Bell's Brewery, Inc. Consecrator Doppelbock
What the brewers say
Reddish brown in color with a mild hop profile, Consecrator Doppelbock is a well balanced, full bodied lager with hints of caramel and molasses in its smooth, malty finish. As with our other lager brands, Consecrator undergoes a lengthy lagering period. Unlike the 6 week profile of the other two brands, Consecrator experiences a full three months in the fermenting vessel, giving it an exceptionally smooth character.
What our panel thought
Aroma: Medium malt sweetness and a bit of roastiness and toast. Some spicy noble hops and light fruit esters. Not a strong nose. Lacks complexity.
Flavor: Upfront malt flavor is sweeter than the aroma promises. Malt is rich, lightly toasted, and slightly nutty. Tasty, if a bit simplistic. Medium hop bitterness is balancing. Alcohol is a touch hot but dries the finish. A little sticky.
Overall: Enjoyable and well made, the flavor delivers more than the aroma. The alcohol could be better integrated into the overall flavor profile: It burns a little. Very well executed and a bit safe. Good body and a very rich malt profile.