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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4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Surly pint glass.

A - Pours out with fairly low level of carbonation less than a finger of very light tan head. The color of this beer is fabulous, a cloudy very dark copper/brown with a touch of ruby red. Zero lacing to speak of as it is consumed.

S - First thing that comes to the nose is cherry and dark fruit sweetness with some funk. Some carmel and light malt in the background.

T - Dark fruit flavors up front with what tastes to me like a cherry cough drop. The middle consits of the carmel and malts. Really very little hop flavors in here but just enough malt base to balance the level of sweetness of the brew. No hint of the 8% abv.

M - Super drinkable, full-bodied, low carbonation levels, smooth finish.

O - Really liked this beer and i'm a big fan of the Doppelbock style in general, so i may be biased. Such a great balance of enough sweetness to balance the malt on this one. I couldn't taste a bit of the 8% on this brew. Will definitely be looking for and drinking this beer again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Packaged on 02/09/12. Opened seven months after packaging.
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: It poured to about one-quarter finger of head that was a darker shade of tan. (Had to get very aggressive at the end of the pour to create a head.) After a few minutes the head disapated to an edge-ring. The brew is a dark amber with a deep ruby red hue. It is dark but still translucent and not at all cloudy.

S: The aroma consists of a sweet bready malt and some sweet and funky yeast.

T: The taste starts with a sweet bready malt with some dreid fruit notes of raisins and prunes. There is also some sweet yeast that is just a little bit funky, too. There is also just a touch of bittering hops to to keep the sweetnes from becoming cloying.

M: This is a full-bodied beer with a heavy feel. (Hey, this really is liquid bread.) There is only a small amount of carbonation, which fits the heavy body well. It is also a very smooth beer.

O: This is a "must try" for doppelbock fans and dark beer fans. It hits all the right notes for a doppelbock, and it hits them with flair. This is a sweeter, malt focused beer, and the balance comes more from the funkiness of the yeast and only somewhat from the hops. The result is a very pleasing brew for malt fans.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
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 -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,473 ratings
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