Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I cracked open the bottle and poured it into a nice tall pilsner glass. The appearance is what you would expect from a doppelbock nice mahogany brown. The head was slight off white color that dissipated quickly. The aroma is very sweet with a dark fruity character to it. The taste was much of the same. Sweet but not overly sweet with a good bit of fruitiness to it. I was even picking up hints of apple in the finish of it. The mouthfeel wasn't as heavy and sticky as some doppelbock which was something that made this a much easier longer drinking beer then others of the same style. Another thing that amazed me about this beer is with an ABV of 8% the alcohol taste was nowhere to be found. A dangerous thing for a beer this smooth.
If you are looking for a good malty beer Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock is a beer that you should search out.