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RATINGS: 950   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Garnet black. Diminishing head. Lightly sweet, fruity, citrusy aroma--a bit unusual and a bit hard to describe. Sweet and malty with notes of brown sugar and molasses. A sharb bite on the tongue. Quick, finish. Not my favorite by Bells and certainly not my favorite doppel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2003
deep rudy color,malty and somewhat sweet, a smoky taste is there also,not really recommended here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Dark reddish brown in appearance, with a small, tan head with hints of red in it. Pretty standard doppelbock aroma of caramel and sweetness. The flavor is fairly malty, with caramel and chocolate being the most prominent flavor. There is a touch of hoppiness to the finish, along with a bit of an alcohol presence. This is not Kalamazoo's best, but it's still a pretty good beer. If you're into the style, you most certainly should try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Deep dark chestnut brown brew with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty but not really jumping out. First sip shows this beer to be very full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated with a huge malty profile. Nutty with a little bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 20, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 rerate-bottle batch #6654. pours a chestnut amber hue with a robust tan head. some yeast got into my sample ,but not enough to affect the appearance here. carmel, malty, dark fruit, plums, light hops, light funky/dusty yeast note. lots of carmel and apple flavors. alcohol not well hidden in the aroma, but didnt taste it. lightly spicy on the finish. a little on the sweet side, but definately not over the top. Very well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Very dark red color, with a nice amount of head. Sweet aroma. Very malty flavor with hints of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Cheastnut color with a dark beige head. Initial estery aroma with later aromas of heavy malt and fruit. Flavors of wild fruit and dark toffee. Fair amount of alcohol in the finish. A bit acetic. Not a clean a fine dopple needs to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2003
A very nice reddish brown color and light tan head start this one. Aroma is VERY nice...some fruit notes and a little sweetness. The flavor is nice, but doesn't quite live up to the nose of this one. A nice malty sweetness to it, though, but not as deep in flavor as some doppelbocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Opaque red color, small head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet, fruity, caramel and some hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
A little thick, a little hoppy, and without the deep earth and high alcohol that I have some to expect (although I am not an aficianado of this style) - it does seem a bit too hoppy.

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