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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,104 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 71
Gots: 76 | 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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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-21-2012 19:29:23 | More by tmcarter23
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FreddieMercuryHayes


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-20-2014 01:41:49 | More by FreddieMercuryHayes
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-27-2013 03:44:22 | More by roywilliams
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-21-2014 00:37:36 | More by domnalbrecc
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cozmo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-24-2014 23:41:48 | More by cozmo
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DmanGTR

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-10-2013 16:41:31 | More by DmanGTR
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-13-2012 05:32:51 | More by mjmadsen21
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-30-2013 00:11:36 | More by Jamison85
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-21-2012 17:28:52 | More by twbeecher
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-27-2013 00:18:27 | More by hollywood_15063
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piconaut

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-29-2012 05:42:22 | More by piconaut
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ajb1050

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-07-2014 19:50:26 | More by ajb1050
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-12-2014 02:08:55 | More by cd34
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-28-2012 04:19:59 | More by ChopsMeister
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-22-2014 19:39:48 | More by Kenai4
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-21-2012 22:57:30 | More by bluesplit63
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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a6ladd


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-21-2013 14:25:49 | More by comfortablynirm
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gopens44

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy dark copper with a fairly decent foamy head and good retention

S - Nutty, molasses and caramel laden with just a hint of booze.

T - Similar to the nose in the sweet caramel / molasses taste with an added twist of plums to round this one out.

M - Smooth, creamy and mild with very little aftertaste. Fairly low carbonation and medium bodied.

O - Great beer! I love Dopplebocks, and this one delivers the goodness without missing a beat!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 16:11:05 | More by gopens44
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pored into a snifter on 9/12/10

Batch 9433

Hues of copper, dull crimson & scorched amber make for rustic looking beer. Couple that with over a finger of light, sandy brown head & Consecrator is a visually appealing beer. Too bad the foam doesn't last last long, dropping to a thin layer & ultimately, a collar of retention. Lace tries to catch hold after each drink but generally falls back down the glass.

The aroma is nice & malty, suggesting sweetness with a touch of spice. Baked dark bread (possibly pumpernickel?), brown sugar, a nice toffee drawl, hints of caramel & faint wisps of spices. Subtle earthy undertones, most notable when the glass is swirled.

Consecrator starts off with a sugary bent, the flavors corresponding with the nose: caramel; brown sugar; toffee & maybe even a molasses twinge. In this respect it's almost barleywine-esque. Despite being sugary, I don't find it too sweet. Half way through each sip notes of dark bread move in briefly & are quickly followed decent hop bitterness that really dries out the beer toward the finish. I think the progression form sweet to bitter & dry is great.

Medium-full in body with appropriately moderate carbonation. The feel is good; just enough carbonation to accentuate the bitterness on the finish. Hints of toasted bread linger.

At 8% abv, I thought it might be kind of boozy; it isn't. I picked up a six pack so I could hit a "want" as an extra in a trade, not knowing what to expect of the beer. I split a bottle with an old friend over cigars & other beers. I was surprised at how tasty it was & how well it held up to the cigar. Now that I've had a bottle on a fresh palate, I'm all the more impressed.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 01:23:28 | More by Ryan011235
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gromis

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a medium amber color. Very little head, which is to be expected with this style.

Very nice nose. Blend of spice and malt with a faint hint of grape.

Taste is a very nice blend of spice and malt.

This is definitely one of my favorite dopplebocks that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 04:20:04 | More by gromis
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aforbes10

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap at the Eccentric Cafe. served in a brandy snifter. looks great, reddish and very dark. small, ultra-white head. looks pretty darn good for a dopplebock. malty, earthy odor with some fruity tones too. great taste. fruity, sour and delicious. not too harsh as some dopplebocks can be and there was more of a concentration on flavor rather than alcohol (alchol very well hidden). also some apricots, plums, and spices in there too. good slow drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2006 19:33:59 | More by aforbes10
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rye726

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

'06, thanks Steve.

This has aged well. Pours a cloudy mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose bready has malts, cocoa, toffee, pecans. Taste has sweet nutty malts and peppery yeast. Creamy body is well carbonated. Nice beer, Bells is one of the best breweries in teh world.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 04:36:31 | More by rye726
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Pencible

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a clear, dark ruby red with tan head. It smelled like earthy malt, muddy caramel, refined yeast, and some floral hops. It tasted like bitter cherries mixed with a blend of caramel and milk chocolate malts. It was oily with slight carbonation and a lasting sweet caramel aftertaste. Overall this was a very tasty, sweet and smooth beer. It was almost too drinkable for its high alcohol content, a dangerous combination!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 21:42:58 | More by Pencible
Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.