Consecrator Doppelbock | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional doppelbock fermented with an old world lager yeast. Reddish brown in color, with a mild hop profile, Consecrator is a well balanced, full bodied beer with a smooth, malty finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,537
Reviews:
695
Ratings:
1,528
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
197
Trade:
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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Raisin-like reddish brown in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a short, creamy beige foam with medium low retention. Full bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy smooth feel up front with expanding warmth that turns prickly at the finish. Aromas of sweet malt and lightly toasted bread with dark fruits and grainy malt notes. Bready, rich malt flavors up front with light dark fruit notes. Medium light earthy bitterness through the middle the transitions to boozy warmth. Finished with a boozy note that lingered along with pleasant malty flavors. Nice malty flavors and definitely on the boozy side, but not unpleasantly so.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 2d2dspuma. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 4. Bottled 19 Jan 2016. 28+ months after bb date. Typical notes of a doppelbock still here but drier than desiderable. A bit boring. No foam at all

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into snifter at Fins in Bethany Beach DE. Pours a clear brownish-red with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is molasses, roasted malt, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol is well hidden. No hops. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat sticky. Finish is sweet and a little bit dank. Pretty good example of the style.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into Libbey Tulip
Bottled on 1/31/18 (6 months old)
Pours garnet with thin cream brown head
Fruit, toffee, caramel, cherries
Sugary fruity caramel, that goes into a bitter yeasty finish
No mistaking this is a lager, nice and crisp
Overall i thought i can take this past the Best By date a bit (bell's says 3 months past bottling date) but this definitely has signs of age....oh well

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Photo of spectru
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark bronze, head dissipates quickly; pleasant mild aroma; smooth, mildly carbonated; rich flavor, slightly sweet; this is a pleasant, interesting beer, but it won't become a favorite.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaxon53
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, packaged on 1/31/2018.

Ruby brown color. Great clarity. Big, frothy, light tan head with good retention. Rich, heavy malt aroma. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and toasted malt. Sweet caramel flavor with big toasted malt overtones. No hops or yeast. Smooth yet strong, noticeably towards the upper range of alcohol for a traditional doppelbock. Boozy and warming in the finish. Full bodied, smooth and sticky.

Overall, a strong and rich doppelbock. Even slightly past the recommended shelf life of three months, this has held up incredibly well. Delicious.

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Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 94rocker1
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mozartandmadnes
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djfrenchy
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle (“PKG 01/31/2018”) poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Clear, reddish amber with a modest depth of tan head and spotty lace.

Smell: Ripe dark fruit, caramel, toasted grains and earth.

Taste: Depths of malty flavor: caramel, dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla. Mildly earthy hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, creamy feel and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Tasty, malty brew that remains balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtyharry2489
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beeragent
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,528 ratings