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RATINGS: 957   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkilburn (8) - - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
Easily one of the tastiest seasonal beers that Bell’s brews. Great caramel notes, slight sweetness. If you’re ever in town on fat Tuesday, try this and a punshki from Sweetwater’s Donut Mill. Though maybe not at the same time...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2004
better than ayinger? definitely fresher for those of us here. one of the best i've had. not too dark, or cloyingly sweet. almost a food like satisfaction from drinking it though. definitely try to buy a few if you find them

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Lucent mohagany, thin ring of beige head, smooth full body, low carbonation.

Aroma: very sweet caramel malt, lots of fruity yeast esters.

Flavor: very caramely sweet, bready, very fruity.

Not cloying or minerally like most beers in this style. Went down much quicker than most german doppelbocks. The alcohol notes are very faint.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathanh5 (9) - Alexandria, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2011 does not count
A super great stout-like beer!! Nice dark color, and great, maltiness on the nose. The taste is, well, GREAT!!! Nice semi-sweet front of tongue, malts and coffee throughout, and mouth feel is rich and creamy. Finish is smooth and slightly sweet, with chocolate and coffee. Another Bell’s triumph...

4.5
   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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Well done example of dopplebock, from a brewery that is know for its world class ales. I’m happy to say, Bell’s can do lagers, as well as they do ales. Consecrator is a very well done domestic example of dopplebock. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber to red color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with lots of good toasty, and nutty malt aroma. The palate is firm, with good nutty and toasty malt flavor, on a very smooth, slick, polished body. Consecrator finishe with more good, firm, toasty and nutty malt up front, then ends with a peppery, alcohol bite that lingers. Excellent domestic example of a German classic. A great after work, or after dinner drink. This beer is an excellent beer to sip and relax with during the cold, winter months. Another winner from Bell’s.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Wow! Another great brew by Bells! If my rating seems a bit high, it probably because I had this out of the tap at the brewery. Heavy malty flavor complimented by sweet caramel, molasses, and hops. Alcohol is present if you go looking for it. I detected a smokiness as well, great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
great dark beer. nice thick flavor. very balanced flavor and not over powering. over all a good beer that is highly recommended

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep chestnut with a medium creamy off white head that laced. ARoma of light molasses, toffee, nuts, tobacco and dark fruits. Flavor of caramel, totffee, nuts, molasses and dark fruits. So darn smooth!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Appearance: deep amber and ruby-red, with a short head that vanishes to a collar yet left nice lacing. Aroma: caramel, toasted dark-brown bread, hint of buttery maple cookies. Taste: sweet malts, caramel, ginger snaps, toasted dark bread with honeyed butter. Finish: short and crisp, with a lingering sweetness. Notes: hot dang, Bell’s does it again; they might be my favorite U.S. brewery. Third tried, and third loved. This was a great beer. Incredibly drinkable for how rich and sweet the flavors were. I attribute it to the good level of carbonation and nice crisp finish.


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