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

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1,457 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2002

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

A: Pours a dark flat orangey brown with little to no head. Carbonation appears moderate with a good amount of lacing.

S: Traditional doppelbock. Light fruitiness, caramel, light toffee. Smells a tad sweeter than the other doppelbocks I've had.

T: Sweetness first with some raisins and plums. Next is some malty light chocolate tones. A nice hop bite at the end. I don't pick up on the ABV at all.

M: Coats the mouth with a thin layer of syrupy sweetness. However, it is a little too slick for my liking and leaves me feeling empty.

O: A typical example of this style, by no means defines it.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into my newly aquired (but washed) Darryl's Wood Fired Grill pint glass and the brew is a semi hazey orangeish brown brew with 1/2" of tan head that dissappears quickly leaving little on the surface and no noticable lacing.

The aroma is dark malts, some wheat, and sugar. The flavor follows the nose with a touch of alcohol, but to me the sweetness is way to forward and kills the actual malts from coming forward. Mouth feel is medium heavy, again from the sweetness. Medium low carbination.

TO ME, this was not an enjoyable Dopplebock and it is probably my least favorite Bell's offering that I have tryed to this point.

A C brew.

At $14.99 a 6 pack (with 5 more yet to consume) this has got to be the shittiest value in my 5+ months of trying real beer. (Didn't really piss me off till I looked at my receipt just now and saw what I paid for this crap).

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,457 ratings.
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