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RATINGS: 974   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2003
I really enjoyed this Bell's offering. Reddish brown in color - off white head. Hugely fruity. Pears. Juicy fruit gum. Toasted marhsmallows. Lots of doughy, oaty, malt characteristics. Nicely sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Wow. This is everything doppelbock should be. Sweet without being syrupy and powerful without overdone. Perfect amounts of fruitiness, which I find to be a terribly important quality in a doppelbock. This has a tremendous amount of class.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Mmmm, nice. Hazy, dark red-brown. Interesting nose, smells like spiced Christmas pears (assuming people do actually spice pears for Christmas, it'd smell like this). Initial flavor is of maple syrup and molasses. Slightly biscuity and toasty, a bit of fruitiness, but the predominant flavor is dark, sweet malts. Nice palate, sticky enough to coat the inside of the mouth nicely. Good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: An intresting doppelbock. I can't say i enjoyed it (which was rare at my table) but i need more then dark malt flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
A great doppelbock. A great balance of hops and malt with that alcohol presence that seems a trait of bocks. It only got better as it warmed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
(bottled). Malty caramel or toffee nose. Attractive reddish brown, nearly brilliantly clear. Moderately full bodied beer leads with vinuous dark toasty malt leading to a mildly astringent bitter follow-through that I would not describe as exactly smooth. Lingering peppery alcohol with nice warming effect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
Draught at Bell's Sept. 27th 2003... Said 9% qat the bar. Dark sugary amber, orangy head. Sweet palate of syrup. Very malty with a honey profile. Reminds me more of a malt liqour. Decent but not alot of it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Slightly hazy dark amber colour with a fairly airy tan colour head. Smells of malt, grapes, alcohol and a bit of sweetness all dominate the aroma. Full-bodied; The malt is very strong in the taste, along with raisins, alcohol, nuttiness and a tiny bit of sweetness. Finishes bittering from the malt and the taste of alcohol is still present along with some residual nuttiness. This is what a doppelbock should be based upon, definately one of the better ones i've had...even though I don't like the style too much, this one was pretty good. I got this twelve ounce bottle from Merchant's in Dearborn, Michigan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9661) - 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 (4353) - 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.


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