Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Ranked #99
Ranked #19,405
3.83 | pDev: 11.49%
Oct 31, 2023
Mar 15, 2002
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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Rated: 3.69 by Lanoke12 from Michigan

Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut

May 15, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by lebrisa from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Sep 01, 2019
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.5 by Musineer from Texas

Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 4 by Muss42 from Michigan

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 28, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

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.
Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

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
Sep 04, 2018
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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.
Aug 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

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
Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

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.
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2018
Consecrator from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1538 ratings