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

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1,462 Ratings
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.

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4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber/brown in color with a one finger head

Aroma: Toffee, caramel, and chocolate

Taste: Tofee roasted malts, caramel sweetness, and a bread like flavors

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel which is great for this style

Drinkability: Highly drinkable in my opinion, but I know that it may not be as drinkable for those who do not like caramel/toffee tastes

Overall: I am not usually a fan of the Doppelbock style, but I absolutely loved this creation by Bell's

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery in April and an excellent example of this style...

Pours a thin, reddish amber, lighter in colour than I expected, with very little head or carbonation of any kind. Supremely malt-forward aroma definitely has the roasted, bready elements of a bock. The flavour also nails this German varietal, with no sign of the 8% ABV until an alcohol burn just before the finish. Malty and smooth with a lingering bitter end.

Not a beer style I choose to drink often, but remember it well from earlier times in Germany and think Bell's has done a great job.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. Bottled 9 Feb. 2012.

Pours a clear, dark mahogany, with a short-lived, one-finger, off-white head.

The aroma is a fruity mix of medium toasted malts and a dash of hops. There is much more fruit in the mouth than in the nose, with suggestions of prunes, figs and cooked raisins. A subtle hint of butterscotch toffee in the flavor. Some hints of brandy in both the nose and the taste. In fact, the nose is a bit boozy although the high ABV is fairly well hidden in the mouth. Rather sweet, particularly mid-taste but even in the lingering, fruity aftertaste. [Taste = 3.75]

M: medium body; low carbonation that I felt should be a tad higher.

O: A very drinkable imperial dopplebock that is a bit sweeter and fruitier than usual.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is copper colored with amber highlights. Three inches of tan head top of this offering.

S - I get some caramel, toffee, and toast. Malty

T - I get that caramel again. I also get some molasses and a little alcohol.

M - Medium to full

O - Yet another solid beer from a great brewery. I had been putting off trying this one and finally did it. I was worth it.

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,462 ratings.
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