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

Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
66.5%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 1,467 ratings
Bell's Consecrator DoppelbockBell's Consecrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,040
Reviews:
678
Ratings:
1,467
Liked:
975
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
11.78%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
180
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,467 |  Reviews: 678
Photo of mattreitz49
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gamer44
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of StanleysCup
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. The head is a thin layer comprised of medium bubbles. The beer is an opaque brown/red. The aroma is very simple: it smells of sweet candy. The taste follows with some breadiness and only a suggestion of hops. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin but not objectionable so. The level of carbonation is good.

Overall, I like this beer and would probably get it again. It does seem, though, to be toward the upper end of sweetness for this style. (Admittedly I've only reviewed two dopplebocks, with my favorite being Ayinger Celebrator.) Its sweetness may make it a poor choice for pairing with many foods, but I'd like to try it solo to enjoy the beer alone.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

**
08/21/2016

12oz. Bottle to goblet.

LOOK: opaque, but slightly murky brown, small off white head.
AROMA: malty, dark fruit...fig, raisin,grape, spice.
TASTE: barley, oatmeal, corn, wine, Apple.
FEEL: pretty thin. Low carbonation.

Pretty tasty, but I think I was expecting more.
**

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeCorleone
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Grantula
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of griffey123
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a Pilsner glass. Bottled 1/19/16.

Pours a caramel color, lightly opaque, with a one and a half finger head, good amount of foamy lacing. Smell is caramel, malt, yeast, sourdough bread. The aroma seems a little off. The taste also leads with caramel, yeast is a little stronger than the nose, malt, raisins, brown sugar, some bread, a light bitterness . Smooth, a little light bodied for the style, appropriately carbonated.

This is a decent beer, but not competitive with the big names in Doppelbocks. Worth a try.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a glass. Bottled 1/19/16, so 6 months old.

Clear reddish dk amber with an initial decent head which dissipated to just a ring.

Aroma was only a malty sweetness

Malt bomb. quite sweet, 8% abv only appears at the finish.

Mouth is a hearty near full.

Overall, a decent tasting inoffensive malt beverage.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper and dark caramel color with a thin head that disapates quickly.
In the aroma I detected sweetness; chocolate, dark fruit, and slightly toasted caramel.
Tasty and mostly sweet malt forward taste. Nice fermented fruit like finish; I'm thinking prune and figs. Medium bodied but hearty. I paired it with pork chops and bratwurst; perfect.
I'm a bit more limited with my doppelbocl experience, but this reminded me how much I like the style. A great example of the style from one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel malt and brown sugar with a hint of dried fruits. Taste starts sweet and malty, some dark fruits in the middle but finishes with a bittersweet burnt sugar note. Quite light body with medium to high effervescence. Aftertaste is on the bitter side, maybe more than a traditional doppelbock, but overall it's a well made example.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle 5 months from bottling date.

Look (color-wise) is spot-on for a darker doppelbock, dark brown with a beautiful ruby sheen when held up to light. The head is glaringly weak for the style, quickly subsiding in mere seconds.

Aroma is pure malt and representative of a dark doppelbock. Some slightly caramel notes are present and enjoyable.

Flavor features malt, darker and very rich. Toasty notes and some yeast on the aftertaste. Alcohol is appropriately disguised but not missing. Lingering flavor makes this a very nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is good medium-heavy, but something seems off about it. Like it's a little too flat.

A very good beer that is representative and true to the style. One of my top doppelbocks now, and I am appalled at the low average score by fellow BAs. I think I'll keep a couple of these on hand for when I'm having a sweet tooth. :)

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Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear dark ruby-amber pour with a very thin beige head. Very sweet, with notes of prunes, raisins, caramel. Lacks bitterness, carbonation and the mouthfeel isn’t that great, either. The alcohol is a bit too present in the aftertaste. Overall, not a good beer.

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Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 66.5% out of 100 with 1,467 ratings
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