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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6505) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Somewhat hazy reddish hue, small head with little lacing. Medium to full- bodied. Roasted malty aroma, hint of pine and spice, phenolic notes, a weird rubbery hint too. Lively mouthfeel. Sweet and spicy tasting, slighty unbalanced. Very dry finish. Compared to most of Bells stable of brews, this one is below average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Bottle: Brown with smallish head. Sweetish, malty flavor. Unspectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Medium brown color with a nice toffee colored head and a good sweet bocky aroma. Palate is nice and oily, but has too much carbonation within. Flavor is malty and mild with a sticky finish that hides its alcohol relatively well. I expected a little more from Bells, but this is still a good doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2003
label is nice for the typically minimalist bell's packaging: depicts mirror imaged mountain goats; cool, but as out-of-place in michigan as humpback whales. the doppel decants a dark caramel flan color. maple-cream colored head is briefly showy. orange zest and nutty-malt nose. I was reminded of those "circus peanut" orange marshmallow spun sugar candies, fortunately it's not quite that sweet on the tongue: canadian whiskey-soaked caramel waffles, alcohol and buttery malts both sour and tart. earthy but not damaging note of sweat, female i'd say. chunks of yeast within couldn't be budged by swirling, so i can't vouch for those. good bitterness finally and an echo of many malts fading to nothing. not an easy sell: requires further study.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Dark, reddish amber body with a small, diminishing head. Highly malty and no hops present in the flavor. Mild, yet pretty sweet for a doppelbock - sweet like raisins, dates and even almonds. Full mouthfeel. Carbonation grows in your mouth. A good beer, but there's also something like anise in the flavor that I don't really care for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3531) - 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 (353) - 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 (5449) - 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 (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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!

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