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

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,461 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
Ratings:
1,461
Reviews:
677
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
179
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

- pkg. 1/23/13. Consumed 11/6/13.

A: A coppery-orange pour appears garnet red in a chalice. No head formation, no lacing, and a very quiet demeanor of carbonation.

S: Malt forward nose, sweetness residual of cystal malts, soft toasty dryness with a light mention of fresh green hops.

T: Grainy, worty, with a light toasted dry nature, but still shows a lot of fresh wet grain character and flair. Soft hay and greenery hops, dry sweetness, dark crystal raisiny sweetness comes in flashes. Nobel hop variety more noticeable in flavor then nose, herbal, but finishes with a spicy bite.

M: Malty mouthful, chewy thickness, easy going carbonation with a warming toastedness and alcohol spiciness detected on inner cheeks.

O: Overall a nice malty depth, very good flavor, definite try per style.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sark
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- dark orange-red, beautiful, light carbonation reflected in a whispy head

Smell- nice malt-forwardness, aromas of dark fruits (cherries, plums) and slight hop spice

Taste- wow, brilliantly complex. Starts with some of the softer caramel and toffee notes and hits the heavy malt guns mid-tongue with some grains to boot, fades with some of the sweet characteristics it started with

Mouthfeel- medium/full body, velvet on the palate, low carbonation with malt forwardness gives in to a sweet silkyness

Overall- a great beer, I'm don't normally seek out German styles but this is one to behold.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Tampa FL Total Wine for $3

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, anise, dark fruits, an earthiness

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and dark fruits. There is also an earthiness and some anise.

Overall - Not as good as I was hoping for. Still a decent brew but lacking in the mouthfeel and a little too earthy for me.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/22/2013. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, pear, apple, raisin, toast, brown bread, floral, toffee, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, molasses, raisin, pear, apple, brown bread, floral, light pepper, toffee, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, pear, brown bread, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruity esters; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/grainy that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice doppelbock style. All around nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,461 ratings.
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