Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Review: Bell's Consecrator Doppelbock

I've been waiting to try this beer for a while.  I had heard good things about it but for some reason Gold Coast never brought it down to this area for me to try.  When I went over to Ft. Myers last weekend I was happy to find that the Total Wine there had it.

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.


  1. I'm from Kalamazoo, so I can really appreciate the presence of Bell's in South Florida.

    I have to mention that my life-blood is Leinenkugel Berryweiss and Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. Gold Coast has been totally inconsistent in stocking these beers.

    The manager at Total Wine Pines told me that Gold Coast really sucks, and that all these beers are available on the west coast.

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