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

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Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,233 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 88
Gots: 108 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002

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Ratings: 1,233 | Reviews: 619
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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tlema1
3.01/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Carmel sweetness, but there is something about this beer that I really don't like, that I can't put my finger on

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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jemarent
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red tinted brown with less than an inch of quickly disapating head. Head is tightly bubbled soap and leaves a light lacing.

Nose is malty with a hint of fruit. Fig, plum, caramel sweetness and maybe a hint of dry citrus.

Taste is thick with malt, light caramel and corresponding sweetness. Really enjoying the burnt sugariness, even given its lightness in presence. Finishes with light holiness keeping sugar in check.

Body is medium to full. Verging on full when warmed in the glass.

Overall a great dopplebock. Could use a bit more carbonation and lasting head, but otherwise a great representative of the style.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: brown ale with high clarity, a finger of tan foam for a bit then settles into a misty film

S: dark nut and fruit aromas are faint, something slightly woody or chocolaty...

T: mild dark fruit like raisin or fig, subtle brown sugar molasses sweetness complements the herbal and earthy hops character; bits of tobacco or leather-like suggestions, traces of something akin to cocoa powder; raisin-like flavors reassert on the finish

M: medium-light body, fairly modest carbonation-wise - a little fuzz and fizz at best; slick but not fast-drinking; slight bitter nut and mushy raisin aftertaste lingers

O: a decent enough drink, but not a style I'm partial to - with but a few frames of reference, including the Ayinger Celebrator, which I really liked, I'd say this is a passing take on the style, but nothing outstanding, and as a stand-alone product, decent but not to my tastes.

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxPowers
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkat32
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle dated January 24, 2015. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Consumed and reviewed on February 14, 2015.

L: Color is deep amber with an off-white head that recedes quickly. Striking clarity.

S: Smell is raisin, prune, faint chocolate, caramel malt, woody, nutty.

T: Taste follows the nose with melanoidin malt goodness, faint dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, minimal hop bitterness, dry finish, very clean lager taste.

F: Medium body, low carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.

Overall: A very clean doppelbock with excellent attenuation which makes for a very nice drinking experience. In my opinion, it doesn’t stack up to its world-class German counterparts - Andechs and Ayinger - but it offers a pleasant diversion here in Michigan. Well done, Bell’s.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of montesown
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty smooth and not over heavy for an 8% ABV. Would recommend it !

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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.