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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2003
I think this is a worthy offering in the Doppelbock field. Pours a lovely reddish amber color with a medium almost butterscotch-colored (but mostly beige) head. Thin and slow lacing. Medium-bodied and easy to drink, with a nice caramel and malt flavor up front. There are also flavors of raisins, alcohol and sweet fruit in there. The finish is mostly sweet with a bit of a hops and alcohol spike. I liked this a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 2003 draft. Of course the one dopplebock I really like, no one else finds very good!! I dont know what it is with me and this style. We dont get along I guess. Anywho, I felt this beer presented a readily drinkable dopplebock that tastes great. I will concede it is not terribly complex like many other dopples i have tried. It has a velvety/almost syrupy sweet wet flavor. Tastes like chocolate covered liqueur cherries, with slight grain notes towards the finish as it warms. Sugary and smooth, the alcohol makes its way out and caramel malt presents itself as well. Hops are mild to non-existant. As it warms, the alcohol gets slightly acidic and presents a little more interesting malt/yeast flavor. Has some mild roast flavor throughout, though not much, and again must reiterate on the smooth easy mouthfeel. This beer is an easy drink and could use more complexity. Aroma is mildly tart fruit mixed with some small yeast notes. Looks deep brown with some orange/yellow tinges, poured a small covering of creamy white head that went away quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Aroma faint, hard to make out. Deep red, huge bubble head. Deep reddish yellow hue. Very attractive. Very rich flavor. High alcohol. Molasses notes. Smooth. No head or lace to speak of in keeping with the style. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2003
Translucent red-brown. Light brown head. Sweet, roasty aroma w/ caramel, molasses & vanilla. Full bodied, somewhat sticky. Rich, sweet, roasty flavour w/ caramel, molasses, licorice & nuts. Somewhat woody, earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Dark, slightly murky brown. Nose is full of honey, almonds and maple, among other things, with the only drawback being how much sickly syrup it contains. Has a strong feeling initially on the tongue, rolling back across the tongue and bubbling while leaving flavors of peanuts, maple syrup, apples, and even some cayenne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Very malty nose and palate. Very little hops on either. Good dark reddish color. Caramely with a slightly chewy mouth feel. Good but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Brown color with maybe a slight haze to it,could just be my imagination.Small super fast dissappearing head.Mild aroma period,mild hints of malt and like kathy says hint of cherry,slight spicy hint with a mild hint of alcohol.Malty semi sweet taste with a mild fruit flavor and decent hop presence.there is a slight syrupy feel to it.The after taste is malty with a slight hop bite and bitterness then the alcohol kicks in at the tail end,it shows up lightly in the taste but hits much better at the end with a nice warm feel going down.This was definately worth the trouble of seeking out and i have to thanks Hopsrus for this great addition to my bock experience.One more thing after a gentle warming period the aroma is starting to come through much better.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Amber brown color with very little head. Candied cherry aroma (mild) with some spicy cola aroma, like cherry cola, but with sour-ish cherry, not sweet (definitely not like cherry Coke or Dr. Pepper). Well balanced. Mildly sweet and somewhat malty. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Clear red-brown body with small tan head. Aroma is rich, caramel, sweet, cherry, spicy. Taste is caramel, sweet, cherry, with alcohol warming. Full/medium body. Not brilliant, but very pleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
ok, people are prolly gonna shoot me after seeing that i rated this higher than Celebrator, but i had this one on tap at the Eccentric Cafe, in K-Zoo, rich malty, very fruity and nutty, caramel and cream are present as well, nice and carbonated, which made the heavy mouth feel almost unnoticable, very clean finish to it


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