of 94, here in Paducah, KY.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 01:58:04 | More by cbl2
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cosmicevan

New York

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Upon cracking the bottle, beer jumped from the rim forcing me to quickly pour into my oversized snifter. Beer poured a deep and thick plum color with a super frothy head. looking real good and tasty.

S-sweet apple with a touch of tangness. really well balanced...really amazing...really rich and thick without being too much of anything other than delicious.

T-Sweetness dominates the taste...along with nutmeg...little bit of maple syrup (with added sugar) and some hops in there too. Very well done. Strong purple grapes.

M/D-This is a thick and rich beer (like most Doppelbocks IMO), but not overbearing. Really drinkable. This is a tough style for me since I'm not a huge fan, but this beer really made an impression. Once again Bells impresses me.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 05:08:51 | More by cosmicevan
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rottnbkr


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-02-2012 00:15:27 | More by rottnbkr
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wmtxbb

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: lacing on top of a cloudy amber-brown brew. Looks thick and inviting.

Smell: Maple sugar, molasses, raw honey and malt.

Taste: follows the nose along with tastes of bread crumbs, butter and yeast. Carbonation sort of "zings" in the mouth. Leaves the palate a little dry with residual phenols and sweet, as if you had just finished some candy. Mouthfeel is nice and thick.

Drinkability: Almost perfect, in my book. Great beer for the cold spring leading to a warm summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 00:23:32 | More by wmtxbb
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azorie

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-06-2012 18:41:52 | More by azorie
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Beerthoven

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer needs to become more popular. Well done Bell's on a difficult style that doesn't seem to jump the Atlantic very gracefully. This beer is best about 20 minutes before it's allowed to warm all the way to room temperature if that makes sense?

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:28:18 | More by Beerthoven
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-26-2013 12:14:19 | More by Beergelden
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-18-2012 22:25:50 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-14-2012 20:38:29 | More by Tumble
Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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