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

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,462 Ratings
Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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
Ratings:
1,462
Reviews:
677
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
181
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I grabbed a mix and match sixer from a local snotty beer store and grabbed a couple Consecrator's as I had never had it before. All I can say is Bell's nailed it with this one!!!! Fantastic color, wonderful malty aroma and an extremely smooth mouthfeel. This is a Doppel that must be had. Wow!

The maltiness leads to a smooth finish with a slight hint of the alcohol content but is not at all overpowering. If you are a fan of doppelbocks or other malty beers, this one is a must try.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of carlborch
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bell’s Consecrator Dobbelbock demonstrates clearly what M. Jackson described as a "moreish beer." It is impossible to take a single sip and not return to the glass almost immediately. As the ABV suggests, this is not a session beer, but if you need to loosen up a bit, or are seeking a little comfort and warmth, this is the perfect beer. The beer has a beautiful mouth-feel that lingers. It pours a dark, dense brown with an intensely contrasting, compact head. While the hops are restrained and the malt forward and enveloping it is well balanced. This Dobbelbock is a perfect meal replacement during lent. It is also a fine companion for meals that we may seek when weary and hungry. This beer can stand up to the richest of dishes, but is also a fine beer when you need to round out your meal with a touch of hops and full-malty richness. I would also sip it as an after-dinner alternative.

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4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm partial to the Dopplebocks these days, so take the review in that light

First had this on tap at Pint Room in Carmel IN. then found in 6 packs locally.

has a very nice flavor - nice balance between sweetness and darkness.

one of my favorites!

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4.77/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Toasted malty aroma with a hints or raisins and plums. No hops or dieacetyl are evident. Medium sized dark tan head fades quickly to a thin film. Glowing dark brown beer with ruby highlights. Rich malty flavor is mildly sweet. Plum and dark sugar flavors peak their head in later on. A very slight bitterness cut the sweetness in the finish, but that bit of hops never threatens the malt dominance. There is a pleasant warming in my chest from the alcohol. Moderately carbonated with a fairly full body, but the sweetness never becomes overbearing. A great example of the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Aroma: Bready malt, not much hop, a little toasty aroma, some light caramel, slight plum, no chocolate or roast malt aromas.
Appearance: Reddish amber (deep amber/light copper), half inch cream colored foam collar quickly dissipates, not much lacing but some legs, brightly clear.
Flavor: strong malt caramel and touch of biscuit, very rich, a touch of toast, more alcohol than hop is balancing the malt, no burnt malt flavors, touch of chocolate, smooth, some alcohol balances the malt, moderate low hops, touch sweetness.
Mouth feel: full body – chewy, medium low carbonation, smooth.
Overall: Strong and rich and smooth and drinkable.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing and different throughout drinking.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.78 out of 5 based on 1,462 ratings.
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