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Andechser Export Dunkel - Klosterbrauerei Andechs

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88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Andechs visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Characterised by its firm and fine pored head. Even before the first sip, the beer epicure will register the soft aromas of dark malt carrying caramel and cocoa accents with a nuance of smokiness.

Andechser Export Dunkel is pleasantly tangy with a full, round, malty body. The nuance of quality plain chocolate marries well with the soft bitterness of the smoky undertone.

It concludes on a mild, harmonious note.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 09-26-2003)
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Reviews by elmocoso:
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elmocoso

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

The color of a strong iced-tea. Kind of rubyish.

a finger of head - slightly off-white.

A nice bready malt smell with slight sourkrout? but not in a bad way. Smell crosses to taste. Full boddied and enjoyable. Leaves a lingering aftertaste that becons for another drink.

Not bad - a solid session bier.

06-24-2004 20:38:41 | More by elmocoso
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Oooh, this is nice. Bread dough, with some caramel and some nuttyness in the nose. Really soft and full mouthfeel. The balance is amazing. Nicely nutty and bready, some drying hops towards the finish isa touch grassy/herbal, medium bitterness, beautiful.

09-26-2003 02:07:20 | More by rastaman
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jmhart

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%

Had a bottle, poured into pilsner glass at Café Abseit in Bamberg.

A- Deep amber-brown, no sediment but a slight haze. Head was a long lasting toasted almond in color, one finger thick, and left a really intricate lace.

S- Pretty standard: roasted malt with hits of molasses and nuts. A decent sweetness on the smell, with a bit of plum.

T- The flavors on the nose were pretty standard and average, but the taste really exemplified all of those flavors and the style. Rich toffee, brown sweet fruits like prunes and figs, and a great earthy hop finish. The tastes starts sweet and finish with a perfect hobby bitterness that leaves your mouth ready for the next sip.

M- Firmly medium bodied, bubbly. Silky.

D- I really enjoyed this beer, but I'd have to say pretty average drinkability. It was really tasty, but by the time I finished the bottle (33 cL), I was ready for something else. I'd be happy to have a six pack in my fridge, but would only have one per sitting. I guess I'm saying this is far from a session beer.

05-30-2010 23:13:13 | More by jmhart
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CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Bottle. Thanks for sharing Chris! Aroma percolate of soft, supple caramel and toasted german malts. Plenty of earthy sugars, yet subdued in a lager fashion. Sweet. Clear mahogany with gold edges and a rim of off-white. A well, attenuated dunkel, brimming with woody grain sugars, baked cookies, light chocolates and toothy candy. A bit of peaches, plums and sweet sheeting. There’s some sense of flavor reduction through heavy filtering.

07-23-2007 13:08:38 | More by CharlesDarwin
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured from a .5L bottle to a pint glass the liquid is dark caramel and semi cloudy with good carbonation. It seem to be darker then most Dunkels Weizen I have had. The head is 3 fingers light off white and leave some lace.

The smell is light toasted bananas and a hint of cloves and some other spice.

The taste is nice ripe banana, pepper and cloves.

The mouthfeel is very vice as well, good carbonation and great body.

Prosit MK

07-28-2009 22:07:00 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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Bung

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-14-2013 18:38:00 | More by Bung
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

500 ml bottle hand-carried just a day ago from Germany by C,N & E (Thanks!!). Part of a multi-pack souvenir selection. They got to go to the Andechs Monastery, but this was the next best thing for those of us that didn't go to Oktoberfest. The bottle had a May 2012 freshness date. Yeah, that fresh. Gorgeous brown in the glass with a nice tan foamy head. Light carbonation. A hint of sweet biscuity malt with a hint of caramel in the nose. Initial taste was incredibly smooth, balanced, a touch sweet (but definitely in balance), with a very subtle roast malt flavor--the classic "Dunkel" taste. What I didn't taste were any of the off flavors that sometimes accompany older, imported Germans (not referring to myself there). I see why they raved about the drinkability of the local beers on tap in country. They are incredibly fresh tasting and go down oh so easily. Looking forward to the other bottles in the selection. Thanks again C,N & E (and K too).

