RATINGS: 1057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TChrome (1458) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Beer pours murky reddish brown with a rather smallish off white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is rather restrained being mostly sweet malt. Flavor is decent and basically all malt. The big problem with this beer in this style is that everyone know that dopplebocks are supposed to taste like Celebrator. This is not even close. Even though I am a big Bells fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2004
It has a very dark amber color with little head. I must have had a bad bottle. It tasted of some yeast and some malt, but overall was just a watered down version of what a real doppelbock should be. I was horribly disappointed, but will try it again in the hopes of a turn around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2004
This one pours an amber/brown color with a decent head and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and caramelly and sort of reminds me of cough syrup. The flavor is sweet with the same caramel feel that the aroma had. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3588) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Nice, deep garnet - chestnut brown color. The aroma is well balanced, malty, not overpowering. The 8% alcohol is totally hidden as this goes does smoothly. Maltiness stays all the way to the finish. Thanks to Slikwily for sending this for me to try!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Bottle pours a rather thick red brown color with a nice tan head and some lace. The aroma is of subtle malt. the flavor is malty, caramel, and just very nice. The palate is uber-rich. This is some thick stuff. Overall, this is real good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6371) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Poured ruby red with a thick creamy yellowish tan head. Sweet and spicy malt aroma. Taste of caramel, fruit, and spice with the finish being just slightly alcoholic and a very nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Sweet juicy malt! This is for sure a malt lovers dream. The color is brown red and the taste is of apples and cinnamon. It is very smooth and I cannot believe its 8%. Like switching from a winter coat to a spring coat this dopple is a nice transition from the stouts and barley wines. Wheats here I come! Note to Larry at Bell's: Why such a limited release? Don't be bashful with something this nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Nice and rich... and smooooooooth. Caramelly and rich, yet smooth and balanced... excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2004
A tad too sweet, says I. It's a shame, because everything else about this is highly awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6296) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 Thanks to slikwily for this trade! Reddish brown. Rotten aple arom, but in a good way (really!). Some apples flavors come through in the flavor, as well. Malty sweet up front. a little alcohol in the finish. Very full bodied.

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