Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #94
Ranked #19,946
3.83 | pDev: 11.49%
May 15, 2021
Mar 15, 2002
Very Good
Notes: 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.
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4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut on May 15, 2021
3.81 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Mar 15, 2021
3.96 by lebrisa from Connecticut on Jun 03, 2020
3.73 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Sep 01, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by drtth from Pennsylvania

The clear dark reddish amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” light tan head that recedes slowly but visibly to a thin irregular island of foam on the surface while leaving a few legs and patches of lacing on the sides and a small ring around the glass. Sipping leaves some scattered patches of foam, meany of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include some toasted brown bread, some caramel and some dark stone fruits,

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the toasted brown bread, some caramel and a bit of dark stone fruits (plums, raisins, etc.). There’s also some earthy herbal bitterness in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with light to moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the bready caramel sweetness and dark fruits begin to fade away while a bit of light earthy herbal bitterness persists to the dry ending in the back of the palate.

On the whole a well made example of a Doppelbock that shows lots of malt but is not overly sweet. There’s just enough bitterness to prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying. A drinkable, enjoyable beer that might be a nice change once in a while from Trogenator by Troegs.

May 13, 2019
4.5 by Musineer from Texas on Mar 02, 2019
4 by Muss42 from Michigan on Feb 16, 2019
3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Jan 28, 2019
3.82 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2018
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Oct 10, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 26, 2018
4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 18, 2018
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3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

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

Sep 04, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 22, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Samlover55 from New York

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

Aug 07, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by spectru from Florida

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.

Jul 28, 2018
3.77 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Jul 01, 2018
3.95 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jul 01, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

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.

Jun 13, 2018
4 by archero from Texas on Jun 06, 2018
4.02 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jun 04, 2018
4.09 by 94rocker1 from Michigan on Jun 03, 2018
4.1 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 18, 2018
3.93 by StArnoldFan from Texas on May 12, 2018
3.41 by mozartandmadnes from Spain on May 11, 2018
3.31 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on May 10, 2018
4.04 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on May 07, 2018
4.37 by djfrenchy from Michigan on May 03, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HipCzech from Texas

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.

Apr 29, 2018
3.78 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota on Apr 22, 2018
3.89 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Apr 21, 2018
3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Apr 14, 2018
2.96 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia on Apr 11, 2018
3.94 by beeragent from Texas on Apr 09, 2018
4.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Apr 08, 2018
3.77 by cdwil from Texas on Apr 07, 2018
3.78 by Skabiski from Maryland on Apr 07, 2018
3.99 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Apr 07, 2018
3.96 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Apr 06, 2018
4.08 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Apr 06, 2018
Consecrator from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1536 ratings