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

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3.83/5
Very Good
1,520 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#14,354
Reviews:
690
Ratings:
1,520
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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109
Gots:
197
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Ratings: 1,520 |  Reviews: 690
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickS95
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grue_soda
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoadLizard
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a standard dark ruby/brown double bock color with minimal head and not much lacing. Carbonation is fairly light but thats correct for the style. Smells of sweet bread, a little caramel and molasses. Has the classic malty, sweet initial hit of a double bock that carries to the end. Not much hops here at all! Its tasty but Ive had better double bocks. The flavor isnt as chewy or deep as Troeggs or a Sam Adams double Bock. It starts strong but doesnt finish as well as those other two. The other issue is that a 6-pack is like $15.00 bucks and thats a bad value. There are better double-bocks for less money. Its worth a try but I believe there are better options out there for this style.

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Photo of sethcroisant
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DiggerDahl
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a high sided tulip glass.

Look is a rich ruby red with a thin off white head.

Aroma is a Belgian candy fruity combo.

Taste exactly matches aroma. Very very fruity.

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Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful clear ruby red color with small cap.

Aroma of deep toffee and dark bread.

Taste is the scent writ large. Flavors develop more mid palate forward showing a denser toffee leaning toward the caramelized stage backed by a fullness of dark malt without roasted malt bitterness. Also something almost raisiny like an old sweet sherry that hasn't lost it's luster.

Full, almost chewy texture.

A rich, bold brew in a tweed jacket with an amiable expression.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Ruby red. Good Clarity. Light carbonation. Short head dissipates quickly.

Nose
Molasses, toffee, and butterscotch.

Taste
Molasses, toffee, and butterscotch. Caramel candies and a slight earthiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, chewy, smooth, and sweet.

Overall
Sufficiently sweet and smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of MJ64
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 1/31/18 (38 days ago) poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 8% ABV. The beer pours bright red tinted amber with short lived khaki head. The head recedes to film leaving a ring around the glass and plenty of lacing. The aroma is semisweet caramel and bakery bread. The taste is soft, barely sweet caramel at first transitioning to darker burnt sugar and slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a bit of alcohol in the taste. Overall, very good.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmpbrew
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vheissu15
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This mighty fine
brew pours a rich ruby tinged brown with a very nice head of off white
foam that settles down to a thick ring, thin light pool, and displays some
mighty fine lacing. Nose of brown sugar malts, breaded malts, and light
cherry notes with a touch of herbal hops. Flavors follow with light exceptions
with a nice raisin and brown sugar breaded malt profile with a mild cherry
and herbal hop profile in the rear with a touch of booze. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, light carbonation, and a rich sweet malt driven finish.

A welcome brew any time of the year. Excellent.

Cheers

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 12oz snifter to try. Beer is reddish-brown, with minimal head that dissappears quickly. Overall smell is sweet, but also an earthy smell is present, possibly roasted nuts but more muted. Taste is malty, with caramel, roasted nuts with little hops at all detected. Mouthful is very good, good carbonation and very balanced. Beer leaves a pleasant aftertaste too.

A very easy to drink doppelbock, but was expensive overall-- $16.99 for a six pack is a bit much! If you can find it cheaper, I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,520 ratings