09-25-2011 03:02:47 | More by tugdriver7
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Brown half-litre bottle, best before 20 Oct 2010, drank during my German tasting evening 2 July 2010. Poured into my tall Wolnzacher Brauhaus (Hopfenperle) glass.

Very suprised to find I've never reviewed this beer before!

The beer has a redwood tree, brown hue to it, the head is a healthy cream coloured crown.

Malty aromas rise from the glass and a sweet malty brew hits your lips as you dive into the beer, to be completely engulfed by its charms.

This is a very drinkable beer, a little on the sweet side for some, but I really like it and have one whenever our paths cross.

07-05-2010 18:06:01 | More by BlackHaddock
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BrotherJon

California

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

I had the pleasure of enjoying this brew in a Irish pub called Shamrocks in Munich. Prost to Jackson the bar tender.

Initially the aroma indicated notes brown toasty malts. A delightfully quenching dark malt flavor (chocolate) balanced excellently with an appropriate bitternes no doubt imparted by subtle german hoppiness. Had an overlying essence of smokiness. Rich in a very good way.

My first dunkel tasted in Munich (I'm not counting the one I guzzled at Hofbrauhaus due to inebriation) and one that I was quite pleased with!

03-06-2007 21:55:16 | More by BrotherJon
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

A - Deep redish brown with an average sized off-white foamy head. Decent retention and a little bit of lacing.

S - Lots of bread and caramel malt. A little nutty roasted smell. Pretty faint smell.

T - A lot like the smell. Good amount of sweet caramel, bread malts. Toasted malt and some mild sugar. Some dark fruit (mostly cherry). A bit of grassy and floral hops provide a bit of balance to the sweetness.

M - Medium body and a good amount of carbonation. Pretty creamy and smooth.

D - Easy to drink and goes down smooth. Really nice, malt forward beer with enough balance that it doesn't get too sweet.

Notes: Good darker malt beer. Good filing bread like taste and smooth mouthfeel make drinking this quite pleasurable.

02-28-2010 18:29:05 | More by FreshHawk
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Burgundy to orange coloured. Light 1cm off-white head. Tiny bubbles. Quite the truckload of malt in there! The lager light weight fights to offer more flavours than it has and almost succeeds. This is almost smoky, almost spicy, almost fruity. Almost hard to describe actually since unexpected flavours tha shouldn’t necessarily be found in a dunkel seem to come up every sip. Blue grapes hints, berries etc.. Malt seems powdery to me on the tongue. Pleasant roastiness, cerealic, flake-like. Fairly long malty finish. Great flavour balance. Excellent light body, moderately high carbonation.

09-27-2004 15:22:53 | More by Rastacouere
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Pegasus

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance: Quite clear reddish-brown in color, with a small, persistent off-white head, lots of broken lace.

Aroma: Pleasant toasted malt aroma, which was quite mild, but omnipresent.

Taste: Rich toasted malt flavors carry throughout finishes with a mild, lingering herbal hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, and full, with a slight carbonation at the finish.

Drinkability/notes: A very pleasant beer, quite drinkable, and would be a great session beer. It is a pity that it is not available in Texas.

Many thanks to my fiancée’s parents, Marlis and Bill, who went to considerable effort to obtain this beer in Germany and hand-carry it back to me.

06-12-2005 14:58:06 | More by Pegasus
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deac83

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-02-2013 03:45:24 | More by deac83
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

A dark copper beer with a big head.

Smell is malty with a dark crystal malty smell and whiffs of sulfur. A very interesting smell, which comes out after warming up.

Taste is malty with very light roasted notes. The yeast adds a nice sulfuric taste which adds to complexity. The beer has a slight wort taste. A very drinkable beer with a light aftertaste that is a bit lingering bitter.

09-17-2010 20:16:01 | More by Absumaster
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-16-2011 03:13:50 | More by BierBliss
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Sigmund

Norway

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

500 ml bottle, bought in Bier Spezi Hamburg. ABV is 4.9%. Typical dunkel clear reddish brown colour, very good and lingering light tan head. Very nice aroma of moderately roasted malts, flaked nuts, caramel and bakery. Flavour is malty and nutty with notes of dark bread and caramel, not too sweet. German dunkels are not "big" beers, but are, when well made, a truly enjoyable drinking experience. This is one of them.

