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

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Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock

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

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

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear ruby with a smallish head. The aroma is soft with notes of sweet bread, banana, dates, fig and walnut. The flavor features dates, figs, fudge, banana bread, walnut, mild cinnamon, wheat bread, ceral grain, and cocoa powder. The mouthfeel is full and smooth with a low level of carbonation. Overall this is a really well made beer, with a load of richness but a drinkably dry finish.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass, purchased at total wine in Charleston.
A: pours a ice tea reddish brown, one finger of white foam head quickly fades, carbonation,
S: sweet malt, grahm cracker, raisins
M: medium body with the carbonation leaving a prickly feeling on the tongue
T: syrupy sweet malt, rum soaked raisins, prune, caraml, dark bread, hints of oak
O: good brew, it is sweeter than other dobble bocks I've had before

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Photo of justinm4bama
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 2/1/17. The beer pours deep tan with a small head and no lacing. The smell is dark fruits, light malts, and some sweetness. The taste follows the smell with caramel and raisins in the front. The beer is smooth with low carbonation. Overall a nice, easy to drink, flavorful bock.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of raisins are present in the nose along with hints of brown bread. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up and also reveals some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of brown bread, toasted malts, and raisins.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Drinking this beer almost feels like you are eating a slice of brown bread, so it's quite fulfilling. No alcohol is perceptible. It is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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

Look - a surprisingly ruby red with a small off-white head that doesn't have much retention but has some spotty lacing and long legs.
Smell - pretty subtle but there's caramel, bready malts, earthy yeast, and dark fruits (slight tart cherry even).
Taste - mild and smooth, caramel and bread lay the foundation, there's earthy yeast notes, and again, I'm getting some tart cherry in the finish, which is a nice and unexpected addition to the mix.
Feel - solid for the style (just like everything else) with a full body, high carbonation, and slightly chewy finish.

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

Description: Ruby, amber color with a small amount of off-white head and lacing. The smell is clean, malty, with a bit of bready sweetness but overall, the aroma is kind of muted. Taste has some notes of dark fruit and more breadiness. It's malty and sweet but not overly so. Medium to heavy body, smooth drinking and low carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Sausage and sauerkraut

If you like this beer then you should also try: Troegenator Double Bock

Overall: 3.75 (This beer is good but I would not likely drink it again) Nothing wrong with this one but nothing overly exciting either. Flavors and smell are a little reserved but that probably has to do with the style as well.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker amber brown body, one finger white head with fair retention and no lacing. Smell is rich grainy malt, tapioca, figs and raisins, caramel, earth, noble hops. Standard doppelbock profile, but clean. Flavour is simply what a doppelbock should be, with raisins, tapioca, grainy malt, earthy hops, slightly floral, caramel. Malty grainy sweetness on the backend, but not too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good body, lighter on the carbonation than typical, with a grainy sweet finish. A very solid malty doppelbock.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear garnet color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of dark fruit and toffee.

Tastes of the dark fruit backed by toasted malt. Dark fruits lead off with notes of fig and raisins. Malts come in with brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and a bit of toasted bread. A touch of hops adds next with some earthiness. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a nicely done doppelbock.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrainBamage
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish amber color with very little head. Smell is malty and bourbony. Goes down smooth, no bitterness whatsoever, but a little dry in the back of the throat. Roasted malts are evident. Alcohol is well hidden. A decent doppelbock overall.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Buster
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark ruby color. The aromas were of roasted chestnuts and dried cranberries. Very sweet and floral. The taste was similar, picked up fresh plums, cherries and other dark fruits. Flavors are very rich and malt forward. Medium-bodied and almost syrupy. Heavy for a doppelbock. Really enjoyed this one, a better doppelbock than others I remember.

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Photo of Wolvmar
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color, small head, light carbonation. Hints of fruit, some spice, malt dominates with slight hops bitterness. 8% abv is well hidden. Feels thin but easy to drink. Perhaps a good representation of the style (I'm no expert) but overall, drinkable but unremarkable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful mahogany caramel color with a small 1 finger head.

Aromas of malts, wort, some faint molasses. Some plum skins as well.

Flavor is primarily focusing on both alcohol and dark fruity esters; a soft malt base complete with caramel and carapils, some alcohol soaked fig following.

Feel is hot, boozy, slightly sticky and drying.

All of the 8% is present here, it's not palatable but it's felt. Not a tasty doppelbock by any means, but skirts by on the style and keeps within margins.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: reddish brown just like bottle describes

A: malt

F: full bodied, unbalanced, slow sipper, taste quickly dissolves off palate, boozy, somewhat flat

T: boozy, malt, caramel, molasses

O: not my favorite doppelback, overly boozy, not smooth, but a drink for marsupials gras to get wasted maybe this beer is perfect. Boozy to warm you on a cold February, 8% to knock you on your ass after a 6er, i could see enjoying it if intention is to get wasted but to enjoy one not exactly my favorite as the taste isn't quite there.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy garnet brown color with a one finger, fizzy, khaki colored head. retention and lacing are both minimal.

Smell is very malty foward. Toasted bread, sweet caramel and a touch of molasses.

Taste is the same along with some sweet dark fruit.. Very flavorful, complex and hearty.

Feel is medium, smooth and slick. Very low carbonation.

Overall a very good beer. I'm certainly not well versed in doppelbocks, but this was very enjoyable.

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

Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,475 ratings