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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Consecrator is a traditional doppelbock-style fermented with a Bohemian lager yeast. Reddish brown in color, with a mild hop profile, Consecrator is a well balanced, full bodied beer with hints of caramel and molasses in its smooth, malty finish. Brewed for a Fat Tuesday release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2015
The beer pours a clear brownish red with a medium off-white head, and the aroma blends roasted malts, caramel, lager yeast, slight hints of coffee, and slight hints of toffee. The taste is quite umami, slightly sweet, and a touch sour, and the aftertaste is malty, hearty, and slightly sweet without overpowering the tongue. The palate has a soft carbonation, thick texture, and a medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Poured into a snifter. Dark mahogany brown with beige head that quickly dissipates. Light malt aroma (kind of underwhelming). Taste is malty with big dark/dried fruit bouquet: prune, black mission fig, currant and plum. Slightly boozy on the palate as well. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Fairly toasted sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1471) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
I’m not sure what happened with Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock Beer. This is a brewery that usually makes great stuff across all styles, but for some reason this beer just seems off to me. It’s not especially delectable or aromatic, though it is no challenge to drink. What should’ve been something great is only okay at best.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 1/24/15 and cost $4.19 ($0.35 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful burgundy hue, fairly clear. Pours to a two-finger, tan, soapy which mostly dissipates and leaves minor lacing.

Smell: Rather strong alcohol aroma, hint of fruit and some earthy hop character.

Taste: There’s a certain maltiness found in doppelbocks, and I was hoping to get that here. And while this beer is certainly more malty than hoppy, it’s lacking in distinctive character. Instead of caramel, toffee, etc., I only get mild dark fruit and a lot of alcohol. There’s also a surprisingly strong hop presence as well. Slightly earthy and dry, perhaps with a touch of spice. There seems to be some kind of vegetal presence, though faint. A dash of vanilla from the booze, but otherwise I find the palette to be on the mild side.

Drinkability: One thing Bell’s Consecrator Doppelbock Beer has going for it is its delivery. The mouthfeel is nice and thick with a smooth texture. The 8% ABV makes itself known in the form of warmth (and a bit in the taste), though I would not describe it as a hot brew at all. I’d expect more complexity and intensity for the body, but what’s here is quite drinker-friendly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (633) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2015
liked this one reminds me of wine with its flavors....alcohol is hidden well...thanks dusty...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadShaolin (100) - - FEB 19, 2015
Lager smell, slightly toasty, some hazelnut, smells like an Oktoberfest. Looks great. Crisp on the palate with a roasted coffee aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grom83 (7) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Bought a single bottle at the store. Have only sampled German Dopplebock’s in the past. Poured into a pint glass. Sniff is very mild, had to try several times to get the aroma. Once I did this beer has a lovely butterscotch scent. Wish it was a bit stronger but amazing none the less. When first poured the appearance is very nice. Head is silky and a pleasant amber color of the body. Unfortunately the head fades quickly and leaves ok coating on glass. This is where the beer impresses most, the flavor. Much better than the German doppelbocks I have tried, possibly because I live in same state as Bell’s brewery and German bottles sitting too long on shelf. The taste is very good balance of sweet and malty. A smooth butterscotch flavor without overpowering sweetness. The body is about medium and has average carbonation. This beer is quite smooth for abv and perfect for fall or winter. Bell’s has a consistent lineup. Now to try this with a paczki!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. deep mahogany brown with small head. a bit boozy with quite a bit of dark fruit and molasses/burnt sugar flavor. not my favorite style, but a solid example of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Drank out of the bottle so can’t comment on the appearance. Deep, boozy feel to it. A little bit of cherry, a little bit of brown sugar/burnt sugar. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very special beer. Love the label. Very smooth and complex. I thought the overall taste and palate were extremely delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
not a disappointment. it’s solidly among my favorite DBs. big bready aroma, sweet malt, a touch of booze and a touch of hops, with much more of the same in the flavor. nails the liquid bread aspect DBs are good for. "

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