11-10-2005 19:43:21 | More by Sigmund
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

0.5l bottle, best by 11 May 2010. Pours a completely clear copper color with a decent creamy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is pale and caramel malts, bread, roasted, and a little spicy. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, roasted, a little bit of fruits, and a bit metallic. Mouthfeel is light to moderate, oily, slightly acidic, and a touch of bitterness.

04-08-2010 03:33:40 | More by mtstatebeer
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Andreji

Colombia

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

The Dunkel I tasted right after the helles on the very same train from Liege to Brussels.

The pour was fairly dark toned but lacked that thick body that, for me (and this is just my hunch, nothing factual), makes an ale. but for a lager, this was pretty impressive.

The smell was fairly complex, roasted, with a slight chocolatey feel to it. like the only other andechser I've tried, it was quite soft, so it requires quite a bit of concentration to pinpoint only a few of the notes. (thank god trains are becoming more and more smoke-free nowadays).

The taste was pretty decent, predominanty sweet but that roasted feel, combining very slightly with chocolate and coffee was there again, a milky feel in the mouth.

very decent beer, nothing too pompous but it's quite tasty.

01-15-2006 23:08:41 | More by Andreji
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shwami

Germany

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-12-2012 13:29:27 | More by shwami
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

Apearance: Clear dark reddish-brown with a fair sized off white head.

Smell: The only think I smeel is of malt, and even that is faint. As it warms a stronger smell of caramel appears.

Taste/Mouthfell: Malty with caramel. Enough bitterness at the end of the sip to balance the brew. The mouthfeel is mudium and very dry.

Drinkability: This is the first Munchen Dunkel Lager that I've had, so I'm not comfortable giving it a huge thumbs up or down. This was certainly not a bad beer, however, I personally will try other beers in this style before I drink this one again.

05-14-2005 18:18:13 | More by KarlHungus
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crnipeter

Slovenia

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

500 ml bottle slightly over its freshness date (27. January 2011), into tulip. Deep coppery, clear body is topped by rather low yet well-sustained creamy, light tan head that sticks to the walls and leaves only a bubbly patch of lace as it slowly dies out. Nose lacking any overt hop aroma is rich Munich malt sweetness with melanoidins reminiscent of a bread crust, hint of chocolate and nutty notes. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. The beer is moderately sweet from unfermentable sugars but not cloying or sticky, with bread crust flavor (from the melanoidin-containing Munich malt) and mild roastiness in the background. The balance is leaned towards the malty side and hoppy bitterness remains hidden until the semi-dry finish when it shows up.

03-12-2011 23:34:23 | More by crnipeter
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

Bottle purchased at the monastery, May 31, consumed June 2

Clear light amber with frothy off white head and champagne-like streamers of tiny bubbles.

Aroma of sweet toasted caramel with some light smoky malt.

The taste is clean sweet malt behind medium hoppy bitterness. A not-unpleasant metallic note rises as it warms.

Wish I could have had this on tap at the monastery, but I was driving, and the two I had there were my limit.

07-31-2005 02:10:52 | More by ColoradoBobs
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

50cl bottle poured into a shaker pint glass BB July 2010

A - Dark ruby colour, when held up to the light, the red coppery colours are apparent. 3 finger creamy tan head that disappates relatively quickly to a crown. Lacing is average to minimal.

S - Lots of nutty munich malts in here. Roasted bready nuttiness. Metallic note

T - Very tasty and smooth, Starts with lots of roasted bitter munich malts that balance into a sweeter malt in the finish, nuttiness in the aftertaste lingers on.

M - Moderate carbonation, full on the tongue, nearly creamy

D- A very pleasing munich dunkel. I found some other examples very bitter in the malt, nearly abrasive! This is very smooth with lots of malty character, i would drink this again quite happily.

04-24-2010 21:38:02 | More by seanyfo
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-15-2014 03:50:38 | More by mattmarka1
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Appearance: Dark bronze; clear; big, cream-colored head

Aroma: Malty; peppery; dried fruit

Taste: Juicy malt on start; quickly turning to slight bitterness; slightly dry, slightly bitter finish; not bad

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

06-15-2013 02:04:57 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Andechser Export Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Andechs
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