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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Thick and sweet - filled with sugar and caramel like a liquied candy bar. Even as it warms and a tiny bit of hops dry out the finish, this is all about sweetness and that's just fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 Time to update an older rating. Deep translucent orange-brown body, no head (but well-carbonated). Light nose of brown sugar, burnt caramel, and toffee. Rich, toasty body, with burnt caramels, brown sugar, a hint of circus peanuts, and dark fruits. Finishes sweet with warming hints of alcohol. A robust doppelbock, either the beer or my perception of the beer being more "true to style" this year than in recent years.

Original rating: How does a doppelbock by one of America’s finest brewers (Bells) stack up to Ayinger Celebrator? Surprisingly well! This beer starts out with an off-white head complementing an amber body (lighter color than Celebrator). Aroma is somewhat weak. Flavor is rich, almost overpowering, dominated by malty, sugary overtones. Aftertaste is somewhat sour. Overall, this one is not quite as smooth and silky as Celebrator, but I am again impressed by a Bells brew! 6-3-8-3-15 (3.5).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Not a bad bock. Malty aroma. Dark reddish brown. Malty sweet as with many Dobbels. It does taste a little like brown sugar mixed with carmel, but not overwelming. Good Beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
orangy brown, beige head. malty aroma with subdued notes of chocolate and fruit. smooth mouthfeel. nice sweet flavours of caramel vanilla and candied fruit. earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Fiery orangey brown; aroma: blackberries, toffee, rich malts, vanilla, maple. Sweet, with notes of caramel sugar. High viscosity. Long malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
Sparkling bright copper, little tan head. Malt, fruit and a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Body is alcoholic with a light malt backbone that comes up sweet. Smooth with a touch of hops in the finish, gets to be a bit too sweet. There are better doppelbocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 19, 2003
Average in look, bright amber, with touch of spark. Sweet honey like aroma, quiet nice I must say. Interesting bitterness, matched well with sweet aroma. Touch of spruce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3727) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Very pretty amber color with a nice tight, tan head. Sherry flavors with faint roasty grains and a warming, alcohol finish. Nice caramel sweetness. Good body and well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Stunning stuff. Full bodied, warming, sweet and a huge mouthful. There is no other Doppelbock I would ever want in my hand! Seasonal, so run to it in the spring!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Wasn’t that brazy about this. I’m half in the bag and this still didn’t have the gratest flaobro in the worl.d Frankyl, if is was totally sober I dodn’t know if i"d like this at all. Fairly strong hint of mollasses and caramel in this.

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